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

Litvinenko postmortem ‘most dangerous ever in western world’ — The postmortem examination of the body of Alexander Litvinenko was "one of the most dangerous postmortems ever undertaken in the western world" because of the risk of radiative contamination, the inquiry into his death has been told.

Putin ordered Alexander Litvinenko murder, inquiry into death told — Vladimir Putin is "a common criminal dressed up as a head of state" who personally ordered the murder of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, the public inquiry into his death has been told.

Alexander Litvinenko had survived another poisoning attempt, inquiry told — Alexander Litvinenko was the victim of not one but two attempts to poison him with radioactive polonium, the public inquiry into his murder has been told.

Alexander Litvinenko death gives rise to issues of ‘utmost gravity’ — The killing of Alexander Litvinenko gives rise to issues of the "utmost gravity" which have attracted "worldwide interest and concern", the chairman of the public inquiry into his death has said. Opening the inquiry on Tuesday, more than eight years after the Russian dissident was murdered in London, Sir Robert Owen vowed to carry out "a full and independent inquiry into the circumstances of the death of Alexander Litvinenko".

The Sun’s Page 3 is surviving on nothing but a necklace and a wink — "I don't think it's immoral or indecent or anything," said Rupert Murdoch of Page 3. "But show it to me in any other newspaper I own. Never in America, never in Australia. Never. Never. Never. It just would not be accepted."

What exactly is a wazzock? A guide to the James Blunt 'controversy' for non-Brits

James Corden: the kid who thought it a good idea to set off the fire alarm

London New Year’s Eve fireworks made ticket-only for first time — Exactly a year ago, an estimated 500,000 people crammed into a small section of central London to view the New Year's Eve firework display, resulting in crowded conditions that the mayor, Boris Johnson, said had made the free event "untenable".

The 10 top news stories of 2014 on — George Clooney got married and Tony Benn died. Germany won the World Cup, Scotland thought about independence, and two Malaysian airliners fell out of the sky. In the year of Isis and the ice bucket challenge, the Rosetta landing and #BringBackOurGirls, what were the stories that most gripped readers of

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen: the thriving culture of pub Christmas carols — Shortly before 8.30pm, as the Sportsman Inn at Lodge Moor on the western edge of Sheffield is beginning to fill up with animated winter drinkers, someone arrives with a small electronic keyboard and sets it on a table near the bay window. "What's that strange contraption?" jokes one of the regulars near the front.
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Jan 29, 2015

@annekeothavong i'm a news reporter based in london, wd love to talk to u Friday morning if poss? 2/2

Jan 29, 2015

@annekeothavong anne wd u be available for a brief i'view w/ the Guardian abt Mauresmo & female coaches? don't know if you're in UK/Aus 1/2

Jan 29, 2015

No #Litvinenko inquiry today - chairman not sitting again til next Monday.

Jan 28, 2015

RT @JGForsyth: Current Guardian projection is for the Tories and Labour to both have 273 seats, the peak chaos result.

Jan 28, 2015

Less than a millionth of a gramme of polonium would be enough to kill, says nuclear scientist codenamed A1 #Litvinenko

Jan 28, 2015

RT @byameliahill: Were you born 2-7 May 1997 (inclusive)? Want to talk to The Gdn about politics, politicians & voting for the 1st time? …

Jan 28, 2015

#Litvinenko inquiry now hearing from unnamed & unseen nuclear scientist, "A1", who works in "what I'll call broadly the nuclear industry"

Jan 28, 2015

Andrej Lugovoi, sought by UK over #Litvinenko murder, told Russian media inquiry a "judicial farce" set up after Ukraine crisis, court told

Jan 28, 2015

Pathologist: post mortem on #Litvinenko was 'one of the most dangerous PMs ever undertaken in the western world' cos of radioactive risk

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