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Sir Peter Hall: Theatre giant dies aged 86

Founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and former National Theatre director Sir Peter Hall has died at the age of 86. He died on Monday at University College hospital in London, surrounded by his family, the National Theatre said. During his career he staged the English language premiere of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and the world premiere of Harold Pinter’s Homecoming. Sir Peter had been diagnosed with dementia in 2011. There will be a private family funeral, with details of a memorial service to be announced at a later…

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Eric Dier, Mario Balotelli, Peter Crouch and the biggest banter merchants in football

Alli enjoys a friendship with Spurs and England teammate Eric Dier that appears to be bordering on bromance. They are always seen joking about with one another, and have a series of social media posts and videos that show their banterous ways. Dier is always making the most of old photos of Alli to mock him on Twitter and Instagram, while he did an impression of Alli’s famous wave during an interview with GQ. Thursday, September 7, 2017 Jamie Vardy has claimed Dele Alli should not be punished for swearing…

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Kim Wall case: Murder charge sought for Peter Madsen

Media playback is unsupported on your device Prosecutors in Denmark say they will bring murder charges against the inventor suspected of killing a Swedish journalist on board his submarine. They are expected to ask for the new charges when Mr Madsen appears in court in early September. Ms Wall was last seen alive on 10 August as she departed with Mr Madsen on his self-built underwater vessel. On Wednesday a headless torso found in waters off Denmark was identified as belonging to Ms Wall. DNA from the torso – which…

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Rachel, Peter, Bryan, and the Basic Cynicism of “The Bachelorette” Finale

On Monday night, millions of Americans, expectant and weary, settled in for the finale of “The Bachelorette,” to find out to whom Rachel Lindsay, the breezy Texan protagonist, would offer her final rose. This season of the show, like this year as a whole, has been a revealing one. A grim kind of reality television is now broadcasting daily from the White House; we are all more conscious that our systems of pleasure darkly mirror our systems of dominance. A good reality-TV show—and “The Bachelorette” qualifies—recognizes its ridiculous ability to…

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