In 2007, he wrote a letter to Inside Time, the newspaper for prisoners, in which he claimed 'OAPs in prison are far better off than those in the community." He bragged that his living conditions in HMP Whitemoor, Cambridgeshire, were better than what he could expect as a free man. At the time, he was responding to a campaign for elderly convicts to receive the state pension. … [Read more...] about Notorious killer Michael Sams, 80, ruled too dangerous to be released from prison
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Although cinemas were permitted to open in England from 4 July, actually finding one to visit proved challenging. By the middle of the month, there will be more choices, with a gradual opening of most of the Odeon chain, and a couple of Curzon cinemas back in business. However, Cineworld and Vue have postponed reopening until 31 July, a response to the rescheduled releases of Disney’s Mulan and Christopher Nolan’s hotly anticipated Tenet, now both bumped to August. The experiences of cinema operators in other countries suggest that audience return will be a trickle rather than a flood. Safety protocols vary from country to country – social distancing is obligatory in Rome, but “advised” in Paris; masks are required at all times in Hong Kong, and not at all in Denmark. … [Read more...] about The future of film: can cinema survive Covid-19?
When Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, that much-satirised celebrity couple, were given their first American Vogue cover last month, they immediately asked for Leibovitz. The photographer was said to be reluctant at first, but the amount of money on offer was apparently too tempting to turn down. The resulting shots managed to make two of the most photographed people on the planet look enigmatic, glossy, romantic and ethereal. No matter how staged the images were or how much effort had gone into the studio production, Leibovitz's pictures seemed also to offer us a glimpse into the couple's intimacy, even, perhaps, a small sense of their vulnerability. … [Read more...] about Annie Leibovitz: can her magic now bring lustre back to M&S?
These decisions are being taken against a backdrop of a global pandemic – and a mass of construction cranes. Although many businesses might be reluctant to return to their office buildings, a number of substantial building projects in the capital are dependent on them sticking to the old way of corporate life. Around the corner from Bishopsgate and Vantage, the UK’s biggest commercial tower projects are banking on a reunion round the water cooler and pushing ahead with building superstructures, in defiance of warnings that modern working could take years to return to pre-covid normality. … [Read more...] about Why the home-working boom could tumble London’s skyscrapers
Faculty said it had delivered work for hundreds of clients in more than a dozen countries, and that the majority of its work was in the private sector. It said it had never received or benefited from any favouritism by Cummings or any other political figure. The firm also said the political persuasion of its clients was immaterial, and that it did not take political positions. … [Read more...] about Revealed: Dominic Cummings firm paid Vote Leave’s AI firm £260,000