7.08pm BST Well that's it from me, thanks for your emails. Now go and follow the FA Cup final. Bye. 7.06pm BST Well that was all very dramatic. Barcelona had the lead through a fine finish from Alexis but Atletico deserved their goal after coming flying out of the blocks in the second half. Never have I seen such a clear impact from a manager at half-time and Simeone will rightly take an awful lot of the plaudits for this match and this season as a whole. Barca pushed and pushed but never created enough. Tata will surely go this summer and the next manager must play to the team's strengths – there were far too many high crosses from deep again today. For Atletico this remarkable season rumbles on to its final destination: the Champions League final in Lisbon next weekend against Real Madrid. They will probably be without Diego Costa, but today Atletico showed what they can still achieve even without their leading scorer. Updated at 7.07pm BST 6.57pm BST The … [Read more...] about Atlético Madrid win La Liga after 1-1 draw at Barcelona – as it happened
These small things make massive difference feel home
Sitting on a salvaged sofa in the centre of her small tin shack, Nomfusi Panyaza looks increasingly worried, as heavy clouds gather in the sky outside. “When it rains, the public toilets overflow into my living room,” she says. “Water comes in through the ceiling and the electricity stops working.” Outside her makeshift home in the sprawling township of Khayelitsha, on the eastern edge of Cape Town, barefoot children play on the banks of an open sewer, while cows roam next to an overflowing rubbish heap. Panyaza shares this tiny cabin with her two daughters and four grandchildren, a family of seven with two beds between them. “We can't sleep at night because of the smell,” she says, speaking in Xhosa, a language peppered with clicks that echo the droplets beginning to drum on the corrugated metal roof. “I'm worried that the children are always getting sick.”World Design Capital 2014 on the terrace of a cliff-top villa. An infinity pool … [Read more...] about Apartheid ended 20 years ago, so why is Cape Town still ‘a paradise for the few’?
Candi Staton Gospel promoters would put on these “caravan” tours – like a festival today. They would have us on the same programme. And that’s how I met Aretha, she was about 16. At that time, CL Franklin – Aretha’s father – was the first pastor that had a sermon on a vinyl record. It was called The Eagle Stirs His Nest. She would play the piano – Precious Lord – or sing Amazing Grace, or something to get the atmosphere right for her father to preach. If I can use the expression, she tore the place up when she sang. People were just in awe of her singing. She was such a talented young girl and her father was a dynamic preacher, and they were good together, a great combination. She was really influenced by her dad. I thought she was the most talented person ever; I was simply in awe of her. She had such a beautiful voice. She was always quiet though. We would try to play with her and she would keep to herself. But she would laugh and … [Read more...] about ‘She doesn’t just move you, she shakes you’: all-star tributes to Aretha Franklin