Next up is the Battles, where three acts compete in each battle and the winner of each goes through to the semi-final. After the semi-final is the live final, where each coach will have one act. … [Read more...] about The Voice Kids 2019 – time, judges and everything you need to know
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How much will you really spend in your first year at university? Accommodation costs at universities have soared in recent years, while everyday living costs continue to march upwards. As we explore here, rich students are being lured by super-luxe developments charging annual rents of above £20,000. Below we set out what a more typical student may spend on a room, the likely monthly costs for essentials such as food and studying materials – and work out what parents will have to stump up on top of the loans and grants. … [Read more...] about University – you know the fees, but what about the costs?
So does his confidence extend to this current moment? Is a reshaping of society towards cooperation and equality, at work, at school, in prison and in politics on its way? He says he doesn’t know, though he was struck by a recent and much-discussed Financial Times editorial calling for redistribution, UBI and wealth taxes. He’s been heartened by the “explosion of cooperation and altruism and people organising stuff from the bottom up” in response to the pandemic. But he says the crucial thing is that the left is ready when the immediate crisis passes, that its ideas are the ones “lying around” waiting to be picked up. Among those close to the top of the pile will, surely, be his. … [Read more...] about Rutger Bregman: the Dutch historian who rocked Davos and unearthed the real Lord of the Flies
'This will be critical to building a city that is home to those who are elated at the statue being pulled down, those who sympathise with its removal but are dismayed at how it happened and those who feel that in its removal, they've lost a piece of the Bristol they know and therefore themselves. … [Read more...] about Bristol’s Mayor says sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester that replaced toppled statue of slave trader Edward Colston will be REMOVED after it was secretly erected by activists
"It is a terrible end. Our time together was very happy and I’m posting these pictures because although we went through some tough times, it’s the good, wonderful memories of a sweet, kind man that matter. In the past year we had become close again. … [Read more...] about Tycoon Steve Bing’s lonely life – cut off from his family and ‘never meeting his kids’