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

Recruitment Genius: Experienced Bookkeeper - German Speaking - Part Time

£23000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This firm of accountants based ...

Recruitment Genius: Operations Manager

£30000 - £38000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They are a financial services c...

Ashdown Group: Field Service Engineer

£30000 - £32000 per annum + car allowance and on call: Ashdown Group: A succes...

Recruitment Genius: Sales & Marketing Co-Ordinator

£15000 - £17000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Well established small company ...

The News Matrix: Wednesday 30 January 2013

Olympic 'bloodbath' misses the West End

Box office takings at London's West End theatres increased for the ninth year in a row despite warnings of a "bloodbath" during the Olympics. Matilda and The Bodyguard boosted sales to £529.7m from £528.3m in 2011. The boom looks set to continue, with record advance sales for 2013. MORE

Asylum-seekers living in poverty

The children of asylum-seekers are living in extreme poverty due to failures in the support system, a Parliamentary report has found. Some mothers are forced into prostitution while they await a decision over their asylum application. MORE

Soldier has double arm transplant

A US soldier who lost all four limbs in a roadside bombing in Iraq says he's looking forward to driving and swimming with new arms after undergoing a double-arm transplant. The 26-year-old New Yorker's operation was only the seventh double-hand or double-arm transplant done in the US.

Chess cheat uses camera in glasses

A former mayor of a Mob-infiltrated town near Milan in Italy has become the first person ever to be kicked out of the Italian Chess Federation after allegations that he used a hidden camera to cheat. Loris Cereda is accused of using a camera hidden in his sunglasses and an earpiece conveying advice. MORE

Army chief warns of civil collapse

Egypt's army chief said political unrest was pushing the state to the brink of collapse – a stark warning as Cairo's first freely elected leader struggles to curb bloody street violence. General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's comments followed 52 deaths in the past week of disorder. MORE

'Mystery' solved for ill rail passengers

Three passengers at London Bridge station were taken to hospital yesterday after they were thought to have a "mystery illness" but it turned out they were probably just wearing too many clothes in improving weather. Emergency services responded to what they originally thought was a "chemical incident.

Who's a clever boy? Mensa member is 3

A three-year-old boy with an IQ of 136 has become one of the youngest members of Mensa. Sherwyn Sarabi, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, can count to 200 and name every country in the world. "He doesn't watch children's programmes, he watches the news," his mother, Amanda Sarabi, said.

Scientist is killed by lightning strike

An American scientist has died after being struck by lightning in Argyll. The body of Dr Tim Boyd, 54, was discovered near his Port Appin home on Sunday afternoon. Colleagues said they were suffering "deep pain and confusion to lose such a lively and warm friend".

Motorist is charged over tandem deaths

A motorist was last night charged with killing a husband and wife who died when they were knocked off their tandem in Hanham, near Bristol. Nicky Lovell, 38, will appear before North Avon Magistrates' Court today accused of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

Obama takes steps on immigration reform

Barack Obama, left, moved into the debate over US immigration reform yesterday, seeking to build momentum for a plan to offer a pathway to citizenship for the country's 11 million illegal immigrants. MORE

Violence fears spark boycott of Osama film

Pakistani movie distributors and TV stations are boycotting an Oscar-nominated film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden to avoid a violent backlash. Local theatres are steering clear of Zero Dark Thirty.

Gillard apologises for 'first bloke' gaffe

Julia Gillard has been forced to apologise for a tasteless joke by her partner Tim Mathieson – Australia's 'first bloke' – about Asian women and prostate cancer. Mr Mathieson urged men to have a digital examination to check for cancer, adding: "Look for a small female Asian doctor is probably the best way." MORE

RBS faces £500m fine over Libor

American regulators are seeking to press criminal charges against the Royal Bank of Scotland over allegations that its traders tried to manipulate Libor interest rates. Pleading guilty to a criminal charge could expose the bank to civil claims in US courts. RBS is likely to pay around £500m in fines, less than the £900m paid by UBS. MORE

US authorities can access cloud data

American authorities can spy on information stored by British citizens on Amazon, Google and Apple services, privacy campaigners have warned. Information saved on cloud services can be subject to "warrantless wiretapping" if it relates to American interests. MORE

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence