News archive from 13 May 2018

Euan McColm: Don’t let song remain the same on mental health

‘Don’t forget the songs that made you smile,” sings Morrissey, “And the songs that made you cry. When you lay in awe on the bedroom floor…” If another piece of art more perfectly captures the intense relationship between teenage fan and pop music than...

 
The flies that bind: overindulging on the Bellarine peninsula

The flies that bind: overindulging on the Bellarine peninsula

If, as Irish comedian David O’Doherty says, the last 18 months have been good only for racists and makers of speciality gin, you have to ask if the world really needs another juniper-based fermentation (we certainly don’t need more of the former). But...

Guardian, 00:04 in Travel
 

Who’s looking forward to the royal wedding?

Are you getting excited about Prince Harry marrying Meghan Markle? Do you scour the websites for snippets about the big day on May 19 or do you find the whole thing a big turn-off? Vote in our fun poll.

 
Eurovision song contest won by Israel's Netta in Lisbon final

Eurovision song contest won by Israel's Netta in Lisbon final

Israel has won the Eurovision song contest with pop star Netta Barzilai’s quirky entry Toy. The Israeli performer was awarded 529 points, beating favourites Cyprus into second place. The 25-year-old was singing with the Israeli Navy Band when she...

 

Young players shine at regional heats

The Weighton Young Players recently took part in the regional heats of The All England Theatre Festival at Bridlington Spa and competed against other youth and adult groups. The Young Players won the youth section and the overall regional section. A...

 
Black American bishop will give the address at royal wedding

Black American bishop will give the address at royal wedding

The first African-American bishop in the American Episcopal Church will give an address at the royal wedding in Windsor next week. Kensington Palace confirmed yesterday, on Twitter, that “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have asked that The Most...

 

Hartlepool fighter Savannah Marshall enjoys live TV win

Savannah Marshall marked her first professional fight in the United Kingdom with a superb second round stoppage of Marshall beat Ester Konecna in round two at Bolton Wanderers’ Macron Stadium, live on Channel 5. The fight was scheduled for eight...

 

Aston Villa in driving seat but what does Tony Pulis think about Middlesbrough's play-off hopes?

Aston Villa have the advantage heading into Tuesday night's play-off semi final second leg but Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis insists the tie is far from over. Pulis was angered by the defending for Mile Jedinak's 15th minute header, a goal which puts...

 

How did the Middlesbrough players rate in play-off first leg defeat to Aston Villa?

Middlesbrough have it all to do in their play-off semi final second leg against Aston Villa on Tuesday. They trail 1-0 after Mile Jedinak gave Villa a 1-0 advantage with a first half header. Here's how the Boro players rated: Boro (4-1-4-1): Darren...

 
First look at swanky new residents' lounge at The Co-Operative

First look at swanky new residents' lounge at The Co-Operative

This is the swanky new private residents’ lounge waiting to greet potential buyers at an exclusive viewing of the The Co-Operative in Coventry. The first event preview inside the site of the newly revamped Co-Op is taking place on May 17 and will give...

 
Jean-Luc Godard gives Cannes a touch of the old 1968 glamour

Jean-Luc Godard gives Cannes a touch of the old 1968 glamour

In the middle of May 50 years ago, Jean-Luc Godard helped to shut down the Cannes film festival in an act of solidarity with student demonstrators across France. This spring the French-Swiss film director’s subversive spirit has once more been at the...

 
The core Isis manual that twisted Islam to legitimise barbarity

The core Isis manual that twisted Islam to legitimise barbarity

The jihadist manual behind the brutality that underpinned Islamic State has been revealed for the first time in new analysis of a 579-page text, written by the Isis ideologue Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir. The text attempts to legitimise the barbarous acts...

 
Pauline Hanson written into One Nation constitution as effective president for life

Pauline Hanson written into One Nation constitution as effective president for life

The One Nation senator Pauline Hanson has been written into her party’s updated constitution as effective president for life. With no term limits on her presidency, the constitution names Hanson as leader of the party’s national executive as well as...

 
Madrid Open final: Will Dominic Thiem or Alexander Zverev become first non-‘Big Four’ champion?

Madrid Open final: Will Dominic Thiem or Alexander Zverev become first non-‘Big Four’ champion?

After a frantic week at the Caja Magica, the Madrid Open final has been set and it promises to be an absolute corker. Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev will lock horns on Sunday in the final singles match on Manolo Santana, with the winner becoming...

Metro, 00:32 in Sport
 

Indomitable McCain still fighting

John McCain is not signing off quietly. As in so much of the senator’s life, the rebellious Republican is facing this challenging chapter – battling brain cancer – in his own rule-breaking way, stirring up old fights and starting new ones. Rarely has...

 


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