PUBLISHED: 12:08 23 September 2010 | UPDATED: 13:00 23 September 2010 Lee and Nicky Caulfield Archant SIX new plays are premiered at the Kenneth More Theatre on Sunday, having been written and rehearsed in just one day. Conceived in New York 15 years ago, The 24-Hour Plays has been wowing audiences not just in America but London too, most notably at The Old Vic. And this weekend, for the first time, it comes to the KMT, Ilford, courtesy of 18-year-old Walthamstow twins Lee and Nicky Caulfield. Twenty-four actors, six directors and six writers will arrive at the theatre on Saturday night with nothing more than passion, ideas and a prop each. After introductions, six groups are created with the actors and directors going home to rest, while the six writers cast and create six new plays overnight. At 6am on Sunday, Lee and Nicky will collect the scripts and deliver them to the directors. Rehearsals start at 9am. At 7.30pm, the curtain goes up and six short plays will be performed … [Read more...] about Twins present 24-hour play at Kenneth More Theatre
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JEREMY McConnell has taken a paternity test live on Wednesday's This Morning - as he desperately tries to find out if he is the father of Stephanie Davis' baby.The former Celebrity Big Brother star joined hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on the show to discuss his ongoing paternity battle with his ex-girlfriend, who gave birth to son Caben-Albi last month.Jeremy took the DNA test live on air with the help of AlphaBiolabs DNA Testing, the same company used by the Jeremy Kyle Show.The brand was called to the This Morning studios at 9am to take a swab from the Irish model, with the results set to take 24 hours once a sample is taken from baby Caben - if Steph agrees to it.Speaking to the hosts, Jeremy said: "I’ve never once said I wasn’t the father, I’m not fame hungry."I want to set the record straight, I just said there was a month from April to May I didn’t know about and I want reassurance."When she makes it public it has to be dealt … [Read more...] about Jeremy McConnell takes paternity test to see if he is father of Stephanie Davis’ son live on This Morning – and the results will be processed in Jeremy Kyle’s lab
HEARTBROKEN Jeremy McConnell has opened up about ex-girlfriend Stephanie Davis' 'disgusting' decision to name 'their' infant son after a random lad she met in a nightclub.The 26-year-old has faced an agonising nine month wait to discover if he is the father of little Caben-Albi, who was born on 13 January. Last August Steph revealed that she had been inspired to call her firstborn an unusual moniker after being chatted up by a stranger while on a girls' holiday to Jersey. Speaking exclusively to The Sun online, he said: "Regardless of the name, if she met a fella on a night out and named the baby after him then it's disgusting and hurtful."If that's my child, he's been named after a guy she met in a club and I'll be calling him that for the rest of his life."I wish she could have waited until after the DNA test."It doesn't matter what the name it, it's the principle."Just like her legion of devoted fans, Jeremy found of the tot's name when he appeared on the cover of OK! … [Read more...] about Jeremy McConnell’s pain after ex Stephanie Davis names ‘their’ baby after ‘random lad who chatted her up in a club’
A PARANOID pensioner who feared he was becoming a ‘decrepit old fool’ ended his own life by stepping in front of a 44 tonne lorry dressed in his smartest clothes.Tragic David Rennard, 74, was convinced he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, like his late mother, despite not visiting a doctor for three years.The grandfather had recently lost his driving license after the DVLA decided he was unfit to be behind the wheel because of his failing eyesight.However, Mr Rennard was described as "calm" on the day he asked a bus driver to drop him off at a stop by a dual carriageway before he stepped onto the road in front of a juggernaut.The OAP left a note in his pocket asking paramedics not to try and resuscitate him, to donate his organs and for his body to be given to scientists for research.A coroner sitting at his inquest hearing ruled that Mr Rennard intended to end his own life.Mr Rennard, a retired engineer, married his wife Anne in 1966 and the pair had lived in … [Read more...] about Depressed grandfather kills himself after stepping in front of lorry because he feared he was becoming a ‘decrepit old fool’
The historic capital of Germany has seen some chequered times; divided and on the front line of the Cold War for decades.Since the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, ‘The Grey City’ has risen again as one of the great cities of the world. Today Berlin is a lively place, with a young, creative population who’ve brought the 24-hour party city of the 20s back to life and are enjoying it to the full at great value prices. If you want to experience Europe’s most exciting city, read our two-day whistle-stop timetable to get you started. Day 1 8am – 9am: They take breakfast very seriously in Berlin, and before a big day in the city it’s a good idea to fuel up properly. Flamingo Fresh Food Bar offers something a little different from the towers of hams and pastries that you’ll typically see in a German breakfast. The Flamingo staff are famously friendly and will set you on your way with a smile.10am – 1pm: The Tiergarten is just down the road and is … [Read more...] about 48 Hours in… Berlin – what to do, what to see and where to go
SOLDIERS returned to gruelling training drills in the Brecon Beacons in 30C temperatures just one day after a young recruit died of 'heat exhaustion'.Josh Hoole, 26, collapsed while on the Welsh mountains yesterday - three years after three SAS soldiers died of heat exhaustion on the same mountain camp.These pictures show recruits were back on the same training course just 24 hours after the tragedy.Army bosses have come under fire and been accused of negligence following soldier deaths while training in heatwaves.Josh died just three years after a trio of SAS soldiers collapsed in intense heat in the Brecon Beacons.A coroner last year slammed the MoD after ruling L/Cpl Edward Maher, L/Cpl Craig Roberts and Cpl James Dunsby died as a result of neglect on the 16-mile march.Appalling failures with health and safety and basic medical were blamed for their deaths.The MOD had vowed to publish new guidelines to protect soldiers training whilst carrying heavy loads in hot … [Read more...] about Why are soldiers back out training in stifling 30C Brecon Beacons just a day after young recruit died of ‘heat exhaustion’?
Tickets for Guns N’ Roses’ gig in Slane Castle next year sold out in 24 hours, promoters have revealed.The band’s much-anticipated return to the Meath venue for the first time since 1992 saw fans snap up 80,000 tickets in just one day.And Guns N’ Roses’ 35-date Not in This Lifetime tour sold one million tickets across 24 hours for Irish, European and Canadian dates after going on sale on Friday December 9.The tour has now sold above and beyond a whopping three million tickets in 2016.Lord Henry Mountcharles said: “I am delighted that GnR at Slane is sold out, with fans coming to the show from all over the world re-affirming Slane as one of the world’s top venues and bringing a major boost to tourism”.The band will rock Slane on Saturday May 27, 2017.Fans were left outraged as tickets for the gig were being flogged for as much as €549 on official Ticketmaster re-sale company Seatwave just minutes after going on sale.In October, … [Read more...] about Guns N’ Roses sell out 2017 Slane gig in 24 hours
THOUSANDS of commuters face travel hell next week as combined strike action is set to bring busy Southern and TfL services to a standstill.The latest wave of Southern strikes, which will cause major delays for passengers in the south east, are due to coincide with disruption on two of London's packed Tube lines.Southern has been running a reduced service during recent strikes by train guards, who are balloting as part of RMT union.But now hundreds of drivers have balloted for action with Aslef - and plan to walk out on the same day as the guards, causing complete chaos for rail users from December 6.Commuters have been warned the disruption will be far worse than during previous strikes in the long-running rail dispute, which has forced some people to quit their jobs and caused house prices to plummet.Industrial action has also been scheduled for the pre-Christmas and New Years' periods, causing yet more problems for those travelling to visit friends and family.In entire … [Read more...] about Train and Tube strikes in December 2016 – which Southern Rail and TfL routes are affected and when do they start?
A YOUNG woman has arrived home to a nightmare scene.Her flatmate, 24-year-old Alice Ruggles, is lying in a pool of blood. Her throat has been slit from ear to ear.The friend, Maxine McGill, dials 999 and sobs down the line: “Oh my God, she’s dead, she’s dead.”A pioneering new ITV documentary screening on Thursday night, presented by Sir Trevor McDonald, has been given unprecedented access by Northumbria Police’s homicide unit as it tries to catch Alice’s killer.In particular it focuses on the so-called “Golden Hour” which starts ticking when a site is officially declared a crime scene. Decisions made by detectives in that vital 60-minute window can make or break a murder investigation.TV camera crews are unable to go inside crime scenes because their presence would contaminate evidence.But here the murder squad wear HD body cameras, allowing us for the first time to see them investigate the crime through their eyes.The 999 call is made by … [Read more...] about Pioneering ITV show An Hour To Catch a Killer takes YOU inside crucial first 60 mins of real cop hunt for Alice Ruggles’ brutal murderer
POLICE have issued an urgent appeal for a missing mum and her two young sons who disappeared 24 hours ago. Cheryl Durkey, 47, and her two children - Chepael Maddix, 8 and Chander Paul Maddix, 7 - went missing from their home in Erith, Kent, at 9am on Tuesday.They were last seen at a family address at around the same time on Wednesday and police are describing the disappearance as "out of character".Police in Bexley are now appealing for the public's help to trace the "vulnerable" mum and her sons.A Met Police spokesman said: "It is out of character for Cheryl to go missing and officers are extremely concerned for Cheryl's health and wellbeing, and the safety and welfare of her children."Cheryl is described as black, around 5ft 9ins with a medium build and shoulder length dark, but greying, curly hair.Chepael and Chander are also described a black and very slim with shaven heads.Police believe Cheryl is using public transport to travel, and add that she and the boys have been … [Read more...] about Police have issued an urgent appeal for missing mum and her two sons who disappeared from Kent home 24 hours ago