Day: January 25, 2023

Unseen ‘lost’ snaps of Sir Paul McCartney to go on display at National Gallery for museum’s reopening thumbnail

Unseen ‘lost’ snaps of Sir Paul McCartney to go on display at National Gallery for museum’s reopening

January 25, 2023

Sir Paul McCartney’s unseen pictures are set to be on display at the National Portrait Gallery this year. The exclusive images in question were taken between December 1963 and February 1964 – from the emergence of Beatlemania in Liverpool to performing on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York for an audience of millions. In […]

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Gang who mugged American tourist for £100,000 Rolex are jailed for 15 years thumbnail

Gang who mugged American tourist for £100,000 Rolex are jailed for 15 years

January 25, 2023

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Two violent thugs who used a stun gun to steal a £100k Rolex from a group of American tourists have been jailed for a total of 15 years. Thomas Lenaghan, 24, and Ronnie Fitzgerald, 20, zapped their […]

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First statues of black British people finally return to Brixton

January 25, 2023

The first statues believed to depict black British people have returned to Brixton at long last. They are collectively known as Platforms Piece and were first placed on the platform of Brixton station in 1986. The three icons were removed for refurbishment in 2016, making their home coming all the more special after seven years. […]

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A Streetcar Named Desire review: Paul Mescal isn’t the only star of this show thumbnail

A Streetcar Named Desire review: Paul Mescal isn’t the only star of this show

January 25, 2023

Forget Paul Mescal as the sensitive lover who made Normal People essential watching during lockdown. Here, cast as Stanley, the jealous, predatory husband in Tennessee Williams’s masterpiece, he’s the ugly, violent animating force of Rebecca Frecknall’s slowly broiling revival, pacing the stage like a tiger hungry for a fight. Frecknall strips away a lot of […]

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10 of the best music festivals in London for summer 2023

January 25, 2023

There’s no shortage of music festivals coming to London in summer 2023. From major events such as BST Hyde Park and Wireless, to genre-specific gigs such as Cross The Tracks or Mighty Hoopla, there’s truly something for every music fan. It doesn’t matter whether you like dance, electronic, rap, jazz, funk, soul, indie rock or […]

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Rishi Sunak to come under fresh pressure over Nadhim Zahawi at PMQs thumbnail

Rishi Sunak to come under fresh pressure over Nadhim Zahawi at PMQs

January 25, 2023

R ishi Sunak will come under fresh pressure over Nadhim Zahawi as he resists firing the Tory party chairman despite him being under investigation over his tax affairs. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is likely to seize on the fallout from Mr Zahawi’s multi-million pound settlement at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday. The Prime Minister […]

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London’s new Centre for British Photography: ‘You can chart the change in the nation through its photographs’

January 25, 2023

J ust over the road from the Royal Academy, Margaret Thatcher’s Spitting Image puppet leers out from an arresting window display. The former prime minister is there to welcome visitors to the Centre for British Photography, an intriguing new art space that has just opened up on Jermyn Street alongside quintessentially British brands like Paxton […]

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Ants detect scent of cancer in urine – research

January 25, 2023

A nts can detect the scent of cancer in urine, scientists have found. Several types of cancer have been found to alter urine smell but experts have, for the first time, found ants to have this capability. In their findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, they said these […]

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Sunak urged by MPs to abandon ‘damaging’ Bill of Rights thumbnail

Sunak urged by MPs to abandon ‘damaging’ Bill of Rights

January 25, 2023

R ishi Sunak is facing calls to abandon the Government’s controversial attempt to overhaul human rights legislation amid a warning that it would seriously damage people’s ability to enforce their rights. A cross-party committee of MPs and peers said the Bill of Rights showed a “disregard” for the UK’s international legal obligations and would lead […]

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