Zoe Ong

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IPCC investigates contact between Hollie Gazzard and Gloucester police

The police watchdog has launched an investigation into the contact that officers had with hairdresser Hollie Gazzard before she was fatally stabbed.<p>Gazzard, 20, died in an attack at the salon where she worked in Gloucester last month. A man from Cheltenham, Asher Thomas Maslin, 22, has been charged …

Boris: Extremist parents are child abusers

Children taught extremist views by their parents should be placed in social services, Boris Johnson has claimed.<p>The London mayor said hundreds of …

China's manufacturing, services sectors diverge in February | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s services sector regained some momentum in February but its manufacturing sector struggled, separate surveys showed on Monday, with the divergence adding to the difficulty in assessing the strength of the economy at the start of 2014.<p>Customers walk past boutiques of …

This Lent I will eat no food, to highlight the hunger all around us

Lent this year begins on 5 March. From that day until Palm Sunday I'm not going to eat any food. I'll have a glass of fruit juice in the morning, some vegetable stock in the evening and make sure to keep hydrated but otherwise I won't be eating anything at all. This will be a time of study, prayer, …

Russian markets plunge as Putin tightens Crimea grip | Reuters

MOSCOW/PEREVALNOYE, Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia paid a heavy financial price on Monday for its military intervention in neighbouring Ukraine, with stocks, bonds and the rouble plunging as President Vladimir Putin’s forces tightened their grip on the Russian-speaking Crimea region.<p>The Moscow stock …

Oscars 2014: the final countdown

Frock? Check. Speech? Check. Tablecloth? Check. There's a mere five hours to go until red carpet coverage of the 86th Academy Awards starts, and seven until the ceremony. So you should be fully primped and primed for this year's Oscars.<p>If not, we can help: below is a comprehensive reading list of …

Oscars 2014: the after parties

The morning after the night before... After the Oscars, the serious business starts, as the stars show up to the legendary post-awards bashes, including the Governors Ball, the Vanity Fair Oscars party and the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar party

Oscars 2014 live: the ceremony

The Oscars done and dusted<p>It’s over, it’s over, it‘s finally over. What began on the sticky, bloody red carpet culminated - possibly five hours, conceivably five days - later with a last gasp victory for 12 Years a Slave, a sudden turnabout to dent the otherwise impregnable Gravity.<p>Was it dramatic? …

People Celebrity

It’s like Chekhov always said: Never make a joke about giving pizza to celebrities in the first act if you’re not going to actually give the celebrities pizza in the third act.<p>Ellen DeGeneres‘s original joke about ordering pizza to the Hollywood & Highland Center was an enjoyably silly bit of …

Ukraine tells Putin: this could be war

Thousands of Ukrainian troops put on combat alert as UK calls urgent meeting of UN Security Council<p>Ukraine defied Russian aggression on Saturday night warning that any military intervention would lead to war.<p>Ukraine’s acting leaders appeared on television in a sombre address to the nation after …