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George Ezra: ‘I don’t have a diary but I do have a sister, or “assister” as I call her’

George Ezra: ‘I don’t have a diary but I do have a sister, or “assister” as I call her’

Sleep This isn’t very rock’n’roll, but I am useless unless I get plenty of sleep. I get off stage and go straight back to the tour bus. It’s more important to get my head down than to please selfie-hunters. I’ll probably fall asleep listening to a...

Guardian, 29 min. ago
 
Elena Ferrante: ‘Yes, I’m Italian – but I’m not loud, I don’t gesticulate and I’m not good with pizza’

Elena Ferrante: ‘Yes, I’m Italian – but I’m not loud, I don’t gesticulate and I’m not good with pizza’

I love my country, but I have no patriotic spirit and no national pride. What’s more, I digest pizza poorly, I eat very little spaghetti, I don’t speak in a loud voice, I don’t gesticulate, I hate all mafias, I don’t exclaim “Mamma mia!” National...

Guardian, today, 07:29
 
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: second volume to include Angela Merkel and JK Rowling

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: second volume to include Angela Merkel and JK Rowling

From mathematicians to firefighters and from Boudicca to Beyoncé, a new army of “rebel girls” is about to shoulder its way on to bookshelves in the follow-up to the most successful book in the history of crowdfunding, Good Night Stories for Rebel...

Guardian, today, 07:29
 

Plans taking shape for first Northumberland Pride

Preparations are under way for the first Northumberland Pride, which will be staged on Saturday, June 2, at Alnwick Rugby Club. The event will feature community-focused stalls providing information from local organisations and the LGBT (lesbian, gay,...

 

Village venue earns Warm Hub status

Longhoughton Community and Sports Centre has been officially designated a Warm Hub. The Warm Hub project aims to support people, especially vulnerable and fuel-poor residents, living across rural Northumberland. Warm Hubs are places within the local...

 

Warkworth Parish Council: Parking, speeding, litter and Magna Carta

A traffic-management plan is being drawn up for Warkworth, aimed at tackling parking and speeding issues. The wide-ranging strategy was discussed at this month’s parish-council meeting, with the county council’s highways safety officer, Dan Fraser, in...

 
Lost luggage: Degas painting stolen nine years ago is found on bus

Lost luggage: Degas painting stolen nine years ago is found on bus

French customs police have found a painting by 19th century master Edgar Degas that was stolen nine years ago from a museum in Marseille in the luggage compartment of a bus near Paris, the government said on Friday. Degas’ 1877 painting Les Choristes,...

Guardian, today, 03:51
 

Missed this week's entertainment and arts news?

It's been a busy week in the world of film, music and entertainment. Here's a round-up of some of the biggest stories from the last seven days, just in case they passed you by. Guests at last Sunday's Bafta Film Awards showed their support for the...

BBC, today, 02:22
 
Resistance must be built against the forces of Italian fascism

Resistance must be built against the forces of Italian fascism

TODAY’S planned anti-fascist rally in Rome should serve to draw attention to the rising scourge of fascism, racism and xenophobia in Italy, mirroring similar developments in other European states. Italy drew up an avowedly anti-fascist constitution at...

Morning Star, today, 01:29
 

Area cordoned off in Ripon as emergency services respond to sinkhole reports

Police and fire crews were called to Ripon leisure centre on Friday, after reports of a sinkhole opening up to the right of the entrance. Police officers were called out to give extra assistance to the fire service at 3.51pm. The leisure centre was...

Ripon Gazette, today, 00:32
 
Lulu returns to West End after three decades for 42nd Street

Lulu returns to West End after three decades for 42nd Street

Lulu is returning to the West End stage after an absence of more than 30 years to star in 42nd Street as the veteran diva Dorothy Brock. The Scottish singer has been a star since she was 15, with a career in pop music, film and theatre stretching back...

Guardian, yesterday, 20:32
 
Danny Miller: Emmerdale star criticises Twitter over homophobic abuse

Danny Miller: Emmerdale star criticises Twitter over homophobic abuse

Emmerdale actor Danny Miller has criticised Twitter for not doing more to crack down on homophobic tweets he received in relation to the ITV soap. Miller, who plays gay character Aaron Dingle, said he had complained about homophobic slurs 16 times....

BBC, yesterday, 19:29
 
Eddy Amoo: The Real Thing singer dies at 74

Eddy Amoo: The Real Thing singer dies at 74

Eddy Amoo, one of 1970s soul band The Real Thing - who had hits including You To Me Are Everything and Feel the Force - has died at the age of 74. Amoo was a vocalist and songwriter with the pioneering Liverpool quartet. Friend Simon Sheridan said he...

BBC, yesterday, 19:29
 

Film Round-up: February 23

I, Tonya (15) Directed by Craig Gillespie ★★★★ WITH its unconventional structure and contradictory viewpoints, this irreverently dark and funny film is as unbelievable as the true story of US figure skater Tonya Harding and the scandal that rocked the...

Morning Star, yesterday, 18:17
 
Comedians say case of sued performer is threat to the art

Comedians say case of sued performer is threat to the art

Leading comedians, including David Baddiel, have said the Louise Reay case, in which she is being sued by her estranged husband for allegedly defaming him on stage, should not restrict standups from using personal material. In what has been described...

Guardian, yesterday, 17:50
 


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