“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

todayApril 28, 2022 4


UK Foreign Secretary condemns Russian forces on Ukrainian soil

Ms. Liz Truss stated in a keynote speech in London that victory for Ukraine is now a “strategic imperative” for the West. This is the most explicit statement yet of Britain's war objectives, which have previously been limited to stating that President Putin's invasion of Ukraine “must fail and be seen to fail.” She stated that Western allies should “double down” on their support for Ukraine. “We will go further […]

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PM Boris Johnson assures that his leadership will continue

This week, the prime minister paid a two-day official visit to India, where he met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and vowed to strengthen trade ties with the country. The Prime Minister has been repeatedly questioned about his future as the scandal continues to haunt him, despite his efforts to shift his focus to broader issues during this trip. Robert Largan, the latest of more than a dozen Tory […]

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