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RT @guardiannews: Ed Miliband: If you want a PM who looks good in a photo, don't vote for me http://www.theguardian.com/politic... https://twitter.com/guardia...
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UK GDP figures to show economy has finally hit pre-crisis peak - business live - http://www.theguardian.com/busines...
Has Britain's economy finally clawed back all the activity lost since the great financial crisis? We find out at 9.30am when the latest GDP figures are released. Introduction: GDP figures to show state of the recovery But GDP per capita is still lagging Chart: Slowest recovery since at least 1920 RBS rushes out results, shares surge 9.20am BST Ed Balls has rather pre-empted today's growth figures, in an article in today's Guardian. In it, the shadow chancellor argues that there's no cause for complacent celebrations, just because GDP has reached its pre-crisis levels (assuming it does....) Not only is it two years later than the chancellors original plan said, and three years after the US reached the same point, its also the case that GDP per head wont recover to where it was for around another three years in other words, a lost decade for living standards. 9.07am BST Just over 20 minutes to wait until we learn how fast the UK economy grew in the second quarter of 2014. Paul...
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Fifty Shades of Grey trailer: through a glass, daftly - http://www.theguardian.com/film...
Fifty Shades of Grey trailer: through a glass, daftly
Fifty Shades of Grey trailer: through a glass, daftly
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The first full trailer for the S&M romance is out, and rather than filth, it offers a lot of shots of Jamie Dornan gazing out of an office. Is this just confessions of a window clinger? The first Fifty Shades of Grey trailer is here. Well, the first official Fifty Shades of Grey trailer, at least ever since the film was announced, YouTube has slowly become riddled with hundreds of fan-made Fifty Shades of Grey trailers, all of them exclusively consisting of clips from Secretary set to My Heart Will Go On. But this one's official. For Fifty Shades of Grey fans, this trailer is a big deal. It answers questions like "Will it be as dirty as the book?" "Will Jamie Dornan be a better Christian Grey than Charlie Humman?" and "How many times will Dakota Johnson say 'Holy crap' out loud before she becomes genuinely unbearable?" But for newcomers, it offers a chance to tell the story of Fifty Shades of Grey. Here is that story. Continue reading...
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Shift workers at higher risk of diabetes, study finds - http://www.theguardian.com/society...
Shift workers at higher risk of diabetes, study finds
Shift workers at higher risk of diabetes, study finds
Research finds shift work carries 9% higher risk of type 2 diabetes, especially in men and those with rotating shift patterns Medics, police officers and firefighters could be at increased risk of developing diabetes, experts have said after research linked shift work to a heightened risk of being diagnosed with the condition. Compared with normal office hours, working shifts carries a 9% higher risk of developing diabetes, the study found. Continue reading...
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Kim Dotcom: 'The Internet party will abolish mass surveillance' - http://www.theguardian.com/technol...
Tech tycoon believes politicians need to work harder to engage the youth vote, and says 'internet is the biggest gift of mankind' Continue reading...
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Guardians of the Galaxy review a whip-smart, risky space romp - http://www.theguardian.com/film...
Guardians of the Galaxy review a whip-smart, risky space romp
Guardians of the Galaxy review a whip-smart, risky space romp
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A new troupe of intergalactic comedy badasses sets out to save the universe in Marvel's self-satirising superhero movie More on Guardians of the Galaxy Having amassed a huge pot of money from all those superhero movies, Marvel can afford to have a bit of fun and take some risks, and the result is this irrepressibly rollicking space romp which is likely to fill those coffers even more. Movies like this are usually described in terms of popcorn but a better comparison would be Space Dust: it's fun, wacky, explosive and bursting with artificial colours. The latter certainly gave the make-up department plenty to do. As befits a comic book story, this galaxy is populated by a rainbow nation of humanoids with bright skin tones, coloured contact lenses, ornate body art, zany hairstyles and even zany eyebrow styles. Earth figures only in the prologue, circa 1988, when our future hero, Peter Quill, is abducted by a spaceship, moments after his mother's death. All he can take with him is his...
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Single-dose radiotherapy could transform breast cancer treatment - http://www.theguardian.com/society...
Single-dose radiotherapy could transform breast cancer treatment
Single-dose radiotherapy could transform breast cancer treatment
Intrabeam radiotherapy, which has go-ahead for NHS use, is given during surgery, eliminating need for additional hospital trips Tens of thousands of breast cancer patients could benefit from a new type of radiotherapy which could be delivered during surgery instead of making them take a course of treatment. Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional go-ahead for NHS use by the health finance watchdog. Continue reading...
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RBS reports largest profits since bailout as share price soars - http://www.theguardian.com/busines...
RBS reports largest profits since bailout as share price soars
RBS reports largest profits since bailout as share price soars
Royal Bank of Scotland opens 10% up on market as figures reveal £1.3bn profit largest since taxpayer rescue in 2008 Royal Bank of Scotland has reported its highest first-half profits since its 2008 taxpayer bailout, after an improvement in the economic backdrop and lower bad debts. Shares in the 81% taxpayer owned bank jumped 14% after it was forced to issue its figures a week early as a result of improvement in profit to £2.6bn in the six months to the end of June. Continue reading...
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Lloyds Banking Group confirms Libor-rigging settlement is close - http://www.theguardian.com/busines...
Lloyds Banking Group confirms Libor-rigging settlement is close
Lloyds Banking Group confirms Libor-rigging settlement is close
Bailed-out bank says it is in late-stage talks over final amount of fine to be paid to Financial Conduct Authority and US regulators Lloyds Banking Group is close to reaching a settlement with regulators over how much it should pay out for its role in the Libor-rigging scandal, the bailed-out bank has confirmed for the first time. In a statement published on Friday, Lloyds said it was in "late-stage" talks over the sum, but insisted it had not yet agreed on a final figure. Continue reading...
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Moylan given 20 month suspended sentence for Whitehaven coal hoax - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Supreme court sentences 26-year-old over bogus ANZ press release that temporarily wiped $300m off mining company's share price Continue reading...
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A bulldog jaw and solemn warnings but India calls the shots on Morrison - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Delhi has succeeded where the courts and opposition have failed by forcing the Coalition into the open over its boat policy Continue reading...
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Why I'd like to be Chewbacca in Star Wars - http://www.theguardian.com/film...
Why I'd like to be Chewbacca in Star Wars
Why I'd like to be Chewbacca in Star Wars
He's a giant dog/bear with a blood-curdling howl who oozes cool as he flies spaceships around the Star Wars galaxy and shoots clone fascists with lasers plus he saved me from the terrors of Watership Down Why I'd like to be Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink Why I'd like to be Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction Why I'd like to be Val Kilmer in Tombstone My parents named me after Luke Skywalker, so it's a happy coincidence that I love Star Wars with a ferocity located somewhere between distracting and actually dangerous. If I didn't, the first time someone quipped, "Luke, i am your father" would have been just as tiresome as the billionth; as it stands, I don't mind people making the association, and do nothing to dissuade them from their belief that they've coined a Wildean zinger of bon mottery. But it's not my force-flinging namesake that made the biggest impression on me. No, that dubious honour goes to the great walking carpet himself, Chewbacca. Or, to give him his full and...
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MH17: Australia ready to send police to secure crash site - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
MH17: Australia ready to send police to secure crash site
MH17: Australia ready to send police to secure crash site
Tony Abbott says 90 police officers are ready to be deployed to eastern Ukraine site where Malaysia Airlines plane was downed Continue reading...
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Parkes and Narrabri telescopes may shut within two years, CSIRO warns - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Budget cuts of $114m have raised pressure on the sites and will need external funding to survive, Australia's space chief says Continue reading...
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How we made the Live/Revive/Lament opera performance app - http://www.theguardian.com/culture...
How we made the Live/Revive/Lament opera performance app
How we made the Live/Revive/Lament opera performance app
Always asked to turn off your phone at a performance? This app must be used during the show, as a key piece of the narrative Continue reading...
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Can Vysk's QS1 smartphone case really make handsets unhackable? - http://www.theguardian.com/technol...
Technology startup claims $230 accessory will provide 'the most secure form of communication in the world' Continue reading...
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Football transfer rumours: Iker Casillas to Arsenal? - http://www.theguardian.com/footbal...
Todays tittle-tattle is hoping for an Ali-style comeback Continue reading...
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BSkyB to buy Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland for £4.9bn cash - http://www.theguardian.com/busines...
BSkyB to buy Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland for £4.9bn cash
BSkyB to buy Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland for £4.9bn cash
Broadcaster to buy Fox's 57.4% interest in German firm, while Italian purchase to use cash and National Geographic sale BSkyB is to become a pan-European broadcasting company after agreeing to buy Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland from their parent group, Fox, for a combined £4.9bn in cash. Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox will maintain its 39% stake in the enlarged Sky, which will bring together 20 million customers in three of Europe's richest economies. Continue reading...
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Air Algérie AH5017 crash brings week's airliner death toll to 450 - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Air Algérie AH5017 crash brings week's airliner death toll to 450
Air Algérie AH5017 crash brings week's airliner death toll to 450
Airliner comes down in north Africa with 116 on board, including 51 French, after departing Burkina Faso for Algiers An Algerian aircraft carrying 110 passengers and six crew crashed in northern Africa early on Thursday with the apparent death of all on board the third airliner disaster in a week. Flight AH5017 operated by Air Algérie vanished from radar screens around 50 minutes after taking off from Burkina Faso en route to Algiers. It had reportedly asked to divert from its planned course because of heavy rain and poor visibility over northern Mali. Continue reading...
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Boot up: Instagram goes after Snapchat, Airbnb tenants, mobile Pirates - http://www.theguardian.com/technol...
Plus, Sony coughs up, old media attracts new, Twitter's disparity and leaked Xperia Z3 Continue reading...
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Scott Morrison confirms Tamil asylum seekers to be brought to Australia - video - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Scott Morrison confirms Tamil asylum seekers to be brought to Australia - video
Immigration minister confirmed that 157 asylum seekers intercepted by the Australian navy will be brought to Australia. The Tamil asylum seekers, who have spent nearly a month at sea, will be given access to Indian consular officials Continue reading...
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Gaza crisis: Two Palestinian protesters die in worst West Bank protest since second intifada - live updates - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
At least two Palestinians killed and scores wounded as 10,000 march in West Bank More major protests expected in worst unrest since second intifada Fallout continues from apparent Israeli strike on UN shelter which killed more than 15 Continue reading...
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Malaysia ferry sinks with loss of life - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Malaysia ferry sinks with loss of life
Malaysia ferry sinks with loss of life
Three bodies recovered and eight people missing as boat taking Indonesians home for Eid al-Fitr sinks off southern Malaysia At least three people died after an overloaded boat ferrying Indonesians home for the Eid al-Fitr festival sank off southern Malaysia, according to officials. Three bodies were recovered, 10 people were rescued and eight more remained missing in the incident, which took place early on Thursday the latest in a string of boat accidents in the run-up to the Islamic holiday. Continue reading...
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Scott Morrison press conference over asylum seekers held at sea live - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Immigration minister faces questions following Guardian Australia's exclusive report that 157 Tamils will be sent to mainland detention. Continue reading...
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Colorado cattle drive protects fragile ecosystems in pictures - http://www.theguardian.com/artandd...
Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson documents Steve Pargin, a third generation rancher, as he and a crew led by his head cowboy, David Thompson, herd cattle from mountain range to mountain range, preventing them from damaging fragile ecosystems by grazing there too long Continue reading...
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Hackers exploiting Internet Explorer to expose security flaws on a huge scale - http://www.theguardian.com/technol...
Exploits can expose software and security systems, researchers warn, helping hackers attack remote machines undetected Continue reading...
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Working up a sweat?
Working up a sweat?
If your working conditions are too hot for comfort, there are steps you can take Continue reading...
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Bolivia's child labour law shames us all - http://www.theguardian.com/global-...
Bolivia's child labour law shames us all
Bolivia's child labour law shames us all
Children aged just 10 are now permitted to work why do we keep denying children their right to a childhood? It is depressing to hear that Bolivia has become the first country to legalise child labour, reducing the minimum age of employment from 14 years old to just 10. Continue reading...
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An 'audience with' David Mitchell or Stephen Fry? I'd rather have more gags - http://www.theguardian.com/stage...
An 'audience with' David Mitchell or Stephen Fry? I'd rather have more gags
An 'audience with' David Mitchell or Stephen Fry? I'd rather have more gags
Increasingly, big-name comedians are swapping the usual standup format for something that seems more intimate, honest and a bit of a get-out When is a standup gig not a standup gig? David Mitchell's announcement this week of an upcoming tour offers some clues. It's not a comedy show, it's more of a book tour. But it's not a conventional book tour, either. "[Mitchell's] appearances," according to the comedy journo Jay Richardson on Chortle.com, "will have an 'audience with' format instead." It's increasingly common: a well-loved comic returning to the live arena after some time away, but in the "An audience with " format, which isn't obliged to be primarily funny, rather than a gloves-off comedy show. We've had An Evening With John Cleese, Dawn French's "something between a play, a monologue and an autobiographical slide-show", and Sandi Toksvig's "uniquely witty evening of stand-up, stories and fascinating facts" . And there are live events with Stephen Fry, to promote the publication...
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HSBC froze my ill and elderly mum's deposit account - http://www.theguardian.com/money...
HSBC froze my ill and elderly mum's deposit account
HSBC froze my ill and elderly mum's deposit account
Bank gave us two weeks' notice but due to my mother's poor health it was not possible for her to contact them in time Continue reading...
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