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UK Assistant News Editor, Mail Online — Daily Mail
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Newsdesk at Mail Online and Metro.co.uk, former assistant news editor at The Daily Telegraph

Continuing Conversation... Thomas Piketty on Inequality and Capital in the 21st Century

econtalk.org — As always, we'd like to hear your thoughts on this episode. Use the prompts below and share in the comments section, or use them to prompt discussion offline. Either way, we know you have something to say, and we love to hear from you. Check Your Knowledge: 1.

British jihadists want to come home, say they made 'mistake'

metro.co.uk — British jihadist fighters have contacted a university in London to say they regret their decision to join Islamist extremists in the Middle East. The jihadists, thought to be a 30-strong group, said they wanted to return home to Britain but were afraid they would be jailed if they did so.

Nan in a naan: Family find their grandmother Sheila 'alive' in giant naan bread

metro.co.uk — A family who went out for a curry were stunned to see their dead grandmother 'risen again' in a side order of naan bread. Anthony Nelson, 22, ordered the giant plain naan at Akbah's curry house in Middlesbrough for his family to share with their meal.

Girl, nine, accidentally kills instructor with Uzi machine gun after 'going full auto'

metro.co.uk — This is the shocking moment a nine-year-old girl took aim with an Uzi machine gun seconds before accidentally killing her gun instructor when she lost control. A short clip uploaded to YouTube shows the little girl's instructor Charles Vacca telling her to go 'full auto' before she struck him down.

Battle of Sandwich: 'Turkey and Swiss on Rye' fridge note war is the most passive aggressive thing we've ever seen

metro.co.uk — If you are someone who secretly rages at passive aggressive 'notes' left on fridges, you'll love this. First the sandwich thief explained their demands. Seems simple enough... But then the threats came back.... So the thief decided on a little photographic evidence to show 'Turkey and Swiss on Rye' the lengths he was prepared to go.

Kaleem the boy with giant hands is shunned from school after they grew bigger than his head

metro.co.uk — An eight-year-old boy has been shunned from his school after his hands ballooned to gigantic proportions larger than his head. Kaleem, a keen cricket fan, was left unable to do even basic tasks - including tying his shoelaces and feeding himself - after his hands grew to an incredible 13 inches from the end of his middle finger to the base of his palm.

Robert Burt: Man poses for mugshot wearing t-shirt of previous mugshot

metro.co.uk — In a scene that could be straight out of a scene from the Matrix or Inception, this 19-year-old posed for his latest mugshot wearing a T-shirt with a picture of his previous mugshot. Confused? Moustachioed teenager Robert Burt was caught driving under the influence of alcohol on June 14 and posed wearing a normal white T-shirt at Somerset County Jail in Maine, Pittsfield.

Ice bucket challenge: David McClain becomes first ALS sufferer to take Facebook challenge

metro.co.uk — A paralysed man suffering from ALS has become the first person with the disease to take part in the growing 'ice bucket challenge' craze sweeping across the internet. David McClain, from New Haven, Connecticut, wanted to be the first with the nerve cell disease to have ice poured over his head despite being permanently attached to a ventilator, being unable to eat, drink, speak or move.

This is what roads would look like if women ruled the world

metro.co.uk — If women ruled the world, this is probably what London's roads would look like. The first shows a female-only flyover so women can soar over busy roads and nip ahead of that early morning rush-hour traffic. Another shows how a gender-separated pink lane would allow women to freely zip along the motorway without the fear of male drivers getting in the way.

Desk safari: Can you beat these efforts in this office challenge?

metro.co.uk — Cooped up inside, at the mercy of an ambitious office manager, and having to come up with new ways to get through the day - there are not many reasons to envy office workers. Desk safari has changed all that. Now office workers are the new David Attenboroughs, using computers and smart phones to discover and document strange new species.
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Nov 25, 2014

This university student saved £100,000 by building his own DIY microscope metro.co.uk/2014/11/25/thi… via @MetroUK

Nov 25, 2014

@tomibaikie Hi Tomi, would Metro.co.uk be able to use your letters for a story? Absolutely love them!

Nov 22, 2014

RT @MarionDowling: Just remembered this WONDERFUL photo of a dog who thinks a parade is just for him. Gorgeous. pic.twitter.com/z4KXrTGfQa

Nov 21, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking Second man dies in balcony collapse in west London, @metpoliceuk say - both believed to be workmen bbc.in/1vvSOOF

Nov 20, 2014

@IsoAcq actually, if you read the piece you will realise girlfriend is in quote marks because Michael Phelps hasn't confirmed he dated her

Nov 18, 2014

@LadyLoriFitz Hello I saw your image of that truck - very interested to do a story on it - would we be able to use the picture?

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