Despite my obsession with Game of Thrones and Lucy Worsley’s The First Georgians right now, I am still televisually smitten with MTV’s Catfish. The show that exposes online love fraudsters. The throwaway youth TV show that one’s mind just cannot throw away. Instead, one sits post- episode genuinely saddened that our human need to love and be loved is so destructive. Or that the earth’s supply of gullible optimists may well be infinite.
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Woolwich terror attack: Internet monitoring is now urgent for MI5 and MI6 to fight 'mayhem', says Defence Secretary Philip Hammond
Wednesday 29 May 2013
British troops and citizens would be safer from terrorist “mayhem” if MI5 and MI6 had more access to people’s internet activities, the Defence Secretary has claimed.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Proposed powers for police and security services to access email and social media records would help prevent terrorists causing mayhem and murder on Britain's streets, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said today.
Saturday 25 May 2013
Home Secretary under pressure from senior figures in all parties to strengthen police and security service powers after killing of off-duty soldier
British man Geoffrey Portway admits plot to rape, murder and eat children in a dungeon beneath his US home
Tuesday 07 May 2013
40-year-old's basement was equipped with a steel cage, a child-sized home-made coffin, scalpels, butchering kits, freezers and castration tools
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Spare a thought for Professor Jonathan Clark, professor of British history at the University of Kansas and one of three eminent panellists debating the proposed new history curriculum at a seminar organised by the right-of-centre thinktank Politeia last week.
Monday 25 March 2013
Private equity giant Blackstone and activist investor Carl Icahn are preparing formal bids for US computer company Dell, according to reports at the weekend.
Monday 18 March 2013
Chart stars One Direction are to launch Simon Cowell's latest worldwide talent hunt with a live online interview.
Thursday 14 March 2013
The title of A Very British Wedding is a bit of a tease. It relies on the assumption that most of us will read it with an unwitting cultural parochialism, sketching a picture in our heads of a country church, a bride in white and men in tailcoats. And then you watch and find that it's actually about a Punjabi wedding or an Eastern European one and you're meant, I guess, to do a slightly guilty double-take and say, "Oh... of course... the definition of British is so much more interesting than it used to be."
Uhuru Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidential election by slim margin but faces trial in The Hague for crimes against humanity
Saturday 09 March 2013
Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's founding president, won the presidential election by the slimmest of margins with 50.03 per cent, provisional results showed, just enough to avoid a run-off after a race that has divided the nation along tribal lines.
Friday 08 March 2013
I have to admire any show that tackles the multi-layered weirdness of our lives on the internet
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Mega will offer users 50GB of space on the cloud for files of any time, as well as encrypted email for the more secretive web-browser
Tuesday 26 February 2013
...and wouldn't it be nice to have a phone that just does phone calls? Simon Usborne looks into a high-tech backlash
Friday 25 January 2013
The hedge-fund heartland of the West End has regained its status as the most expensive place in the world for office space, property agent DTZ said today.
Tuesday 15 January 2013
The library is a vital place for students. It is the sanctuary where our most innovative thinking is produced and our most significant work completed, and it is a haven from the distractions of the outside world. Well that may all be exaggerating slightly, but it is a place you go to when an important deadline is looming and you really need to concentrate.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Lib Dem leader says proposals to give police powers to monitor internet use need major 'rethink'
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 2 iOS 8 is full of shiny new features - but it's terrible news for app developers
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
- 5 Cocaine and cannabis haul hidden in Vatican car seized by French police