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Friday, April 29, 2016


More tigers poached in India so far this year than in 2015

37 minutes ago - Guardian
Conservationists say census figures are ‘worrying’ and cast doubts on the country’s anti-poaching effortsMore tigers have been killed in India already this year than in the whole of 2015, a census showed Friday, raising doubts about the country’s anti-poaching efforts.The Wildlife Protection Society of India, a conservation charity, said 28... by AFP

Golden Goal: Mark Robins for Norwich City v Chelsea (1992)

28 minutes ago - Guardian
The former Manchester United striker spearheaded an unlikely push for the first Premier League title with a pre-Christmas goal rush that included a piece of outside-of-the-foot deliciousnessThe Premier League doesn’t have much hidden treasure. All the great stories, goals, games and meltdowns are on show in an inescapable digital museum. But ther... by Rob Smyth

Nationwide tightens lending criteria for buy-to-let landlords

24 minutes ago - Guardian
Building society’s changes come as the Bank of England attempts to rein in buy-to-let lendingNationwide building society is tightening up its criteria for lending to buy-to-let landlords ahead of changes to how much tax relief they will be allowed to claim against their repayments.Landlords who take new loans from the society’s specialist arm T... by Hilary Osborne

Wife of man who died after setting fire to himself in Nauru slams delay in care

24 minutes ago - Guardian
The 23-year-old Iranian asylum seeker died in hospital on Friday, but his wife says treatment on Nauru was sub-standard and blames Australian officials for delays in moving him to BrisbaneThe wife of the 23-year-old Iranian refugee who died after setting himself alight in protest on Nauru has criticised delays in getting him off the island for medi... by Helen Davidson and Ben Doherty

Ken Livingstone must be thrown out of Labour. He’s had his last second chance | Jess Phillips

24 minutes ago - Guardian
If we allow the Tories to lecture us on racism, we are doomed. The former London mayor is a repeat offender who must be shown the doorI’m a believer in forgiveness. I have worked with people who have been in gangs and now dedicate their lives to helping inner city kids. I’ve run offender services with teachings of responsibility, empathy and un... by Jess Phillips

Lawrence of Arabia: a man in flight from himself

20 minutes ago - Guardian
As Howard Brenton’s play about TE Lawrence opens in London, William Boyd discovers that the truth about this complicated man is more elusive and interesting than the Hollywood mythDavid Lean has a lot to answer for. His 1962 film, Lawrence of Arabia, created a myth about TE Lawrence that, more than 50 years on, remains the dominant impression o... by William Boyd

'I couldn’t understand if it was fake or real' – solitary confinement in The Story podcast

20 minutes ago - Guardian
Marcell Neal talks about his experience of solitary confinement, his feelings of paranoia and the fact that he missed the birth of his daughter Marcell Neal served over three years in solitary confinement, with four stints in two prisons. Marcel missed the birth of his daughter while in solitary and he spent much of his time staring at the ceiling,... by Produced by David Waters and Francesca Panetta

Partner 'admits Sian Blake killing'

14 minutes ago - BBC
The partner of former EastEnders actress Sian Blake admits killing her and their two children, his lawyer says

Tycoon Richard Caring received £93m in BHS dividends from Sir Philip Green

Yesterday - Guardian
Celebrity restaurateur was one beneficiary of £422m in dividends distributed to major shareholders in first part of last decadeRichard Caring, the restaurateur and clothing tycoon, has emerged as one of the major beneficiaries of generous dividends paid by BHS in the early days of Sir Philip Green’s ownership.The Guardian has established that Ca... by Sarah Butler

Reforming schools? This is more like a doomed exercise in control freakery | Simon Jenkins

56 minutes ago - Guardian
Her primary testing regime has run into trouble – as inevitably, will the rest of Nicky Morgan’s plans to turn schools into places fit only for robotsThere is only one purpose in the government’s chaotic regime for primary school testing. It is control. No wonder headteachers are up in arms. The latest proposals for testing seven-year-olds ha... by Simon Jenkins

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