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This week’s Culture Club focuses on the seventh instalment of the Harry Potter series; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
UFC 123 was a blast from the past featuring four former champions Matt Hughes, BJ Penn, Quentin Jackson and Lyoto Machida.
The enigma that is Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal was perfectly encapsulated in a painful defeat to arch rivals Tottenham. The side the Frenchman has forged might please the purists but it is inherently lacking in the sort of steel with which Premier League winners are made.
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Most people who have reached middle age will remember where they were when they heard that Thatcher had resigned, 20 years ago today. I was helping an old lady who had fallen over in the street. Another man, a Tory MP, also came to her rescue, and after we had set her on her feet, he passed on the news that she was gone.
Drinking beer in London should be a pleasure – and sometimes it is. At bars like The Rake and pubs like The White Horse or The Royal Oak, you can just about imagine that you’re in the city that effectively invented modern brewing. But in so many other places across the capital, the beer is either boring or, much worse, downright revolting.
Earlier this year, police in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, prevented the screening of a documentary about the murder of trade union leader Chea Vichea. The charismatic Vichea, (left) who campaigned for better wages and conditions for Cambodia’s 300,000 garment workers, was assassinated in 2004 next to a newspaper kiosk.
The Germans joke about going on holiday to an exotic-sounding “Balkonia” … which turns out to be your own balcony. In Italy, newspapers report “vacanza talpa” or “moling” holidays. These involve hiding away at home but moving the car, shutting the curtains and claiming you were actually off somewhere nice.
On Sundays, even on the dark and damp Sundays of this time of year, at the Actors Centre in Covent Garden we try and work out what it means to be a theatre ensemble. This aim can often be frustrated by a lack of cash. Not letting this simple matter defeat us we give up our time, we ask actors to give up their time and we rely on the kindness of the Actors Centre for space and support, all without pay.
There is no reason for us to believe that a Conservative Government would have been any less reliant on those bubble revenues. George Osborne was still committed to backing Brown’s spending plans until autumn 2008.
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