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Guardian pays £75 compensation for bearded insults on blog

How much compensation should be paid to a journalist who is insulted by comment is free readers over his beard? The Guardian decided on the princely sum of £75. This was apparently the amount paid to Paul Markillie, special features editor of The Economist after his report Blue sky thinking was posted on their site last month. As well as the content of his text, some readers took...
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An important lesson for Alan Johnson

When Alan Johnson visits his “forgotten” constituents in Hull, I hope he grabs a mop and joins in the clean-up operation, that he shows some genuine concern by his actions, not just empty words. An important lesson for him to learn is that he still represents his constituents, thousands who feel their suffering from the recent horrendous flooding has been ignored by government. The...
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The missing – Jacob Wetterling

Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped by a masked gunman in 1979 aged 11. He was cycling home from a convenience store in Minnesota where he had rented a video with his brother and a friend when the gunman appeared from a  driveway and ordered the boys to throw their bikes into a ditch and lie on the ground. He later ordered the other boys to run off and not look back else he...
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