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

Recruitment Genius: Sales Representative

£18000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: To promote and sell the Company...

Recruitment Genius: Project Engineer

£30000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An exciting opportunity has ari...

Recruitment Genius: Project Manager - Civil Engineering

£35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The Business: This company is going thro...

Tradewind Recruitment: KS1 & KS2 Teachers Required

Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: Tradewind Recruitment are currently working...

The News Matrix: Tuesday 8 October 2013

Fast return expected from Royal Mail

The Government is giving up Royal Mail for £600m less that it is worth, experts say, in a move that could see private investors line their pockets with an instant return of up to 25 per cent. Bets placed by the City ahead of Royal Mail’s stock market debut forecast that the shares – on sale for no more that £3.30 each – will leap to as much as £4 on the first day of trading. MORE

Madoff’s ex-workers go on trial for fraud

The secretary of jailed financier Bernard Madoff and four other back-office subordinates of the Ponzi king go on trial today as the government shows a jury what it has collected in its five-year probe of one of history’s biggest frauds. The trial is expected to last up to five months. MORE

MPs warn Osborne of creating bubble

George Osborne’s £12bn scheme to help first-time buyers get a foot on the property ladder could create a housing bubble and distort economic recovery. MPs at the Treasury Select Committee warned the Chancellor against Help to Buy, which is being launched today.

Attacks point to new Islamist uprising

Suspected militants killed six soldiers near the Suez Canal and fired grenades at a state satellite station in Cairo yesterday, suggesting a gathering Islamist insurgency. The attacks came a day after dozens of Muslim Brotherhood supporters were killed in clashes with security forces. MORE

Sarkozy cleared of illegal donations

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been cleared of allegations he illegally took donations from France’s richest woman on the way to his 2007 election victory. Magistrates cited a lack of evidence for claims he had taken advantage of frail Liliane Bettencourt. MORE

‘Harry Potter’ author helps to open clinic

Harry Potter author J K Rowling is “elated” at the opening of a multiple sclerosis research clinic named after her late mother. She donated £10m to start the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic in Edinburgh.

38 more bodies recovered off coast

Italian divers have recovered 38 more bodies from a smugglers’ boat that capsized and sank to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea with hundreds of migrants on board. This brought the confirmed death toll to 232, as MPs called for a change in the law which criminalises those seeking asylum. MORE

Six care workers are arrested by police

Six care workers have been arrested in connection with a fraud involving vulnerable patients. The four women and two men were held during a series of raids after an investigation into criminal activity at a care service provider. The suspects were held at residential addresses in and outside of London.

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Woman who was sent to three Nazi death camps describes how she escaped the gas chamber

Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary

Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea