News archive from 2 September 2013

MasterChef 2013: would Emma Dean have been your winner?

MasterChef 2013: would Emma Dean have been your winner?

MasterChef: the judges ate their final plates in the grand finale Photograph: Channel 10 In the final challenge there were but millimetres of meringue between them - a few degrees of crunch that allowed Emma Dean to push ahead of Lynton Tapp and take...

Guardian, 00:01 in Showbiz
 
Andrew Marr gets helping hand from archbishop on return to BBC show

Andrew Marr gets helping hand from archbishop on return to BBC show

Andrew Marr and John Sentamu on Marr's Sunday morning show. Photograph: Getty Images The archbishop of York, John Sentamu, held Andrew Marr's left hand – still weak after the stroke earlier this year that kept him off the air for months – and prayed...

Guardian, 00:01 in Showbiz
 

Felliani's replacement? Everton fail with £12m bid for Wigan midfielder McCarthy

Everton have had a £12million bid rejected for Wigan midfielder James McCarthy as they continue to haggle with Manchester United over the sale of Marouane Fellaini. Talks were ongoing over the prospective £24million sale of the Belgium international...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 
Agency workers not being paid equally, TUC says

Agency workers not being paid equally, TUC says

The UK is failing to implement European rules designed to give equal pay to agency workers, according to the trade union umbrella body, the TUC. Agency workers who have been with a company for more than 12 weeks should be entitled to the same pay as...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 

British soldiers 'attacked NY cop'

Six British soldiers have been arrested in New York after an off-duty NYPD policeman was beaten up and robbed outside a bar. The Royal Regiment of Scotland soldiers reportedly became embroiled in a row after travelling to Manhattan to play in a rugby...

 

Insight - India's crisis within a crisis; finance minister fights on two fronts

It was hardly a difficult decision for a government that needs to shore up its sagging popularity before elections due by next May. But officials familiar with the discussion say there was one dissenting voice over what is now destined to become one...

 
Ben Kaufman's Quirky quest to transform invention

Ben Kaufman's Quirky quest to transform invention

Ben Kaufman started his first company - an iPhone accessories business that eventually created the popular Mophie battery pack - while still in school. In order to get the funding he needed, he convinced his parents to re-mortgage their house....

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 

20,000 cram into overcrowded cells

Almost 20,000 prisoners were kept in overcrowded cells last year, figures obtained by a charity have revealed. About 19,140 prisoners on average were forced to share a cell designed for one person during the financial year 2012-13, the Howard League...

 

Delays to Chilcot report slammed

Campaign groups have attacked delays in the publication of the final report by the Chilcot Inquiry into the UK's involvement in the Iraq war as a "gross abdication of responsibility". The inquiry was launched in July 2009 to look into the...

 

Councils sell off voter information

More than 300 local authorities sold people's names and addresses to more than 2,700 companies and individuals over five years, privacy campaigners have revealed. According to Freedom of Information Act requests made by Big Brother Watch, councils...

 

Nine million tune in for X Factor

Ratings for this year's X Factor were up after more than 9 million people tuned in to watch the show's return. Saturday night's launch show pulled in an average audience of 9.2 million - 500,000 more than last year's debut. The ratings, which also...

 

20,000 cram into overcrowded cells

Almost 20,000 prisoners were kept in overcrowded cells last year, figures obtained by a charity have revealed. About 19,140 prisoners on average were forced to share a cell designed for one person during the financial year 2012-13, the Howard League...

 

Delays to Chilcot report slammed

Campaign groups have attacked delays in the publication of the final report by the Chilcot Inquiry into the UK's involvement in the Iraq war as a "gross abdication of responsibility". The inquiry was launched in July 2009 to look into the...

 

Councils sell off voter information

More than 300 local authorities sold people's names and addresses to more than 2,700 companies and individuals over five years, privacy campaigners have revealed. According to Freedom of Information Act requests made by Big Brother Watch, councils...

 

What we learned this weekend: Everton need to step up a gear, Young's not the player he was and Arsenal...

Ralph Ellis runs you through what we learned from this weekend in football. This week includes how Everton are failing to turn possession into points, Ashley Young needs to regain the form he was in prior to Euro 2012 and Arsene Wenger has done the...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 


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