Williams – who went on to write brilliantly about football in Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads – here uses cricket as a crucial metaphor. The title derives from the fact that the young Abi was a key member of a teenage all-girls cricket team: it was her last-minute defection from a game against a boys’ club that cost her side the match and came to symbolise her lack of self-fulfilment. As the great Trinidadian writer CLR James points out in Beyond a Boundary, cricket has inescapable political connotations in a West Indian context, but Williams uses it to represent the potential for female advancement in a male-dominated culture. Williams has gone on to write many fine plays about the relationship between black and white youth, but here he tackles his own inheritance with exemplary freshness and vigour. … [Read more...] about Forgotten plays: No 1 – The No Boys Cricket Club (1996) by Roy Williams
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The appearance comes after the duke surprised the young ambassadors of The Diana Award - set up in his mother's name - by making an unannounced appearance on a video call to show his admiration for their work and could be seen speaking from what appears to be a living room in Apartment 1A, the four-storey property he shares with wife Kate Middleton and their children George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two at Kensington Palace. … [Read more...] about Prince William reveals he worries fathers ‘don’t know where to go for help’ as he joins Kate Middleton to speak to dads who have been supported by men’s charity
She later took roles in Gloucestershire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire before joining the lab of Irish vaccinologist Adrian Hill, where she carried out research into malaria. The pair are both involved in Oxford University spin-off biotech firm Vaccitech. … [Read more...] about ‘I’m so thrilled that you’ve cracked it!’: Prince William congratulates Oxford scientists via Zoom as their Covid vaccine is proved to be 90 per cent effective
Writing the Wolf Brother books about stone age hunter-gatherers kept it alive. On a research trip to Białowieża Forest in Poland, I climbed a lime tree that had survived a lightning strike a few years before. The tree was thriving, the rope-like scar down its trunk making it temptingly climbable; I put it in one of my books. And in the Taygetos mountains in Greece I shinned up a tree rather fast to avoid a wild boar with piglets.goldcrests, startled squirrels – and, of course, the trees themselves: lichen-crusted branches, faces in the bark. … [Read more...] about Writers retreat: seven authors on their outdoor escapes from lockdown
Older adults in a care home and care home workers All those aged 80 and over and health and social care workers, though they may move up the list Anyone 75 and over People aged 70 and over All those aged 65 and over High-risk adults under 65 Moderate-risk adults under 65 All those aged 60 and over All those 55 and over All those aged 50 and over The rest of the population, with priority yet to be determined. The JCVI said the prioritisation could change if the first jab were not deemed suitable for, or effective in, older adults. … [Read more...] about Who owns Pfizer and where is the company based?