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Obituary: Dame Vera Lynn, a symbol of resilience and hope

Obituary: Dame Vera Lynn, a symbol of resilience and hope

Dame Vera Lynn, who has died at the age of 103, was Britain’s wartime Forces’ Sweetheart, and remained one of the country’s most potent symbols of resilience and hope. With songs such as We’ll Meet Again and The White Cliffs of Dover, she inspired both troops abroad and civilians at home during World War Two. […]

Gulabo Sitabo: Bollywood’s first post-lockdown film skips cinemas

Gulabo Sitabo: Bollywood’s first post-lockdown film skips cinemas

On Friday evening, Delhi-based lawyer Ishika Goon and her flatmates hunkered down at their apartment in the Indian capital, Delhi, to watch a new Bollywood film. In normal times, Ms Goon and her friends would have flocked to the neighbourhood theatre for their Friday night cinema fix. But the lockdown to stop the spread of […]

Les Miserables and Hamilton among West End shows off until 2021

Les Miserables and Hamilton among West End shows off until 2021

Hamilton, Les Miserables, Mary Poppins and The Phantom of the Opera will not return to London’s West End until 2021, their producer has announced. Sir Cameron Mackintosh said “drastic steps”, including redundancies, were required if the shows are to reopen “as early as practical” next year. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said he would ask leading […]

Kristen Stewart to play Princess Diana in new film

Kristen Stewart to play Princess Diana in new film

Twilight actress Kristen Stewart will play Princess Diana in a new film about the late princess’s break-up from Prince Charles, according to reports. Stewart will star in Spencer, set in the early 1990s, which will be scripted by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, Hollywood news sites say. Director Pablo Larrain said Stewart was “one of […]

Coronavirus: The new rules for days out at theme parks and museums

Coronavirus: The new rules for days out at theme parks and museums

Theme parks, museums and leisure centres are working out how they could reopen safely, as lockdown restrictions ease in the UK. Even riding on a rollercoaster is going to require a face mask and social distancing when attractions open up again. Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach has decided that, on a ride on which people scream, visitors […]

My streaming gem: why you should watch Private Life

My streaming gem: why you should watch Private Life

ollywood’s depiction of infertility over the years has been, well, let’s say sporadic. When it does make it on to the screen, it’s usually played for laughs. Whether it’s adoption in Juno, surrogacy in Baby Mama or infertility in Raising Arizona, when it comes to women’s wombs, film execs have decided they need to throw […]

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