Today's letter from the Editor
Today's Matrices
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Recruitment Genius: Direct Mail Machine Operative

£13500 - £15000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity for an i...

Recruitment Genius: Customer Accounts Executive

£14000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity for the ...

Recruitment Genius: Team Administrator / Secretary - South East

£14000 - £17000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Full time Administrator/Secreta...

Recruitment Genius: Parts Advisor

£16500 - £18500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: One of the leading Mercedes-Ben...

The News Matrix: Thursday 20 September 2012

More magazines to publish Kate images

Magazines in Demark and Sweden defied the Royal family by deciding to publish some of the controversial topless images of the Duchess of Cambridge. A Swedish celebrity magazine printed some images yesterday, while its Danish sister publication is reproducing them today. MORE

End early GCSEs, schools chief urges

Schools should stop letting children sit their GCSEs early, the chief schools inspector has said. Sir Michael Wilshaw warned that only 37 per cent of the brightest children get an A or A* if they sit English early, compared with 49 per cent who take it at 16. MORE

Cartoons set to spark Muslim backlash

France was braced last night for an eruption of anti-French fury in the Muslim world after a satirical magazine published provocative cartoons of a naked Prophet Mohamed in sexually-suggestive positions . MORE

Rebels seize control on Turkish border

Rebels seized control of a crossing on the Turkish border yesterday, ripping down the Syrian flag as they extended their control of the country's north. Two bombs exploded in a Damascus suburb, causing civilian casualties, according to Syria's state news agency, SANA.

RSPCA calls for milk boycott

The RSPCA has called for a boycott of dairy products from the West Country over plans to cull badgers. Chief executive Gavin Grant said tourists should join the boycott, and urged visitors to shun "farms soaked in badgers' blood". MORE

'Bomb plotters' to appeal conviction

Four men jailed in 2007 for a failed plot to bomb buses and Tube trains in London on 21 July, 2005, have launched a legal bid to overturn their convictions. Lawyers for the men – Muktar Ibrahim, Yassin Omar, Ramzi Mohammed and Manfo Asiedu – claim evidence from Sean Doyle, a former government scientist, casts doubt as to whether their bombs were viable.

'Low-fat' foods can pile on the pounds

Seven of the 12 "low-fat" products tested by Which? would be categorised as red for fat or sugar under the Food Standards Agency's traffic light labelling. For example, a standard McVitie's chocolate digestive contained 85 calories, while a "light" one had 77.

Evidence suggests Jesus was married

Evidence that early Christians believed Jesus was married was being questioned by scholars yesterday after Karen King, a professor at Harvard Divinity School, said she had found the suggestion on a fragment of fourth-century papyrus. The text contains dialogue in which Jesus referred to "my wife". MORE

New rule to boost legal access for poor

Aspiring lawyers in New York State must perform 50 hours of free legal work to gain entry to the state bar under a requirement handed down yesterday aimed at expanding access to the legal system for the poor. It takes effect in 2015 and applies to all future law school students and those now in their first or second years.

Foreign governments to buy UK expertise

Britain's civil service expertise will be sold to other governments, in plans to be announced today. The Behavioural Insights Team, known as the 'nudge unit', has already signed a contract with New South Wales in Australia. It uses psychological techniques to encourage people to change their behaviour, saving taxpayers' money. MORE

Campaign targets Sun's Page 3 girls

More than 24,000 people have signed a petition to stop tabloid institution Page 3. The campaign, addressed to editor of The Sun, Dominic Mohan, says: "Stop conditioning your readers to view women as sex objects." The campaigners are aiming to get the red top's biggest advertisers to withdraw their support.

Romney left facing growing criticism

Mitt Romney's campaign for the presidency was facing growing criticism from within the Republican ranks yesterday, as it tried to contain the damage caused by leaked video showing him writing off the support of 47 per cent of Americans.  MORE

Shuttle Endeavour takes off again

Space shuttle Endeavour began the journey to its new life as a museum piece yesterday, heading west on the last ferry flight of it kind as NASA shuts its shuttle program. Bolted to a jumbo jet, the shuttle, which has circled Earth nearly 4,700 times, left Kennedy Space Centre in Florida en route to California Science Centre.

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination

Health fears over school cancer jab

Shock new Freedom of Information figures show how thousands of girls have suffered serious symptoms after routine HPV injection
Fifa President Sepp Blatter warns his opponents: 'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

Fifa president Sepp Blatter issues defiant warning to opponents
Extreme summer temperatures will soon cause deaths of up to 1,700 more Britons a year, says government report

Weather warning

Extreme summer temperatures will soon cause deaths of up to 1,700 more Britons a year, says government report
LSD: Speaking to volunteer users of the drug as trials get underway to see if it cures depression and addiction

High hopes for LSD

Meet the volunteer users helping to see if it cures depression and addiction
Why the cost of parenting has become so expensive

Why the cost of parenting has become so expensive

Today's pre-school child costs £35,000, according to Aviva. And that's but the tip of an iceberg, says DJ Taylor
Fifa corruption: The officials are caught in the web of US legal imperialism - where double standards don't get in the way

Caught in the web of legal imperialism

The Fifa officials ensnared by America's extraterritorial authority are only the latest examples of this fearsome power, says Rupert Cornwell
Bruce Robinson: Creator of Withnail and I on his new book about Jack the Ripper

'Jack the Ripper has accrued a heroic aura. But I'm going after the bastard'

The deaths of London prostitutes are commonly pinned on a toff in a top hat. But Bruce Robinson, creator of Withnail and I, has a new theory about the killer's identity
Simon Stephens interview: The playwright on red-blooded rehearsals, disappointing his children - and why plays are like turtles

Simon Stephens interview

The playwright on red-blooded rehearsals, disappointing his children - and why plays are like turtles
Holidaying with a bike nut: Cycling obsessive Rob Penn convinces his wife to saddle up

Holidaying with a bike nut

Cycling obsessive Rob Penn convinces his wife to saddle up
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef pays homage to South-east Asia's palate-refreshing desserts

Bill Granger's fruity Asian desserts

Our chef's refreshing desserts are a perfect ending to a spicy, soy-rich meal
Fifa presidential election: What is the best way to see off Sepp Blatter and end this farce?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

What is the best way to see off Sepp Blatter and end this farce?
Mediterranean migrant crisis: 'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves,' says Tripoli PM

Exclusive interview with Tripoli PM Khalifa al-Ghweil

'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves'
Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles: How the author foretold the Californian water crisis

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

How the author foretold the Californian water crisis
Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison as authorities crackdown on dissent in the arts

Art attack

Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison