News archive from 24 April 2016

‘Vindictive’ Polish leaders using new war museum to rewrite history, says academic

‘Vindictive’ Polish leaders using new war museum to rewrite history, says academic

A spectacular new museum of the second world war is at the centre of an extraordinary row between international academics and Poland’s political leadership, amid claims that the country’s ruling Law and Justice party is putting history at the service...

 
In my heart and soul I know who killed Mary Boyle, says former detective

In my heart and soul I know who killed Mary Boyle, says former detective

held over. do not web. can’t use gallagher’s name. New light is about to be shed on a story that has haunted Ireland for almost four decades: the mystery of a little girl who vanished on her grandparents’ remote farm in Donegal, four miles from the...

 
Ministry of Defence should lose crown immunity, say MPs

Ministry of Defence should lose crown immunity, say MPs

The Ministry of Defence should lose its historic immunity from prosecution when armed forces personnel are killed during training, the Commons defence committee has said. A detailed report by MPs, published on Sunday, concludes that the MoD should be...

 
Barack Obama: ‘He has such power … yet such humility’

Barack Obama: ‘He has such power … yet such humility’

Facebook Twitter Pinterest REBECCA BUNCE 29, POLICY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS MANAGER FOR A CHARITY, LONDON Bunce was praised at the event by Obama for her “fight for people with disabilities and against violence against women”. “I think that when friends...

 
Brexit: Lessons from the east about what folly it would be to choose isolation

Brexit: Lessons from the east about what folly it would be to choose isolation

Aboard a small boat chugging down the Perfume river in central Vietnam, watching a family of water buffalo graze on the bank, I had a thought about Britain’s membership of the European Union. The thought irritated me. I had put 6,000 miles between...

 
Prince's secret goodbye: Music legend's ashes carried to waiting car after cremation attended by just THREE people

Prince's secret goodbye: Music legend's ashes carried to waiting car after cremation attended by just THREE...

MUSIC icon Prince 's final journey echoed the way he lived life - away from the spotlight. Thousands of fans flocked to his home to pay their respects after he died on Thursday, but the legend's family had already began planning his funeral. And on...

 
Scots singer Sheena Easton speaks about 'making music and memories' with pop legend Prince and cherishes time with him

Scots singer Sheena Easton speaks about 'making music and memories' with pop legend Prince and cherishes...

SCOTTISH singer Sheena Easton cherishes all the time she spent "making music and memories" with pop legend Prince . The pair collaborated on the hit song U Got The Look and Easton insisted those who became friends with Prince were...

 
Jerry Hall and ex-husband Mick Jagger reunite at son's wedding celebration after model's surprise marriage to Rupert Murdoch

Jerry Hall and ex-husband Mick Jagger reunite at son's wedding celebration after model's surprise marriage...

Sir Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall reunited to attend the wedding celebration of their son James Jagger and his wife Anoushka Sharma on Saturday. The bride looked radiant in her white gown adorned with lace, while her husband opted for a bright blue suit...

 
Prince's close friend Sheena Easton says she 'can't believe he is no longer here'

Prince's close friend Sheena Easton says she 'can't believe he is no longer here'

Singer Sheena Easton, a close friend of Prince , released a heartfelt statement on her website following his death. The Scots star, 56 , worked with him on songs including The Arms of Orion and U Got The Look. She said: “It is impossible to sum up in...

 
I was 40 and living in London so I got on a plane and now I'm boss of one of the best hotels in the world

I was 40 and living in London so I got on a plane and now I'm boss of one of the best hotels in the world

The view from Anne Scott’s office window takes in the incredible skyline of Kuala Lumpur, one of the Far East’s most exciting cities. From the luxury hotel group she heads up, Anne has spent the last decade helping holiday makers from all over the...

 
Europeans watch our referendum debate with fascination and fear

Europeans watch our referendum debate with fascination and fear

View from Germany When David Cameron first promised a referendum on British membership of the EU if he were re-elected as prime minister, the idea baffled most Germans. They could not believe that the British could be contemplating leaving the EU....

Guardian, 00:09 in Politics
 
Listening to Obama makes me want to be American for a day

Listening to Obama makes me want to be American for a day

One university summer, I was thrilled to get an internship on Capitol Hill. It was way back in the early Dubya years. I was interning in a Democrat office full of liberal staffers from Massachusetts and everyone was obsessed with The West Wing....

Guardian, 00:09 in Politics
 
The way we use language in politics matters

The way we use language in politics matters

One of the many depredations resulting from a highly powerful rightwing press and a cowed BBC is that there is a new carelessness about truth. Boris Johnson knocked off a column for the Sun on Friday morning in which he repeated the trope beloved of...

Guardian, 00:09 in Politics
 
London Marathon celebrity runners 2016: How many did you beat?

London Marathon celebrity runners 2016: How many did you beat?

Dozens of celebrities have run the London Marathon – and some have done so in surprising times. Nell McAndrew ran the 26.2 mile route in an impressive 2:54:39 in 2012, just 22 minutes slower than Olympic marathon runner Paula Radcliffe. And Jenson...

Metro, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Unknown writer gets his big TV break with dark English comedy

Unknown writer gets his big TV break with dark English comedy

In Channel 4’s dark comedy Flowers, Olivia Colman is pursued by two ardent admirers as she flounders around in a grim marriage. “I don’t often get to play the object of lust, it’s quite embarrassing,” she says. “I got a bit nervous and giggly. But...

 


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