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Ronnie O’Sullivan wins world title for the seventh time

O'Sullivan won the Crucible at the age of 46, defeating Trump 18-13 in the final. Following his victory, O'Sullivan and Trump hugged for over a minute. Ronnie O'Sullivan broke down in tears after winning the World Snooker Championship for the seventh time in his illustrious career after sharing a lengthy embrace with opponent Judd Trump after the match.   At times, O'Sullivan appears to be completely unconcerned about the magnitude of his achievements in the game. But anyone who knows […]

todayMay 4, 2022 4


Security breach at Windsor castle

An investigation into a "extraordinary breach of security" is underway after an intruder dressed as a priest allegedly spent the night eating and drinking with soldiers at a barracks near Windsor Castle.   On Wednesday, while the Queen was at Sandringham for Easter, police were called to reports of an intruder at Victoria Barracks on Sheet Street in Windsor. The Coldstream Guards, known for their distinctive red jackets and black bearskin hats, are stationed at the barracks. They serve as […]

todayMay 4, 2022 2


Johnny Depp V Amber Heard

Johnny Depp has filed a libel suit against his ex-wife Amber Heard in the US state of Virginia, based on an article she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018. During the six-week hearing, the court will also hear from friends, family members, and employees who worked with and spent time with the former couple.   But what was the case before it? Depp and Heard's relationship dates back more than a decade and appears to have devolved into a […]

todayMay 4, 2022 3


Andy Murray’s thoughts on banning Russian and Belarusian players from Wimbledon

Andy Murray is “unsupportive” of the plan to ban Russian and Belarusian players from Wimbledon in the aftermath of Ukraine's invasion, but says there is no “correct” response. Wimbledon officials said they were left with “no viable alternative” but to bar Russian and Belarussian players from competing in this year's Grand Slam, which begins on June 27. If players are to compete, the government is said to have asked sporting bodies to obtain written confirmation of their neutrality.    Murray, […]

todayMay 4, 2022 2


“Cinderella” to be closed at West End

“The original story ... by Fennell [has] heart and a torrent of barbed wit, exposing the faulty morals in traditional fairy tales. ... Zippel's crystalline lyrics are ... cheekily satirical yet wistful and uplifting. ... Lloyd-Webber's richly enjoyable [numbers] range from grand waltzes, courtly processionals and marches to deftly pastiched and deeply felt romanticism, power-balladry, a splash of chanson and rollicking guitar riffs. Bewitching melodies abound: some refrains are practically iridescent..” - Chris Wiegand    This was a 5 star […]

todayMay 4, 2022 2

Business and tech

UK tightens regulations for streaming services

Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, and other streaming services will be subject to new regulations that will bring them in line with traditional broadcasters. According to the culture secretary, Nadine Dorries,  the proposal for Ofcom regulation would protect audiences from harmful content. The reforms are outlined in a government White Paper, which serves as a policy document. The proposals, released by the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS), aim to usher in a "new golden age" of British television […]

todayApril 29, 2022 5

Business and tech

Elon Musk wins Twitter for $44bn

Twitter's board of directors has agreed to a $44 billion (£34.5 billion) takeover bid from billionaire Elon Musk. Mr Musk, who made the surprise bid less than two weeks ago, stated that Twitter has "tremendous potential" that he intends to unlock. He also called for a slew of changes, ranging from loosening content restrictions to eliminating fake accounts. The company initially rejected Mr. Musk's offer, but it will now put the deal to a vote among shareholders.   According to […]

todayApril 29, 2022 4


Ben Stokes: the new captain for England men’s Test team

England has announced that Ben Stokes will succeed Joe Root as men's Test captain. Root stepped down as England's captain on Good Friday after five years, citing the toll and impact of leading the team. With England having won only one of their last 17 Tests, the newly installed managing director of men's cricket, Rob Key, has wasted no time in turning to the most obvious candidate to succeed Root, all-rounder Ben Stokes. Stokes said that, “I am honoured to […]

todayApril 29, 2022 2


Olivia Wilde given custody papers on stage

The 38-year-old director was at CinemaCon promoting her new film when she was handed a brown envelope. During the session at Caesars Palace's The Colosseum, Wilde was interrupted briefly when an unidentified person approached from the front rows and slid a manila envelope labelled "personal and confidential" across the front of the stage towards her. "This is for me?" Wilde had asked curiously. According to Deadline, she then opened it to find custody papers for her two children with Sudeikis, […]

todayApril 28, 2022 4