News archive from 30 April 2017

Author Val McDermid intent on tackling 13-mile MoonWalk

One of Scotland’s top crime writers is set to take on a 13-mile walk for charity in a bid to raise awareness of breast cancer. Val McDermid, who has sold more than 15 million books to date, will join the ranks of the pink-bra brigade as she rises to...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Health
 
Jay Z and Barry Chuckle did not watch Anthony Joshua’s victory – even though the internet thinks they did

Jay Z and Barry Chuckle did not watch Anthony Joshua’s victory – even though the internet thinks they did

Just to clarify, and we’ll say this loud and clear: Jay Z and Barry Chuckle did not watch Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight victory together. We’re not going to lie, it is a celebrity friendship we would absolutely love to see happen and we can see why the...

Metro, 00:03 in Showbiz
 
Line Of Duty writer considered making TV detective’s plunge down staircase fatal

Line Of Duty writer considered making TV detective’s plunge down staircase fatal

He says it was tempting to leave the anti-corruption officer played by actor Martin Compston dead after serial killer Balaclava Man beat him with a baseball bat, then threw him off a three-storey stairwell at the end of episode three. But Mercurio...

 
Ken Scott on Scandi drama Fortitude: It's a very dark piece

Ken Scott on Scandi drama Fortitude: It's a very dark piece

How would you describe Fortitude?  It's a very dark piece. It is fear and double dealing; the darkness of the town of Fortitude in the Arctic and the darkness of people’s hearts. Who do you play?  I play Erling Munk. He is right in there in the middle...

 
TV round-up: The Durrells, Grantchester and Little Boy Blue

TV round-up: The Durrells, Grantchester and Little Boy Blue

All the shows that used to go out either in the dying days of autumn or in the winter are on the box now. The Durrells (ITV, Sunday), Grantchester (ITV, Sunday) and soon Poldark – all period dramas – are shows we associate with a cosy Sunday evening’s...

 

Anthony Joshua comes of age and launches himself into the boxing elite with win over Wladimir Klitschko as...

The old champion sagged on the ropes, suddenly looking as grey as the shorts he was wearing, his eyes wild with surprise that somehow this was happening to him after the fight he had fought and the courage he had shown and the wiles he had exerted to...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 
Anthony Joshua calls out Tyson Fury after beating Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley

Anthony Joshua calls out Tyson Fury after beating Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley

The IBF heavyweight champion added the WBA belt to his CV with a 11th-round stoppage win over the Ukrainian in front of 90,000 fans. And he called out fellow Brit Fury, who also beat Klitschko in November 2015. He said: “Tyson Fury, where you at...

 
Arsenal and Manchester City lead race for Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk

Arsenal and Manchester City lead race for Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk

Arsenal are at the head of the queue along with Manchester City to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, according to the Star on Sunday. The Netherlands international has been a revelation on the south coast since his move from Celtic in August...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport
 
Tyson Fury responds to Anthony Joshua after IBF and WBA king called out former champion

Tyson Fury responds to Anthony Joshua after IBF and WBA king called out former champion

Tyson Fury has told Anthony Joshau he is ready to fight after watching his British rival become the WBA and IBF champion. Joshua stopped Wladimir Klitschko in an epic battle at Wembley that saw both heavyweights hit the canvas. A remarkable comeback...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport
 
Barry Manilow interview: Being on stage is the hardest thing!

Barry Manilow interview: "Being on stage is the hardest thing!"

So, it seems fitting that Barry Manilow has now chosen to craft a love letter to the place that made him the man he is today.  Barry’s new album This is My Town features songs about New York, the city he was born and raised in and where he began his...

 
Album reviews: Blondie, John Moreland, Diana Krull and more

Album reviews: Blondie, John Moreland, Diana Krull and more

ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BLONDIE Pollinator (BMG) Harry’s voice is a little deeper and harder these days but the fun and frothiness remains on tracks like Fun and Doom Or Destiny. Best of all is Long Time, produced with Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes, a neat...

 
Review: Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel by the Royal Opera

Review: Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel by the Royal Opera

The first sign that Lucia and Edmundo de Nobile are going to regret organising an after-opera party for 12 friends is the panic-stricken exodus just before dinner by their servants, who seem instinctively aware of impending disaster. Based on Luis...

 
Dance review: Scattered by Motionhouse

Dance review: Scattered by Motionhouse

What show are they talking about? It certainly was not the performance of Scattered I saw last Wednesday in London’s West End. Utterly predictable and tediously repetitive is a more honest appraisal of Motionhouse’s latest work.  The dancers did a lot...

 
Theatre reviews: Obsession, The Philanthropist and Whisper House

Theatre reviews: Obsession, The Philanthropist and Whisper House

In the process he has become one of the country’s finest character actors, with performances as varied as a taciturn Irish stoker in Anna Christie and a cold-hearted government minister in Anna Karenina. Now he gives a performance of brooding...

 
Film reviews: Guardians Of The Galaxy, Lady Macbeth and The Promise

Film reviews: Guardians Of The Galaxy, Lady Macbeth and The Promise

Guardians Of The Galaxy: Volume 2 (12A, 140mins) Director: James Gunn Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker Needless to say, the movie was a smash, Pratt is now a huge star and mixtapes became cool again; a Sony Walkman is...

 


News Widget for Webmasters


Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30