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

Ashdown Group: Trainee Consultant - Surrey/ South West London

£22000 per annum + pension,bonus,career progression: Ashdown Group: An establi...

Ashdown Group: Trainee Consultant - Surrey / South West London

£22000 per annum + pension,bonus,career progression: Ashdown Group: An establi...

Ashdown Group: Recruitment Consultant / Account Manager - Surrey / SW London

£40000 per annum + realistic targets: Ashdown Group: A thriving recruitment co...

Ashdown Group: Part-time Payroll Officer - Yorkshire - Professional Services

£25000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A successful professional services firm is lo...

The News Matrix: Tuesday 13 August 2013

Hospital released murderer on leave

A murderer who went missing from a mental health hospital had been granted leave and did not abscond from the grounds, a health trust has admitted. Daniel Rosenthal,  diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, murdered his mother in 1981 and chopped her into pieces.  He was found by police in  Southampton on Sunday morning.

Mobster found guilty of murders

Former crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger has been convicted of a string of 11 killings and other underworld crimes including racketeering and conspiracy by a Boston jury. The 83-year-old now faces life in prison, after he led the Winter Hill Gang, Boston’s Irish mob. MORE

Stansted staff plan bank holiday strike

Baggage-scanning staff at Stansted Airport are planing to strike over the Bank Holiday weekend this month in a row over pay. Members of the GMB union will take action from 3.30am to 6am and from 3.30pm to 6pm over four days from Friday 23 August.

Leader of rebel group visits troops

The leader of the military wing of the Western-backed Syrian opposition visited rebel troops fighting in President Bashar al-Assad’s heartland. General Salim Idris, the head of the Free Syrian Army, visited Latakia on Sunday, it was revealed yesterday.

Thames Water seeks to jack up bills

Millions of households are facing unprecedented increases to their water bills after Thames Water asked permission to increase its charges by £29 before inflation. The company, which made £1.8bn revenues, said it was facing a “tough time” financially. MORE

Scottish Tory leader dies from cancer

David McLetchie, former leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, has died from cancer aged 61. He led his party from 1998 until 2005. David Cameron said he was “one of Scottish politics’ most formidable intellects”.

Pakistan accuses India of firing shells

Pakistan accused Indian troops of firing shells across the disputed border in Kashmir after last week’s killing of Indian soldiers set off a wave of skirmishes between the two rivals. Tensions along the 445-mile Line of Control that divides Kashmir flared when five Indian soldiers were ambushed and killed.

Pukka Pies founder dies at home aged 83

The founder of British food company Pukka Pies has died aged 83. Trevor Storer, who set up the firm in his kitchen in 1963, died peacefully at home, a spokesman said. The company, whose pies are a familiar sight in football grounds, makes about 60 million pies a year from its factory in Syston, Leicestershire.

Mugabe: opponents can ‘go hang’

The President Robert Mugabe launched a stinging attack on critics who claim his victory in last month’s election was fraudulent. In his first speech since re-election, the 89-year-old described his defeated rival Morgan Tsvangirai and his Movement for Democratic change as “Western stooges”. MORE

Court changes baby Messiah’s name

A seven-month old baby boy  named Messiah by his parents  has been legally renamed Martin by a US judge because the  religious name was earned by  one person and “that one  person is Jesus Christ”. The  mother has said she will appeal. MORE

Volunteer sacked for saucy photo shoot

A fire service volunteer has been axed after posing in her uniform for a “smoking-hot” photo-shoot. Clare  Deloughrey, 26, was pictured slipping out of her kit on a website. But some photos showed the Greater  Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’s logo. Bosses said it did not fit in with their “brand”.

Neanderthal tools were built to last

Neanderthals were probably smarter than we think, new research suggests. Our ancestors may have invented specialised bone tools passed down generations. Scientists have found 50,000-year-old tools in south-west France made from deer ribs that are similar to those used by leather workers today.

The chic of it! French women ‘not perfect’

The myth of the perfect French woman who excels at fashion,  cooking, natural beauty and  family life has been destroyed by Le Figaro newspaper which argues it is all an “American Dream”. French woman are just as likely to  microwave and diet as other women, it says. MORE

Missy the penguin is world’s oldest

A penguin has waddled into the record books as the  world’s oldest. Missy the king penguin is thought to be 36 –  two years older than the  current Guinness World Records holder. Arriving at Birdland  in Gloucestershire in 1982, she has risen to become matriarch of the colony.

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before