Property aside, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought? What is the worst thing anyone’s said to you? Like hunger, which feels like anxiousness, which feels like fear, which feels like excitement. Q&A: Roger Allam: ‘I just want to be remembered’ Read moreWhat has been your biggest disappointment? I had to get undressed in a swimming pool and had forgotten my gym kit, so the teacher gave me a kit two sizes too small.
June 24, 2017 08:26 UTC
Had I faked the blindness, he asked, just so I could look like Harry Potter? Once I started to identify what it was, I found all these connections with Harry Potter. I found out on my birthday that I’d won a Harry Potter trivia contest I’d entered in a bookshop. I came up with some lectures (Harry Potter As A Good Citizen, and Harry Potter And Britishness) and, with some tinkering, a Harry Potter module got approved at Durham University. It was a very stressful time and Harry Potter was a source of comfort.
June 24, 2017 07:52 UTC
Dutch journalists Derk Johannes Bolt and his cameraman, Eugenio Ernest Marie Follender, with ELN guerillas EPARebels in Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN) have released two dutch journalists kidnapped while searching for the mother of a Colombian child adopted in the Netherlands. Derk Johannes Bolt, 62, and his cameraman Eugenio Ernest Marie Follender, 58, were set free by the rebel group after a week in captivity in the perilous rural area of Norte de Santander near Colombia’s border with Venezuela. Colombia’s ombudsman office, which handles human rights issues, announced the release of the two journalists on Twitter. In May last year the ENL rebels admitted taking a Spanish journalist and two Colombian colleagues hostage. All were released days later and the group apologised, saying the act had been unplanned.
June 24, 2017 07:18 UTC
The fact I kept going is my biggest achievement because you never overcome depression. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Steve Harmison takes the wicket of Australia’s Ricky Ponting during the first Ashes test in 2005. In his new autobiography, Harmison says cricket gave him a ‘release’ while battling depression. A lot of people in cricket knew about my depression but I didn’t want the general public to know. It is sad that, today, most people outside cricket don’t know Joe Root or Ben Stokes.
June 24, 2017 07:07 UTC
No, I’d love to pay, but it’s ask for an upgrade or spend the flight in agony, to be honest, I’m worried my groans would disturb the other passengers. Course I’m fit to fly, wouldn’t be here otherwise, look, love, my dog just died, that’s why I’m in a complete state, wah, sorry, got a tissue? Modern tribes: the sports day parent Read moreI do know you can do this, well, my mate, he got an upgrade on Emirates, dunno, maybe the girl fancied him? I’m not saying that, just that it happens, so why not? Now, if you’re discriminating against me on the basis of footwear, that’s a whole new ball game.
June 24, 2017 06:56 UTC
But that wasn’t the first time Lord Buckethead had been propelled into the spotlight, with a namesake having stood against Margaret Thatcher as well as John Major in previous general elections. I just increased my vote share from 1992 to a Lord Buckethead record; she lost her majority. So who should rolling their space eyes at whom?”Buckethead appeared on John Oliver recently after the late-night host said he should be sent to Europe to negotiate Brexit. “Could I negotiate Brexit better than Theresa May and David Davis? “Could a slightly mouldy pain au chocolat negotiate Brexit better than Theresa May and David Davis?
Edir Frederico Da Costa died in hospital on Wednesday six days after being apprehended by police and falling unwellThe family of a man who died following his arrest in London last week have demanded answers after the police watchdog said a postmortem contradicted their claim that he suffered a series of severe injuries. Edir Frederico Da Costa, commonly known as Edson, died in hospital on Wednesday, six days after his arrest in east London by Metropolitan police officers. It emerged later that officers had used force and CS spray during the arrest. It couldn’t have caused the foam to come out of his mouth.”She was unable to say what the substance was. The family’s lawyer, Sarah Kellas, said the man’s relatives were “very concerned about the circumstances in which he died”.
A quarter of England’s rivers are at risk of running dry, with devastating consequences for wildlife, according to data obtained by WWF under freedom of information rules. Fish are most obviously affected when rivers slow to a trickle, particularly those that migrate upstream such as salmon, trout, eels and lampreys. The information released to WWF by the Environment Agency shows that in such conditions 23% of England’s rivers could run dry. Many rivers also suffer from sewage and agricultural pollution, with most rivers in England failing to meet EU ecological standards. Water waste rises to a third of all water taken from the natural environment when losses in treatment plants and in homes and businesses are included.
Lorde, Other stageI think when you’re a strange magical person – and I’m a witch – you know what it’s like. You know that you’re not too much for everyoneFans take a break between sets on the Pyramid stageDuring one 45-minute period on the Pyramid stage, three of the most handsome Americans who ever lived graced the stage: Kris Kristofferson, playing his country classics; Johnny Depp, guesting on acoustic guitar; and Bradley Cooper, recording scenes for his remake of A Star is Born (which of course starred Kristofferson in the 1976 version). Brad Pitt was also apparently glimpsed at the side of the stage. Major Lazer, Other stageThe global dance powerhouse, headed up by Diplo, were perfectly programmed against Radiohead’s furrowed-brow angst – all fireworks, epic drops and delirious crowd control. David Beckham helped Michael Eavis plant a tree in nearby Pilton, to officially open a social housing project which has been built on land donated by Glastonbury festival.
June 24, 2017 04:52 UTC
The acting Liberal party director, Andrew Bragg, launched “The Fair Go” website on Saturday, which is operated by the party. Brigid Meney, a policy officer at Cornerstone Group Australia and former Liberal party political adviser, has contributed as well. Former Liberal party staffer Andrew Hirst has been named the new director. The Labor party launched the Labor Herald in 2015, which produced news and analysis for the party faithful. It no longer publishes content, and the website now directs users to a page that says it is “currently on hiatus”.
June 24, 2017 02:15 UTC
The detainee known as Hambali also was charged in connection with an attack on the JW Marriott in Jakarta in 2003. According to rules of the US military commission, a military court will later decide whether a trial will be held. The 12 October 2002 Bali resort island attacks killed 202 people including 88 Australians and seven Americans. Hambali was captured in Bangkok in 2003, in a joint operation by the CIA and Thai police. Hambali has been charged with murder and attempted murder in violation of the law of war; intentionally causing serious bodily injury; terrorism; attacking civilians; and related charges.
June 24, 2017 02:03 UTC
The late ‘Crocodile Hunter’ is being recognised for his contribution to the entertainment industry through wildlife documentariesThe late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the entertainment industry through wildlife documentaries. Bindi Irwin pays tribute to Crocodile Hunter Steve on 10th anniversary of his death Read more“Beyond excited to share with you all that we have just received news that Dad will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” his daughter Bindi tweeted on Friday. Bindi Irwin (@BindiIrwin) Beyond excited to share with you all that we have just received news that Dad will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Steve has always said that he didn’t care if anyone remembered him, as long as they remembered his message,” Terry Irwin said in a statement from the family’s Australia Zoo conservation site in Western Queensland. “I truly believe that this recognition for Steve’s achievements will ensure that his message of wildlife conservation is remembered.”
June 24, 2017 00:45 UTC
Five people, including a woman, were arrested in security operations in Mecca, the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya news website said, citing interior ministry security spokesman Mansour al-Turki. Turki said police “foiled the terrorist plan that targeted the security of the Grand Mosque, pilgrims and worshippers”. Near the end of Ramadan last year in the Saudi city of Medina four security officers died in an explosion close to Islam’s second holiest site, the Prophet’s Mosque. Most of the targets in Saudi Arabia have been the Shiite minority and security forces, killing dozens of people. The Grand Mosque has been the target of militants before.
June 24, 2017 00:28 UTC
The bronze medal won by the women’s 4 x 400 metres relay team in Rio de Janeiro last summer may not have made many headlines in a record-breaking Olympic Games, but it helped British Athletics achieve its medal target and proved a life-changing moment for Emily Diamond. The 26-year-old ran the third leg in the Rio final, alongside Eilidh Doyle, Anyika Onuora and Christine Ohuruogu, and the medal enabled her to give up her job, as a school administrator in Bath to train as a full-time athlete. “I only had a few days off after Rio because I had to be back at work,” Diamond said. “The others were off enjoying their celebrations when I was back behind a desk. “I gave up work in…
June 23, 2017 23:37 UTC
They were given 15-month suspended sentences by a Brussels court and ordered to pay €165,000 each, with half the sum suspended. The case against Sheikha Hamda al-Nahyan, of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family, and her seven daughters had been dragging on since 2008. They were accused of holding more than 20 servants in near slavery. The princesses reportedly occupied an entire floor at the Conrad Hotel in Brussels for several months in 2007 and 2008. They had brought with them 23 servants of eight nationalities, who “were not paid”…
June 23, 2017 23:26 UTC