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Telegraph and TV channel criticised over crash reports

thetimes.co.uk — A Russian TV channel accused of acting as a mouthpiece for the Kremlin is facing an investigation by Britain's broadcasting watchdog for its coverage of the destruction of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet.
Jul 22, 2014

RT @scottygb: Times reporting that Russia Today (RT) is facing an inquiry by Ofcom into alleged slanted reporting on MH17 thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world… (paywall)

Jul 22, 2014

RT @scottygb: Times reporting that Russia Today (RT) is facing an inquiry by Ofcom into alleged slanted reporting on MH17 thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world… (paywall)

Jul 22, 2014

Russia Today may face investigation by Ofcom over its coverage of MH17 thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world…

Rebels release bodies and black boxes from downed MH17

thetimes.co.uk — Russian separatists have handed over the black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet shot down over Ukraine four days ago. Finally bowing to international pressure the rebels also released a train packed with most of the 298 passengers and crew killed on the flight.

Pragmatists v romantics: the Tory dilemma

thetimes.co.uk — The party's two strategists are poles apart - one is a hard-headed Australian, the other the idealistic Michael Gove Ed Miliband recently called together his strategy team to debate what should be Labour's "north star"- the guiding light that determines the party's next general election campaign.
Jul 22, 2014

PM needs to"explain why he is so keen to secure victory, apart from being fiercely competitive and not liking to lose"thetim.es/1ttGEAE

Jul 22, 2014

Interesting piece by @RSylvesterTimes shows why Gove gets Tory modernisation, unlike most of his pragmatic colleague thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/co…

Foreign students outbid bankers for London’s luxury homes

thetimes.co.uk — Wealthy foreign students are bypassing dingy halls of residence to rent the best apartments in the capital, replacing bankers as the dominant tenants in London's most exclusive neighbourhoods. At 41 per cent, the new residents represented the highest proportion of new tenancy starts in Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster in the past 12 months, according to research from London Central Portfolio.

Cuts threaten fight against serious crime

thetimes.co.uk — Police in some parts of the country may be unable to respond to murders, rapes and rioting if spending continue to be cut over the next five years, the police watchdog warned yesterday. The number of bobbies on the beat will fall as neighbourhood policing is eroded and up to eighteen rural forces may no longer be viable because they will have imposed such deep cuts.
Jul 22, 2014

Tom Winsor warns that police cuts threaten fight against serious crime thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/cr…

Birthday boy Prince George waves to a social butterfly

thetimes.co.uk — He is a very advanced young man for his age, Prince George. As he celebrates his first birthday today, here is the photographic proof that, not only is he walking already, the Prince has even mastered the art of the royal wave.
Jul 22, 2014

RT @thetimes: One turns one Prince George has already mastered the art of the royal wave thetim.es/1nOJ07Z (PA) pic.twitter.com/APhx4v2fvz

Female genital mutilation victims increase by 50%

thetimes.co.uk — Female genital mutilation could now be one of the most common forms of child abuse, experts have warned, as a new study estimates there are 137,000 survivors of the practice living in England and Wales.
Jul 22, 2014

FGM could be one of most common forms of child abuse, experts warn, as number of survivors in UK rises by 50% - thetim.es/1r0zjHg

Jul 22, 2014

@NimkoAli Hey, say thanks to Brendan for sending over the research. We covered it in The Times here - thetim.es/1r0zjHg

Cameron ‘as bad as Putin’ if he gives MPs human rights veto

thetimes.co.uk — David Cameron risks comparisons with President Putin of Russia if he presses ahead with "foolish" plans to give MPs a veto over human rights court rulings, the man whom he dismissed as attorney-general has said.
Jul 22, 2014

RT @hammersmithandy: 'As bad as Putin'. What ex-Attorney General Dominic Grieve thinks of Cameron's plans to veto human rights judgments thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/polit…

May agrees to Litvinenko public inquiry

thetimes.co.uk — A public inquiry will be held into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian spy who was poisoned at a London hotel, Theresa May will announce today. The home secretary will tell parliament that a public inquiry will take over from the inquest into Mr Litvinenko, enabling investigators to examine whether the Russian state was involved in the dissident agent's death.

I’m desperate to stay on as England captain, says Alastair Cook

thetimes.co.uk — Alastair Cook admitted being in the toughest spell of his career, but insisted that he will not walk away from the England captaincy after a dreadful loss to India. Having failed to win away from home since June 2011, the touring side completed victory at Lord's by 95 runs as England were bounced out by Ishant Sharma, who returned figures of seven for 74 in the second innings.

Philip Clarke’s £10m reward for failure at Tesco

thetimes.co.uk — The outgoing boss of Tesco could walk away with around £10 million after being sacked for presiding over a disastrous decline in the performance of Britain's biggest supermarket chain. According to Sir Richard Broadbent, Tesco's chairman, Philip Clarke was dumped on the grounds that the retailer needed a more "lateral" thinker at the top.

Dr Mark Porter: Are you drinking enough water?

thetimes.co.uk — Despite all the warnings about staying hydrated, if you eat sensibly and drink when thirsty, there's no need for concern Hot spells present the perfect opportunity for bottled water companies to promote their wares and, judging by the press releases in my inbox, this current one is proving no exception.
Jul 22, 2014

Blood in semen. And the heatwave - is it really "vital" to drink so much water @thetime (£): thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/dr-…

Stop selling warships to Russia, PM tells France

thetimes.co.uk — Britain is trying to shame France into halting the sale of warships to Russia before a critical meeting to determine how Europe responds to the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine.

Convert or die, Isis warn Iraq’s Christians

thetimes.co.uk — Jihadist militants have seized a monastery in northern Iraq, expelling its monks and other residents in a mounting purge against the country's Christian community. Forces from the al-Qaeda splinter group, Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (Isis), stormed Saint Behnam, a 4th-century monastery run by the Syriac Catholic church, forcing the monks to flee at gunpoint.

Pressure ‘worse than ever’ for pupils of today

thetimes.co.uk — Pupils are under more pressure than ever, according to one of Britain's longest-serving teachers. Susan Stanley-Carroll, who has worked under 24 education secretaries including Margaret Thatcher, Shirley Williams, Kenneth Clarke and David Blunkett, said that entrance tests for selective senior schools were the cause.
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