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Former Newsnight editor: 'Stop obsessing about gender'

Former Newsnight editor: 'Stop obsessing about gender'

A former Newsnight editor says the the programme needs to "stop obsessing about the gender" of its presenters. John Morrison, who was the editor from 1987 to 1990, also suggested cutting the BBC Two show from 45 minutes to 30. He said much...

BBC, today, 02:10
 
Editorial If personal abuse is to stop, change needs to come from the very top

Editorial If personal abuse is to stop, change needs to come from the very top

NEITHER Theresa May nor any other MP should be subjected to personalised abuse or violent imagery to undermine them. In light of developments in recent years — not least the foul murder of Labour MP Jo Cox in her constituency by a far-right...

Morning Star, yesterday, 17:58
 
Lil Peep: how to handle the release of an album shrouded in tragedy

Lil Peep: how to handle the release of an album shrouded in tragedy

“This album is important because Gus is dead,” said Liza Womack, Lil Peep’s mom, when presenting his second album Come Over When You’re Sober Pt 2 to friends, colleagues and other supporters at a listening party in New York. “But it’s the album he’d...

Guardian, yesterday, 17:54
 
Doctor Who: Why has the Rosa Parks episode got people talking?

Doctor Who: Why has the Rosa Parks episode got people talking?

Sci-Fi series Doctor Who has been praised for its portrayal of historic racism and Rosa Parks in Sunday night's episode. Fans of the series were taken on a trip through time and space with the 13th Doctor (played by Jodie Whittaker) to 1950's...

BBC, yesterday, 17:50
 

Thousands of children regularly missing from North Yorkshire’s schools last year

Thousands of children were regularly missing from North Yorkshire’s schools during the first two terms last year, new figures reveal. Across the country, absence rates have increased over each of the last two years, following several years of general...

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 16:59
 
'I was terrified!': you share stories of watching classic films on first release

'I was terrified!': you share stories of watching classic films on first release

Reservoir Dogs I saw Reservoir Dogs at an early evening showing somewhere in Soho and about three-fourth of the way through a fight broke out behind me. Could be a coincidence but I was certainly on edge myself by that point and interesting to...

Guardian, yesterday, 16:31
 

Revealed: How redeveloped Harrogate pub wlll look

Visuals have been released as part of a public consultation over a major Harrogate redevelopment of one of the Harrogate area's most historic areas. The team at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate is inviting local people to give their views on...

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 15:47
 

Break-in at north Northumberland shop

Police are investigating a break-in at Lowick Village Store in the early hours of Saturday morning. A quantity of cigarettes, alcohol and money was taken by intruders who then removed the CCTV unit. Anyone with information is asked to contact police...

Northumberland Gazette, yesterday, 15:36
 
London Film Festival 2018 Focus on women is a winner

London Film Festival 2018 Focus on women is a winner

× You can read 19 more articles this month Please help support the Morning Star by subscribing here THIS year’s BFI London Film Festival celebrated female film-makers, with half the films in the official competition being directed or co-directed by...

Morning Star, yesterday, 15:17
 
Ian Hunter, rock's great underdog: 'Bowie thought I was the head of a motorcycle gang'

Ian Hunter, rock's great underdog: 'Bowie thought I was the head of a motorcycle gang'

It’s November 1972, and Ian Hunter is preparing to leave his home in Wembley, London, to go on a US tour with Mott the Hoople. Mott had their first big hit – All the Young Dudes, written for them by David Bowie – earlier that year, but Hunter’s...

Guardian, yesterday, 15:09
 
Poet laureate writes sonnet for Danny Boyle's Armistice Day centenary events

Poet laureate writes sonnet for Danny Boyle's Armistice Day centenary events

A new poem by Carol Ann Duffy, a sonnet in which the poet laureate mourns the “wound in Time” left by the first world war, will be read aloud on beaches on Armistice Day as part of a nationwide gesture of remembrance for next month’s centenary. The...

Guardian, yesterday, 15:09
 

Restart a Heart Day

Pupils from Cundall Manor School near Ripon are today learning the importance of CPR as part of a Europe wide initiative. They joined 115 schools from across the county to take part in Restart a Heart Day – a programme which provides pupils with...

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 15:05
 
Do androids dream of electric beats? How AI is changing music for good

Do androids dream of electric beats? How AI is changing music for good

The first testing sessions for SampleRNN – an artificially intelligent software developed by computer scientist duo CJ Carr and Zach Zukowski, AKA Dadabots – sounded more like a screamo gig than a machine-learning experiment. Carr and Zukowski hoped...

Guardian, yesterday, 14:58
 
Stephen Malkmus webchat – post your questions now

Stephen Malkmus webchat – post your questions now

Coming to fame in the early 90s as co-founder and lead singer of the band Pavement, Stephen Malkmus, 52, has since become an icon of American indie rock. Over Pavement’s five albums, Malkmus’s often eccentric wordplay and off-kilter compositions won...

Guardian, yesterday, 14:58
 

Get up close with Chillingham's Wild Cattle

Keen photographers are being invited to get up close to Chillingham's Wild Cattle. The Chillingham Wild Cattle Association (CWCA) has invited award-winning wildlife photographer Rob Jordan to host a photography day on Saturday, November 3. The event...

Northumberland Gazette, yesterday, 14:54
 


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