Highlight on the Day: 10/05/2010
Cahal Milmo is the chief reporter of The Independent and has been with the paper since 2000. He was born in London and previously worked at the Press Association news agency. He has reported on assignment at home and abroad, including Rwanda, Sudan and Burkina Faso, the phone hacking scandal and the London Olympics. In his spare time he is a keen runner and cyclist, and keeps an allotment.
Monday 10 May 2010
When Sky's the limit
Sky's Kay Burley fell victim to cerebral hecklers as she tried to conduct an interview on College Green, Westminster. Passing protesters from the electoral reform rally outside Lib Dem HQ drowned her out with shouts of "Sack Kay Burley! Watch the BBC!" and "Sky News is shit!" She muttered: "They don't like us, they don't like 'The Sun', they don't like Rupert."
A question of needs
John Prescott calls for people to phone Liberal Democrat HQ to ask them to stop a "Libservative" coalition, helpfully providing the switchboard number. This from the man who once said to Paddy Ashdown: "You're a fucking Liberal. We've got a majority of 160 – what do we want you for?"
Rabbit in the headlights
1975. Heatherdown Preparatory School, then one of the great feeder schools to Eton. School play: Toad of Toad Hall. Mole: Prince Edward, 11; Ratty: Alexander Cameron, now a London QC. And dressed in tights and bunny ears to play the lesser role of Harold Rabbit? His younger brother David.
1. No votes – 2. Dead loss
Mystery solved. David Barnes, an independent candidate in Hertford & Stortford, managed to poll zero votes – prompting the slightly baffling conclusion that, after considering the options, he decided not to vote for himself. Turns out, though, that he dropped out of the contest but the ballot papers had already been printed. Also failing to materialise: the threatened local "zombie party" challenge, who were concerned with the state of cemeteries.
- 1 Cyclist in Russia narrowly misses being hit by car and lorry
- 2 Y-40 Deep Joy: The world's deepest swimming pool
- 3 'F*ck it, I quit': KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
- 4 Syria air strikes: President Obama undergoes Damascene conversion as Isis forces America to change tack
- 5 Pink Floyd new album: Band unveil cover art for first record in 20 years
Rihanna 'nude pictures' claims emerge on 4Chan as hacking scandal continues
Kim Kardashian 'nude photos' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence scandal
Deepika Padukone branded a 'hypocrite' by The Times Of India following anger over 'cleavage show' tweet
'F*ck it, I quit': KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
Syria air strikes: President Obama undergoes Damascene conversion as Isis forces America to change tack
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Labour Party conference: Ed Balls to set out plan to freeze child benefit to balance books
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