The commemorative event of Victory of Europe Day on May 8, 1945, at the Royal Albert Hall (pictured) is to be broadcast at more than 400 cinemas across the UK. It features the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the Military Wives Choirs, special guests, VIPs, members of Sir Winston Churchill’s family and, above all and veterans … [Read more...] about First look at trailer for sold-out VE Day 75 memorial event hosted by Katherine Jenkins that will be broadcast live from Royal Albert Hall to 450 cinemas across the UK
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Alongside its fundraising plan, which will be used to whittle down its £212m debt pile, Countrywide revealed it had fallen £206m into the red during the most recent six-month period. The scale of the loss was largely due to a £211m charge from slashing the value of its assets and brand. … [Read more...] about Countrywide shares plunge 60% after emergency cash call
* * * The guiding spirit of Foxtons remains its founder, Jon Hunt. He is a lean, reined-in man with a strong jaw, a drawling, slightly distant voice, and impatient, whirling hand gestures. “My old man was extremely tough,” he told the website Business Life in a rare interview in 2012. “He was Irish and came to London when he was 13. He was a runner for a legal firm … then he got into the army.” Hunt junior, born in 1953, soon learned to be just as adaptable and self-contained: while his father took up a succession of end-of-empire foreign postings, Hunt was sent to Millfield boarding school in Somerset from the age of seven. He loved Millfield’s emphasis on sport, but left the school at 16. He briefly joined his father’s regiment, the Royal Artillery, then moved on restlessly again, to work on building sites in France, and then back to England, to a job at a small estate agent in Woking. … [Read more...] about Is Foxtons the estate agent London deserves?
Anyone wishing to send in their memories can do so by email to [email protected] or letter to SSAFA (VE Day Stories), Queen Elizabeth House, 4 St Dunstan's Hill, London EC3R 8AD. Photos and documents cannot be returned. … [Read more...] about Armed Forces charity appeals for YOUR VE Day memories as Boris Johnson is set to announce the Government’s plans for parades to mark the 75th anniversary
It's unlikely Morris will return to the same subject; not, of course, because of the furore - there is nothing he wouldn't touch, and he is a firm believer that jokes should be as extreme as possible to have the effect of changing anyone's mind. The truly telling laugh, he feels, is the laugh that escapes us despite our better judgment. The instinctive belch of realisation, be it from liberal or reactionary, that shoots from the fast part of our brains through the cloying fog of what we think of as taste. … [Read more...] about Why Chris Morris had to make Brass Eye