February 2009

China This Week

Chris Gelken, in Beijing, provides a weekly digest of some eye-catching editorials in the Chinese pressA suggestion by a local lawmaker in southern China's economic powerhouse province of Guangdong to scrap the minimum wage scheme has generated howls o ...

Greedy banker defies credit crunch with loadsabubbly

The-Latest has been told by one of our high-life spies that a London banker spent  £43,067.50 on champagne and vodka at a Soho private members club for a post Brit Awards party this month. The middle-aged man arrived at Maya with two men and two ...

Exposed: BBC bias over Zimbabwe

Marc WadsworthBBC Television News revealed its pro-Western bias against the new Zimbabwean government of national unity with a damaging report this week about the sanctions-hit country. In a slickly produced package it reported: "The BBC has received news ...

Want to be a better person? Get fat

Matt Gardner - Online columnist In a culture currently dominated by the fear-inducing words "credit crunch", it's somewhat comforting to see that certain businesses are still surviving. Practically gone are the likes of HBOS, Zavvi, Woolworth ...

The-Latest featured photographer

Deborah Hobson - Deputy EditorIn the coming weeks The-Latest will feature several young, creative photographers who have agreed to work with us to share some of their stunning images for your enjoyment. With the start of London Fashion Week on Friday, this ...

Racists use Facebook to turn their sights on refugees

Esa Mäkinen          "Let's help our Somali friends get back home", declares a headline on a page in Facebook. Next to it is a picture that used to grace wrappers of a certain type of Finnish liquorice - a caricature ...

Mass protest by vexed snappers

Marina Watson Palaez Angry photographers have demonstrators at Britain's police headquarters over a new law which bans people from photographing officers on duty. According to section 76 of the Counter terrorism Act, anyone caught taking a photograp ...

China This Week

Chris Gelken -   in Beijing, provides a weekly digest of some eye-catching editorials in the Chinese press.A leading medical expert in China has reiterated his claim that internet addiction is a psychological disease, defending a position that has tri ...

Why coriander is ruining my life

Heidi KingstoneIt's hard to believe, but once there was a world without coriander. Not so long ago it was safe to order food almost anywhere in London (not to mention the rest of Britain) and be reasonably assured that it would come coriander-free. The ...

Lily's back where she belongs

Aileen CaseyUK pop recording artist Lily Allen, has achieved the coveted number one spot in the British music charts with her brand new album It's Not You It's Me and what a worthy winner. Her second album, at just 24-years-old, is jam packed full ...

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