The Apprentice 2014 final – live!

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So will Bianca’s alleged ‘negative game’ bring her down at the final hurdle? Or will Mark’s tendency to bend the truth at times cost him big time? The two finalists go head to head 8.21pm GMT Welcome to the final of The Apprentice 2014 liveblog with festive bleedin’ bells on. I’ve laid on this extended holly and ivy-strewn blog which will span the FULL two hours of the show and aftermath, yes, including You’re Hired straight afterwards. This is it, ... more

De Blasio at centre of police storm after two NYPD officers shot dead

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Mayor attends mass as cardinal calls for ‘the peace only our lord can give’Ex-NYPD commissioner says mayor’s comments ‘set off this firestorm’Two NYPD officers ‘assassinated’ before anger turns on mayor – in picturesOpinion: ‘Wartime’ NYPD blames protesters. Have we learned nothing?It was a cold, cloudy and quiet morning in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, but from blocks away in many directions the flashing lights of a cop car could be seen. The car was stationed on a corner opposite the spot where ... more

Twitter and Instagram users can learn a lot about capturing the zeitgeist from a 1920s Chicago journalist

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Social media give us the power to create a real-time portrait of our age, just as pioneering journalist Ben Hecht documented his own eraChicago, late afternoon in 1921. Outside, the pavements are slick with rain and in the newsroom, amid cigar smoke, they can feel the rumble as the Chicago Daily News rolls off the press. Enter reporter Ben Hecht, with a new idea. He will write a daily sketch of the city’s life, modelled on the stories of Scheherazade ... more

Ukip councillor Rozanne Duncan expelled for ‘jaw-dropping’ comments

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Kent councillor is alleged to have brought the party into disrepute in yet-to-be-broadcast TV interviewA Ukip councillor in Kent has been expelled for allegedly bringing the party into disrepute with “jaw dropping” remarks in a yet-to-be-aired television interview, it has been reported.Rozanne Duncan is a councillor in South Thanet, the Kent constituency where Nigel Farage intends to stand in next year’s general election and in August let slip the party leader’s plans, which had hitherto been kept secret. Continue reading...

New Jersey strip club featured in The Sopranos robbed of $30,000

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Lodi’s Satin Dolls stood in as fictional Bada Bing in popular HBO showPolice say two men with shotguns forced club owner and others to open safeAuthorities say the northern New Jersey strip club that was used in filming of the HBO show The Sopranos has been robbed of $30,000.Lodi police say that two men with shotguns robbed the club, Satin Dolls, early Sunday morning. The men fled after the robbery. Continue reading...