The Daily: Skyfall Premiere
Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The Daily: October 24

Written by Rosie Martin
Not enough Apple in your life? Get the new iPad Mini!
Just two weeks ago Apple sold their 100 millionth iPad. But seemingly unsatisfied with this, they have unveiled yet another product, the iPad Mini, in their attempt to dominate the fast growing tablet market. The new iPad mini can be held in one hand and is a quarter thinner than the new fourth generation iPad which was launched at the same event. Small and nimble, fast and slick, the iPad Mini is not radically different, but we still want to get our hands on one! The iPad Mini starts at £269. See you at the Apple store!

Bid your way up the fashion career ladder
Fashion internships are hard to come by, but four New York designers have teamed up with global charity auction site Charitybuzz.com to offer coveted month long internships at their head offices. Oscar de la Renta, Balenciaga, M Missoni and Valentino are offering crash courses on how to make it at a major fashion label, with training in sales, merchandising, production and PR. The 'lots' are open until 30 October and have been valued at $10,000 each, but Balenciaga's bid is currently at $1350 with a free hand bag thrown in! Get bidding at www.charitybuzz.com

Daniel Craig says Skyfall is a 'beautiful film'
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall gave the royal seal of approval of the new Bond film 'Skyfall' as they attended its world premiere last night at the Royal Albert Hall. Daniel Craig said he was 'incredibly proud' to be playing James Bond for the third time and added that he thought Sam Mendes had made a very 'beautiful' film. Craig was joined at the royal premiere by fellow stars Naomie Harris, Javier Bardem, who plays Bond's nemesis Silva, Ben Whishaw, who stars as Q and Dame Judi Dench who returns once again as secret service boss M.

Pop up concert for Poppy Appeal 2012
Alesha Dixon, Pixie Lott, James Fox, the star of the West End musical 'Let it Be' and the wonderful Military Wives Choir headlined at a free pop up concert today in Trafalgar Square dedicated to Armed Forces families to launch The British Royal Legion's Poppy Appeal 2012. This years Poppy Appeal target is a record breaking £42 million, up from the £40 million they raised last year. The Legion offers flexible and wide-ranging support to all generations of the Armed Forces and their families, including emergency grants, debt advice, employment and training support, assistance through tribunals and inquests, as well as care homes and family breaks. Make sure to get your poppy soon.

Women win equal pay fight in 'landmark' ruling
Women who worked for Birmingham City Council have won a Supreme Court equal pay compensation fight which could allow thousands of workers to bring claims over equal pay dating back years. Law firm Leigh Day & Co said the judgment "effectively extends the time limit for equal pay claims from six months to six years, the biggest change to Equal Pay legislation since it was introduced in 1970, with huge implications for thousands of workers". Solicitors say the Supreme Court judgment is a "landmark" and the most "radical reform" since equal pay legislation was introduced in 1970.



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