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Alnwick's Lucy Bronze on shortlist for prestigious BBC title - vote now!

Alnwick's Lucy Bronze is among five players shortlisted for the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2018 award in a public poll. Voting is now open for the honour as Lucy joins five contenders vying for the BBC World Service honour, which is in its...

Northumberland Gazette, yesterday, 20:46
 
EL James v Margaret Atwood? The search for America's best-loved novel is on

EL James v Margaret Atwood? The search for America's best-loved novel is on

EL James and Dan Brown have been pitted against some of the greatest names in literature, including Joseph Conrad and Fyodor Dostoevsky, in a search to find America’s most loved novel. The two are among those vying for attention on a list arrived at...

Guardian, yesterday, 20:14
 
NoRA: Alec Baldwin and Amy Schumer join new anti-NRA initiative

NoRA: Alec Baldwin and Amy Schumer join new anti-NRA initiative

Celebrities, including Alec Baldwin, Amy Schumer and Jimmy Kimmel, have added their voices to a new initiative targeting the National Rifle Association. The stars have partnered with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, policy experts,...

Guardian, yesterday, 17:41
 

'Early Harrogate years made my success' - actor

A popular Harrogate performer whose talent was apparent from a very young age says his London success would not have happened without his hometown. Singer and actor Christian Lunn, who first made an impression on stage aged just four in Harrogate...

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 17:32
 
Why the snobbery about superhero films?

Why the snobbery about superhero films?

Stars of Avengers: Infinity War have defended superhero films against snobbery from some Hollywood quarters. Last week, Zoe Saldana spoke about "elitists" who accuse the cast of "selling out" with the films. "I've been in...

BBC, yesterday, 17:12
 
Baz Luhrmann: 'I've never waited for permission to do anything'

Baz Luhrmann: 'I've never waited for permission to do anything'

The sun is out and so is Baz Luhrmann. We meet at the Piccadilly theatre, home to the new stage version of his splendidly camp comedy-musical Strictly Ballroom, but he insists on heading to a nearby park. A publicist and assistant march ahead of us,...

Guardian, yesterday, 17:05
 

Ripon club transformed with exciting makeover and upgrade of facilities

A thriving social hub for Ripon residents has been transformed with an exciting makeover and redecoration of its premises. To coincide with the centenary of the Royal Air Force, Ripon's branch of RAFA on Kirkgate (the Royal Air Forces Association),...

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 16:54
 

Amble restaurant fishes for votes in bid to win third annual title

The Old Boat House in Amble has appealed for your help in its bid to win a prestigious title for the third year in succession. It has been nominated again for the Coastal Fish Restaurant of the Year in the 2018 Fishing News Awards, having scooped the...

Northumberland Gazette, yesterday, 16:30
 

Planned roadworks on major North East routes

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East. A1 Belford: There will be overnight traffic signals from Purdy Lodge to Mousen Bends northbound from today and Wednesday, April 25, from 8pm until 6am, for...

Northumberland Gazette, yesterday, 16:10
 
New Zealand's Hawera Cinema bans pyjamas and onesies

New Zealand's Hawera Cinema bans pyjamas and onesies

A cinema in New Zealand has banned people from wearing pyjamas, onesies and dirty boots to screenings, in a move designed to raise dress standards. Hawera Cinemas said in recent months it had seen an increasing number of patrons attending in...

BBC, yesterday, 15:56
 

News Real people, real world, real poetry

POETRY on the Picket Line might sound a little unlikely, but it works. It's a squad of writers prepared to turn up on picket lines and read poetry — something a little different and, usually, it goes down pretty well. Pic: Janine Booth It started off...

Morning Star, yesterday, 15:55
 

Your chance to shape the future of The Local Fund for the Harrogate district

The Local Fund, which was set up to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in the Harrogate district, is looking for ‘friends’ to help the initiative gain support. The first meeting of the Friends is tomorrow, April 24, 5-6.30pm at Rudding Park...

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 15:44
 

Girl Talk! How queer pop came out

The LGBT community has always had a talent for embracing things that are so awful they could almost be good. But even we couldn’t save Katy Perry’s 2008 smash hit I Kissed a Girl, which was released 10 years ago this week. The song was undeniably...

Guardian, yesterday, 15:34
 

Book Review Revelatory history of League Against Imperialism

The League Against Imperialism (British Section): A Hidden History by John Ellison (Communist Party of Britain, £1.50) IT IS a justified reproach to mainstream British historians that the significant role played by organisations like The League...

Morning Star, yesterday, 15:32
 

News Real people, real world, real poetry

POETRY on the Picket Line might sound a little unlikely, but it works. It's a squad of writers prepared to turn up on picket lines and read poetry — something a little different and, usually, it goes down pretty well. Pic: Janine Booth It started off...

Morning Star, yesterday, 15:11
 


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