“We’ve been engaged for a while and we wanted to do it properly with a big wedding, but because Kirsty doesn’t have long left we decided just to go with a couple of witnesses to get married.” … [Read more...] about Bride-to-be, 31, planning own wedding and funeral after being given months to live
A critic once called Simon Munnery’s Edinburgh show “the closest comedy gets to modern art”. The following year, the comedian pursued this idea to its illogical conclusions. Wielding a Venn diagram he illustrated how comedy could abut, but never actually become, art. As a comedian, he could only knock his head vainly against the border dividing the two fields: very far from funny comedy, but not really art. The position on the opposite side of the divide would be an artist condemned to produce “shit art: art that is perilously near being comedy”. … [Read more...] about Farty paintings and getting sozzled on gin: a seriously silly history of art and comedy colliding
On 14 March 1991 the Birmingham Six finally walked free. Today, 20 years on, it is vital to appreciate the horrifying detail of what happened to them, and how the truth was not acknowledged for 16 years. The annihilation of justice for others remains an ever-present spectre. The replaying of their triumphal re-entry into the street outside the Old Bailey triggers only partial recollection; Richard McIlkenny steady and philosophical, "Every dog has his day"; Billy Power, looking ahead, thinking of others – "Judith Ward, the Bridgewater Four." And Paddy Hill, burning with rage, "Justice? Those people in there don't even know how to spell the word." It had been his anger, sustained for 16 years, that scorched a route by which ultimately the six would escape. By 1980, he had written more than 1,000 detailed letters to lawyers, MPs, journalists; most never replied, almost all who did, answered similarly: "I'm afraid the odds against you are overwhelming." After all, as well as the … [Read more...] about The Birmingham Six: Have we learned from our disgraceful past?
Mette, 42, exchanged vows with Bo Tengberg, 55, after being forced to cancel their wedding three times in a year, initially delaying their 2019 nuptials because of the general election, then earlier this year due to the pandemic, and finally bringing forward their special day on the July 18 to attend an EU Council meeting … [Read more...] about Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen finally marries fiance Bo Tengberg at a village church after postponing the wedding THREE times in less than a year
There will be exceptions for people in certain jobs - such as lorry drivers and scientists - and people will be allowed to leave home in certain cases like buying essential food and medicine, or attending a close relative's funeral. … [Read more...] about Theresa May leads furious Tory revolt against UK’s 14-day coronavirus quarantine