PUBLISHED: 19:17 14 May 2019 Andrew Clarke Doris Day and Rock Hudson in their smash-hit romantic comedy Pillow Talk Photo: Universal Archant Doris Day was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood with a string of hit singles and hugely popular romantic comedies to her name. Following her death this week at the age of 97 we take a look at the films which made her famous Doris Day in Calamity Jane, the movie musical that made her a star Photo: Warner BrosDoris Day, who died this week, aged 97, was the face of 1950s America. Fresh-faced and pure in heart and mind, she represented both the optimism and the naivety of the age. Squeaky-clean Doris Day was the opposite of sexually-charged temptresses like Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell and the antithesis of the rebellious world of rock'n'roll.Doris Day was sweetness and light. She was romance, a sweet song, all wrapped up with a happy ending. When Hollywood was turning out brooding black and white dramas like … [Read more...] about Doris Day: Hollywood’s darling: Her Top Movies reviewed
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The government is calling on universities to abandon "unacceptable" admission tactics - which place pressure on candidates to accept places.The Education Secretary has slammed "conditional unconditional" offers, which means a student's entry is guaranteed if they rank the university as their first choice.MP Damian Hinds has written to 27 universities who made these offers during the 2018 application process - The University of Kent is one of the institutions that has been contacted.He says that the process is unethical and risks damaging students' prospects.Three universities, including St Mary's University, Twickenham, University of Nottingham and University of Sussex have since announced they will no longer be making unconditional offers.In response to government calls for a review into the use of conditional unconditional offers, Universities UK said: "There are clear benefits for students in universities being able to use a variety of offer making practices that reflect the … [Read more...] about University admission process “unethical”
“I am devastated that my closest political sister in this house has been hounded out of my party, but I have a message for everybody. I will not be silenced. I am going nowhere, and they will have to take my membership card away from me, because this is too important – not for me, not for you, but for the people we represent outside.” Stoke-on-Trent North MP Ruth Smeeth’s impassioned speech in the House of Commons made it abundantly clear that she has no intention of leaving the Labour Party. But following the formation of the new Independent Group of ex-Labour and Conservative MPs, there has been plenty of talk of other discontented politicians, from both main parties, joining their ranks. Could this be the start of the long-awaited realignment of British politics, as MPs flock to a new centrist party? Ms Smeeth has certainly had her issues with Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of Labour, and like her ‘political sister’ Luciana Berger – one of … [Read more...] about Will any of our MPs join the new Independent Group?
It turns out 1990s German popsters Snap! were wrong when they proclaimed “I got the power.” But who does have it? Plymouth Live has had a long hard think and come up with a list of 50 city figures that we think wield the most power. The list includes politicians, business bosses – and, in this social media driven age, influencers. Power has, after all, been defined as the ability to direct or influence others. So that is why you will find Instagram and Facebook powerbrokers on the list. But, of course, real might, whether political or economic, still remains in the hands of the traditional political institutions and big businesses, and their leaders, those crown wearers whose heads lie uneasy, dominate here. We have counted them down from 50 to 1, purely on the heft we think each possesses. But what do you think? Let us know if there is someone we have missed, or someone who should be higher up the list. But though power may sometimes stem, as Mao famously put it, … [Read more...] about Ranked: the 50 most powerful people in Plymouth
Welcome to The Sentinel 100 - a collection of some of the most inspirational and influential people across our patch. This list, which was prompted by the popularity of The Sentinel Hot 100 Businesses list, is not comprehensive. How could it be? There are literally thousands of people across the Potteries and the wider region who inspire us, provide valuable leadership in many spheres, inspire us, consistently raise a smile, or are genuinely the glue that bind our communities together. You'll find new and familiar faces this year, and hopefully a few surprises... BISHOP GEOFF ANNAS Bishop of Stafford Bishop Geoff is responsible for the Stafford episcopal area – the northern two thirds of Staffordshire. He has spent most of his ministry in urban areas – a decade in south London followed by 16 years in Southampton before coming to Staffordshire in 2010. He was consecrated by Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, at St Paul’s Cathedral and … [Read more...] about Sentinel 100: Our most inspirational and influential people for 2019