Harold Shipman killed at least 218 of his patients, yet, until his crimes came to light, he was respected - loved even - by the people of Hyde, where he worked as a GP from 1977. It wasn’t until 20 years later that police would start to investigate a man who detectives would later realise was Britain’s most prolific killer. And even then the people of Hyde - among them the 3,000 patients registered to his family GP practice in Market Street - wouldn’t believe it. A new ITV documentary, Harold Shipman: Doctor Death, airs on Thursday night. It marks 20 years since his arrest and investigates just how he got away with killing so many of his patients. Who was Harold Shipman? GP Harold Shipman was a British general practitioner and one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history. On 31 January 2000, a jury found Shipman guilty of 15 murders for killing patients under his care. But a two-year-long investigation of all deaths certified by Shipman identified the … [Read more...] about Who was killer doctor Harold Shipman and how many people did he murder?
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YORK Light is to produce Guys And Dolls for the first time in 30 years, and as before the operatic company will be staging Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows' American musical at York Theatre Royal. Only one member of York Light's original cast will be appearing once again: Geoffrey Turner, who will reprise his role from three decades ago as Sarah Brown's grandfather, Arvide Abernathy, from March 7 to 17. Two company debutants have been cast in the lead roles, Annabel Van Griethuysen playing the Salvation Army’s Sarah Brown and George Morgan starring as gambler Sky Masterson. Both are experienced players, having appeared in musicals throughout Britain. Their fellow leads will be company regular Rachael Wilkinson as Miss Adelaide and Andy Roberts as gambler Nathan Detroit, who has had Miss Adelaide dangling on a matrimonial string for 14 years. Wilkinson latterly has appeared as Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Christmas Eve in Avenue Q and Dorcas in Seven Brides … [Read more...] about York Light to present Guys And Dolls again at York Theatre Royal after 30-year hiatus
A young jazz pianist from Carnon Downs is now living his dream and rubbing shoulders with some of the top musicians and producers in the world. Former Truro School student Alfie Hole has been lucky enough to travel the world, performing at some of the most prestigious jazz festivals in Europe as well as New York's oldest rock club where Bob Dylan made his name. The 23-year-old has also been working for the keyboardist of the Rolling Stones, Chuck Leavell, for the last three years, since moving to New York to study in 2014, and occasionally play sessions alongside Clive Deamer from Radiohead. Recently he has been spending time with Taylor Swift’s musical director, David Cook, learning about the production that goes on behind her music. Alfie told the Packet: “When I first moved to New York I spent every night hanging out at Smalls jazz club, a tiny basement club in Greenwich Village. They have amazing jazz musicians playing shows up until 1am and then hold a jam … [Read more...] about Carnon Downs jazz pianist working with the stars in New York
Women in New York were once forbidden from lighting up in public under a controversial law at the turn of the 20th century. Smoking was however allowed and common among men, be it cigarettes, cigars or the pipe, and growing increasingly popular among women as well. By 1907, Café Martin, a restaurant frequented by New York's elite announced it would allow women to smoke on its premises on New Year's Eve, which encouraged other businesses to follow suit, but the equality would soon be short-lived. On 21 January 1908, Little Tim Sullivan - a politician who controlled New York's East Side - proposed an ordinance that would make it illegal for women to smoke in public. The reason behind the prohibition was neither health nor concerns for passive tabagism. It was because women who smoked were usually actresses, prostitutes or belonged to the working class, thus considered less respectable than high society matrons. "Uptown there are restaurants all fixed up in gilt and glass that pass … [Read more...] about New York once made it illegal for women to smoke in public because it was not respectable
In November of 2008, I was invited to Chicago to watch the election returns at Grant Park and be there with Barack Obama as he became the first African American ever elected U.S. president. I respectfully declined. Instead I spent election night in Atlanta, leading National Action Network's (NAN) watch night service, similar to the New Year's Eve service and countdown that we do every year. I then led 5,000 people to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s grave for a rally before marching across the street to Ebenezer Baptist Church — Dr. King's church — to be with King's sister, his daughter Bernice King and his son Martin Luther King III. At such a historic moment, this is where I had to be; A black president wouldn't have even been possible without Dr. King. He sacrificed everything and literally laid down his life so that we could witness the day when a black man stood on stage with his black family and accepted the office of the presidency of the United States. We often hear … [Read more...] about Al Sharpton: 50 years later, Trump is turning Dr. King’s dream into a nightmare