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Femme review — an audacious debut about masculinity

The Times/The Sunday Times 01 Dec 2023
Sexual politics and genre smarts collide in this gripping London-set drama about a closeted gay thug called Preston (George MacKay), the drag artist Jules (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), whom he beats to a pulp, and the twisted relationship that ...

Controversial London plan to build 300ft replica of enormous Las Vegas sphere could be BACK as...

The Daily Mail 30 Nov 2023
The controversial plans to build a 300ft replica of the enormous Las Vegas sphere in east London could be back on after the Government mulls over the proposal which infuriated locals ... Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has blocked the controversial sphere development but Michael Gove has delayed the direction so Ministers can consider the plans.

The real divide over Ulez, LTNs and 20mph zones

New Statesman 30 Nov 2023
When the Conservative Party held Uxbridge and South Ruislip in a by-election in July, new political battle lines were drawn ... Labour publicly opposed the Ulez policy of its own London mayor, Sadiq Khan ... London Labour insiders fear that six to ten seats in and around London could be affected by the backlash against Ulez.

Shane MacGowan: A Fairytale of London

RTE 30 Nov 2023
To mark his sad passing, we've republished this vintage interview from Christmas 1997, when Alan Corr met Shane in his London local. London cabbies are not renowned for their love of music ... As we cut across King’s Cross heading to Islington on a dreary afternoon in late November, my matey cabbie asks me what I’m doing in London.

Social Column: November 30, 2023

The American Israelite 30 Nov 2023
They wanted to bring women to be in unity on October 29 in an effort to bring blessings into the world. “Our mouths are like swords ... Julia Peetz on July 1 in London, England ... David and Julia met playing board games at a London pub ... She is a writer and a professor of politics and performance at the University of Warwick. The couple lives in London ... .

‘I am not an anti-Semite’: Pro-Palestine artists cancelled across Europe

Al Jazeera 30 Nov 2023
In 2018, he was celebrated in Time magazine for his decades-long career documenting political unrest in Bangladesh ... Nathan Thrall, an acclaimed American author based in Jerusalem, was looking forward to the London launch of his book, A Day in the Life of Abed Salama.

Shane MacGowan, Founder of The Pogues, Dies at 65

The Wrap 30 Nov 2023
Shane MacGowan, founding singer of the eclectic Celtic punk band The Pogues, has died, his wife announced Thursday. He was 65. Victoria Mary Clarke posted on Instagram ... MacGowan started the politically-tinged Pogues in London in 1982, with the backing of several traditional Anglo-Irish instruments such as the tin whistle, mandolin and accordion ... .

Sunak threw ‘hissy fit’ because Greek PM met Starmer first, suggests Osborne

AOL 30 Nov 2023
Looking ahead, Mr Osborne said he will press on with talks about whether the antiquities could “spend part of their time in Athens and part of their time in London”, with “Greek treasures coming our way in return”. Speaking on Political Currency, the podcast he hosts with Ed Balls, Mr Osborne added.

How The Other 99 Percent Lived In The Ancient World

Ancient Origins 30 Nov 2023
The Victorian essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle wrote, “ No great man lives in vain ... The assassin was a Bosnian Serb named Gavilo Princip – a nonentity, if ever there was one ... READ MORE… ... in Ancient History from University College London. His research focuses on the social, religious, political, and cultural history of both Greece and Rome ... By ... .

Gaza Update: ceasefire holds for now, but array of armed Hamas allies could threaten this ...

The Conversation 30 Nov 2023
As Vassilis Fouskas, a professor of international politics and economics at the University of East London, explains , Al Thani is the only head of state to have visited Gaza since Hamas took over in 2007 ... Fouskas writes that as well as the political clout this gives Qatar with ...

At COP28, the stakes have never been higher

The New Arab 30 Nov 2023
The UN climate conference has officially kicked off in Dubai, UAE, and the stakes are higher than ever ... 'Global boiling' ... “The only thing that is still lacking is political will.” ... Click here for more. Nadine Talaat is a London-based journalist writing about Middle East politics, borders and migration, environment, and media representation ... ....

Rising Temperatures at Dubai’s COP28 Meeting

The Washington Institute 30 Nov 2023
This attitude has also contributed to a recent free-speech controversy inside Britain, where an Emirati-led group led by Sheikh Zayed’s brother is trying to buy the Daily Telegraph newspaper and its associated political magazine, the Spectator. In a November 27 Times of London ...

London politics watch LIVE: Rishi Sunak faces Keir Starmer at PMQs amid growing row with ...

London Evening Standard 29 Nov 2023
Rishi Sunak is going head-to-head with Labour leader Keir Starmer at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday as the row with Greece over the Elgin Marbles intensifies and the Tory party appears split on immigration policies ... .

Sunak lashes out over Greek marbles as Starmer needles rival

The Peninsula 29 Nov 2023
"The Greek prime minister came to London to meet him, a fellow NATO member, an economic ally, one of our most important partners in tackling illegal immigration,” Starmer told lawmakers ... Why such small politics, prime minister?” ... But politics in London, especially in Sunak’s Tory party, are febrile and the Greek row feeds right into it.

Eddie Izzard: The Remix review – Noah’s Ark, jazz chickens and the Death Star canteen

The Guardian 29 Nov 2023
Richmond theatre, London Pausing her political campaigning to revisit routines that made her name, Izzard seems to be enjoying herself as much as we are Everyone wants rock stars to play their greatest hits ... At Richmond theatre, London , until 2 December.