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…

Seven key moments from the MTV VMAs: Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and further

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lady Gaga’s flamboyant fashion sense included a variety of masks, which she wore throughout the show Lady Gaga led this year’s MTV VMAs, winning five awards, while BTS and Ariana Grande won four each and The Weeknd won video of the year.The ceremony, filmed at several outdoor New York…

Manchester Enviornment assault: The families in quest of answers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLisa Roussos: “It should be about transparency“Lisa and Andrew Roussos say they feel as though they are stuck in May 2017.That’s when their eight-year-old daughter Saffie was killed in the Manchester Arena bombing.Saffie was the youngest victim of the attack.A little girl with striking big eyes and…

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“,…

Yara Shahidi: Who’s Disney’s contemporary Tinkerbell?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Yara Shahidi is as well known for her political activism as she is for her acting US actress Yara Shahidi has been cast as Tinkerbell in Disney’s new live-action Peter Pan film.The forthcoming movie, called Peter Pan and Wendy, will also star Jude Law as villain Captain Hook.It is…

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…

Zendaya makes Emmys historical past and sends message of ‚hope in younger of us‘

Image copyright ABC/Shutterstock Image caption There was a little bit of excitement in the Zendaya household Former Disney Channel star Zendaya made history on Sunday, becoming the youngest woman to win best actress in a drama series at the Emmys.The 24-year-old picked up the coveted prize for her portrayal of teenage drug addict Rue in…

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…

Ruben Bousquet: Boy died after allergic reaction to Odeon popcorn

Publishedduration2 Septemberimage captionRuben Bousquet had eaten the popcorn at the same cinema before, the inquest heardA 14-year-old boy died after suffering an allergic reaction to popcorn he ate at a cinema, a coroner has ruled.Ruben Bousquet was with his parents at the Odeon in Greenwich, south east London, on 18 April 2019, when he became…

Star Wars: John Boyega says non-white actors ‚pushed to the facet‘ by Disney

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Daisy Ridley and John Boyega at the Rise of Skywalker premiere last year Actor John Boyega has said non-white characters were „pushed to the side“ by Disney in the last Star Wars film.The Londoner played Finn in the latest trilogy, which concluded last year.But he said the film-makers didn’t know…