It seems a suitably Orwellian reward to the extraordinary success story that is Nottingham Playhouse’s co-production of 1984. On the day that tickets for its keenly-awaited opening at the Almeida in London went on sale, the company was told - without warning - it faced losing all of its funding from Nottinghamshire County Council.
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Local hero Torsten Lieberknecht draws praise for his Eintracht Braunschweig approach from Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp
Friday 08 November 2013
Klopp has been the centre of attention in recent weeks but Braunschweig's rather unnoticed coach is going about things just like his old Mainz 05 team-mate
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Miliband to target housing shortage and energy companies in conference speech
Monday 05 August 2013
Arrest after tourist dies in car rampage
Friday 26 July 2013
Notorious gang behind robberies worth £200m used ladder to climb over prison fence
From Sightseers to Civil War: Ben Wheatley directs his fourth film in three years (in a field in Guildford)
Thursday 06 June 2013
Nightmarish black comedy A Field in England was shot in just 12 days
Tuesday 21 May 2013
The Financial Transactions Tax nicknamed the "Robin Hood Tax" might be popular with celebrities, but Osborne's objections are rooted in economic good sense
Sunday 07 April 2013
I never like to go out of character when filming starts I fear that if I do, I might not be able to pick it up again. This was particularly the case with the character Thorin Oakenshield [in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit]. He's moody and broody, so people kept their distance from me during the production. I wish I was good at jumping out of character in between takes, as I'd be more popular socially.
Friday 08 March 2013
A tourist beach outside a popular seaside resort may have been sprayed with machine gun fire during training in which an Army ranger was shot dead.
Sunday 03 February 2013
The director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer has said swiftly deleting abusive tweets may save offenders from being brought before court.
Friday 25 January 2013
Actress Lara Pulver, who had viewers' pulses racing with her nude scene in Sherlock, is to star as a real-life Bond girl.
People who post offensive messages on Twitter or Facebook to face fewer criminal charges under new guidelines
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Fewer criminal charges are likely to be brought against people who post offensive messages on Twitter or Facebook, under new guidelines set out by Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer QC.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
The Sheriff of Nottingham once (allegedly) outlawed Robin Hood for the forcible redistribution of wealth; now Nottinghamshire County Council intends to spend £13m using his name to enrich the local area. The Council has announced plans to build an amusement park in Sherwood Forest, Discover Robin Hood, which it hopes will attract major investment.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
The Ballydoyle game plan could not be more transparent. However remote the prospect of inflicting a first defeat on the great Frankel, Aidan O'Brien and his patrons have plainly decided to go for the jugular at York tomorrow.
Friday 27 July 2012
Common sense has finally prevailed in the case of Paul Chambers, the Doncaster man whose conviction for sending a "menacing electronic communication" on Twitter was quashed yesterday in the High Court.
Friday 27 July 2012
The man who was found guilty of sending a menacing message on the internet site Twitter after he joked about blowing an airport 'sky high' has had his conviction quashed in a case which will have implications for the way online communication is dealt with by the courts.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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