Day: September 13, 2017

Another shocking Tory U-turn as Theresa May abandons manifesto pledge to make private schools earn their charitable status

Another shocking Tory U-turn as Theresa May abandons manifesto pledge to make private schools earn their charitable status

In yet ANOTHER U-turn for Theresa May, her Conservative manifesto pledge to make private schools sponsor academies, forge state sector partnerships or offer scholarships to poorer children to keep their charitable status has appears to have sinisterly disappeared. Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner accused the Tories of "yet another U-turn" ...

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Beer of the Week: Hop Stuff Unfiltered Pils

Strength: 5% ABV Brewed: Woolwich, London Born in a unit at Woolwich’s Royal Arsenal in 2013, Hop Stuff Brewery has since become one of the fastest growing craft breweries in London. Now with a team of 22 brewers and over 600 investors, Hop Stuff produce over 400 kegs of beer each week, available from the brewery’s ...

Why is no one talking about Chris Froome?

Why is no one talking about Chris Froome?

The achievements of Chris Froome, who completed a stunning Tour de France/Vuelta a Espana double in the same year on Sunday, almost needs shaking into the British sporting consciousness. It is a feat that has been achieved only twice previously and in discussing it, we’re talking about the crème de ...

Film Review: mother!

Film Review: mother!

Darren Aronofsky is angry; in fact, he’s furious! Those worried that one of contemporary cinema’s foremost provoc-auteurs would be forced to temper his uncompromising artistic vision following the vitriolic outrage many levelled at his previous feature – 2014’s unfairly maligned biblical blockbuster, Noah - had nothing to fear. Indeed, if ...

London Film Festival 2017: The Watchlist

London Film Festival 2017: The Watchlist

It may not have the glitz or sun-kissed glamour of Cannes or Venice, but there is arguably no other major film festival with a programme that’s as comprehensive as that presented to audiences in London each October. For British film fans, this is undoubtedly the highlight of the cinematic calendar ...

In pictures: Economic collapse under the Islamic State

In pictures: Economic collapse under the Islamic State

Satellite images have been used to revealed the crippling economic collapse inside territory controlled by Islamic State. The new report paints a bleak picture of economic life under the terror group, and estimates that the Caliphate has contributed to a 23 per cent reduction in the gross domestic product (GDP) ...