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

UK minister asks foreign governments to clarify rights of gay people — The government has written to the authorities in more than 70 countries and foreign jurisdictions in an attempt to clarify the rights of gay people who are working or travelling abroad.

Oat cuisine: UK's first pop-up porridge cafe opens for business — For lunch, Ellie Bamber had treated herself to an arborio rice porridge of slow-cooked beef ragu, feta and basil, which she followed with buckwheat porridge topped with passion fruit, coconut and agave nectar. Dessert, she concluded, wasn't quite as good as the main, "but only because the beef was fantastic".

Their leader takes a giant tumble, but the Greens keep marching on — Tuesday, according to Green party leader Natalie Bennett, was an "absolutely excruciating" day for her. Bennett, leader of the Greens since 2012, was launching the party's election campaign and had scheduled a full day of media interviews. But by 10am the wheels had spectacularly fallen off the Greens' campaign.

Litvinenko inquiry hears alleged killer may have been coached by FSB — A businessman who worked with Andrei Lugovoi, one of the alleged killers of Alexander Litvinenko, told British police he believed his colleague was being coached by the Russian security services in the weeks after the murder, the high court has heard.

Nick Leeson on banking: extremely competitive … and improperly policed — Last Thursday, 19 years and 361 days after he briefly became one of the most famous people in the world, Nick Leeson sat his 10-year-old son down and told him about that time he singlehandedly lost £862m and bust one of the oldest merchant banks in the world.

Cohousing: 'It makes sense for people with things in common to live together' — Angela Ratcliffe was talking to her daughter on the phone one day when, "a propos of nothing, she said to me: 'Mum, have you thought about the future?' And I said, 'No, I haven't.'" Ratcliffe's husband had died more than a decade earlier and, as someone who had always been extremely independent, she was determined on one point in particular: "I just didn't want to become a problem for my kids."

Farm Terrace allotment holders launch campaign to save nation's plots — A group of amateur gardeners has launched a campaign to save the nation's allotments after their local council submitted a third bid to build over their plots, despite being defeated in court on its two previous attempts.

Back for Thor: how Iceland is reconnecting with its pagan past — On Thursday, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson flew to the tiny fishing town of Höfn on Iceland's south-east coast to conduct a marriage ceremony. Hilmarsson, who lives near Reykjavík, is not a churchman or a registrar; in fact, he is a pioneering film composer and musician who has collaborated with Sigur Rós and Björk among others.

Teachers would be trained to tackle homophobia in schools under Labour — All new and existing teachers will be trained in tackling homophobic bullying under Labour plans to eradicate anti-gay prejudice from schools. Unveiling measures designed to support the estimated 215,000 lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils in British schools the shadow education secretary, Tristram Hunt, said schools have a duty to show "a zero-tolerance approach" to homophobia in the classroom and playground.

Litvinenko had long-standing bitter feud with Putin, inquiry told — Alexander Litvinenko had a deeply personal and long-standing feud with Vladimir Putin, and months before his murder wrote that Russia's president was a paedophile, the public inquiry into Litvinenko's death has heard . Giving evidence for the first time, Marina Litvinenko said her husband waged a vociferous political campaign against Putin after they fled Moscow in 2000 and moved to London.
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Mar 06, 2015

RT @shattenstone: Sierra Leone sprinter Jimmy Thoronka has been arrested at Walworth police station for expired Plse retweet

Mar 04, 2015

@CharlieEnglish1 if you like i'll write you that for a sleeve blurb for your new book

Mar 04, 2015

RT @AlbertoNardelli: Speeding fines in Finland are linked to income. This millionaire was fined €54,000:…

Mar 03, 2015

@DougGay agree-but considered this carefully & left out much that cd look unkind. also have resp to report what i'm told tho. it's a balance

Mar 03, 2015

RT @DawnHFoster: When even the Spectator admit inequality is a huge issue, you feel we might be at a tipping point

Mar 03, 2015

RT @michaelsheen: Thankfully, I have also been seen this week trying to peel an onion with a potato peeler, just to keep things balanced.

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