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Shakespeare’s Globe artistic director Emma Rice to step down in 2018

Shakespeare’s Globe artistic director Emma Rice to step down in 2018

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Emma Rice took over as artistic director of The Globe in January Shakespeare’s Globe artistic director Emma Rice is to leave the theatre in 2018 after its board decided her methods are not authentic enough. Rice took charge of the London theatre in January but has come in for […]

Bin lorry driver Scott Hamilton jailed for pensioner’s death

Bin lorry driver Scott Hamilton jailed for pensioner’s death

Image caption Scott Hamilton pled guilty to causing death by careless driving A bin lorry driver has been jailed for a year for causing the death of an 80-year-old wheelchair user. Scott Hamilton reversed a Stirling Council recycling lorry into an electric wheelchair used by Peter Wills near Dunblane in December 2014. Mr Wills later […]

Diabetes: Tenth of adults at risk of disease by 2035

Media captionProfessor Francesco Rubino says increasing the number of bariatric operations would save the NHS money Health experts are warning that one in 10 adults in the UK will be at risk of developing diabetes by 2035. For the first time, Public Health England forecasts the number of people with the disease could top five […]

Calais migrants: ‘Several hundred’ more child refugees to arrive in UK

Calais migrants: ‘Several hundred’ more child refugees to arrive in UK

Image copyright Getty Images “Several hundred” more children will arrive in Britain from Calais’s “Jungle” camp in the next three weeks, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said. She told MPs they would be in addition to the 200 children who had already arrived – saying they had included 60 girls at risk of sexual exploitation. […]

Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns dies

Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns dies

Image copyright PA Image caption Pete Burns was the lead singer with Dead Or Alive Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns has died aged 57 after suffering a cardiac arrest, his management has said. A statement said it was with “greatest sadness” that it had to break the “tragic news” that Burns died suddenly on […]

Biplane adventurer Tracey Curtis-Taylor stripped of award

Biplane adventurer Tracey Curtis-Taylor stripped of award

Image copyright EPA Image caption Tracey Curtis-Taylor was on a bid to circumnavigate the world A British adventurer has been stripped of an award over claims she lied about flying solo on an 8,000-mile trip. Tracey Curtis-Taylor, 54, flew from Cape Town to Goodwood in West Sussex in 2013 in a open cockpit Boeing Stearman. […]

Government to review ‘fixed-odds’ gambling machines

Government to review ‘fixed-odds’ gambling machines

Image copyright PA The government is to review gambling machines amid concerns they may harm vulnerable people. As many as 600,000 people in the UK may take part in “problem gambling”, said culture, media and sport minister Tracey Crouch. The review will take a “close look” at fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) – now common […]

Police probe attempted car attack murder on two officers

Police probe attempted car attack murder on two officers

Police are treating an attack on two officers, who were seriously injured after a car was deliberately driven at them in Glasgow, as attempted murder. The male and female officer tried to speak to people in a car in Banner Drive, Knightswood, at 23:15 on Sunday. The car then reversed and struck both, leaving the […]

Dad’s Army creator Jimmy Perry dies

Media captionHis greatest hits: David Sillito looks back at the life of Jimmy Perry Jimmy Perry, creator of one of TV’s most popular comedy series, Dad’s Army, has died aged 93. Working with producer David Croft, he was also responsible for It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, Hi-de-Hi and You Rang M’Lord? He drew on his […]

Northolt armed stand-off ends as police enter house

Northolt armed stand-off ends as police enter house

Image copyright EPA Image caption About 80 residents were evacuated from their homes while negotiations with the man took place A three-day stand-off between armed police and a man feared to have petrol at his home has ended. Officers forced entry to the house in Wood End Lane, Northolt, west London, at about 20:10 BST. […]