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Senior Digital Editor — The Guardian
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Senior digital editor at the Guardian. Based in London. Formerly New York

Nul points - UK out of tune with Europe — As national humiliations go, it was hardly Dunkirk. But the UK's failure to secure a single point in this year's Eurovision Song Contest induced an unusually wide-ranging bout of hand-wringing by cultural commentators, musicians and even a cabinet minister.
Sep 10, 2015

RT @DavidMills73: A gem from my old GMTV Sunday show - Corbyn blamed 2003 Eurovision 'nul points' on US-UK relationship…

Sep 10, 2015

RT @DavidMills73: A gem from my old GMTV Sunday show - Corbyn blamed 2003 Eurovision 'nul points' on US-UK relationship…

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Sky Broadband customers targeted for allegedly pirating Robert Redford film — Dozens of UK broadband customers have received letters from a US firm accusing them of pirating a little-known Robert Redford film and inviting them to pay a financial settlement on pain of further legal action.
Jul 16, 2015

PSA:… - an IP is not a person. Letters from bottom-feeders may be safely ignored.

Jul 16, 2015

Filmmakers send individual people legal letters warning about illegal downloads…

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How live blogging has transformed journalism — 10.57 GMT: Hello and welcome to an article about live blogging, a discussion of a format that has been derided as murdering traditional reporting but is almost certainly the most important journalistic development of the past year. Unfortunately, it's impossible to sustain the live blog format beyond that opening conceit.

Super Pacs Explained | World news | — They may sound like superheroes - but Super Pacs don't save the world (or politics) from the bad guys. These strange legal hybrids are more Godzilla than Superman - and they're all over the 2012 Republican race... Back in more innocent political times, Pacs went about their business - raising money for candidates or parties - with much less controversy.

James Franco's cheeky display boosts Broadway Bares' bottom line — With an Instagram feed replete with shirtless selfies, James Franco is no stranger to taking his clothes off in public. But on Sunday night in New York, the star of Spider-Man and 127 Hours bared more than would be deemed acceptable by the social network's decency rules.

“Today’s impunity is tomorrow’s crime” — Over my last five years as a researcher with Human Rights Watch, I've listened to hundreds of men, women, and children in Côte d'Ivoire recount horrific abuses they saw or experienced linked to the country's decade-long politico-military crisis. I wish I could say with confidence that these victims will have their day in court.

Japanese figure skating star Yuzuru Hanyu wins gold despite falling twice — The 19-year-old Japanese star Yuzuru Hanyu has become the youngest skater for 66 years to take gold in the men's figure skating, despite falling twice in his final performance. After becoming the first skater to surpass the 100-point mark in the short programme on Thursday, Hanyu went into the free skate on Friday in the top spot.
Feb 15, 2014

Grauniad subbing gold – AND it's a correction! "Hanyu is the Asian to take Olympic gold in the men’s figure staking."

America's Cup sailor died of 'blunt trauma with drowning' — The Artemis Racing AC72 catamaran, an America's Cup entry from Sweden, is shown capsized after training in San Francisco Bay on May 9. (Noah Berger / AP / ) An Olympic gold medalist training for the America's Cup who perished in San Francisco Bay when his boat capsized died of "blunt trauma with drowning," according to a medical examiner's report.

Sister Teresa Forcades: Europe's most radical nun — A Spanish nun has become one of Europe's most influential left-wing public intellectuals. This year, thousands have joined her anti-capitalist movement, which campaigns for Catalan independence, the reversal of public spending cuts and nationalisation of banks and energy companies. As political headquarters go, the monastery of St Benet has got to be among the most beautiful and peaceful anywhere.
Sep 14, 2013

Meet Sister Teresa: Europe's most radical nun & #Catalan independence campaigner, anti#Nato, pro-green #indyref

Sep 16, 2013

A 'radical' Spanish nun is "one of Europe's most influential left-wing public intellectuals."

Sep 17, 2013

This is an impressive story, report- BBC News - Sister Teresa Forcades: Europe's most radical nun #Spain

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Oct 05, 2015

RT @MichaelLCrick: Poor Owen Jones. He too has been called "Tory scumbag", outside Conservative conference today. Then the protestors noticed who he was

Oct 04, 2015

RT @nytimes: A diesel engine that couldn't meet pollution standards pushed Volkswagen to install emissions-cheating software

Oct 04, 2015

@amonck @janemartinson it didn't used to be - Frost on Sunday started on TV-am and Walden was ITV too. Could change back again?

Oct 04, 2015

RT @JoshHalliday: How annoying is this on @Telegraph site? If you select incorrect answer you can't read article! Sack the ads dept.

Oct 04, 2015

So Peston goes to ITV, sealed with the bauble of a Sunday morning politics show to rival Marr, reports @janemartinson

Oct 02, 2015

Britain has spent £1.2bn on a drone that seen only 146 hours of active duty

Oct 01, 2015

Not often am I asked to consider homepage positioning of a story headlined 'my husband fell in love with a bonobo'

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