Joe Turnbull

  • <Current Affairs
    Top US general lays out five options for US in Syria conflict‏

    An open letter published last week by the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, General Martin Dempsey, has spelled out the military options open to the US with regards to intervening in Syria. Of the five options, Dempsey admitted that four of them amounted to “no less than an act of...

  • <Current Affairs
    UK crime level falls to lowest since 1981‏

    The official Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) this morning showed the number of crimes committed was down 9% on the previous year. This latest decrease, compounded by falls in previous years, means that estimated crime levels are at their lowest since the...

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    Barclays fined £299m by US energy regulator‏

    Banking giant, Barclays, was told yesterday it must pay $435 million within 30 days by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for “rigging” the electricity market. FERC first made the charges last October, accusing the London-based bank of deliberately manipulating energy prices in four US states between November 2006 and December...

  • Art
    Carl McCrow – History Interrupted at Gallery@Oxo

    Carl McCrow’s History Inter...

  • Current Affairs
    MPs could get pay rise of up to £6,000

    A report published this morning by the Independent Parliamentary Stan...

  • <Current Affairs
    New Labour plans could lose Party 90% of union funding

    The general secretary of the GMB trade union, Paul Kenny, has warned that Ed Miliband’s proposals on reforming the relationship between the Labour Party and the unions could see them lose a huge portion of funding and affiliation. Kenny made the remarks on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme this morning. The Labour...

  • Live music
    Flow Forms at Spitalfields Music Summer Festival

    Curated by combination experimental ele...

  • <Current Affairs
    Farage admits to offshore tax haven after previous criticism of tax avoiders

    Nigel Farage, leader of the political party UKIP, has today been exposed for opening an offshore trust fund to avoid tax. The discovery of Farage’s tax evasion is the direct result of an investigation by the Daily Mirror. According to reports, Farage had a tax advisor set up the Farage Family Educational...

  • <Current Affairs
    Clashes between Cameron and Clegg over Syria

    A rift between prime minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg could be developing over Syria after the latter announced his opposition to the idea of intervention on Sunday night’s Andrew Marr Show. Clegg said “the idea that we can provide a unilateral British solution to the problem is fanciful”, but...