News archive from 13 October 2013

Republic of Ireland to exit bailout in December, says PM

Republic of Ireland to exit bailout in December, says PM

The Republic of Ireland is on track to exit its international bailout programme by December, Prime Minister Enda Kenny says. He told the Fine Gael party conference in Limerick that although "fragile times" lay ahead "the economic...

BBC, 00:02 in Business
 
Madeleine McCann: Key Details 'Were Wrong'

Madeleine McCann: Key Details 'Were Wrong'

Detectives working on the Madeleine McCann investigation are to reveal that key details in the timeline that led to her disappearance were wrong. The revised details will emerge in a BBC Crimewatch appeal on the case to be broadcast on Monday, which...

 
Her film about an 'honour' killing won an Emmy. Now it's being used to train police

Her film about an 'honour' killing won an Emmy. Now it's being used to train police

Deeyah Khan with Caroline Goode - the key Met officer in the case. Photograph: theguardian.com Amid the glitter and glamour of this month's Emmy awards in Los Angeles, one winner dressed in a sober black suit and polo neck looked more than a little...

Guardian, 00:16 in Showbiz
 

When Charlie Higson and I didn't have a row – read the latest

Illustration by David Foldvari. In its current jittery state, the BBC won't have been pleased that one of its acclaimed wildlife film-makers has brought the subject of fakery back into the media discourse. Sir David Attenborough's favourite cameraman,...

Guardian, 00:16 in Showbiz
 
David Morrissey: 'It's about asking people, are you happy with what's being done in your name?'

David Morrissey: 'It's about asking people, are you happy with what's being done in your name?'

David Morrissey: ‘These men are going through pain on a daily basis.' Photograph: David Levene Actors David Morrissey and Peter Capaldi narrate Guantánamo Bay: The Hunger Strikes using the words of those still held inside. Here, Morrissey talks about...

Guardian, 00:16 in Showbiz
 
Why Facebook and Twitter are eyeing up a big slice of TV's future

Why Facebook and Twitter are eyeing up a big slice of TV's future

Kevin Spacey in House of Cards; Netflix made the whole series available at once. Photograph: Melinda Sue Gordon/AP Talk to your neighbours about their television viewing habits and you will probably find that, although the range of programmes watched...

Guardian, 00:16 in Showbiz
 

French unions open to possible state stake in PSA

They were reacting on Saturday after sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters PSA (PEUP.PA) was preparing a 3 billion euro ($4 billion) capital increase in which Chinese partner Dongfeng Motor (0489.HK) and the French government would take...

Reuters, 00:16 in Business
 
Huge plaudits for the X-Factor's colour-blindness

Huge plaudits for the X-Factor's colour-blindness

The X Factor finallists – Miss Dynamix, Rough Copy and Kingsland Road – on This Morning, with the show's chief judge, Gary Barlow (seated), 8 October 2013. Photograph: Ken McKay/Rex Features Gracious, it's already the time of year when aggrieved music...

Guardian, 00:16 in Showbiz
 
Fashion guru Gok Wan and martial arts expert Kwoklyn Wan on their brotherly love

Fashion guru Gok Wan and martial arts expert Kwoklyn Wan on their brotherly love

'Kwoklyn continually tells me he loves me even though he’s this straight martial-arts bloke': Gok Wan and his brother, as boys. Photograph courtesy of Gok and Kwoklyn Wan His storyGok Wan, 39, TV presenter and fashion consultant Kwoklyn is my big...

Guardian, 00:16 in Showbiz
 

Nicole Scherzinger embraces 80s night in a cleavage revealing fringed dress... while Sharon Osbourne wears...

Saturday night was all about the Eighties as The X Facto turned up the heat - and the dry ice - on the first live show of the series. But while this year's contestants dusted off a string of power ballads, two of the judging panel were vying to outdo...

 

Forget Hello Carter, it's Hello Jodie! Miss Whittaker shows off porcelain skin in black dress at screening...

She recently revealed that she was forced to change in the loos on the set of her latest, low budget film Hello Carter. But on Saturday evening Jodie Whittaker looked anything but a woman who had got ready in a rush as she attended the film's official...

 

Not a dry ice in the house: Shelley Smith is first contestant to sing for survival as The X Factor 'flash...

Just like that, we're back - and the heat is already on as the controversial 'flash vote' came into play on Saturday evening. It's hard to believe that almost a year has passed since James Arthur won the ninth series of The X Factor, but in the blink...

 
Judge orders sisters to have MMR jab against their wishes

Judge orders sisters to have MMR jab against their wishes

A judge has ruled that receiving the MMR jab was in the girls' best interests. Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters Two sisters aged 15 and 11 should receive the MMR vaccination, against the wishes of the youngsters and their mother, after a high...

Guardian, 00:18 in Health
 
Mentally disabled man gambled away benefits: Mum wants betting shops to turn him away

Mentally disabled man gambled away benefits: Mum wants betting shops to turn him away

Mrs Lee said: "If betting shops see vulnerable people coming in, who they know are spending a lot of money with them, I think they should just say 'I'm sorry but you can't come in anymore' and exclude them." A spokesman for William Hill...

 
Tumours in both eyes, but cheeky chap Jacob Rouse is all smiles as he raises cancer cash in Hull

Tumours in both eyes, but cheeky chap Jacob Rouse is all smiles as he raises cancer cash in Hull

Strangers cannot help but smile at the cute and cheeky chap, who runs up to them in his adult-size T-shirt and offers them a leaflet in return for some pennies. At four years old, Jacob doesn't have a care in the world - surprising for a youngster who...

 


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