Gianfranco Zola, Gianluca Vialli, Roberto Di Matteo, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti, and now Antonio Conte you will struggle to find any other football team with a long association with Italian footballers and managers in the English game.
UK’s terror alert has been elevated to ‘critical’ from ‘severe’, a decade highest level, after Monday’s (22 May) suicide bomb which killed 22 including children and injured 59 at the Manchester Arena.
How do you kick off a UK music tour a day after 22 fans were killed and 59 injured by a suicide bomber at a concert in Manchester and the nation’s terror security alert had just been elevated to a decade high ‘critical’?
A month shy of his fifth year of refuge at the Ecuadorean embassy in Knightsbridge, west London WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stepped onto the balcony to hail “an important victory”. Clenching his fists he stated in measured tones to the media scrum below him: “Today is an important victory for me and the UN human rights system, but by no means erases seven years of detention without charge… while my children grew up. That is not something I can forgive or forget,” “My legal staff have contacted the UK authorities and we hope to engage in a dialogue about what will be the best way forward,” he added, saying he was also “happy to engage” with the US. Scotland Yard had confirmed Assange still risked arrest if he stepped out the Ecuadorean Embassy after Swedish prosecutors revoked an arrest warrant for the transparency activist over rape allegations. The Met who claimed to have spent £12m in round-the-clock security to prevent the fugitive’s escape stated Assange was still wanted for jumping bail and would execute an …
Professor Phil Shaw’s quirky and imaginative rendering of book spines on bookshelves grouped according to colour and titles to correspond with London’s tube lines shows how images can tickle the senses.
They’ve both had long reigns over their respective kingdoms. One is celebrated for her dedication to royal duties and longevity while the other her ice-cold nerves of steel in the world of fashion glossies. Enter Anna Wintour, American Vogue editor-in-chief for her damehood conferment ceremony before Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. The 67-year-old accompanied by her daughter Bee Schaffer received the accolade for her services to journalism and fashion. Even without her signature blacked-out glasses, it was the Queen who seemed to struggle to attach her medal to her belted pink tweed Chanel coat. Wintour took it all in her stride /saw the funny side: “She couldn’t find where to put the brooch. I congratulated her on Prince Philip’s service because obviously that’s so remarkable and such an inspiration to us all.” She grew up in London and was once the editor of British Vogue for two years and spoke of her lingering affection for the capital. “Obviously this is a city I grew up in, a city that I have so much love …
Can design and craft make Britain strong again? This is one of the numerous talks penciled for the third edition of the London Craft Week taking place across London this spring.