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Cancer director says Goody publicity is positive

Feb
22

A key figure in cancer research says terminally ill Jade Goody's publicity of her cervical cancer, is a 'positive move' in raising awarness of the disease.

Professor Mike Richards, a governmental National Cancer Director for the Department of Health, told Sky News that the reality TV star's deteriorating condition - with Goody having only weeks to live - can help promote knowledge of cervical cancer.

"Jade's case will raise awareness and if this can in any way help people suffering from cervical cancer, then so be it," he said.

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Australia mourns blaze victims as Rudd outlines community rebuilding

Feb
22

Australia is observing a day of national mourning on behalf of victims of bushfires across the southern state of Victoria.

Furthermore, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, speaking at a memorial service in Melbourne, insists that effected communities will be rebuilt.

The fires, which started on the 7th February, have claimed 209 deaths in the worst fires in Australia's history and have resulted in one man charged with starting the blazes and police suspecting arson in another case.

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Smith denies wrongdoing in second home dispute

Feb
22

Jacqui Smith denies any wrongdoing regarding her alleged abuse of MPs' second home allowances.

The Home Secretary faces an investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, John Lyon, in to claims she uses her sister's London home as a main residence, despite reports Ms Smith spends as little as two nights a week there. 

Ms Smith's main constituency residence is in Redditch, Worcestershire, where she has reportedly illegally gained £116,000 in second home expenses on the property.

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Hiddink's golden touch rejuvenates Chelsea

Feb
21

In the build up to this vital clash, Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill said that Chelsea had to beat his side to stand any chance of winning the title. Nicolas Anelka’s first half goal ensured that the Blues still have faint hope of taking the title back to Stamford Bridge.

The Frenchman struck in the 19th minute and Chelsea dominated the first half. Villa rallied after the break, but a lack of quality in the final third ensured that Chelsea held on for a vital three points that lifts them back into third.

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Interactive masterclass with BBC's Allan Little

Feb
19

This is the first of a series of masterclass sessions with senior journalists visiting the Centre for Journalism, produced as an interactive Flash presentation. BBC World Affairs correspondent Allan Little talks to staff and students about his career reporting from some of the world's most difficult places.

This is an embeddable file. Click the 'share' button on the presentation's main menu to embed it into your own web site or personal blog. Note: Will work best with the most up-to-date version of the free Quicktime player, available here

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Canterbury lecture: David Freud.

Feb
18

Just wanted to draw your attention to the Lord Mayor's public lecture at the campus in Canterbury on Friday at 6pm. It is being given by David (now Lord) Freud who is very much in the news as he defected from being an advisor on welfare to Gordon Brown and crossed over to the Tories last week. David Cameron made him a Lord and a front bench spokesman. He is a former distinguished Financial Times journalist although he started out as a trainee on the Western Daily Mail and he will talk on the timely subject of  'The Crash and Beyond.'

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Timed Writing Test 2: Feb 24

Feb
17

Just to remind you that your second and final timed writing test for Reporting and Writing One is Tuesday February 24.

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Windies swelter in Antiguan sun

Feb
15

It has been an eventful 10 days in the West Indies, and a week and a half the English camp will want to forget – a demoralising innings and 23 run defeat including a second innings slump of 51 all out; a test match in Antigua which lasted only 10 balls before it was abandoned and moved 50 miles into town; but finally, some good news, as the English top order ran the West Indies fielders ragged on the first day of the 2nd test, take two.

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Quick-fire Anelka steadies Chelsea

Feb
14

After a week dominated by the latest bout of managerial turmoil in West London, the focus was switched back to matters on the pitch. A quick-fire Nicolas Anelka hat trick gave Chelsea a deserved victory over Watford in front of their new manager Guus Hiddink.

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