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Friday 10 June 2011
Gay, black and from a troubled background in Miami, Tarell Alvin McCraney announced himself on these shores in 2007, with The Brothers Size at the Young Vic. Effortlessly straddling contemporary life in Louisana and immemorial myth, the play was a mesmerisingly ritualistic three-hander about an intense sibling relationship. Now we have American Trade, which is largely set in London and which has a large cast of 18 performers. Well, that's what comes from spending so much time here – specifically as the writer in residence of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Scientists have developed a material which could help in the fight against counterfeit banknotes and passports.
Saturday 30 April 2011
Gardai working with the Police Service of Northern Ireland have arrested two men over the murder of another man from Ukraine.
Monday 11 April 2011
Exeter face a potential points deduction after admitting they broke Aviva Premiership regulations by fielding three overseas players against Leeds on April 3.
Monday 28 March 2011
It is C-day plus one and a time to reflect and regret, not least because this year's UK census may be the last. Did you count the rooms in your home correctly? Are you sure, even now, how many people live there? Did you complete the optional answer on religion? How do you get to work? Are you sure you remembered to post it?
Friday 25 March 2011
The tables are turned as the pioneers behind the camera are put in the spotlight. Featuring heavyweights Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, William Henry Fox Talbot and Weegee, among others, The Lives of Great Photographers exhibition explores their personal stories, which are often overshadowed by their most famous photographs.
Sunday 13 March 2011
Friday 11 March 2011
Hull KR have temporarily de-registered their Australian scrum-half, Michael Dobson, so that Willie Mason can make his debut on Sunday. Mason has not yet procured his Tongan passport, so can only play on Rovers' overseas quota – which was full.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
Manchester United chief executive David Gill today insisted the club were right to snub fan groups who were "at war with the owners".
Friday 04 March 2011
This so-so amnesiac thriller is guilty of a memory slip of its own. Its star, Liam Neeson, at one point flashes a passport with a date of birth indicating he's 46 – he's actually 58, and looking it. He plays a scientist who wakes up from a coma in a Berlin hospital bed without any means of identification: is he the victim of a fraud, or has he actually lost his mind? Diane Kruger plays an illegal immigrant who helps him piece the puzzle together, and Bruno Ganz adds some melancholy class as an ex-Stazi officer-turned-private eye. As a psychological teaser it has nothing on Memento, and the denouement is the daftest imaginable, but there's a serviceable urgency even once plausibility is knocked out cold.
Thursday 24 February 2011
The number of foreigners settling in the UK rose by more than a fifth last year, figures show.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
More than £2.25m will be paid to compensate private firms after the Government abandoned the ID card scheme, in one of the first acts of the Coalition. Up to £400,000 will also have to be spent on decommissioning the systems and destroying personal data.
Tuesday 15 February 2011
More than £2.25 million of taxpayers' money will be used to compensate private firms after the Government axed the ID card scheme, Immigration Minister Damian Green has said.
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Troublemakers could have their passports confiscated under an overhaul of the powers available to courts and police to tackle persistent anti-social behaviour.
Friday 04 February 2011
Biffy Clyro are trying to crack America for the second time.
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Germanwings plane crash: Video shows co-pilot Andreas Lubitz learning to fly as a teenager
- 3 Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state