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Lord of the (female) Flies criticised

Plans to film an all-female version of Lord of the Flies has come under fire on social media. Many have pointed out they think the original William Golding book would not work with girls. The story sees a group of boys stranded on a desert island but their attempt to set up a society descends into savagery. Deadline reports that Scott McGehee and David Siegel will write and direct the film. The classic book was first made into a critically acclaimed film in 1963 by Peter Brook, and again in…

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CNN cuts ties with Jeffrey Lord over 'Sieg Heil' jibe

CNN has parted company with a conservative commentator after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a prominent liberal critic. Jeffrey Lord tweeted “Sieg Heil” in response to an exchange with the head of Media Matters for America. He later said his comment had been misunderstood and that he was mocking fascists. A CNN spokesperson said in a statement: “Nazi salutes are indefensible. Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.” CNN described Mr Lord as one of its best known commentators and the first explicitly pro-Trump commentator to join the…

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UK judges need clarity after Brexit – Lord Neuberger

Britain’s most senior judge has told the government it must provide more clarity about how UK law will be developed after Brexit. Currently, UK legislation is subject to rulings made by the EU’s highest court, the European Court of Justice. Lord Neuberger said Parliament must be “very clear” in telling the judges what to do about decisions of the ECJ after the UK leaves the EU. He said judges should not be blamed for misinterpretations if it is unclear. Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted the ECJ should have no…

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World Championships 2017: Justin Gatlin win not the perfect script – Lord Coe

Media playback is not supported on this device World Athletics Championships on the BBC Venue: London Stadium Dates: 4-13 August Coverage: Live across BBC One and Two, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, the BBC Sport website and app. Click for times Justin Gatlin’s 100m victory at the World Championships in London was “not the perfect script”, says Lord Coe. American Gatlin, 35, who has twice served a doping ban, pulled off a shock win to end Usain Bolt’s reign in the Jamaican’s final individual race….

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Doctor Who: Prime Minister welcomes first female Time Lord

The new Doctor has a friend in Downing Street, with Theresa May saying she is “pleased” by Jodie Whittaker’s casting. The front door of Number 10 featured in a teaser trailing the new Doctor’s unveiling, leading many to speculate the next Time Lord would be female, just like its current incumbent. Others to welcome Whittaker’s casting include Star Wars’ John Boyega, who predicted she would be “awesome“. Actress Karen Gillan also signalled her approval with an enthusiastic tweet. “Jodie Jodie Jodie Jodie Jodie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” the former Doctor Who companion wrote on…

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Doctor Who's 13th Time Lord to be a woman

Jodie Whittaker has been announced as Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord – the first woman to get the role. She was revealed in a trailer that was broadcast on BBC One at the end of the Wimbledon men’s singles final. The Broadchurch star succeeds Peter Capaldi, who took the role in 2013 and leaves in this year’s Christmas special. Whittaker, 35, said it was “more than an honour” to become the Doctor. She will make her debut on the sci-fi show when the Doctor regenerates in the Christmas Day show….

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