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

Recruitment Genius: Clinical Lead / RGN

£40000 - £42000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...

Recruitment Genius: IT Sales Consultant

£35000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This IT support company has a n...

Recruitment Genius: Works Engineer

Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: A works engineer is required in a progressive ...

Recruitment Genius: Trainee Hire Manager - Tool Hire

£21000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our client is seeking someone w...

The News Matrix: Tuesday 22 October 2013

Killer had only been out of jail one day

A violent career criminal has  been jailed for a minimum of 40 years after murdering a pensioner while he was on day release from prison. Ian McLoughlin, 55,  stabbed Graham Buck in the  neck when the 66-year-old tried to intervene during a robbery at his neighbour’s home. The robbery victim had served time in jail with McLoughlin. MORE

Assad plans 2014  re-election attempt

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad might consider running for re-election in 2014, he said. “I don’t see any obstacles to being nominated to run in the next presidential elections,” he said on Syrian television when asked whether he thought it was suitable to hold the election in 2014.

Traveller camp in hospital car park

Hundreds of NHS workers have been blocked from parking at Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport after 14 caravans of French travellers set up camp in the staff car park. Doctors and emergency staff were turned away from the 300-space area, but services have continued as normal.

Two dead in Nevada school shooting

A shooting at a middle school in Nevada has left two people dead and two boys in critical condition. One of the victims was identified last night as maths teacher Michael Landsberry. The suspect is ‘down’, police said, and school officials say there is no further danger. MORE

Health tourism is ‘costing £2bn a year’

Health tourism is costing the NHS up to £2bn a year and at least £500m more can be recovered annually,  according to the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. The new Immigration Bill sets out moves to require temporary migrants to pay a surcharge before being given a visa. MORE

Ministers protest  to US over spying

France has summoned the US ambassador to explain why spies secretly checked millions of French phone records. The row came after Le Monde said documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the US National Security Agency swept up 70.3 million phone records in 30 days. MORE

Hurricane lashes sodden coastline

Hurricane Raymond strengthened to a Category 3 storm yesterday and threatened a part of Mexico’s coast already devastated by last month’s storms. The US National Hurricane Centre clocked winds of 120mph.

Cure for baldness is just a whisker away

An effective treatment for chronic hair loss in both men and women has moved a step closer to breaking a 40-year research deadlock, with a study showing it is possible to grow new hair follicles from human skin cells. MORE

Latest stories from i100
SPONSORED FEATURES
Career Services

Day In a Page

Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
10 best PS4 games

10 best PS4 games

Can’t wait for the new round of blockbusters due out this autumn? We played through last year’s offering
Transfer window: Ten things we learnt

Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

Girl on a Plane

An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent
Markus Persson: If being that rich is so bad, why not just give it all away?

That's a bit rich

The billionaire inventor of computer game Minecraft says he is bored, lonely and isolated by his vast wealth. If it’s that bad, says Simon Kelner, why not just give it all away?
Euro 2016: Chris Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Wales last qualified for major tournament in 1958 but after several near misses the current crop can book place at Euro 2016 and end all the indifference