The News Matrix: Monday 26 August 2013

Irish Sea aftershocks could be felt for days

Labour threatens to withdraw support for HS2 rail project

Labour has threatened to withdraw support for the HS2 rail project if the bill rises above £50 billion.

Theresa May plans new law to tackle modern-day slavery in Britain

Home Secretary says battling trafficking would be one of the 'highest priorities' for the new National Crime Agency

Train passengers 'treated worse than livestock'

Rules governing space for standing train passengers are less generous than those for transporting some farm animals

Hannah Smith was found hanged at her home

Suicide girl’s father rejects ask.fm self-post claim

The father of a teenager who was found hanged after receiving hate messages on the social media website ask.fm has reacted angrily to claims that his daughter posted the messages herself.

Scotland has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world, with 28 per cent of its population classified as obese. This puts it ahead of both Mexico and the United States

No, it's not one of your five a day: Scots in a jam over their fruit preserve

Food Safety Agency says 'more work to do' on health messages

Jeremy Hunt wants to change the way GPs work

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says NHS must adapt to survive

Hunt says 'people are actually dying' because of inefficient record-keeping

Exhibition sheds new light on Corby toxic waste scandal that left 16 children with birth defects

Mark Neville's Deeds Not Words show in London includes frank testimony from some of those worst affected by the child poisoning case

Peter Cruddas resigned as the Tories' co-treasurer in March

I owe 'outcast' Peter Cruddas an apology, admits David Cameron

PM says he shouldn't have subjected former Tory treasurer to 'public humiliation' following libel victory against Sunday Times

President Mugabe's supporters march against opposition party with mock funeral for their leader Morgan Tsvangirai

Church leaders issue call for calm as Morgan Tsvangirai supporters 'attacked' in wake of Robert Mugabe win

Country edges closer to disorder after 'monumental fraud' of general elections

Robert Mugabe, 89

Robert Mugabe’s re-election results are not credible, warns John Kerry

'Fraudulent and stolen' election will affect economy

David Cameron humiliated me, says Peter Cruddas - the man who bankrolled the Tory party

Ex-treasurer attacks PM after victory in 'cash-for-access' case

Peter Cruddas resigned as the Tories' co-treasurer in March

Ex-Tory treasurer Peter Cruddas wins £180,000 libel award

Billionaire businessman also awarded interim costs of £500,000 against The Sunday Times

'Substantial' libel damages paid to former boyfriend of sex blogger Belle de Jour

Times Newspapers Ltd accepted allegations of threats by Flight Lieutenant Owen Morris were incorrect

Psy has admitted to drinking a lot of vodka

Psy: Vodka is my best friend and vice partner

Psy’s YouTube channel might have hit its three billionth view earlier this month, but the king of Korean pop is not immune to the pressures of fame despite his success. He has admitted in a candid interview that vodka is his “best friend”.

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Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

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The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

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