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April 28, 2017

Food bank Britain: Millions at risk of starvation

As much as 1.2 million emergency food bank supplies were given out to hungry families over the past year with the government’s changes to benefits largely blamed for the record-high figures....

Islamic leader takes children's hospice role to heal wounds

 Islamic leader is new patron of children's hospice to heal woundsNatalie Bowen, Community NewswireAn Islamic leader has become a patron of a children's hospice on in the UK as part of an effort to strengthen links in the community. The appointment wa ...

Organised crime leading cause of journalists deaths abroad

At least 59 journalists have been killed because of their job in the first six months of this year, according to the Switzerland-based Press Emblem Campaign.  The non-governmental organisation issued a statement this week, announcing that this year's ...

George Michael sorry for 'screwing up again' after crashing car

Pop star George Michael released a statement today apologising to his fans after he smashed his Range Rover into a UK photo developing store over the weekend. "I want to apologise to my fans for screwing up again, and to promise them I'll sort myself out. ...

Do we need a rent-a-friend website?

A service which allows lonely friend-seekers to pay for platonic companions is already a hit in Japan. Will rentafriend.com catch on here?The service, modelled on businesses already popular in Japan and other parts of Asia, allows lonely individuals to per ...

Former Scientologists accuse the Church of forced abortions

Laura Dieckman was just 12 when her parents let her leave home to work full time for Scientology's cult-like order, the Sea Organisation. At 16, she married a co-worker. At 17, she was pregnant.She was excited to start a family, but she said Sea Org sup ...

All aboard on Twiggy's breast cancer charity boat

Britain’s first supermodel Twiggy Lawson, better known worldwide as Twiggy, played hostess to a glittering ceremony on the River Thames this week, when she named a new luxury yacht. The-Latest's Adrian Cox captured the event on camera.The naming ceremony w ...

Italy's media unite in protest against latest 'gag law'

Giulio D’Eramo Anger is mounting in Italy against a proposed legge bavaglio (gag law) on phone taps, which would criminalise journalists found guilty of publishing the contents of phone taps, landing them with huge fines and harsh prison terms. A demonstra ...

...And the bizarre conspiracy theories about its eruption

Attila Albert and Josef NvaryA furious eruption in Iceland has caused havoc across Europe. But is the ash cloud more than simply a natural occurrence?At first, it was just the strange grimacing face made by the volcano, as seen in the aerial photo. This wa ...

'Standards must be safeguarded in new age of journalism'

 Would the real journalist please stand up?“Journalism as a belief system is over” and journalists have to swallow the changed reality of their profession while protecting its principles, admits ex senior editor of The Times George Brock in a speech d ...

Is this the next generation Apple iphone?

Technology bloggers were riveted over the weekend as photos of what may be a yet unannounced next generation iPhone began circulating on the internet, writes Nick Bilton. Pictures of the device first appeared on the technology blog Engadget. And now ...

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