Esther Addley on Muck Rack

Esther Addley

Senior News Writer — The Guardian

The Guardian

Like the UK, but better? Interest in New Zealand alternative surges after Brexit vote — It boasts spectacular scenery, a temperate climate and a labour shortage in key areas, but New Zealand's most appealing attribute, according to the country's leading newspaper, may be that it is "18,000km from Boris Johnson".

Cold Feet warms up for return to TV: 'There's a great need for nostalgia' — It was, said actor Fay Ripley, like putting on a comfy old jumper, or running into a friend you hadn't seen for years and remembering how much you liked them.

Countryfile Live: 'For people who like a nice way of living, with picnics' — Like a more sedate Glastonbury with added hedge-laying and ferrets, Countryfile Live touched down in Oxfordshire on Thursday, bringing the immensely popular television programme directly to its audience for the first time in its 28-year history.

Much ado about Shakespeare: UK hosts global Bard summit — How have touring productions of Shakespeare gone down with Japanese audiences? Do the plays work when reimagined as manga books? What can we learn from the style of underpants worn by actors playing Falstaff in previous Royal Shakespeare Company productions?

Bryan Adams retains record for longest time at UK No 1 — It was a very close run thing, but Bryan Adams can sleep easily once more. Twenty-five years (yes, really) since the Canadian singer spent four months at the top of the UK charts with his earworm Everything I do, I do it for you, it had seemed as if his record was at last about to be equalled.

Pigeon fancier faces ban over scam that won him top prize — A leading pigeon fancier is facing expulsion from the sport after admitting cheating in one of its most prestigious races to win prizes worth £11,500. Eamonn Kelly, from Didcot in Oxfordshire, successfully defended his title in the Tarbes National last weekend, after one of 14 birds he registered for the race was recorded as having flown home from Tarbes in southern France with the fastest average time.

Global Pokénomics gives businesses a real-world boost — Transfixed players have fallen off a cliff in California, wandered across the border in Canada and broken a limb in Australia while hunting Pokémon. The authorities at Auschwitz and the Hiroshima memorial have asked players to stay away; the police in Portugal, the Chinese army, the Indonesian civil service and Japan's national centre of incident readiness and cybersecurity have all issued warnings.

Coach Trip: Road to Ibiza review - wish you weren’t here! — The news is unrelentingly grim, the economic forecast grey, politics lurches from tragedy to farce. Even that brief spell of summer weather seems anxious to scarper. Take comfort, then, that despite all indications to the contrary, things could still be worse: you could be a contestant on Coach Trip: Road to Ibiza (E4).

Return of the Games Makers: Britons bring a taste of London to Rio — At the start of this month, at the age of 56, Mary O'Leary retired from her job as a maternity matron in a busy London hospital so she could become a volunteer at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Twitter vows to act more swiftly after banning Leslie Jones abuser — Twitter has vowed to act more quickly and effectively against online abuse, after the social network banned one of its most notorious users following a campaign of vitriolic racist and sexist abuse against the Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones.
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Aug 22, 2016

@NZSocietyUK 2/2 Keen to hear what makes NZ great.. my email if someone had a few mins this afternoon. Thk u!

Aug 22, 2016

@NZSocietyUK hi, i'm a journalist @ Guardian writing about the post-Brexit "Brit invasion" to NZ. Wd any1 be free for quick chat today? 1/2

Aug 05, 2016

RT @EverydaySexism: This is really unbelievable @BBCNews - can you see the irony of this headline with this description? #everydaysexism

Aug 05, 2016

@StealthMagpie i thought first ep v good - familiar but different. hope you'll like it.

Aug 05, 2016

At a press screening for the returning #ColdFeet with (most of) the cast. 13 years since last series!

Aug 04, 2016

RT @TideLineArt: Anyone know Freddy Marr age 6 from London so we can let him know his msg was found in Denmark?! #messageinaboottle

Aug 03, 2016

Coster boy, rhubarb seller, baked potato man - wonderful, vivid portraits of 1850s London street traders 

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