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New era for ‘everyone‘ as historic theatre reopens

New era for ‘everyone‘ as historic theatre reopens

Bristol Old Vic has undergone a £25m refurbishment in the hope of becoming more inclusive and attracting new audiences. When the Georgian theatre was built in 1766, entertainment was banned and so the building was hidden from public view. Over the years, that has meant people have become disengaged with the space. As part of the refurbishment, Bristol Old Vic […]

America‘s Got Talent finalist arrested ‘after fight with wife‘

America‘s Got Talent finalist arrested ‘after fight with wife‘

Michael Ketterer, 41, who came fifth in the TV show, was arrested in Hollywood at 3.45pm on Thursday, US media reports. TMZ said the singer was apprehended after getting into a fight with his wife in their hotel room. Police reportedly saw a visible red mark on her body. Mr Ketterer confirmed to the showbiz website that although there had […]

How foodie culture could save the high street

The market hall in its town centre is buzzing, with independent businesses serving food from artisan pizzas to British steaks – along with craft beer, wine and coffee. Trestle tables are packed with people – dogs and children are welcome – and groups in little rush to leave. Image: The market is packed at lunchtime – and often even earlier […]

BT dials up Worldpay‘s Jansen in hunt for CEO

BT dials up Worldpay‘s Jansen in hunt for CEO

Sky News can reveal that BT, which said in June that Gavin Patterson would step down later this year, has identified Mr Jansen as its preferred candidate for the post. Sources said this weekend that Mr Jansen, whose CV includes a stint as the managing director of Telewest Communications, had not yet formally agreed to accept the role but suggested […]

British Steel owner redeems mobile recycler

Sky News understands that Greybull Capital has taken a majority stake in Redeem, which describes itself as Europe‘s leading provider of trade-in and recycle programmes for mobile devices. It works with customers such as Sky Mobile, which is run in conjunction with O2 and is owned by Sky News‘ parent company,‎ as well as 3, Tesco Mobile and Vodafone. The […]

Meghan‘s ‘something blue‘ wedding secret

Meghan‘s ‘something blue‘ wedding secret

<p Stitched somewhere inside her wedding dress, she said: “It‘s fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date.” Image: The duchess's wedding dress being prepared for an exhibition. Pic: Oxford Films Meghan made her comments in a new ITV documentary, Queen of the World, when she was reunited with her bridal outfit at Buckingham Palace as it […]

EU‘s Brexit opposition fuelling far-right, warns Raab

EU‘s Brexit opposition fuelling far-right, warns Raab

The Brexit secretary accused senior figures in Brussels of boosting fringe and populist movements across the continent. He was hitting back at French President Emmanuel Macron, who at this week‘s Salzburg summit accused senior Leave campaigners of lying during the 2016 referendum campaign. “I think that‘s not the kind of language of either statesmanship or friendship, particularly at a summit,” […]