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My Life in Ten Questions... Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright, 45, is a journalist and television presenter. He started his career as a showbiz writer for The Sun before becoming a columnist at the Daily Mirror which he left to launch mykindaplace.com. He found national fame with the daytime talk show The Wright Stuff which first aired in 2000. The Wright Stuff is on Five, weekdays at 9.15am (repeated on Fiver at 11am). The 10th Anniversary will be celebrated with a special one hour evening show at 8pm on 9 September 2010

Boy, 4, found dead in tumble dryer

A four-year-old boy died after he climbed into a tumble dryer during a game of hide and seek, it was reported today.

Peers cheer for Lord Prescott

Watched by his wife Pauline, who sat in one of the viewing galleries wearing a black hat, the former deputy prime minister swore his allegiance to the Queen in a traditional ceremony of introduction.

Bendtner scan a concern for Arsenal

Nicklas Bendtner could be a doubt for the start of Arsenal's Barclays Premier League season after he failed to fully recover from the persistent groin injury which dogged him throughout the 2009/10 campaign.

Two quizzed over school run stabbing

Police were today questioning two men after a father was stabbed as he dropped his child off at a primary school.

'Multimedia newsrooms' as Mirror Group cuts 200 jobs

Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) is to cut around 200 editorial jobs as it restructures its news operation, it said today.

Barry George accepts libel damages

Barry George, who was cleared of murdering Jill Dando, today accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages over claims that he was obsessed with TV personalities Cheryl Cole and Kay Burley.

Tebbit could be charged over 'dragon kicking'

Tory peer Lord Tebbit could face prosecution over claims that he kicked a person wearing a dragon costume during Chinese New Year celebrations.

Forces of Facebook turn on Daily Mirror

Campaign against reporter who dared to criticise Wootton Bassett cavalcade

Brown defends silence over jailing of Venables

Newspapers claim Bulger killer is a violent drug addict – but PM remains tight-lipped

Lord Tebbit 'jostled by a Chinese dragon'



Tory peer Norman Tebbit got "jostled by a dragon" and grabbed at a drum as he tried to stop noisy Chinese New Year celebrations, it was reported today.

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Manchester City the 'right club' says Tevez

Carlos Tevez claims he is now at the right club after joining Manchester City from Manchester United.

Journalist's body flown home

The body of Sunday Mirror defence correspondent Rupert Hamer, the first British journalist to be killed in Afghanistan, returned to the UK yesterday.

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