News archive from 8 September 2017

Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals he will wear No 10 shirt for Manchester United ahead of his Old Trafford return

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he will wear the No 10 shirt for Manchester United ahead of his return to Old Trafford. Ibrahimovic assembled 10 United shirts with his name and number on the back before posting an image on Twitter on Thursday. 'I...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Wakefield 16-18 St Helens: Alex Walmsley helps side to crucial win before rushing to birth of first son as...

St Helens prop Alex Walmsley helped his team to a crucial victory over Wakefield before leaving early to rush to the side of his wife as she gave birth to their first child. Walmsley put stand-off Theo Fages over for a 64th-minute try that brought...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Tribute to Bruce Forsyth will be 'beautiful and heart-warming'

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Tribute to Bruce Forsyth will be 'beautiful and heart-warming'

The smash hit ballroom show returns tomorrow night with an “all singing, all dancing” celebration of the former host’s glittering 75 years in showbiz. The entertainment veteran, who fronted Strictly for a decade between 2004 and 2014, died last month...

 
Wait Until Dark review: A production as thrilling as a necrotic aspidistra

Wait Until Dark review: A production as thrilling as a necrotic aspidistra

Audrey Hepburn received an Oscar nomination for her “blind” acting in the 1967 movie that still has the power to chill.  While Karina Jones, who has been blind since the age of 13, makes an efficient job of Susy, this production is as thrilling as a...

 
The Simon & Garfunkel Story review: Another jukebox musical

The Simon & Garfunkel Story review: Another jukebox musical

 More of a tribute concert than a musical it features Sam O’Hanlon and Charles Blyth as vocal simulacra of the folk/rock duo plus an excellent three-piece band augmented in the second half by a horn trio. A screen displaying newsreels and footage from...

 
Hamlet at the Park Theatre review: Hardly a must-see but it has its moments

Hamlet at the Park Theatre review: Hardly a must-see but it has its moments

As Mr Spock might have said: “It’s Shakespeare, Jim. But not as we know it.”  The absurdly self-promoting toff Brandreth is an easy target for ridicule. But to dismiss this as just a nepotistic vanity project is too obvious. He may be a prat but he is...

 
Goon: Last Of The Enfourcers review - A sequel that nobody needed

Goon: Last Of The Enfourcers review - A sequel that nobody needed

GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS (Cert 15; 97mins) It is starting to look as if Doug might have to grow up. An injury sustained in a brawl with vicious rival Anders Cain (Wyatt Russell) has pushed him into a retirement that includes a dull desk job and...

 
Film reviews: Insyriated and The Lure

Film reviews: Insyriated and The Lure

INSYRIATED (Cert 15; 86mins)  Oum Yazan (Hiam Abbass) and her family are the last residents of a block of flats in Damascus. Their home is a sanctuary from the fighting that surrounds them but it starts to feel like a prison as snipers’ bullets hit...

 
Elementary review: Warm-hearted, sentimental French drama

Elementary review: Warm-hearted, sentimental French drama

ELEMENTARY (Cert 12A; 103mins)  This warm-hearted French drama feels like a love letter to the teaching profession and its powerful influence on young lives. Sara Forestier gives a touching performance as Florence, an idealistic teacher who always...

 
The Work review: Documentary set within the walls of Folsom Prison

The Work review: Documentary set within the walls of Folsom Prison

THE WORK (Cert 15; 89mins) The extraordinary The Work is set within the walls of Folsom Prison, a maximum security facility in California. Twice a year members of the public are allowed to join selected prisoners for four days of intense therapy...

 
Wind River review: A lean, flinty murder mystery set in the icy wastelands of Wyoming

Wind River review: A lean, flinty murder mystery set in the icy wastelands of Wyoming

WIND RIVER (Cert 15; 107mins) We’re talking top of the range productions such as Sicario and the Oscar nominated Hell Or High Water. He has a great feel for landscape, brooding tension and the desperation of individuals pushed to their limits. He is a...

 

Tories scrap sell-off of NHS staff agency

Ministers forced to U-turn on privatisation plan THE government was forced into a humiliating U-turn yesterday, ditching plans to privatise the agency that provides temporary staff to hospitals. Ministers wanted to flog off a majority stake in NHS...

 

Universities could be fined if boss outearns PM

Tories moot punishing vice-chancellors on over £150,000 by Felicity Collier UNIVERSITIES could be fined if bosses can’t justify bumper pay packets which see them taking home more than the Prime Minister, the government announced yesterday. Measures to...

 

Migrants lead fight against arms salesmen

Protests escalate at London DSEI weapons fair Migrants’ rights activists blockaded London’s Excel Centre yesterday as goods were brought in ahead of an international arms fair set to take place next week. The Defence and Security Equipment...

 

South Korea: Dozens injured in bid to stop Seoul deploying US missiles

DOZENS of South Korean protesters were injured in clashes with police yesterday over the deployment of more US anti-ballistic missile launchers. Thirty-eight protesters as well as six officers were injured as thousands of riot police swarmed over...

 


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