Crikey Worm: jobs boom in 2017

By Chris Woods

Good morning, early birds. Employment growth ballooned in 2017, and a new biopsy test promises to detect early-stage cancerous tumours long before they turn deadly. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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V&A's £80m Dundee museum to open in September

By Mark Brown Arts correspondent

Building inspired by Scottish cliffs will house Beano art and feature ocean liners exhibition

The £80m V&A Museum Of Design Dundee on the banks of the Tay, housed in a dazzling building inspired by cliffs on the east coast of Scotland, is to open in September.

Details were announced on Thursday for what will be the V&A's first outpost outside London and Scotland's first design museum. Chief among those was the opening date of 15 September, revealed by the gallery's director, Philip Long, who said he was thrilled.

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England's cathedrals face financial crisis as running costs soar

By Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent

Inquiry criticises management of some Anglican buildings and urges CoE to ask for state funds

A significant number of England's 42 historic Anglican cathedrals are at “severe financial risk” and some have ineffective and under-resourced management, an investigation set up by the archbishops of Canterbury and York has found.

The Church of England should begin discussions with the government about the possibility of state funding for the country's most venerated ancient buildings, it recommended.

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Andreas Gursky on the photograph that changed everything: 'It was pure intuition'

By Interview by Dale Berning Sawa

It went against all he had been taught. But this image of Salerno harbour was a turning point for the great photographer, paving the way to his epic landscapes

It was 1990 and I was out driving with my family, sightseeing in and around Naples. Late in the afternoon, we came across this view over the harbour of Salerno. The sun was setting over the city so I had to hurry. I set up my tripod and my 4×5 inch camera, then took four frames. There was no time to weigh up whether it was worth it or not.

Visually, everything was completely at odds with what I had been taught. My teachers, the conceptual artists Bernd and Hilla Becher, had told me to avoid photographing with sunlight, blue sky or strong shadows. But I thought the warm sunlight here made for something quite kitsch. Also, up until this point, human beings had been the focus of my work – but here there were none in sight. Yet I was overwhelmed by what I saw: the complexity of the image, the accumulation of goods, the cars, the containers. I hadn't been sure the photograph would work. I just felt compelled. It was pure intuition.

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Injury of the ancient mariner: Rupert Murdoch wrecks his back while sailing

By Glenn Dyer

Rupert Murdoch's famous love of sailing has landed him in hospital. Can the 86 year old sustain the hobby?

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Wolff book in TV adaptation … vale Steven Alward … Ten’s new owners? …

By Emily Watkins

Trump White House heads for the screen treatment while Channel Ten falls could be seeing a new ownership structure.

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Rundle: Fed Square Apple store will destroy that public space and our sense of community with it

By Guy Rundle

For Victorian Labor, the spruiking for Apple is naked desperation in the absence of any real solutions to a thinning and precarious economic base.

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Carillion and co expose serious flaws in outsourcing

By Glenn Dyer

Does poor management of outsourcing by governments breed laziness and incompetence in major companies? The collapse of a major UK company poses serious questions for a key tenet of neoliberalism.

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