Their statement reads: “While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our productions, after considering the current environment and the best interests of our cast and crew, we have made the decision to pause production on some of our live-action films for a short time. … [Read more...] about Jurassic World sequel falls victim to coronavirus as production shuts down
Comes with the fall
Even discounters, who are widely seen as likely winners as families look for ways to save cash amid economic uncertainty, took a hit, with spending down nearly 17% year on year. However, spending at pubs and restaurants and on entertainment, particularly tickets for concerts, films and shows, was up. … [Read more...] about Spending at UK department stores falls for 13th month in a row
The news could be disconcerting for fans of the British summer. Because when it comes to global warming, we can forget the jolly predictions of Jeremy Clarkson and his ilk of a Mediterranean climate in which we lounge among the olive groves of Yorkshire sipping a fine Scottish champagne. The truth is likely to be much duller, and much nastier – and we have already had a taste of it. "We will see lots more floods, droughts, such as we've had this year in the UK," says Peter Stott, leader of the climate change monitoring and attribution team at the Met Office. "Climate change is not a nice slow progression where the global climate warms by a few degrees. It means a much greater variability, far more extremes of weather." … [Read more...] about The shape of British summers to come?
Stacey – who became the 14th celebrity to succumb to the infamous Strictly curse – was one of a host of celebs who posed up for photographer Rankin’s Mother’s Day collection, including model Twiggy and singer Una Healy . … [Read more...] about Stacey Dooley spend some quality time with mum Di for Mother’s Day photo shoot following break-up
An electric storm as people arrive at the more northerly of the Reading and Leeds festival's two sites is an appropriate beginning to what is traditionally the loudest, most tattooed, raucous of the UK festivals. In this three-day parallel universe, you will encounter once sensible young men painted blue with their underpants on their head, normally demure young ladies removing delicate items for the benefit of the stage cameras, people summoning up deep guttural primal screams of angst and alienation – and some of them may even be in bands. Meanwhile, you will experience more American pop-punk bands than you ever thought existed, who noisily raise a middle finger to our British notions of art and cool and have thousands singing along to choruses about dicks. Well, sort of. … [Read more...] about Leeds festival – Day one round-up