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Giant baby puppet stars in outdoor show

Read more Yorkshire stories Zara moves to Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Southwark, for shows on 10 and 11 May. The production is part of a theatre project exploring learning disability and parenthood for mainstream audiences. Image copyright Chris Payne Image caption Zara has a cast of more than 100 performers Joyce Nga Yu Lee, artistic director, said: “When I started working on this project, I knew I wanted to make it big – I wanted it to be in your face so that people had to take notice. “I always…

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Vigil for drugs death probe teenager

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Carson was bright and caring, kind and loving’ A vigil has been held in the park where 13-year-old Carson Price was found unconscious before later dying in a suspected drugs-related death. Carson, of Hengoed, Caerphilly, was pronounced dead after being found in Ystrad Mynach Park on Friday. Hundreds of people gathered to release balloons in his memory. Earlier on Thursday, Gwent Police officers arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of supplying class A drugs in connection with Carson’s death. The force said…

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‘Why I write fake online reviews’

“If you are going to buy something you should do more research than look at a couple of five-star reviews on Amazon.” He says writers are paid to buy the product and then leave a review, meaning the review can be verified. ‘Too focused on statistics’ Another person, a woman who preferred to remain anonymous, writes fake online reviews of the restaurant where she works – a chain pub in Nottingham. “I feel like there’s significant pressure to get positive reviews on either Facebook, Google or TripAdvisor,” she says. “The…

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Extinction Rebellion: Can the plan work?

The third step is the formation of a Citizens’ Assembly to “oversee the changes” that will be needed to achieve this goal. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionExtinction Rebellion’s fight against climate change is making headlines Is zero emissions by 2025 realistic? Getting to net zero carbon emissions in the UK by 2025 would be an extremely difficult target, given that, right now, the government is mulling a plan to commit to net zero by 2050. Consider the changes that would be needed to get to net…

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Assange used embassy for ‘spying’ – Ecuador

He added: “We can not allow our house, the house that opened its doors, to become a centre for spying.” Julian Assange: Why is the Wikileaks co-founder a wanted man? Julian Assange: Campaigner or attention-seeker? A timeline: Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy The president also made references to Assange’s apparently poor hygiene following allegations made by Ecuador’s interior minister, Maria Paula Romo. Assange’s lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, disputed the claims when she appeared on Sky’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday. “I think the first thing to say is Ecuador has been making…

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Shakespeare’s London home ‘pinpointed’

Image copyright Google Image caption What light through yonder window breaks? 35 Great St Helen’s – close to the Gherkin, is now occupied by an office block Over a decade of research, Mr Marsh discovered that in the 1590s, Shakespeare was a tenant of the Company of Leathersellers, the guild that organised the Elizabethan leather trade. Image copyright National Archives Image caption Geoffrey Marsh cross-referenced various records Mr Marsh, who is also the director of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s department of theatre and performance, said: “The place where Shakespeare…

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ATM stolen from Dungiven filling station

The owner of the garage said the CCTV footage showed thieves lowering the cash machine into a Citroen Berlingo car which had its roof cut off and drove away, with the machine protruding out of the top of the vehicle. Last week, there were two separate incidents of cash machine thefts – one outside a shop in County Antrim and the the wall of a bank in County Monaghan in the Irish Republic. Police warned there could be several gangs involved in the theft of cash machines in Northern Ireland.…

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Ashley launches new Debenhams broadside

He launched the latest broadside as he waited for a response to his offer to invest. If his bid is turned down, the company is likely to go into administration this week. Lie detector Sports Direct issued its strongly-worded statement late on Sunday, accusing Debenhams’ board members of misrepresenting what had happened in a meeting between the two firms. Sports Direct claims “misrepresentations were made to induce Sports Direct into signing a non-disclosure agreement, locking them out of any ability to trade in the bonds or equity of Debenhams for…

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Army arrest six men over alleged sex assault

He said he had commissioned a review into inappropriate behaviour in the military with a view to “stamping it out.” Skip Twitter post by @GavinWilliamson Horrified to hear of these allegations. There is no place for these kind of actions in the military and, if true, those involved must be dealt with. I have commissioned a review into inappropriate behaviour in the military with a view to stamping it out. https://t.co/diW4e9tVq4 — Gavin Williamson MP (@GavinWilliamson) April 5, 2019 Related Topics Gavin Williamson Ministry of Defence British Army Military Read…

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EU’s Tusk ‘suggests flexible Brexit delay’

Downing Street said “technical” talks between Labour and the Conservatives on Thursday had been “productive” and would continue on Friday. Attorney General Geoffrey Cox has told the BBC that if they fail, the delay is “likely to be a long one”. Cross-party Brexit talks end after 4.5 hours Germany ‘stands with Ireland’ over Brexit Labour chair offered to quit over referendum vote Germany: CDU leader hopes for second referendum Prime Minister Theresa May has said a further postponement to the Brexit date is needed if the UK is to avoid…

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Is Prince Harry right on Fortnite ban?

Of Fortnite, he said: “That game shouldn’t be allowed. Where is the benefit of having it in your household? “It’s created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It’s so irresponsible. “It’s like waiting for the damage to be done and kids turning up on your doorsteps and families being broken down.” He added that social media was “more addictive than alcohol and drugs”. What is Fortnite? Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are an estimated 32.4 million gamers…

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Access improvements at 73 railway stations

Train stations are a nightmare for people like me Disabled rail users ‘an afterthought’ MP hopes for station lift ‘within a year’ Transport accessibility minister Nusrat Ghani said: “Transport is vital for connecting people with work, friends and family, but also to enable them to enjoy visiting some of the wonderful cultural, historical and natural sites across the UK. “We want the 13.9 million disabled people in Britain to be empowered to travel independently.” Since the Access for All programme was launched in 2006 accessible routes have been introduced at…

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