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BRIDGERTON’S ADJOA ANDOH HAPPY TO BE ‘GATEWAY’ TO SHAKESPEARE

Adjoa Andoh has said she is happy to be “the gateway drug that takes (audiences) from Bridgerton to Shakespeare”. The 59-year-old British actress is known for her extensive work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and her role as Lady Danbury in the Netflix hit Bridgerton. Reflecting on the variety of characters she has portrayed, reaching a wide range of audiences, Andoh told the PA news agency: “I think if it’s […]

today9 January 2023 42

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Christmas Eve Party, DJ Badger

Come along to enjoy Christmas Eve with the DJ Badger at the White Horse Maldon! Join DJ Badger for a Christmas Eve party at the White Horse 26 High Street, Maldon, CM9 5PJ. Free Entry and pub prices will kick Christmas off will a bang! doors open from the afternoon running through till 12.30pm. Music starts around 6pm.

today18 November 2022 661 5 2

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PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN RUNNING DRUGS FOR GANGS HAS ‘BECOME THE NORM’

Primary school-aged children running drugs for gangs has “become the norm” while young teenagers are heading up county lines operations, the former children’s commissioner has warned. Anne Longfield, who heads up the Commission on Young Lives, implored the Government to treat the exploitation of children as seriously as it does terrorism. The commission’s final report, Hidden In Plain Sight, warns of a crisis putting hundreds of thousands of children in […]

today20 September 2022 583 4 2

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SAM FENDER’S JOY AT ANNOUNCING ‘BIGGEST’ ST JAMES’ PARK GIG

Geordie star Sam Fender said it will make a “childhood dream come true” when he plays a huge home-coming gig at Newcastle United’s stadium. The 28-year-old delighted fans by revealing on social media that he will play his biggest gig, and his first stadium venue, next summer at St James’ Park. The award-winning singer-songwriter has chosen June 9 next year, a significant date for Tynesiders as it features in the […]

today2 September 2022 585 4 2

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Busta Rhymes to receive BMI Icon Award

Busta Rhymes is set to be honoured with the BMI Icon Award at the 2022 BMI R'n'B/Hip-Hop Awards on September 7. The hip-hop legend has been announced as the recipient of the prestigious accolade and will collect his prize at the LIV Nightclub Miami Beach. BMI Vice President, Creative (Atlanta) Catherine Brewton, commented: “As one of the pioneers of hip-hop, we are excited to honour Busta Rhymes as a BMI […]

today10 August 2022 574 4 2

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HOUSEHOLDS OWE £1.3BN TO THEIR ENERGY SUPPLIERS AHEAD OF WINTER BILL RISES

Households already owe £1.3 billion to their energy suppliers two months before bills are set to soar by more than 80%. The overall debt bill is already three times higher than it was a year ago, experts at Uswitch said on Wednesday, and it seems likely it will grow further over the winter. Six million homes across the UK owe an average of £206 to their energy provider, according to […]

today27 March 2022 413 1 2

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NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR UK’S NEXT UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

The Government is calling for sites to be put forward as the UK’s next nominations for Unesco World Heritage Status. The successful places would join the UK’s 33 world heritage sites, including Stonehenge, The Tower of London and Hadrian’s Wall. Nominations are reviewed every 10 years, and are bestowed in recognition of the role sites have played in world history. Heritage Minister Nigel Huddleston has launched the call for new […]

today26 March 2022 435 1 2

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FORECOURTS NOT PASSING ON FUEL DUTY CUT TO DRIVERS

That's according to the AA Forecourts have failed to pass on the fuel duty savings announced by the Chancellor at the spring statement, according to new data. Petrol prices have fallen just 2.71p, and diesel down 1.59p, despite Rishi Sunak saying a 5p fuel cut comes into effect from 6pm on Wednesday, research from The AA found. Average pump prices across the UK show petrol averaged 164.59p a litre and […]

today25 March 2022 424 1 2

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20,000 AFGHAN REFUGEES TO BE GIVEN SANCTUARY IN THE UK

Boris Johnson has promised that up to 5,000 Afghans can find refuge in the UK this year, with up to 20,000 in the longer term. Some 20,000 Afghans are to be welcomed to the UK in coming years as the Government unveiled the details of a scheme to provide sanctuary for those most at risk of persecution by the Taliban. Fears have been building for those who worked against the […]

today18 August 2021 244

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