News archive from 8 March 2014, page 11

A day in the life of The Wright Stuff

A day in the life of The Wright Stuff

Matthew Wright It's 7am on a Friday, and I'm on the top floor of the central London shopping centre from which Princess Productions, the company who also make Got To Dance and Sunday Brunch, broadcast Channel 5's weekday news-chat behemoth The Wright...

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Postman is jailed for theft of cash from Leeds mail depot

Postman is jailed for theft of cash from Leeds mail depot

A postman has been jailed after he was caught stealing packages of foreign currency in a covert operation. Thomas Maloney was arrested after Royal Mail investigators carried out the operation at their Hunslet depot in Leeds following complaints from...

 
Harry’s memory set to live on at birthday auction

Harry’s memory set to live on at birthday auction

A heartbroken mum is holding a special birthday auction to help her late son's memory live on. Harry Whitlam, 11, died in August after he was involved in an accident with a tractor at Swithens Farm, in Rothwell. The youngster died at Leeds General...

 
Man cleared of sex attacks on women in Leeds

Man cleared of sex attacks on women in Leeds

A MAN accused of sex attacks on two women in separate incidents in Leeds has been cleared of all charges. A jury of six men and six women found Michael Cardy not guilty of rape, attempted rape and assault by penetration following a week-long trial at...

 

China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory

Beijing's anger over the past is never far from the surface, and relations have deteriorated sharply over the past 18 months because of a dispute over a chain of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea. "On the two issues of principle, history...

 
Plans for new Goldthorpe primary school given go ahead

Plans for new Goldthorpe primary school given go ahead

Plans have been approved to build a new £1.3 million primary school in Goldthorpe. An outline planning application was granted for the 300 place and 26 place nursery that will replace the existing stone-built Victorian school at the junction of High...

 
Doncaster learning disability campaigners promote service

Doncaster learning disability campaigners promote service

A group of adults with learning disabilities who campaign for Doncaster's learning disabled community are to feature in a brochure promoting a state-of-the-art inpatient unit in Balby their views helped shape. Three members of Choice for all Doncaster...

 
This week's new events

This week's new events

Figs In Wigs International Women's Day, NationwideBoth activism and celebration are in abundance at this year's International women's day (Sat). The Million Women Rise march in central London protests against male violence, while events around the UK...

 
The Grand Budapest Hotel, 300: Rise Of An Empire, Paranoia: this week's new films

The Grand Budapest Hotel, 300: Rise Of An Empire, Paranoia: this week's new films

The Grand Budapest Hotel The Grand Budapest Hotel (15) (Wes Anderson, 2014, UK/Ger) Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F Murray Abraham, Willem Dafoe, Saoirse Ronan. 100 minsYou wonder how long Anderson can keep accumulating star actors and creating ever...

 
International Women's Day, 1982 Rulez: this week's new film events

International Women's Day, 1982 Rulez: this week's new film events

Wonder Women! Photograph: Rex International Women's Day, Bristol & LondonBristol's Translation/Transmission takes International women's day at face value with a documentary survey of women's activism around the world. The scope is equally diverse,...

 
Jesse Eisenberg: my life as a doppelgänger

Jesse Eisenberg: my life as a doppelgänger

Jesse Eisenberg. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian I'd felt some trepidation in the lead-up to my interview with Jesse Eisenberg. Throughout his promotional duties for last year's magic thriller Now You See Me, he was sporadically spiky; most...

 
Populist: Items of interest this week

Populist: Items of interest this week

Lupita Nyong'o. Photograph: Donato Sardella Country-phileOscar-winning 12 Years A Slave star Lupita Nyong'o finally settles the feud between Mexico and Kenya over her nationality … by declaring herself Mexican-Kenyan. Watch the moanWatchmen director...

 
This week's games news

This week's games news

Rambo: The Video Game Games currently doing the rounds include Pac-Man And The Ghostly Adventures (Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, Wii U, PC), where the insatiable yellow mascot devours more pills and ghosts in a lacklustre 3D platform game; Atelier Escha And...

 
Live music booking now

Live music booking now

David Brent Ricky Gervais is giving David Brent's musical side another workout as he teams his alter ego up with his band Foregone Conclusion for a couple of live dates (14 & 16 May, starts Oxford New Theatre). You'll have to be quick, though; his...

 
Clubs picks of the week

Clubs picks of the week

Joey Beltram Blacklight, LeedsSimon Reynolds's definitive 1998 rave culture study, Energy Flash, took its title from Joey Beltram's seminal warehouse anthem of the same name, and Beltram is still one of the most notable contributors to the dance...

 


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