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.
President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
Aylan Kurdi: Canadian immigration minister suspends election campaign to investigate why 'Syrian family's refugee application was refused'
Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 1 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train
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