News archive from 23 November 2015

WHO condemned over response to Ebola outbreak

Failings by the World Health Organisation (WHO) played key role in the Ebola disaster, according to new report. An independent panel of 20 experts, led by a top British scientist, called for sweeping reforms to ensure there is no repeat of the...

 

Nicole Kidman and James McAvoy win top theatre awards

Nicole Kidman and James McAvoy were among the winners at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. A host of West End stars braved London's near-freezing temperatures tonight and came out to celebrate the best of British acting at the Old Vic, where Imelda...

 

Simone Young and Mahler

Related: Schubert's Unfinished symphony: should we resist closure? Simone Young conducts Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and Mahler’s Sixth for Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Although Schubert’s unfinished symphony has only two completed movements, it...

 

Dazzling Prokofiev

Uzbekistani pianist Behzod Abduraimov returns to the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, teaming up with Nicholas Carter for Prokofiev’s quirky and uplifting third piano concerto. Related: Film reviews: The Sorcerer's Apprentice The orchestra will perform...

 
Wooburn Green explosion: Two hurt in suspected gas blast

Wooburn Green explosion: Two hurt in suspected gas blast

Image copyright @Bucksfire Two people have been injured in a suspected gas blast, which destroyed part of a house in Buckinghamshire. Five adjoining properties were evacuated after the explosion in the village of Wooburn Green, near Beaconsfield,...

BBC, 00:02 in Regional
 
Second financial scandal hits Indy movement as police investigate missing five-figure sum from Women for Independence campaign group donations

Second financial scandal hits Indy movement as police investigate missing five-figure sum from Women for...

A HIGH-PROFILE independence campaign group were last night at the centre of a financial scandal after donations worth tens of thousands of pounds went missing. Women for Independence called in the police after an internal audit showed cash raised by...

 
'Mr Calzaghe' is a remarkable tale about the undefeated boxer and his musician father's transformation into a superb boxing trainer 

'Mr Calzaghe' is a remarkable tale about the undefeated boxer and his musician father's transformation into...

If they ever decide to make an actual feature film of the life and times of Mr Joe Calzaghe, they had better grab Harvey Keitel when he’s next over to flog us some car insurance. Because they’d need look no further than the man from Mean Streets to...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 
After Jamie Vardy's fairytale rise from non-League to Premier League... can Xavier Vidal, Omar Bogle and Moses Emmanuel repeat his heroics?

After Jamie Vardy's fairytale rise from non-League to Premier League... can Xavier Vidal, Omar Bogle and...

Jamie Vardy has made history after equalling Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of scoring in 10 successive Premier League games. The Leicester City striker has earned an international call-up and tops the Premier League scoring charts while his club side...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 
Brussels lockdown: Have police caught Europe's most wanted man after six arrested and one injured in raids?

Brussels lockdown: Have police caught Europe's most wanted man after six arrested and one injured in raids?

Six terror suspects have been arrested and one wounded after co-ordinated police raids described as “high voltage” took place across the Belgium capital, Liège and Charleroi. Residents in properties close to where police swooped were told to stay...

 

Manchester airport passenger numbers reach record levels

Passenger numbers at Manchester airport have reached record levels, passing the pre-financial crisis peak to reach 23 million in a year for the first time. After traffic slumped 20% between 2007 and 2010, airport bosses insist that the turnaround...

 

UK police forces urged to review handling of child grooming cases

Police forces in England and Wales have been urged to review their handling of child grooming cases after inspectors found serious failings in the case of Breck Bednar, a 14-year-old who was murdered in a “sexual and sadistic” attack by a teenager he...

 

Human Rights Watch report says Bahrain is torturing detainees

Britain’s close Gulf ally Bahrain has been torturing detainees during interrogation, a leading human rights watchdog says, undermining UK government claims that the island state has reformed its security forces and improved accountability. A report by...

 

National emergency? Belgians respond to terror raids with cats

When, on Sunday evening, Belgian police asked citizens not to tweet about the armed operations that were being carried out around the country, anyone could have been excused for reacting with fear. Belgian forces – searching for suspects in the...

 

Glorious Brahms Master 5

American violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, joins the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to perform Brahm’s monumental Violin Concerto and Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony. Related: Contemporary classical music guide round-up...

 

Geoffrey Rush on playing King Lear: 'What's to like? His parenting skills are appalling!'

My career turned a sudden corner in my mid-40s when I did Shine. I kept doing theatre but I over-indulged in cinema. Interesting films, and less interesting films. I dropped out of theatre for a period of about 10 years. And then I ran into Stephen...

 


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