France were crowned World Cup champions on Sunday afternoon, after beating Croatia 4-2. Despite skepticism before Russia 2018 kicked off, the tournament has been widely hailed as a success. But did your team contribute to the tournament’s success or did they freeze on the big stage? … [Read more...] about How did your team fare at the 2018 World Cup?
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The Bergen PO is part of the regular international parade of visiting bands that few other festivals in the world can match. This starts earlier in the season than usual, with the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä bringing an all-American programme on 6 August, while the previous day Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra bring their Brandenburg Project to the Albert Hall – two concerts interleaving Bach’s six concertos with six UK premieres, from composers including Mark-Anthony Turnage, Olga Neuwirth and Brett Dean. If a Proms visit from Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (14 August) is all too predictable now, then the chance to hear the Berlin Philharmonic with their music director designate Kirill Petrenko (previously a very rare visitor to the UK) in a pair of concerts is not to be missed (1 and 2 September), with Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony hot on their heels (2 and 3 September). … [Read more...] about Proms 2018: it ticks all the boxes but where’s the radical and the recherché?
The year in video games has truly brought something for everyone, whether you’re into cute stories about anthropomorphic mice, psychedelic Tetris, or unnervingly detailed historical role-play in the Old West. Our critics’ top games of the year range from the utter chaos that is Smash Bros Ultimate to the minimalist, calming love story found in Florence, and from Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War’s stunning realism to Into the Breach and Celeste’s squat, evocative pixel art. … [Read more...] about Tell us: what was your favourite game of 2018?
Figures collated by the Office for National Statistics show the overall Covid-19 death toll in that week was 2,639 across the two nations, a drop of 1,235 from the week before. And the count is a fall of more than half from the peak of the outbreak - 8,180 people died from the coronavirus during the worst week, from April 11 to 17. … [Read more...] about Matt Hancock announces the UK is to ‘stockpile’ protective gowns, masks and gloves as domestic firms sign deals to provide two BILLION items of PPE for the Government and the NHS
He was shot dead at around 9.25pm after being chased by a group of three men who were riding a motorbike and driving a silver Ford Kuga into Armitage Road. … [Read more...] about Ethan Nedd-Bruce killing: Two arrested on suspicion of murdering 18-year-old in 2018