For the record: 15/06/2009
Monday 15 June 2009
"I'm beavering away feverishly on my report; that's my only preoccupation" Lord Carter prepares to step down as Communications Minister after issuing his 'Digital Britain' report tomorrow.
Dave Spikey, the co-creator of Channel 4's Phoenix Nights, has produced a book featuring his favourite local newspaper headlines, He Took My Kidney, Then Broke My Heart. The Lancashire Evening Post contributes "Llama Drama Ding Dong", and there's a report on the defensive frailties of Bolton's ice hockey team, headlined "Sloppy Beavers Let In Eight". My favourite is "Fun With Ferrets At The YMCA", courtesy of the Halifax Courier. You can see where Spikey and Peter Kay get their material – who says the local press doesn't have a role? Talking of Phoenix Nights, Toby Foster, the actor who played Les in the cult comedy, has electrified the web by demolishing the new English Democrat mayor of Doncaster in an interview on his BBC Radio Sheffield show.
There's a hunger within Vogue House to identify the minx who has begun writing up her sexual escapades in the new "Jezebel" column on GQ.com. But then, as there were 29 other young Condé Nast women who volunteered to bare all, it might not be so easy.
Alan Yentob, the BBC creative director, says he was behind the longest-running credits on TV: the 31-year-old message-in-a-bottle theme for Arena, featuring Brian Eno's "Another Green World". He hopes to make similar impact with a new animated format for his Imagine strand, inspired by Saul Steinberg, the illustrator of The New Yorker.
A stab in the dark
The cool London-based fashion magazine Wound, aims to revolutionise the business model for magazines by relaunching today as a £2.99 iPhone application (500 pages art directed for an iPhone screen), a £5 user-orientated digital download (300 pages, 30 minutes of video and 20 minutes of music) and a traditional £7 print edition.
Hilary Swank: Million Dollar Baby star says she turns down roles to care for elderly father
Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
The Greece debt crisis explained in less than 100 words
Bastrop: The Texas town where many fear a large military training exercise will be used by President Obama to take their guns and impose martial law
Bakery sends 'horrific' version of Frozen-themed birthday cake to unsuspecting customer
- 1 Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM
- 4 The Greece debt crisis explained in less than 100 words
- 5 Cristiano Ronaldo storms out of interview after being asked about possible sale of Manchester United target Sergio Ramos
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