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How a Rastafarian village gave Hollywood Peter Pan

Image copyright Gemma HandyImage caption Wendy director Benh Zeitlin went a long way to find his Peter Pan – first-time actor Yashua Mack A crater-pocked road leading to a cluster of simple plywood homes ringed with vegetable fields might seem unlikely territory to find a Hollywood movie star. But when New York director Benh Zeitlin […]

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Lean On Me singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Image copyright Getty Images Bill Withers, the acclaimed 1970s soul singer behind hits Ain’t No Sunshine and Lean On Me has died from heart complications aged 81, his family said. The singer died on Monday in Los Angeles, the family told the Associated Press. They described him in a statement as a “solitary man with […]

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The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson shows her characters social distancing

Image copyright Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson The makers of the children’s book The Gruffalo have drawn their characters practising social distancing to help children understand the regulations. Author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler created the panels as a “light-hearted” way of spreading the message. They feature The Gruffalo, Stickman and The Smeds and […]

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Coronavirus: Brighton Pride 2020 cancelled

Image copyright Jamie McCarthyImage caption Mariah Carey has been giving online concerts in support of the US emergency services Brighton Pride has announced that “with a heavy heart” the festival has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mariah Carey had been due to headline festival this summer, playing Pride in the Park […]

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Bafta Games Awards: Outer Wilds wins Best Game

Image copyright MOBIUS DIGITAL Action-adventure game Outer Wilds has won the prestigious Best Game prize at the 16th annual Bafta Games Awards. The title’s writer Kelsey Beachum credited its players saying: “Word of mouth has been essential in getting people to play the game, you’re all really beautiful”‘ The game where you explore a distant […]

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Daily Kitchen Live to be broadcast for isolation

Daily Kitchen Live is to be screened every weekday on BBC One for two weeks, to help people through isolation. The show, hosted by chef Matt Tebbutt and cook book author Jack Monroe, will enjoy a fortnight residency from Monday 13 April, at 10am. It’s intended to provide inspiration for people with limited food resources. […]