Andrew Lloyd Webber warns the arts are at ‚level of no return‘

Image caption Andrew Lloyd Webber spent £100,000 on a pilot show The arts are at the „point of no return“ following damage from the coronavirus pandemic, Lord Lloyd-Webber has said.The composer and theatre impresario told MPs it would be economically „impossible“ to run theatres with social distancing.“We simply have to get our arts sector back…

London Selfridges fights belief for strip club opposite entrance

Publishedduration3 Septemberimage copyrightGoogleimage captionThe strip club would be based on Duke Street opposite the entrance to SelfridgesSelfridges is battling proposals to open a strip club directly opposite one of the entrances to its London store.The retailer has objected to an application to turn an existing club in Duke Street into a bar offering „full nudity“,…

Kangana Ranaut: The critical person taking on Bollywood

By Geeta PandeyBBC News, DelhiPublishedduration1 day agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionKangana Ranaut has been described as one of Bollywood’s „most bankable actresses“Bollywood, India’s hugely popular Hindi film industry, is in ferment.And at the centre of its troubles is Kangana Ranaut – a 33-year-old female star who appears to be on a warpath with many of her…

Deepika Padukone: Bollywood huge name wondered in treatment case

Publishedduration3 days agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionDeepika Padukone is one of Bollywood’s highest-paid starsBollywood star Deepika Padukone has been questioned by India’s narcotics board in an investigation linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.Padukone was among six people – including two other actresses – to be summoned for questioning over the case.Rajput’s girlfriend, Rhea…

Coronavirus: Pub curfew, flu jabs and a setback for sport

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday morning. We’ll have another update for you at 18:00 BST. 1. Pubs curfewThe prime minister will address the nation at 20:00 BST to set out the next steps for tackling the surge in virus cases. They’ll include requiring all pubs, bars…

Early closing ‚completely devastating‘ for some pubs and moving areas

Image copyright Getty Images Closing pubs early may not seem like a big step but the hospitality industry is warning it will have devastating impact on the sector.“People have this vision, it’s just a few blokes standing at a bar at 10.30. What does it matter?“ says Oliver Vaulkhard, who runs venues across north east…

IPL social: Dhoni, Watson, Kohli, Neesham, Russell, Rashid

MS Dhoni has played 190 matches since the IPL launched in 2008, averaging 42.20 at a strike rate of 137.85There were doubts it would even take place this year, but we now have just a few days to wait until reigning Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians kick off the 2020 edition of the tournament…

Global stars, now not truly friendships & new atmosphere – what you ought to know as the IPL returns

India captain Virat Kohli (left) will lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore while Australia’s Steve Smith is skipper for the Rajasthan RoyalsThe world’s biggest Twenty20 cricket competition kicks off on Saturday as the Indian Premier League returns for its 13th edition. The tournament, which is taking place six months later than originally planned because of the…