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Thursday, April 17, 2014


A Sunday Times sting ends up with the stingers being stung...

1 hour 42 minutes ago - Guardian
This is one of those crazy things that can happen to undercover journalists engaging in a spot of subterfuge. Two Sunday Times investigative reporters, Jonathan Calvert and Heidi Blake, set out to discover whether it was possible to purchase a Bulgarian baby. Continue reading by Roy Greenslade

Skrillex: 'Dance music is not a bubble'

34 minutes ago - Guardian
Rave idealist, hippie capitalist, sci-fi dreamer the EDM star talks about the promise of the Tumblr generation and the rebirth of LA's music sceneSonny Moore climbs into a bloody great spaceship in the California desert, salutes his friends, lights a fag, and proceeds to reduce 20,000 party kids to jelly for 90 minutes. His set at Coachella is a f... by Joe Muggs

Syrian rebels warn of potential Homs massacre as regime troops advance

32 minutes ago - Guardian
Government forces step up efforts to advance on city following months of siege as rebel forces cling to their positionsSyrian government forces stepped up efforts to advance on opposition areas of the central city of Homs on Thursday amid warnings of a potential massacre following months of siege and starvation.But reports from the scene described... by Ian Black, Middle East editor

John Bercow attacks 'cacophany' at prime minister's questions

20 minutes ago - Guardian
Commons Speaker says party leaders have not pledged to improve behaviour which is putting off MPs from contributingMPs are put off contributing in the House of Commons by the "histrionics and cacophony of noise" during prime minister's questions, according to John Bercow.The Speaker said party leaders had yet to make a specific commitment to improv... by Press Association

French troops free Mali aid workers

10 minutes ago - BBC
French troops in Mali free five aid workers who were kidnapped there in February

Eric Pickles: I'll shut council freesheets that publish 'propaganda on the rates'

1 hour 3 minutes ago - Guardian
Communities secretary targets five Labour-led London boroughs, where he says free press is being put out of businessEric Pickles has threatened to shut free newspapers given out by five Labour-run councils, accusing them of peddling propaganda.The communities and local government secretary accused the councils of behaving like Russian president Vla... by Alexandra Topping and agencies

Ben Stokes: England should allow players to express themselves

58 minutes ago - Guardian
Andy Flower's successor 'should not disturb tight unit' Stokes says England should follow Australia blueprintThe England all-rounder Ben Stokes has urged whoever the England and Wales Cricket Board appoint as the new head coach to take a leaf out of Australia's book when it comes to letting players express themselves.Stokes, who is currently at lea... by John Ashdown

Police arrest four former teaching assistants from 'Trojan Horse' school

57 minutes ago - Guardian
Women held as part of fraud investigation which detectives insist is not linked to alleged Islamist takeover plot in BirminghamFour women connected to a school named in an alleged Islamist plot to "take over" schools in Birmingham were arrested at around 7am on Thursday in connection with an ongoing fraud investigation at a Birmingham school, West... by Helen Pidd

Beyoncé! Did you even read the article you wrote on gender equality?

52 minutes ago - Guardian
Honestly, how can a feminist such as Ms Knowles agree to a tour with Jay-Z called 'Me and Mrs Carter'?What does a "power couple" look like? Pop-wise, this year's Grammys gave us an answer. It is a husband wearing $10,000 bespoke black tie, and a skirtless wife in a thonged, sheer bodysuit having it off with a chair. Ladies and gentleman, breadwinne... by Marina Hyde

Fifty years on: how BBC2 lost its way

50 minutes ago - Guardian
New controller Kim Shillinglaw will have a tough task resolving the channel's ongoing identity crisis between light and shadeImagine being born as the third child of a devoted and attentive family but then celebrating your 50th birthday as one of hundreds of siblings claiming the attention of increasingly distracted and financially desperate parent... by Mark Lawson

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