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Two first-time authors make Man Booker Prize shortlist

Two first-time authors make Man Booker Prize shortlist

Published 13/09/2017

Two first-time female authors feature on the 2017 Man Booker Prize fiction shortlist which comprises three women and three men including best-selling U.S. writer Paul Auster. [more…]

Irma churns through central Florida, leaves trail of destruction

Irma churns through central Florida, leaves trail of destruction

Published 11/09/2017

Hurricane Irma took aim at heavily populated areas of central Florida on Monday as it carved a path of destruction through the state with high winds and storm surges that left millions without power, ripped roofs off homes and flooded city streets. [more…]

Denmark`s Axelsen sinks Lin for title, Japan`s Okuhara wins

Denmark`s Axelsen sinks Lin for title, Japan`s Okuhara wins

Published 27/08/2017

Viktor Axelsen blanked China's five-times winner Lin Dan 22-20 21-16 to become the third Danish man to win the world championship title and Japan's Nozomi Okuhara beat India's Pusarla Sindhu 21-19 20-22 22-20 in an epic women's final on Sunday. [more…]

`Caitlin` gives voice to Dylan Thomas` widow in violent UK dance drama

`Caitlin` gives voice to Dylan Thomas` widow in violent UK dance drama

Published 25/08/2017

Hello. I'm Caitlin, and I'm an alcoholic. [more…]

Boris in Union Jack underpants? Musical comedy finds the fun in Brexit

Boris in Union Jack underpants? Musical comedy finds the fun in Brexit

Published 14/08/2017

A retelling of Britain's vote to leave the European Union and its dramatic political consequences might perhaps be framed as high drama or extreme farce. [more…]

`Concrete Jungle Book` musical swaps bare necessities for harsh realities

`Concrete Jungle Book` musical swaps bare necessities for harsh realities

Published 02/08/2017

Inspired by Rudyard Kipling's famous fables, "The Concrete Jungle Book" offers a gritty outlook on life where tigers and forests have been replaced by homeless people and refugees struggling to survive in an urban jungle filled with drugs and knife crime. [more…]

Paralympic athlete Hayayei dies at London training facility

Published 12/07/2017

Paralympic athlete Abdullah Hayayei has died while preparing for the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have confirmed.

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Hewitt expects Federer and Murray to face off in final

Hewitt expects Federer and Murray to face off in final

Published 12/07/2017

Tennis - Wimbledon - London, Britain - July 10, 2017 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his fourth round match against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov

Former Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt believes Switzerland's Roger Federer and world number one Andy Murray are the best placed of the eight remaining players to set up a final showdown at the All England club on Sunday.

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Top players can deal with problems better, says coach Lendl

Top players can deal with problems better, says coach Lendl

Published 10/07/2017

Tennis - Wimbledon - London, Britain - July 9, 2017 Great Britain's Andy Murray with coach Ivan Lendl during a practice session REUTERS/Tony O'Brien

Eight-time grand slam champion Ivan Lendl says it is the ability to deal with distractions and overcome obstacles such as a lack of playing time that sets the top players in the world apart from the rest.

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Driving under the influence in car powered by whisky biofuel

Driving under the influence in car powered by whisky biofuel

Published 07/07/2017

Bourbon whiskey barrels in St. Philip, Barbados December 2, 2016. Picture taken December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Alcohol and automobiles famously do not mix - but one Scottish scientist has disproved that maxim by driving a car powered by biofuel derived from making whisky.

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