Features Editor, Guardian
guardian.co.uk — An Australian politician taking his morning jog through the capital has been attacked by a kangaroo. Shane Rattenbury, a minister in the Australian Capital Territory government that administers Canberra, said he was jogging along the pavement in suburban Ainslie when he almost collided with an eastern grey kangaroo that had been grazing on a front lawn.
guardian.co.uk — Upfronts, the Christmas Eve of US television, are upon us. This is a sort of annual television cattle market, where networks show advertisers their wares for the upcoming autumn season in the hope of getting them to buy ad time "up front".
guardian.co.uk — The BBC has appointed new editors of flagship news shows Newsnight and Today, with Guardian deputy editor Ian Katz taking over the BBC2 show and its deputy editor Jamie Angus moving to the Radio 4 breakfast programme.
guardian.co.uk — New research in the journal Intelligence suggests the Victorians were naturally cleverer than we are, and draws the startling conclusion that "the Victorian era was marked by an explosion of innovation and genius, per capita rates of which appear to have declined subsequently".
guardian.co.uk — More nagging about booze. How tiresome. A new study, from the universities of Newcastle and Sunderland and published in the public health journal BMC, claims that: "Middle class professionals who drink at home are the country's biggest problem drinkers because they think they know better than health experts."
guardian.co.uk — The "problematic" roll-out of the NHS 111 phone advice line has left patients not knowing where to turn to for help, leading doctors have warned. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) said patients have lost confidence in the new non-emergency number before it is even fully up and running across the country.
guardian.co.uk — Rescue workers were stunned on Friday afternoon when a female garment worker was rescued alive from the rubble 17 days after the Rana Plaza building collapsed outside Dhaka, Bangladesh. Reshma Begum, who identified herself as a seamstress who worked on the 3rd floor of Rana Plaza, had been breathing through a pipe from inside the wreckage, army soldiers conducting the rescue operation said.
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