Keep Britain Tidy calls for simpler recycling bin collections

Household recycling levels are too low in England because council schemes are too confusing, campaigners claim. Keep Britain Tidy (KBT) says at least 300 systems are in use and government figures show one council’s recycling rate is just 15%, with an England average of 43.9%. KBT is urging the government to create a national “recycling blueprint”. The Department for Environment, ...

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Oscars 2017: La La Land's Damien Chazelle becomes youngest to win Best Director

Damien Chazelle has won the Best Director award at the 2017 Oscars.  He wins for La La Land, his musical love letter to the city of Los Angeles and the ambitions of dreamers everywhere, making him the youngest director ever to receive the honour – at a mere 32. Chazelle wins over fellow nominees Barry Jenkins for Moonlight, Denis Villeneuve for ...

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Oscars 2017: Emma Stone wins Best Actress for La La Land

Emma Stone has won the Best Actress award at the 2017 Oscars.  She wins for La La Land, Damien Chazelle’s musical love letter to the city of Los Angeles and the ambitions of dreamers everywhere, for the role of struggling young actress Mia – starring across from Ryan Gosling’s ambitious jazz pianist, Seb.  Stone wins over fellow nominees Isabelle Huppert ...

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Moonlight wins Best Picture at 2017 Oscars after La La Land announcement screw-up

Damien Chazelle’s La La Land landed the Oscar for Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards, except it didn’t, as the award presenters read out the wrong winner. Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight was in fact given the accolade, in an unbelievably surreal piece of television and undoubtedly the most dramatic moment in Oscars history. Presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced La ...

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La La Land/Moonlight mix-up: Twitter reacts to Best Picture blunder with Steve Harvey memes and congratulations

Everything was going remarkably smoothly at the Oscars on Sunday night. Predictably, Mahershala Ali was named best supporting actor, Viola Davis best supporting, Emma Stone best leading actress and Casey Affleck best lead. Many suspected La La Land would scoop the top prize and, as expected, it did. For a minute. Warren Beaty announced how Damien Chazelle’s film had taken the ...

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Oscars 2017: Watch the La La Land-Moonlight Best Picture error in full

This year’s Oscars ceremony ended in high drama as La La Land was wrongly announced as Best Picture instead of actual recipient Moonlight – and you can watch the full moment below. In unheralded scenes, Barry Jenkins’ acclaimed drama was given the accolade in what is sure to go down in history as the most dramatic moment in Oscars history ...

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Emma Stone reacts to Moonlight winning over La La Land at Oscars: 'I was also holding my Best Actress card'

Whilst the majority of the Oscars ceremony ran along without a hitch, there was one huge mix-up that has the Internet Tweeting Steve Harvey memes like crazy. Warren Beaty announced favourite La La Land had won the coveted Best Picture prize, when – in reality – Moonlight had won. One story that emerged via social media was how he had ...

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Oscars: Viola Davis wins Best Supporting Actress award for Fences

Viola Davis has won her first Oscar for her supporting role as a long-suffering housewife in the African-American family drama Fences. Davis, 51, had swept awards season in the role, taking home a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild statuette and numerous critics prizes. She had been nominated for an Oscar twice in the past. “I became an artist, and thank God ...

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BBC investigating TV licence fee collectors

The BBC has ordered an investigation into reports TV licence fee collectors targeted vulnerable people, spurred on by an aggressive incentive scheme. An investigation by the Daily Mail said bosses at Capita, which collects the fee, promised bonuses of up to £15,000 a year to catch 28 evaders a week. Capita said statements made to an undercover reporter “do not ...

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A bunch of tourists were brought into the Oscars by Jimmy Kimmel for some reason

Denzel Washington was one of the actors lucky enough to enjoy contact with the ordinary tourists (Picture: Twitter) A ragtag bunch of star-struck tourists were invited into the Oscars ceremony this year, presumably for the purposes of entertainment. Er, did Ryan Gosling buy his Oscars shirt from a fancy dress shop? Referred to as a ‘bus tour’, these characters — including ...

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