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Posted on 2 October 2015 | 11:00 pm

Ione Wells: How I found a way to help others after the nightmare of being sexually abused

In April this year student Ione Wells published a powerful open letter to the teenager who sexually assaulted her as she walked home in Camden, north London. Waiving her right to anonymity, Ms Wells, 20, who is studying at the University of Oxford, described the impact of the attack, directly addressing her assailant in the letter.











Posted on 26 September 2015 | 9:13 pm

Ione Wells: How I found a way to help others after the nightmare of being sexually assaulted

In April this year student Ione Wells published a powerful open letter to the teenager who sexually assaulted her as she walked home in Camden, north London. Waiving her right to anonymity, Ms Wells, 20, who is studying at the University of Oxford, described the impact of the attack, directly addressing her assailant in the letter.


Posted on 26 September 2015 | 9:13 pm

Yvette Cooper: Frightening levels of sexist abuse risk putting a generation of women off politics

Labour risks putting off a generation of women from getting involved with the party because of its sexist and abusive activists who troll them online, Yvette Cooper will warn.











Posted on 26 September 2015 | 7:00 pm

Giant 'blob' of cold water in North Atlantic bucking trend of warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures, say scientists

A giant “blob” of cold water has appeared in the North Atlantic over the summer months, bucking the global trend of warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures around the world, scientists said.











Posted on 26 September 2015 | 7:00 pm

Lord Leach and Open Europe: Only 'big picture' reform will keep Britain in the EU

When Rodney Leach was a young classics tutor at Oxford, he started the Oxford-Hungarian relief fund, helping refugees oppressed by the Russian invasion of 1956.


Posted on 26 September 2015 | 12:02 pm

Ex-Autonomy chiefs say HP was warned over revenue growth

The bitter feud between Hewlett-Packard and former executives of Autonomy took another twist yesterday after two ex-directors of the British tech company claimed HP knew recorded revenue growth would be warped after the takeover.











Posted on 26 September 2015 | 11:59 am

Chancellor's Northern Powerhouse could do with some foreign money

Stand by, Rotherham. Watch out, Walsall. By venturing as far afield as the north-west city of Urumqi on his trip to China this week, George Osborne hopes that Chinese dignitaries jetting into London next month will follow his lead and venture off the track normally beaten on state visits.


Posted on 26 September 2015 | 11:57 am

HSS Hire chief Chris Davies quits after string of profit warnings since float

The chief executive of HSS, the UK’s largest tool-hire company, quit yesterday after a torrid six months marked  by a string of profit warnings and 70 per cent collapse in the share price.











Posted on 26 September 2015 | 11:54 am

Global markets take heart from a show of strength in America

Encouraging growth figures from the world’s biggest economy cheered global stock markets yesterday as the Federal Reserve’s chair Janet Yellen said the US was strong enough to fend off the recent turmoil.


Posted on 26 September 2015 | 11:53 am

Jeremy Corbyn to apologise for Iraq war on behalf of the Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn is set to use his first conference speech as Labour leader to apologise on behalf of his party for taking Britain into war in Iraq.


Posted on 26 September 2015 | 11:40 am

'Blood moon' prompts Mormon announcement: This is NOT the end of the world

A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning its members to not believe the end of the world is near.


Posted on 26 September 2015 | 11:27 am

'Wolf Hall' director says he rowed with Culture Secretary over BBC licence fee

The director of TV drama Wolf Hall, Peter Kosminsky, has revealed he had “a row” with the Culture Secretary on Thursday over the future of the BBC.











Posted on 26 September 2015 | 11:18 am

Hillary Clinton emails: More emails found that former Secretary of State failed to disclose

The Obama administration has discovered a further chain of emails that Hillary Clinton failed to disclose when giving over a supposed full record of work related correspondence during her time as Secretary of State.


Posted on 26 September 2015 | 10:36 am

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell claims Labour will back Osborne's fiscal policy

Labour’s new shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has said the party will support George Osborne’s fiscal charter designed to guarantee “budget responsibility”.











Posted on 26 September 2015 | 10:02 am

Michelle Obama and Chinese counterpart name Washington Zoo's panda cub

Michelle Obama and her Chinese counterpart have named Washington Zoo’s baby panda.


Posted on 26 September 2015 | 9:53 am

Pope Francis visits Harlem school, Central Park and Madison Square Garden

Pope Francis is in the heart of New York City.











Posted on 26 September 2015 | 9:29 am