Glastonbury has just dropped its full line-up and set times for 2019 - and a homegrown star from Devon is among the huge acts set to perform on the festival's iconic Pyramid Stage. Bastille, featuring Plymouth Argyle supporter Chris 'Woody' Wood on drums, will take to the stage on Friday afternoon. New additions to the bill include Lewis Capaldi, The Proclaimers and Japanese pop-metal band Babymetal - the first J-pop band to play one of the festival's main stages. They join previously-announced headliners Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure, alongside acts like Kylie, Janet Jackson and Billie Eilish. The festival kicks off on 26 June, and more than 2,500 acts will play on more than 100 stages. Here is the line-up in full PYRAMID STAGE FRIDAY STORMZY 22:15 - 23:45 GEORGE EZRA 20:15 - 21:15 MS. LAURYN HILL 18:00 - 19:15 BASTILLE 16:15 - 17:15 SHERYL CROW 14:30 - 15:30 TOM ODELL 13:15 - 14:00 BJORN AGAIN 11:45 - 12:45 SATURDAY THE KILLERS 21:45 - 23:45 LIAM GALLAGHER 19:15 … [Read more...] about Glastonbury line-up features homegrown star on Pyramid Stage
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The architecture of our intimate lives is changing. Irish couples have more choice than ever about how they want to design their relationships, and they’re exercising those choices in all kinds of ways. More than one in three children are born to parents who are not married. People of the same sex are marrying and raising families. Others are committing themselves to the single life; to a second marriage; to serial monogamy. Young people, in particular, are experimenting with what one anthropologist calls “fast sex, slow love” – a prolonged pre-courtship phase before they commit to any kind of relationship. After they commit, more people are choosing to remain child-free. In many families, both men and women earn incomes outside the home. Within the home, traditional notions of who does what are being challenged and renegotiated – though that renegotiation is not always smooth or successful. As traditional social and religious norms loosen their hold … [Read more...] about ‘Fast sex, slow love’: How Irish relationships have changed
BEYONCE shocked fans by dropping a trailer for an upcoming Neflix documentary called Homecoming. And her so-called 'Beehive' were buzzing at the news. But what is it about? Here's what we know so far... When does Beyonce's Homecoming come out on Netflix? Beyonce's Netflix documentary is set to be shown on April 17. The behind-the-scenes documentary charting Beyonce's comeback at Coachella 2018 has been teased by Netflix. The trailer showed her massive crew, entourage and dancers preparing for one of the biggest shows she has performed. What is Homecoming about? Homecoming is about Beyonce's stunning return to the stage at Coachella last year after having her twins. It shows "Queen Bey," 37, sitting at the helm helping direct her team of hard-working dancers prepare for the show. It shows adorable footage of her eldest child Blue Ivy, 7, dancing on a chair, with quick flashes of her adorable two-year-old twins Sir and Rumi. The trailer for the documentary also shows Beyonce and … [Read more...] about When does Beyonce’s Homecoming come out on Netflix, what is it about and who narrates the trailer?
In the icy depths of late January, just as Theresa May was absorbing the latest parliamentary defeat for her Brexit plan, David Cameron landed in the sunshine of southern India. He had been hired to deliver a lecture on geopolitics, plus a few amusing cricket anecdotes, in Chennai, in honour of the late Indian entrepreneur KS Narayanan. The businessman was known in his home country for quitting while he was ahead, retiring at the height of his powers. Cameron, however, is better known for doing the opposite. The official line is that the man who brought us Brexit, and then walked away whistling from his final farewell to the nation, has no regrets; that all will explained in the memoirs he is due to publish later this year, and that meanwhile he is enjoying an agreeable retirement on the international speaking circuit. In private, it’s not that simple. He may be more sanguine about it than his old friend George Osborne, but Brexit has divided the Camerons’ social circle … [Read more...] about Seven weeks before we leave the EU… has anyone seen David Cameron?
The surgical strike that has seen angry nurses force the cancellation of thousands of operations has today been dealt a body blow. The Council of Ministers has lodged a ‘civil requisition’ in the name of the government forcing nurses to provide the minimum services as defined by law. This has nothing to do with the right to strike, explained health minister Marta Temida. It is the government’s reaction to the fact that operations that should have gone ahead during the strike, haven’t – compromising patients’ inherent right to health. Nurses “must understand” that this was not an option taken lightly, Temida told assembled reporters. Indeed, the government felt there was nothing else it could do but break the deadlock this way. This has been a strike that transformed the face of public sector disputes in that a largely anonymous crowdfunding campaign has managed to ‘finance’ prolonged and crippling industrial action for week. … [Read more...] about Surgical strike “broken”. Government lodges civil requisition