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Billy Connolly reveals his 'deep embarrassment' about sex as a teenager

Sir Billy Connolly has opened up on how his taboo-busting routines about sex were inspired by his own “deep embarrassment” about his lack of knowledge as a tee [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly reveals his 'deep embarra...→

Richard Jordan: For the arts to survive, furloughing must mean more than a full stop

Frontline industry workers who have been furloughed are essential to theatres’ smooth delivery, says producer Richard Jordan – they must be allowed to contribu [...] Read full article: Richard Jordan: For the arts to survive,...→

What’s on TV and radio tonight: Thursday, May 28

What’s on TV and radio tonight: Thursday, May 28

For full TV listings for the week, see thetimes.co.uk/tvplannerViewing guide, by Dominic MaxwellBritain’s Best Parent?Channel 4, 8.05pmIt is one of the compens [...] Read full article: What’s on TV and radio tonight: Thursday...→

Watch SpaceX rocket launch LIVE as astronauts are launched into space

Watch SpaceX rocket launch LIVE as astronauts are launched into space

How you can watch a live stream of the rocket launch which is expected to take place just after 9.30pm Read full article: Watch SpaceX rocket launch LIVE as astro...→

BrewDog launches Barnard Castle Eye Test IPA in dig at Dominic Cummings

BrewDog launches Barnard Castle Eye Test IPA in dig at Dominic Cummings

BrewDog has named a beer after the bizarre exploits of Boris Johnson's right hand man during the UK's coronavirus lockdown Read full article: BrewDog launches Barnard Castle Eye Test...→

Dream Vision (1525) by Albrecht Dürer is the first known depiction of an artist’ [...]

Dream Vision (1525) by Albrecht Dürer is the first known depiction of an artist’ [...]

Dream Vision (1525) by Albrecht Dürer is the first known depiction of an artist’s personal dream in Western art (Credit: Getty Images)... Renaissance artists f [...] Read full article: Dream Vision (1525) by Albrecht Dürer is...→

Coronavirus: The Big House announces socially distanced dark comedy production

Coronavirus: The Big House announces socially distanced dark comedy production

Theatre company the Big House has announced a socially distanced production that will open in October with a maximum of six audience members per show.... The B [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: The Big House announces soc...→

Is the 'Friends' reunion actually going to happen?

Is the 'Friends' reunion actually going to happen?

The possibility of a ‘Friends’ reunion once seemed like a pipe dream. In February 2020, it seemed set to become reality – until the coronavirus pandemic got in [...] Read full article: Is the 'Friends' reunion actually going ...→

British Equity's first peacetime AGM – 75 years ago in The Stage

British Equity's first peacetime AGM – 75 years ago in The Stage

Just after the end of the Second World War in Europe, actors’ union British Equity held its first peacetime annual general meeting 75 years ago this week Read full article: British Equity's first peacetime AGM – 7...→

Fire service open day goes online

Fire service open day goes online

You can learn about fire safety, see inside a fire engine and meet Woody the fire service mascot at an open day this week, without leaving home. Read full article: Fire service open day goes online...→

Coronavirus: The Phantom of the Opera UK and Ireland tour cancelled

Coronavirus: The Phantom of the Opera UK and Ireland tour cancelled

The UK and Ireland tour of The Phantom of the Opera tour has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, producers have announced.... Having opened at Leicest [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: The Phantom of the Opera UK...→

McDonald's confirms drive-thru reopening dates - with limits

McDonald's confirms drive-thru reopening dates - with limits

McDonald's boss follows up initial openings with over 1,000 more branches - but locations won't be revealed until the morning of reopening Read full article: McDonald's confirms drive-thru reopening...→

The Stage/Sharjah Performing Arts Academy Scholarships winners 2020

This year’s winners of The Stage Scholarships at Sharjah Performing Arts Academy in the United Arab Emirates are Stacey Riley and Keenan McFadzean. In total, t [...] Read full article: The Stage/Sharjah Performing Arts Academ...→

Coronavirus: Arts Council England planning pandemic response until 2024

ACE says it anticipates responding to the Covid-19 crisis for the next four years, as it lays out a timeline for its role in the sector’s recovery Read full article: Coronavirus: Arts Council England planni...→

Lidl's sell-out £35 bargain bouncy castle is back

Lidl's sell-out £35 bargain bouncy castle is back

The budget retailer has launched the product as part of its latest Middle of Lidl range Read full article: Lidl's sell-out £35 bargain bouncy castl...→

Next will reopen 25 branches across UK from June 15

Next will reopen 25 branches across UK from June 15

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given the go ahead for shops to re-open from the middle part of next month Read full article: Next will reopen 25 branches across UK f...→

Claire Foy and Matt Smith to revive Lungs for Old Vic live stream series

The Old Vic is reviving its production of Lungs, starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, as part of a season of work that will be live-streamed from its auditorium [...] Read full article: Claire Foy and Matt Smith to revive Lung...→

The Top 10 films of the century

The Top 10 films of the century

We asked you to tell us your favourite films of the century so far. Here is the Top 10 according to your votes: Read full article: The Top 10 films of the century...→

It looks like GTA 6 could be hitting shelves in 2023/24

It looks like GTA 6 could be hitting shelves in 2023/24

Budget forecast analysis had correctly predicted the release window for Red Dead Redemption 2 Read full article: It looks like GTA 6 could be hitting she...→

Theatre bosses urge government to halt ‘obliteration’ of sector

As the industry ramps up its campaign to pressure the government for support to prevent the industry from collapse, Matthew Hemley, Georgia Snow and Giverny Ma [...] Read full article: Theatre bosses urge government to halt ‘...→

Halfords to reopen 53 stores for first time since lockdown

Halfords to reopen 53 stores for first time since lockdown

The company has been allowed to remain open throughout lockdown but instead shut stores and operated online and from store car parks instead Read full article: Halfords to reopen 53 stores for first t...→

Space Force review: Netflix comedy struggles to effectively parody Trump’s government

Space Force review: Netflix comedy struggles to effectively parody Trump’s government

Steve Carell stars in this new satirical show that has a few good one-liners, but there's not enough funny material for a whole series Read full article: Space Force review: Netflix comedy strug...→

The Scotsman Sessions #39: C Duncan

Welcome to The Scotsman Sessions. With the performing arts world shutting down for the foreseeable future, we are commissioning a series of short video perform [...] Read full article: The Scotsman Sessions #39: C Duncan...→

'Seinfeld' actor Richard Herd dies aged 87

'Seinfeld' actor Richard Herd dies aged 87

Richard Herd, the actor who portrayed Mr Wilhelm on Seinfeld, has died aged 87. Herd died on Tuesday of cancer-related causes at his home in Los Angeles, his w [...] Read full article: 'Seinfeld' actor Richard Herd dies aged ...→

Review: JK Rowling's new novel The Ickabog leaves 'tantalising cliffhangers'

Imagine laying in bed as a child, and hearing a brand new chapter written and read by J.K. Rowling each night. Read full article: Review: JK Rowling's new novel The Ickab...→

Coronavirus: Selladoor postpones productions until 2021 and extends venue closures

Coronavirus: Selladoor postpones productions until 2021 and extends venue closures

Selladoor Worldwide has announced the postponement of the majority of its productions until 2021 and extended the closure of its three venues until November... [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Selladoor postpones product...→

Oxfam, Barnardos, BHF and Shelter have plans to reopen their shops

Oxfam, Barnardos, BHF and Shelter have plans to reopen their shops

There will be one important new rule, and the volunteers - many of whom are elderly - will need to be protected Read full article: Oxfam, Barnardos, BHF and Shelter have p...→

Nando's to reopen 94 restaurants including one in Newcastle

Nando's to reopen 94 restaurants including one in Newcastle

Following trial runs, the company is focusing its reopenings in major UK cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Birmingham and Belfast Read full article: Nando's to reopen 94 restaurants includi...→

Joe Gilmour-Rees: Let’s harness technology to make British theatre less London-centric

The capital’s most influential theatres should engage with writers from everywhere – and Zoom has shown they can do this easily and cheaply, says Manchester-ba [...] Read full article: Joe Gilmour-Rees: Let’s harness technolo...→

John Lewis reveals plan to reopen some branches

John Lewis reveals plan to reopen some branches

Retailer said its preparations have been 'informed' by social distancing measures at its Waitrose supermarkets Read full article: John Lewis reveals plan to reopen some b...→

Ryanair is selling one-way flights in July and August for £26

Ryanair is selling one-way flights in July and August for £26

The carrier has confirmed it will increase frequency of flights from July 1 with services to favourite holiday destinations Read full article: Ryanair is selling one-way flights in Ju...→

Greggs confirms when it will finally reopen stores

Greggs confirms when it will finally reopen stores

The bakery chain will open around 800 of its stores up and down the UK in mid-June as lockdown measures in the UK are eased Read full article: Greggs confirms when it will finally reo...→

Greggs announces it is reopening 800 UK branches within just days

Greggs announces it is reopening 800 UK branches within just days

The bakery giant is renowned for its steak bakes, pasties, sausage rolls, lunchtime meal deals, including sandwiches, and breakfast favourites Read full article: Greggs announces it is reopening 800 UK ...→

Kings Hall will provide storage space for PPE

A 25,000 square foot building which is part of the Kings Hall complex in Belfast will be used to store PPE for use by NHS workers in the fight against coronavi [...] Read full article: Kings Hall will provide storage space fo...→

How Desperate Housewives blazed a trail for Big Little Lies and Little Fires Everywhere

How Desperate Housewives blazed a trail for Big Little Lies and Little Fires Everywhere

Marc Cherry’s blackly comic vision of suburban life was initially dismissed by some as cheap melodrama, writes Ed Power, but its influence on TV can be palpabl [...] Read full article: How Desperate Housewives blazed a trail ...→

Larry Kramer: a titan of gay rights and literature whose prophecies live on

Larry Kramer: a titan of gay rights and literature whose prophecies live on

The award-winning writer of The Inheritance pays tribute to the life and works of the acclaimed author and activist who died at the age of 84 Read full article: Larry Kramer: a titan of gay rights and ...→

Prince William looks at our mental health

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK, and, in 2018, three-quarters of all UK suicides were male. Read full article: Prince William looks at our mental healt...→

Equity race relations to be probed following Laurence Fox row

A row between Equity and its black and minority ethnic members that was sparked by comments actor Laurence Fox made has prompted the launch of an independent c [...] Read full article: Equity race relations to be probed follo...→

McDonald's releases list of menu items NOT on sale as branches reopen

McDonald's releases list of menu items NOT on sale as branches reopen

Birmingham boasts more restaurants than any other UK city outside of London - so don't worry Brummies, it won't be long before you get your fill Read full article: McDonald's releases list of menu items N...→

A closer look at HBO Max's catalogue from day one

A closer look at HBO Max's catalogue from day one

WarnerMedia’s platform is launching with six originals available from day one; more will be added on a monthly basis Read full article: A closer look at HBO Max's catalogue fro...→

Julian Bird: ‘Our place in the world is at risk. It’s as grave as that’

Julian Bird: ‘Our place in the world is at risk. It’s as grave as that’

As the link between British theatre and the government, Julian Bird is helping to navigate a devastating crisis for the industry that was unimaginable only a f [...] Read full article: Julian Bird: ‘Our place in the world is ...→

Is the beach beckoning?

Is the beach beckoning?

We can't guarantee seaside solitude, but we've sought out some quieter spots for a day at the coast in Kent during the current crisis. Read full article: Is the beach beckoning?...→

The week's newest shows to stream

The week's newest shows to stream

Hollywood stars from Tom Hanks and Reese Witherspoon to Willem Dafoe and Steve Carell all feature in the latest releases to stream at home this week. Read full article: The week's newest shows to stream...→

The staycation is here to stay

The staycation is here to stay

Our holidays could be changing but this week a national celebration of al fresco vacations is encouraging us to think about camping and caravanning. Read full article: The staycation is here to stay...→

Aldi's gin-inspired version of iconic Pornstar Martini

Aldi's gin-inspired version of iconic Pornstar Martini

The discount supermarket has come up with new slant on iconic tipple perfect for these balmy summer days Read full article: Aldi's gin-inspired version of iconic Po...→

This is how you can Love Your Local

This is how you can Love Your Local

We want to support and promote our pubs across Kent during the current crisis, with our campaign, Love Your Local. Here's how to get involved: Read full article: This is how you can Love Your Local...→

How do we raise our son's drama school fees as freelances hit by the lockdown?

Careers advisor John Byrne offers sets out ways for parents who have faced a financial shortfall due to the Covid-19 crisis to raise funds for drama school Read full article: How do we raise our son's drama school f...→

Eden Project set to expand to Dundee as city lines up new eco attraction

A vast new environment-themed visitor attraction is set to be created in Dundee under plans by the Eden Project in Cornwall to expand into Scotland for the fir [...] Read full article: Eden Project set to expand to Dundee as ...→

How you can see SpaceX rocket fly over Newcastle tonight

How you can see SpaceX rocket fly over Newcastle tonight

Here's what to look out for - and when - as Elon Musk's first manned space mission flies through UK skies this Wednesday evening Read full article: How you can see SpaceX rocket fly over N...→

TGI Fridays announces 12 more restaurants will reopen for takeaway

TGI Fridays announces 12 more restaurants will reopen for takeaway

All branches will be available for click and collect orders, while home delivery options will also be offered by some outlet Read full article: TGI Fridays announces 12 more restaurant...→

Anno Domino

Anno Domino

Alan Ayckbourn and his wife Heather Stoney play all the characters in his gentle audio drama about generations and romance Read full article: Anno Domino...→

McDonald's confirms reopening dates for 975 UK branches

McDonald's confirms reopening dates for 975 UK branches

The fast food giant has remained shut across the country since March 23, with select branches in the south of England re-opened earlier this month Read full article: McDonald's confirms reopening dates for ...→

The best sun creams for babies and children with eczema

The best sun creams for babies and children with eczema

Finding the right sunscreen to protect your child's skin can be a minefield. Here's what to look out for Read full article: The best sun creams for babies and child...→

John Lewis to reopen Solihull branch - but not Grand Central yet

John Lewis to reopen Solihull branch - but not Grand Central yet

Branches opening in the first stage will be Kingston and Poole on June 15, and from Thursday June 18 in Solihull Read full article: John Lewis to reopen Solihull branch - b...→

How to watch Nasa and SpaceX’s astronaut launch

How to watch Nasa and SpaceX’s astronaut launch

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will journey to the International Space Station (ISS) in a spacecraft built by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s firm Read full article: How to watch Nasa and SpaceX’s astronaut...→

Edinburgh Festival Fringe companies plead for public funding bail-out

Some of the biggest companies staging shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have warned they may not survive to return to the event in 2021 without the help o [...] Read full article: Edinburgh Festival Fringe companies plea...→

It’s crunch time for theatre: government help is needed now

It’s crunch time for theatre: government help is needed now

In football, there’s a memorable phrase to describe the final, tense, decisive moments of a season: ‘squeaky bum time’.... Whatever you want to call it, this i [...] Read full article: It’s crunch time for theatre: government...→

M&S, John Lewis to unleash £15bn 'mother of all sales' worth £15bn

M&S, John Lewis to unleash £15bn 'mother of all sales' worth £15bn

High profile high street favourites like John Lewis and more have been left shuttered since March 23, having been deemed 'non-essential' Read full article: M&S, John Lewis to unleash £15bn 'mother...→

What La Haine still has to say about French identity

What La Haine still has to say about French identity

In the eyes of its director, Mathieu Kassovitz, we should all have moved on by now. Clarisse Loughrey explores why we haven’t Read full article: What La Haine still has to say about Fre...→

The Scotsman Sessions #40: Kirsty Stuart

Welcome to The Scotsman Sessions. With the performing arts world shutting down for the foreseeable future, we are commissioning a series of short video perform [...] Read full article: The Scotsman Sessions #40: Kirsty Stuart...→

Geordies' interest in alcohol deliveries rockets by over 1,500% says survey

Newcastle is said to see one of the country's highest numbers of online searches for boozy deliveries Read full article: Geordies' interest in alcohol deliveries...→

All the places in Liverpool that must remain closed next month

All the places in Liverpool that must remain closed next month

While many non-essential shops are allowed to reopen next month there are businesses and services which must remain closed Read full article: All the places in Liverpool that must re...→

Here's everything we know about JK Rowling's new children's book the Ickabog

JK Rowling has announced that she is publishing a fairy tale called The Ickabog – and children are being offered the chance to have their drawings featured Read full article: Here's everything we know about JK Rowli...→

Black British Theatre Awards announces new categories and online ceremony

The Black British Theatre Awards has announced four new categories for 2020 - including an accolade for best use of innovation and technology.  Read full article: Black British Theatre Awards announces n...→

Horrible Histories to tour car parks for drive-in performances

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain is to tour a drive-in version of the show to car parks across the UK this summer. Read full article: Horrible Histories to tour car parks for...→

Amazon set to push back 'Prime Day' to September

Amazon set to push back 'Prime Day' to September

No specific date has yet been set but all signs point towards a temporary Autumn date Read full article: Amazon set to push back 'Prime Day' to S...→

The world for classical music lovers: 10 pieces to take you away

The world for classical music lovers: 10 pieces to take you away

As the Austrian Airlines Airbus enters its final descent into Vienna International Airport, the public address system bursts into life, filling the plane with [...] Read full article: The world for classical music lovers: 10...→

Among the new rules fitting rooms will be closed, one-way systems and barriers p [...]

Among the new rules fitting rooms will be closed, one-way systems and barriers p [...]

Among the new rules fitting rooms will be closed, one-way systems and barriers put in place, you will wash your hands when you walk in and you won't be allowed [...] Read full article: Among the new rules fitting rooms will b...→

How can theatres persuade audiences to return post-virus?

With the pandemic leaving many theatres in critical financial positions, the big question will be how long will it take for audiences to return after restricti [...] Read full article: How can theatres persuade audiences to r...→

Gateshead winery offers free delivery during lockdown

Gateshead winery offers free delivery during lockdown

Tyneside's 'first urban winery' Laneberg Wine is tempting customers with some lockdown offers Read full article: Gateshead winery offers free delivery du...→

Truth about rumours McDonald's is reopening Liverpool sites

Truth about rumours McDonald's is reopening Liverpool sites

Several posts have circulated this week suggesting that Liverpool's sites would reopen this week Read full article: Truth about rumours McDonald's is reopen...→

Netflix's Jeffrey Epstein docuseries makes fresh claims against Prince Andrew

Netflix's Jeffrey Epstein docuseries makes fresh claims against Prince Andrew

Filthy Rich features accounts from the Duke of York's accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre and other women who claim they were abused by Epstein Read full article: Netflix's Jeffrey Epstein docuseries mak...→

Coronavirus: Lockdown could lead to more inclusive sector for carers – PIPA

Theatre workers with caring responsibilities have highlighted how working practices brought about by the pandemic could herald a new dawn of job flexibility Read full article: Coronavirus: Lockdown could lead to more...→

Jimmy Kimmel on face mask fights: 'This is the dumbest standoff ever'

Jimmy Kimmel on face mask fights: 'This is the dumbest standoff ever'

With most late-night hosts on vacation, Kimmel examines Trump golfing on the job, and the political statement that is not wearing a mask Read full article: Jimmy Kimmel on face mask fights: 'This ...→

A coastal walk with a view

A coastal walk with a view

A coastal spot, popular with walkers, has reopened its car park for those heading to visit in their cars. Read full article: A coastal walk with a view...→

How to measure your child's feet and order shoes in lockdown

How to measure your child's feet and order shoes in lockdown

With visits to the shoe shop out of the question, parents are looking for alternatives for their kids Read full article: How to measure your child's feet and ord...→

'9 silly reasons why I secretly don't want lockdown to end just yet'

'9 silly reasons why I secretly don't want lockdown to end just yet'

What's On editor Laura Nightingale explains why she doesn't want the lockdown restrictions to ease too much, just yet Read full article: '9 silly reasons why I secretly don't wa...→

Here's what it's like to try an online course for new skills

Here's what it's like to try an online course for new skills

With classrooms closed to all ages, Kent Adult Education's courses have moved online. We tried what it's like to be creative and learn lockdown style. Read full article: Here's what it's like to try an online c...→

SpaceX rocket launch time and how you can watch it live

SpaceX rocket launch time and how you can watch it live

You'll be able to watch a live stream of the historic launch - which is blasting astronauts into space - as well as seeing it flying over the UK with your own [...] Read full article: SpaceX rocket launch time and how you ca...→

The high street shops re-opening as UK emerges from lockdown

The high street shops re-opening as UK emerges from lockdown

John Lewis has confirmed its store in Solihull will re-open having been given the green light to resume operations by the government Read full article: The high street shops re-opening as UK e...→

Coronavirus: Diversity in online theatre 'abysmal' say Black British Theatre Awards organisers

Coronavirus: Diversity in online theatre 'abysmal' say Black British Theatre Awards organisers

There has been an "abysmal" lack of diversity in the mainstream theatre presented online during the coronavirus pandemic, the organisers of the Black British T [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Diversity in online theatre...→

What to dress baby in for bed in the hot weather

What to dress baby in for bed in the hot weather

Sleep specialist and maternity nanny Abi Thompson has issued a useful guide to show parents how babies need to be dressed in the heat Read full article: What to dress baby in for bed in the hot...→

Butcher creates two metre sandwich so people can socially distance

Butcher creates two metre sandwich so people can socially distance

Cam Butchers, Halls Bakery, Corn Hall Deli and MBB Brasserie combined after Ethan dreamt up the massive meal - coming up with 'The Back to Work Baguette' Read full article: Butcher creates two metre sandwich so pe...→

Dear West End Producer: ‘As a new graduate, how do I find an agent in lockdown?’

This week West End Producer offers practical advice on how new graduates can get seen by agents during the Covid-19 crisis Read full article: Dear West End Producer: ‘As a new gradua...→

Full list of 53 Halfords stores reopening across the UK

Full list of 53 Halfords stores reopening across the UK

New rules include reduced customers, queuing marshals, safety notices and floor markings, sneeze screen visors for staff and instructions to customers not to h [...] Read full article: Full list of 53 Halfords stores reopenin...→

The quirky charm of Norwegian design

The quirky charm of Norwegian design

The national temperament of Norway is shy, and the design aesthetic is playful and unique. Clare Dowdy explores why this overlooked country has a Scandi style [...] Read full article: The quirky charm of Norwegian design...→

Withnail and I: The ultimate cult film?

Withnail and I: The ultimate cult film?

After barely making a ripple when it was first released, Withnail and I has come to be seen as one of the best British films ever made. Nicholas Barber explore [...] Read full article: Withnail and I: The ultimate cult film?...→

Mcdonald's explains why it has removed popular items from menu

Mcdonald's explains why it has removed popular items from menu

With restaurants gradually reopening some fans may be disappointed to find they can no longer order their favourite meal Read full article: Mcdonald's explains why it has removed p...→

Mum transforms home using TK Maxx, Aldi and B&M - and it's unrecognisable

Mum transforms home using TK Maxx, Aldi and B&M - and it's unrecognisable

Tia Chauhan, 33, from Birmingham, stocked up on Dulux and Next paint, Aldi and B&M accessories and IKEA plants and got to work transforming her home Read full article: Mum transforms home using TK Maxx, Aldi ...→

Shops to launch massive 70 per cent off sale to clear £15bn of stock

Shops to launch massive 70 per cent off sale to clear £15bn of stock

Retailers will be slashing prices for the next year in a bid to lure customers back, according to experts Read full article: Shops to launch massive 70 per cent off ...→

David Benedict: Discover the joy of these little-known musicals this lockdown

David Benedict: Discover the joy of these little-known musicals this lockdown

With theatre set to be closed for some time, everyone is watching musicals online, But there is something unsatisfying about watching theatre online even if yo [...] Read full article: David Benedict: Discover the joy of thes...→

Brocksbushes' first strawberry crop goes on sale bringing a taste of summer

Brocksbushes' first strawberry crop goes on sale bringing a taste of summer

Brocksbushes Farm in Northumberland has just picked its early summer fruit and it's also available for collection or delivery Read full article: Brocksbushes' first strawberry crop goes...→

Two major changes made to Tesco's clubcard scheme

Two major changes made to Tesco's clubcard scheme

Tesco customers will benefit from the changes especially those with vouchers which are due to expire soon Read full article: Two major changes made to Tesco's clubca...→

Let us clap now for Britain’s Unsung Heroes

On Sunday, May 10, Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation to announce that the message in England was changing from stay at home to stay alert – and [...] Read full article: Let us clap now for Britain’s Unsung Her...→

30,000 Cadbury Easter Eggs are being given away for free

30,000 Cadbury Easter Eggs are being given away for free

More than 30,000 boxed eggs were delivered to National Trust for Scotland (NTS) by Cadbury for its egg hunts before the lockdown began Read full article: 30,000 Cadbury Easter Eggs are being giv...→

Make the most of online drama school training during lockdown

During the coronavirus pandemic, drama schools have moved their training online. Students and teachers give Samantha Marsden their top tips for adapting to a v [...] Read full article: Make the most of online drama school tra...→

Bread maker hunting for budding bakers to star in TV campaign

Bread maker hunting for budding bakers to star in TV campaign

Firm wants clips and images of dough delights to feature in advert celebrating nation's love of bread Read full article: Bread maker hunting for budding bakers t...→

Primark issues cryptic statement over reopening stores in June

Primark issues cryptic statement over reopening stores in June

The PM used his press conference on the late May Bank Holiday Monday to discuss the re-opening of shops from June 14 Read full article: Primark issues cryptic statement over re...→

Chipper Club: How to create your own animal prints

Chipper Club: How to create your own animal prints

This week’s challenge is to make an animal collage using a cardboard box, old newspapers and magazines Read full article: Chipper Club: How to create your own ani...→

Billy Connolly reveals his 'deep embarrassment' about sex as a teenager

Sir Billy Connolly has opened up on how his taboo-busting routines about sex were inspired by his own “deep embarrassment” about his lack of knowledge as a tee [...] Read full article: Billy Connolly reveals his 'deep embarra...→

How can theatres persuade audiences to return post-virus?

With the pandemic leaving many theatres in critical financial positions, the big question will be how long will it take for audiences to return after restricti [...] Read full article: How can theatres persuade audiences to r...→

How Desperate Housewives blazed a trail for Big Little Lies and Little Fires Everywhere

How Desperate Housewives blazed a trail for Big Little Lies and Little Fires Everywhere

Marc Cherry’s blackly comic vision of suburban life was initially dismissed by some as cheap melodrama, writes Ed Power, but its influence on TV can be palpabl [...] Read full article: How Desperate Housewives blazed a trail ...→

Larry Kramer: a titan of gay rights and literature whose prophecies live on

Larry Kramer: a titan of gay rights and literature whose prophecies live on

The award-winning writer of The Inheritance pays tribute to the life and works of the acclaimed author and activist who died at the age of 84 Read full article: Larry Kramer: a titan of gay rights and ...→

BrewDog launches Barnard Castle Eye Test IPA in dig at Dominic Cummings

BrewDog launches Barnard Castle Eye Test IPA in dig at Dominic Cummings

BrewDog has named a beer after the bizarre exploits of Boris Johnson's right hand man during the UK's coronavirus lockdown Read full article: BrewDog launches Barnard Castle Eye Test...→

Netflix's Jeffrey Epstein docuseries makes fresh claims against Prince Andrew

Netflix's Jeffrey Epstein docuseries makes fresh claims against Prince Andrew

Filthy Rich features accounts from the Duke of York's accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre and other women who claim they were abused by Epstein Read full article: Netflix's Jeffrey Epstein docuseries mak...→

Equity race relations to be probed following Laurence Fox row

A row between Equity and its black and minority ethnic members that was sparked by comments actor Laurence Fox made has prompted the launch of an independent c [...] Read full article: Equity race relations to be probed follo...→

Coronavirus: The Big House announces socially distanced dark comedy production

Coronavirus: The Big House announces socially distanced dark comedy production

Theatre company the Big House has announced a socially distanced production that will open in October with a maximum of six audience members per show.... The B [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: The Big House announces soc...→

Jimmy Kimmel on face mask fights: 'This is the dumbest standoff ever'

Jimmy Kimmel on face mask fights: 'This is the dumbest standoff ever'

With most late-night hosts on vacation, Kimmel examines Trump golfing on the job, and the political statement that is not wearing a mask Read full article: Jimmy Kimmel on face mask fights: 'This ...→

McDonald's releases list of menu items NOT on sale as branches reopen

McDonald's releases list of menu items NOT on sale as branches reopen

Birmingham boasts more restaurants than any other UK city outside of London - so don't worry Brummies, it won't be long before you get your fill Read full article: McDonald's releases list of menu items N...→

A closer look at HBO Max's catalogue from day one

A closer look at HBO Max's catalogue from day one

WarnerMedia’s platform is launching with six originals available from day one; more will be added on a monthly basis Read full article: A closer look at HBO Max's catalogue fro...→

Is the 'Friends' reunion actually going to happen?

Is the 'Friends' reunion actually going to happen?

The possibility of a ‘Friends’ reunion once seemed like a pipe dream. In February 2020, it seemed set to become reality – until the coronavirus pandemic got in [...] Read full article: Is the 'Friends' reunion actually going ...→

A coastal walk with a view

A coastal walk with a view

A coastal spot, popular with walkers, has reopened its car park for those heading to visit in their cars. Read full article: A coastal walk with a view...→

Julian Bird: ‘Our place in the world is at risk. It’s as grave as that’

Julian Bird: ‘Our place in the world is at risk. It’s as grave as that’

As the link between British theatre and the government, Julian Bird is helping to navigate a devastating crisis for the industry that was unimaginable only a f [...] Read full article: Julian Bird: ‘Our place in the world is ...→

British Equity's first peacetime AGM – 75 years ago in The Stage

British Equity's first peacetime AGM – 75 years ago in The Stage

Just after the end of the Second World War in Europe, actors’ union British Equity held its first peacetime annual general meeting 75 years ago this week Read full article: British Equity's first peacetime AGM – 7...→

How to measure your child's feet and order shoes in lockdown

How to measure your child's feet and order shoes in lockdown

With visits to the shoe shop out of the question, parents are looking for alternatives for their kids Read full article: How to measure your child's feet and ord...→

Is the beach beckoning?

Is the beach beckoning?

We can't guarantee seaside solitude, but we've sought out some quieter spots for a day at the coast in Kent during the current crisis. Read full article: Is the beach beckoning?...→

Here's what it's like to try an online course for new skills

Here's what it's like to try an online course for new skills

With classrooms closed to all ages, Kent Adult Education's courses have moved online. We tried what it's like to be creative and learn lockdown style. Read full article: Here's what it's like to try an online c...→

The staycation is here to stay

The staycation is here to stay

Our holidays could be changing but this week a national celebration of al fresco vacations is encouraging us to think about camping and caravanning. Read full article: The staycation is here to stay...→

Coronavirus: The Phantom of the Opera UK and Ireland tour cancelled

Coronavirus: The Phantom of the Opera UK and Ireland tour cancelled

The UK and Ireland tour of The Phantom of the Opera tour has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, producers have announced.... Having opened at Leicest [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: The Phantom of the Opera UK...→

Aldi's gin-inspired version of iconic Pornstar Martini

Aldi's gin-inspired version of iconic Pornstar Martini

The discount supermarket has come up with new slant on iconic tipple perfect for these balmy summer days Read full article: Aldi's gin-inspired version of iconic Po...→

McDonald's confirms drive-thru reopening dates - with limits

McDonald's confirms drive-thru reopening dates - with limits

McDonald's boss follows up initial openings with over 1,000 more branches - but locations won't be revealed until the morning of reopening Read full article: McDonald's confirms drive-thru reopening...→

The high street shops re-opening as UK emerges from lockdown

The high street shops re-opening as UK emerges from lockdown

John Lewis has confirmed its store in Solihull will re-open having been given the green light to resume operations by the government Read full article: The high street shops re-opening as UK e...→

How do we raise our son's drama school fees as freelances hit by the lockdown?

Careers advisor John Byrne offers sets out ways for parents who have faced a financial shortfall due to the Covid-19 crisis to raise funds for drama school Read full article: How do we raise our son's drama school f...→

Coronavirus: Arts Council England planning pandemic response until 2024

ACE says it anticipates responding to the Covid-19 crisis for the next four years, as it lays out a timeline for its role in the sector’s recovery Read full article: Coronavirus: Arts Council England planni...→

What to dress baby in for bed in the hot weather

What to dress baby in for bed in the hot weather

Sleep specialist and maternity nanny Abi Thompson has issued a useful guide to show parents how babies need to be dressed in the heat Read full article: What to dress baby in for bed in the hot...→

Butcher creates two metre sandwich so people can socially distance

Butcher creates two metre sandwich so people can socially distance

Cam Butchers, Halls Bakery, Corn Hall Deli and MBB Brasserie combined after Ethan dreamt up the massive meal - coming up with 'The Back to Work Baguette' Read full article: Butcher creates two metre sandwich so pe...→

TGI Fridays announces 12 more restaurants will reopen for takeaway

TGI Fridays announces 12 more restaurants will reopen for takeaway

All branches will be available for click and collect orders, while home delivery options will also be offered by some outlet Read full article: TGI Fridays announces 12 more restaurant...→

Lidl's sell-out £35 bargain bouncy castle is back

Lidl's sell-out £35 bargain bouncy castle is back

The budget retailer has launched the product as part of its latest Middle of Lidl range Read full article: Lidl's sell-out £35 bargain bouncy castl...→

Anno Domino

Anno Domino

Alan Ayckbourn and his wife Heather Stoney play all the characters in his gentle audio drama about generations and romance Read full article: Anno Domino...→

McDonald's confirms reopening dates for 975 UK branches

McDonald's confirms reopening dates for 975 UK branches

The fast food giant has remained shut across the country since March 23, with select branches in the south of England re-opened earlier this month Read full article: McDonald's confirms reopening dates for ...→

Next will reopen 25 branches across UK from June 15

Next will reopen 25 branches across UK from June 15

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given the go ahead for shops to re-open from the middle part of next month Read full article: Next will reopen 25 branches across UK f...→

John Lewis to reopen Solihull branch - but not Grand Central yet

John Lewis to reopen Solihull branch - but not Grand Central yet

Branches opening in the first stage will be Kingston and Poole on June 15, and from Thursday June 18 in Solihull Read full article: John Lewis to reopen Solihull branch - b...→

The Top 10 films of the century

The Top 10 films of the century

We asked you to tell us your favourite films of the century so far. Here is the Top 10 according to your votes: Read full article: The Top 10 films of the century...→

Withnail and I: The ultimate cult film?

Withnail and I: The ultimate cult film?

After barely making a ripple when it was first released, Withnail and I has come to be seen as one of the best British films ever made. Nicholas Barber explore [...] Read full article: Withnail and I: The ultimate cult film?...→

Mcdonald's explains why it has removed popular items from menu

Mcdonald's explains why it has removed popular items from menu

With restaurants gradually reopening some fans may be disappointed to find they can no longer order their favourite meal Read full article: Mcdonald's explains why it has removed p...→

Theatre bosses urge government to halt ‘obliteration’ of sector

As the industry ramps up its campaign to pressure the government for support to prevent the industry from collapse, Matthew Hemley, Georgia Snow and Giverny Ma [...] Read full article: Theatre bosses urge government to halt ‘...→