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Barnum, Menier Chocolate Factory, London, review: Choreography that takes the breath away

“P T Barnum is the name and miracles is the game,” declares our hero in the Menier’s likeable, energetic revival of this flashy, warm-hearted, rather frustrating 1980 musical (music by the great Cy Coleman, lyrics by Michael Stewart, book by Mark Bramble) about the 19th century showman celebrated for staging The Greatest Show on Earth.  Barnum styled himself the “Prince ...

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Baby boomers cash in country homes and return to city life in London

The London housing market has broken up for Christmas. Sales for the three months to October edged down one per cent on the same quarter of last year, with the blame pinned on the last hike in stamp duty, Brexit wobbles and unrealistically high asking prices. Vendors appear happy to wait for the right offer rather than lower their price ...

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Donald Trump slurs speech during Jerusalem announcement, sparking health speculation

Questions have been raised around why Donald Trump slurred his speech during an address announcing the US would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The change in the President’s pronunciation seemed particularly to affect “s” and “th” sounds, and appeared to worsen in the closing stages of the address. It led viewers to suggest the President may have suffered a medical ...

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This is how you should be burning your candles, according to an expert

There’s more to lighting a candle than simply setting the wick alight and letting it burn. According to an expert, chances are many of us haven’t been making the most of our candles at home. Julie Bonin, Assistant Commercial Operations Manager at diptyque Paris, advises that there are a few easy tactics that you can employ to make your luxury candles ...

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Who does Meghan Markle have to curtsey to?

By marrying into the Royal family, Meghan Markle is entering a whole new world of protocol, tradition and etiquette. One of the most well-known ways to greet a member of the Royal family is, of course, the curtsey. But there are a lot more rules around the tradition than many people know. And as a member of the Royal family, ...

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Transfer news and rumours live: Man United offer Juan Mata in part-exchange, Liverpool and City want French star

The winter transfer window is now just around the corner with some of world football’s biggest names potentially on the move again. Neymar smashed the world transfer record by swapping Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer but many closer to home could follow him in big money transfers in January with speculation about the futures of Philippe Coutinho, Alexis Sanchez and more refusing to go ...

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Double Take: A united Ireland is the only practical solution to Brexit

Double Take is a podcast hosted by Kirsty Major in which she chats to the writers of Indy Voices’ best politics and culture comment pieces. Please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes. Reuse content Click here to Read from the source

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August Ames dead: 23-year-old adult entertainment actor's body found after homophobia row

An adult film star who starred in almost 290 movies has died at the age of 23. August Ames, who was from Nova Scotia in Canada, reportedly died in Camarillo, California on Tuesday morning. The exact cause of death currently remains unknown but police have said there is no indication of foul play. The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Ames, whose ...

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UN resolution calling for targets to tackle ocean plastic waste rejected by US, China and India

A United Nations agreement that would have called for specific, internationally-agreed goals to tackle plastic waste in our oceans has been rejected by the US.  Several countries, including China and India, also refused to include in the resolution a call on nations to adopt any reduction targets, but US officials “were clearly leading the discussion on this”, a source at the UN ...

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Female police captain suspended after 'white male privilege' remark against colleague

An Indiana police force placed a female captain on paid administrative leave after she told a fellow officer that he benefited from “white male privilege”. A vote on Captain Carri Weber’s future with the Plainfield Police Department is scheduled for a commissioner’s meeting on Thursday, according to WRTV. The incident occurred at a 1 November training seminar on how police should interact ...

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