News archive from 12 February 2011, page 8

Egypt's leader Mubarak steps down

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak has resigned as president and handed control to the military, bowing out after a historic 18-day wave of pro-democracy demonstrations. "The people ousted the president," chanted a crowd of tens of thousands outside his...

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Live music booking now

Live music booking now

The Queen of Country music Dolly Parton must still be putting in a 9 to 5 as she's got a new album, Better Day, and a UK tour (20 Aug-12 Sept, tour starts Glasgow's SECC) … Texas and Status Quo are the latest acts lined up to play in the woods for the...

 

Council to axe more than 7,000 jobs

A city council has been accused of "social and economic vandalism" after revealing plans to cut thousands of jobs in a bid to save more than £300 million. Unveiling Birmingham City Council's business plan for the next financial year, leader...

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This week's new live music

This week's new live music

Anna Nicole, LondonAfter much rumour and speculation, Mark-Anthony Turnage's latest opera, Anna Nicole, finally reaches Covent Garden. By deciding to write an opera on the sensationally sordid life and death of Anna Nicole Smith, the former stripper...

 

Gilmour charged over royal attack

The son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has been charged in connection with the attack on a royal convoy of cars during a student fees riot, a court has heard. Charlie Gilmour, a student at Cambridge University, is accused of violent disorder...

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West Ham bid 'more compelling'

West Ham simply made a "more compelling" case to move in to the Olympic Stadium after the London 2012 Games, the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) chairman Baroness Ford has said. Barring any possible last-ditch legal challenge, the...

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Cameron plea after Mubarak resigns

David Cameron has called for "a move to civilian and democratic rule" in Egypt following the dramatic resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. The Prime Minister said the departure of the 82-year-old Egyptian strongman after 30 years in power...

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This week's new films

This week's new films

True Grit (15) (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2010, US) Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper. 110 minsThe Coens surprise everyone by not making a Coens movie, but their celebrated attention to dialogue, landscape, casting,...

 

Parents' farewell to murdered Jo

The family of murdered landscape architect Jo Yeates have attended a "quiet and reflective" funeral service held in the village where she grew up. The ceremony to commemorate the life of the 25-year-old was held at St Mark's Church in...

People, 00:21 in World News
 
Frankenstein at the National Theatre

Frankenstein at the National Theatre

"And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper . . ." Thus Mary Shelley, prefacing the revised 1831 edition of her Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus. By then she had possibly surmised that a novel she wrote when...

 

Forest sales delayed amid review

The Government has put the sale of 40,000 hectares of publicly owned forests on hold amid growing anger over plans to dispose of all of England's public forests. Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said sales of 15% of public forests announced in...

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This week's new film events

This week's new film events

Animated Exeter, ExeterLast year it was Exeter Castle, this year the animation festival spills over on to the city's best-known landmark, with a son-et-lumière piece projected on to Exeter Cathedral (graphics by artists Tundra* and music from...

 

Council axes more than 7,000 jobs

A city council plans to cut more than 7,000 jobs as it faces a "gargantuan challenge" to save £300 million over the next three years. Unveiling Birmingham City Council's business plan for the next financial year, leader Mike Whitby said a...

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From Confessions to Smoga, this week's winners and losers

From Confessions to Smoga, this week's winners and losers

Soundtrack of the weekGreat music in Tetsuya Nakashima's classroom vengeance thriller Confessions: Radiohead, Bach and a Can-like Japanese band called Boris. 'Like a golden spaceship touching down on a rainbow runway in a field of fresh mint'Lady...

 

Gove 'must think again on schools'

The Government's cuts programme has been left open to future challenges after six local councils won their High Court battle over Michael Gove's decision to axe school building projects in their areas. The Education Secretary was told he must...

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