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Tuesday 18 January 2011
Police appear to be powerless to bring charges against people who distribute flyers warning potential informants against helping detectives, one of Britain's top officers admitted today.
Monday 03 January 2011
Two people will appear in court today charged over the murder of a teenager shot dead in the stairwell of a housing estate.
Friday 31 December 2010
A teenager was shot dead as he ran through a housing estate trying to escape a gunman, neighbours said yesterday.
Wednesday 15 December 2010
He's still going strong then?
Wednesday 15 December 2010
Carpetright, the UK's biggest floor covering specialist, has warned that soaring raw material costs will drive carpet prices up by as much as 7 per cent over the coming months.
Monday 22 November 2010
Malvern Water is in peril after almost half a millennium of refreshing royal palates. Coca-Cola has announced that it will cease production of what has been described as the purest spring water in England. But a local Herefordshire businessman, William Chase, is planning to come to the rescue.
Sunday 21 November 2010
Tuesday 09 November 2010
The UK space industry has defied gravity during the recession to grow by 10 per cent a year since 2007, according to a new report.
Thursday 28 October 2010
Surely the old Tory is happy now that his party is back in power?
Sunday 26 September 2010
Saturday 07 August 2010
A group of young, predominantly black young people are sitting in a semi-circle debating the strengths and weaknesses of a film script about a fictional girl gang, set amid the seedy tower blocks of East London's under-class.
Thursday 24 June 2010
Lennon Naked began with a splash – a late-period John in what appeared to be mint condition plunging into the pool of his stockbroker belt mansion to the sound of "Come Together". The device might have felt a little overfamiliar (how many times has the off-the-peg transcendence of an underwater shot been employed in such things?), but it was all but impossible to resist the jolt of that music – a cameo appearance by the real thing in a drama that was largely going to be a triumph of similitude. Even more reassuringly, Robert Jones's script instantly showed that it had got the weight of Lennon's wordplay. A jump cut deprived us of the final resolving cadence of the song and plunged us again, back to Beatlemania, as John and Brian Epstein made a scrambled getaway down a fire escape and John demonstrated the rasp of his wit. "Kiss 'im," he says as fans beg for contact. "'E's never been kissed by womankind... or unkind." And the joke scrapes close to unkindness itself, a teasing poke with just enough thrust in it to hurt, but not enough to make the malice deniable should things turn nasty.
Friday 02 April 2010
Saturday 26 December 2009
Last year, Bola Agbaje invited Gordon Brown to come and see her play. It would, she said in her letter, help him understand what makes Britain's young black population tick, get to the bottom of knife crime, take a look inside the head beneath the hoodie. Bold claims for her first ever attempt at a script, but Gone Too Far! lived up to her hype. Fast, furious and very funny, the tale of two brothers – one brought up in London, the other in Nigeria – making their way through their estate to buy a pint of milk, with petty fights and street dancing along the way, had critics lining up to anoint her as the brightest, sparkiest new dramatic voice on the block. Another successful graduate of the Royal Court's young writers' course (along with Polly Stenham), Agbaje picked up an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement, a nomination for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards and the chance to make her debut play into a film.
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