What should you do if your kids can't go to school? It's hard to plan for situations that are out of your control, so try and contact work as early as possible to let them know you have the children for the day. … [Read more...] about School closures today – which schools are closed on Wednesday, February 12?
For a real insight into Britain’s social care crisis, consider the words of one local councillor in Surrey – where a referendum was planning to raise council tax by 15% to pay for social care, until a deal was made with the government. Mel Few, a council cabinet member for adult social care, told the Guardian that despite older people getting much of the attention, it’s the needs of disabled residents that “[keep] me awake at night”. Of its £570m adult social care budget, Surrey projects that this year it will spend more on people with learning or physical disabilities than for older people (53% compared with 41%). … [Read more...] about The social care crisis hits disabled people hard. So why are they forgotten?
She was invited back to Central in 1953 as a teacher of acting. She stayed for three years while submitting plays, one of them, The Sport of My Mad Mother, to the Observer playwrights’ competition organised by Kenneth Tynan. The play, awarded third prize jointly with NF Simpson’s A Resounding Tinkle, featured a bunch of wild boys given to casual violence, a couple of outsiders and a spiritual leader who gives birth to the creative future. It was, said Tynan, a tour de force that belonged to no known category of theatre, but it was booed off by critics and public alike, and reluctantly withdrawn by Devine after only 14 performances. … [Read more...] about Ann Jellicoe obituary
Phillips’s last artistic directorship was at the Citadel in Edmonton, Alberta, from 1990 to 1995, and from there he launched a US tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love, following that with a four-year Broadway run (from 1997) of a musical Jekyll and Hyde by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse. This led to a West End recall from Bricusse’s producer friend Bill Kenwright, and he staged elegant revivals of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night (with Jessica Lange and Charles Dance) at the Lyric on Shaftesbury Avenue in 2000 and of Ibsen’s Ghosts (with Francesca Annis, Martin Hutson and Anthony Andrews) at the Comedy in 2001. … [Read more...] about Robin Phillips obituary
5 December - Taunton, Somerset: 3.4 26 August - Blackpool, Lancashire: 2.1 21 August - Blackpool, Lancashire: 1.6 8 August - Falmouth, Cornwall: 2.2 27 February - Newdigate, Surrey: 3.0 What is the strongest earthquake to ever hit the UK? The largest known British earthquake occurred in the North Sea near the Dogger Bank in 1931, with a magnitude of 6.1. … [Read more...] about UK earthquakes 2020 map – where has been hit?