Senior digital editor at the Guardian. Based in London. Formerly New York

LM closes after losing libel action

theguardian.com — The publishers said yesterday they could not meet the £500,000 legal bill and the £375,000 damages awarded to ITN and reporters Penny Marshall and Ian Williams at the high court in London last month. Mick Hume and Helene Guldberg, editor and co-publisher, also claim they face personal bankruptcy.

Trump an unacceptable candidate

press-citizen.com — This is a letter to the small minority of those Iowa City residents who aren't left-wing commies or old guard "Republicrats." You know who you are, central committee. I urge all of the Constitutionally minded and liberty-inclined people of Johnson County to stand up and make your voices heard.

Opinion: How the UN failed South Sudan

wdsu.com — The heart of most U.N. peacekeepers' mission includes the protection of civilians -- and it's a mandate that, in light of recent events, the United Nations must do better at fulfilling. This week, the Security Council received briefings on two investigations into violence that occurred in February in Malakal, South Sudan, at a U.N.

How the UN failed South Sudan (Opinion)

cnn.com — This week, the Security Council received briefings on two investigations into violence that occurred in February in Malakal, South Sudan, at a U.N. base that housed 47,000 displaced people. What did they learn? That despite the heavy presence of U.N.

Opinion: How the UN failed South Sudan

wyff4.com — The heart of most U.N. peacekeepers' mission includes the protection of civilians -- and it's a mandate that, in light of recent events, the United Nations must do better at fulfilling. This week, the Security Council received briefings on two investigations into violence that occurred in February in Malakal, South Sudan, at a U.N.

GOP delegates should be able to vote their conscience

desmoinesregister.com — I'm writing to urge Republican delegates and party leaders to allow all delegates to vote their conscience at next month's Republican National Convention. It is quite clear that Donald Trump is not running a serious campaign - he has fewer than 40 staffers nationwide. Contrast this to Hillary Clinton with almost 900 staffers.

A greedy, corrupt liar

theguardian.com — The result ended any hopes he may have harboured of resuming his political career, condemning him as a greedy man who had been "on the make and on the take" during his time in parliament.

UK riots: Cameron statement and Commons debate - Thursday 11 August 2011

theguardian.com — 6.45am: Good morning and welcome to our continuing live coverage of the aftermath of riots across England where there calm appears to have descended. Here's a round-up of the main overnight developments: * There was no repeat of the mass disorder seen previously in London and other major cities, including Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester.

London riots aftermath - Monday 8 August 2011

Judge calls halt to Mirror's royal exposés

theguardian.com — The Queen last night won a court order banning the Daily Mirror from publishing any further revelations by a reporter who went undercover as a footman at the royal household. In a highly unusual move, the Queen was granted an injunction that puts a halt to the revelations collected by Ryan Parry, published by the Mirror and disseminated through the world over the past two days.
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Jul 29, 2016

@gabyhinsliff @StigAbell which is what makes this story so interesting and hard to categorise.

Jul 29, 2016

@gabyhinsliff @StigAbell right! And most schools would sit back and take the beating from the press

Jul 29, 2016

@stephenkb totally agree. I just think there's more to it than simply 'those terrible free school ideologues'.

Jul 29, 2016

@stephenkb you think? Obv wrong to punish child for failings of parent, but parent also punished child by taking him from school

Jul 29, 2016

@AnnaGupta2 @owenjbennett all true. But parent also punished child by removing him from school that seemed to be benefiting him.

Jul 29, 2016

@roshbeth absolutely. But parent has also apparently punished child by removing him from school that seemed to be working for him.

Jul 29, 2016

@StigAbell oh absolutely. Which the writer acknowledges. But puts a much different gloss on it.

Jul 29, 2016

The story behind the school that 'isolated' a kid whose mum didn't pay his lunch money, is VERY interesting  http://behaviourguru.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/the-michaela-debates-would-that-it.html 


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