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.
The magicians using online collaboration to push boundaries
Jennifer Lawrence attacks mass media again over body image
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Ethan Couch: Texas quadruple murderer – or a victim of ‘affluenza’?
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber announces he's 'retiring from music'
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile
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