News archive from 12 December 2017

Melting Pot the crucible of dramatic dud

The Melting Pot Finborough Theatre, London 2/5 THE MELTING Pot had not been seen before now on a British stage in almost 80 years. So it’s somewhat curious that Max Elton’s production opens with an introductory letter to then US president Theodore...

 

Brown serves up tasty jazz menu at Pizza Express

YolanDa Brown Pizza Express, London 4/5 YOLANDA BROWN’S MUSIC, she says, “combines reggae, jazz and soul. It’s where my heart beats, my fingers play and my soul dances.” And, as she springs onto the Pizza Express stage with her three saxophones and...

 

A Christmas Carol in tune with today

Lurking beneath the festive jollity, the RSC’s version of the Dickens classic is a reminder of grim present realities, says GORDON PARSONS A Christmas Carol The Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford-upon-Avon 5/5 WITH the latest estimation that over 3.5...

 
Jonny Bairstow admits England must regain fan trust after boozing controversies

Jonny Bairstow admits England must regain fan trust after boozing controversies

And the Yorkshire player also says the squad have got to win back the public’s trust after a series of drink-related incidents which have seen their stock plummet. England go into Thursday’s third Test in Perth needing a win to kickstart their Ashes...

Daily Star, 00:02 in Sport
 
New report praises West Yorkshire Police

New report praises West Yorkshire Police

A new watchdog report has praised West Yorkshire Police (WYP) for its ethics, accessible complaints system and the treatment of staff. As part of its annual inspections into police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL), HM Inspectorate of...

 
Conor McGregor on Darren Till’s radar: I’d be happy to shut him up!

Conor McGregor on Darren Till’s radar: I’d be happy to shut him up!

Liverpool native Till has been on a tear since joining the UFC in May 2015, rattling off five consecutive victories to extend his unbeaten run to 16 fights. His last win was by far the biggest of young mixed martial arts career and without a doubt the...

 
Chelsea make approach for Ross Barkley as transfer offer is lined up for Everton star

Chelsea make approach for Ross Barkley as transfer offer is lined up for Everton star

Chelsea have made contact over a transfer move for Everton star Ross Barkley, according to reports. The Premier League champions were on the brink of completing a deal for Barkley ahead of the 2017/18 campaign but the 24-year-old pulled the plug on a...

Metro, 00:05 in Sport
 
Victoria Christmas special: Return sparks HUGE fallout as writer teases 'danger'

Victoria Christmas special: Return sparks HUGE fallout as writer teases 'danger'

The historical drama will delve into the Victorians' influence on the festive season as we know it today during the Christmas special, following two seasons of the hugely-successful ITV series.  Now executive producer Daisy Goodwin has hinted at the...

 
Doctor Who Christmas special spoilers: David Bradley on CLASH with Peter Capaldi's Doctor

Doctor Who Christmas special spoilers: David Bradley on CLASH with Peter Capaldi's Doctor

Each Doctor will then try to convince the other to regenerate into their next incarnation, meaning viewers are likely to then see Patrick Troughton's second Doctor in some form, along with Whittaker’s thirteenth incarnation. Actor David, 75, teased...

 
Call The Midwife Christmas special: 'Heartbreak' for characters, but why?

Call The Midwife Christmas special: 'Heartbreak' for characters, but why?

The nuns and midwives are pushed to the limit as they must tackle more heart wrenching cases in the community. There will be a hard-hitting storyline as Sister Julienne (played by Jenny Agutter) meets widow Mabel, played by Anita Dobson, and discovers...

 
Is Peppa Pig to blame for pressure being put on doctors? One GP says so

Is Peppa Pig to blame for pressure being put on doctors? One GP says so

Cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients’ unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP. A general practitioner, writing in the BMJ, also suggested the TV show aimed at preschoolers could be encouraging...

 

Ambulance stuck in snow as harsh Birmingham weather continues

An ambulance became trapped in the snow late this evening (December 11). An image posted online shows the West Midlands Ambulance Service vehicle at Walnut Way in Longbridge at around 23.35pm. There is no word currently as to the sort of incident the...

 
New report praises West Yorkshire Police

New report praises West Yorkshire Police

A new watchdog report has praised West Yorkshire Police (WYP) for its ethics, accessible complaints system and the treatment of staff. As part of its annual inspections into police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL), HM Inspectorate of...

 
Gove: I'll make Brexit work for animals too

Gove: I'll make Brexit work for animals too

The government has published a new law that says it must treat animals as "sentient beings" when it makes laws. Environment Secretary Michael Gove promised to "make Brexit work not just for citizens but for the animals we love and...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 
Will change to organ donor rules mean more transplants?

Will change to organ donor rules mean more transplants?

In an attempt to make more organs available for transplant, ministers are proposing a radical change by moving to a system of "presumed consent". Current rules in England mean those willing to donate their organs, should they die, sign up to...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 


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