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Senior News Writer — Guardian
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Senior news writer at The Guardian.

What kind of Nigeria will the Chibok girls come back to? — The news that the Nigerian government and Boko Haram had reached a deal that would secure the release of the Chibok girls was received with excitement all over the world. I landed in Nigeria the day the news broke, and my phone was flooded with texts and messages to the effect of "Have you heard?".

Lauren Laverne: ‘More charisma than any woman presenter of her generation’ — Lauren Laverne's big break came when Bob Stanley stumbled across her band Kenickie's single in a record shop, loved what he heard, and called the number on the sleeve. Laverne was the band's lead singer and, this being the mid-1990s, it was her home phone number.

Ched Evans refers to rape conviction as ‘act of infidelity’ — Footballer and convicted rapist Ched Evans released a video statement days after walking free from prison, expressing regret for what he described as an "act of infidelity" against his girlfriend. In a short clip posted on a website established to campaign for his innocence, Evans, 25, continued to insist that the woman he was convicted of attacking had consented to sex.

Ched Evans faces uncertain future after serving rape sentence — Ched Evans had scored 35 goals in 42 games for Sheffield United before a jury at Carnaerfon crown court brought his 2011-12 season abruptly to a halt. The 23-year-old Welsh international wept as he was convicted of raping a 19-year-old woman he had met in a pizza queue during a night out in Rhyl.

Protest kiss-in to be held in aisles of Brighton Sainsbury’s — A group of students are to stage a mass kiss-in on Wednesday in the aisles of a Sainsbury's store in Brighton, in protest at the treatment of two gay women who were told a customer found them " disgusting " and threatened with ejection when they shared a brief kiss.

Carswell hails Ukip’s 14th-century election guru, John Wycliffe — Though his personal website modestly reminds readers that the Daily Telegraph named him "Briton of the year" in 2009, Douglas Carswell did not bestow upon himself - or even upon Nigel Farage - the title of "the greatest of Englishmen" during his brief speech after becoming Ukip's first MP on Thursday night.

Newham council drops plans to evict housing campaigners in 24 hours — A group of young single mothers and campaigners who occupied vacant east London flats last month in protest at plans to demolish a housing estate have claimed an interim victory in their battle with Newham council, after it dropped plans to evict them within 24 hours.

Will tale of Lindsay Lohan on London stage end up a tragedy or comedy? — It is early evening in the West End of London, and outside the Playhouse Theatre near Charing Cross, couples are rushing from nearby stations fishing tickets from handbags, while others leap from taxis or wait anxiously for friends outside the door.

Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, the last Mitford sister, dies aged 94 — The last of the famous Mitford sisters, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, has died at the age of 94, her son has said. Deborah Vivien Cavendish and her siblings moved in the same circles as Winston Churchill, John F Kennedy, Adolf Hitler and Evelyn Waugh and epitomised a privileged and glamorous aristocratic life that no longer exists.

Scottish referendum vote-rigging claims spark calls for recount — By mid-afternoon on Monday the number of names on had topped 87,000. "We the undersigned demand a re-vote of the Scottish referendum, counted by impartial international parties," reads the petition, which goes on to cite "countless evidences of fraud" documented during Thursday's poll on independence.
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Oct 29, 2014

@SaveFarmTerrace hi Sara Jane, just sent you an email about Friday, pls let me know if it doesn't reach you!

Oct 28, 2014

RT @david_conn: David Cameron’s Britain: where the poor are forced to steal or beg from food banks. Must-read, by @chakrabortty

Oct 24, 2014

"One woman said she wanted to go into piggery." Miss Uganda contestants compete in farming, via @PGourevitch…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @adavies4: Were your actions morally reprehensible? Ex undercover cop Bob Lambert questioned in #c4news interview last year:…

Oct 23, 2014

@mariemarie0 hi marie, have sent you an email, or cd DM if you follow me briefly! Many thanks

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