Tag Archives: The Independant

St John Passion, Barbican, London, review: One of the most moving realisations I've ever heard

Of Bach’s two surviving Passions, the St John is smaller than the majestic St Matthew, but makes up for it by being the more intensely dramatic and operatic focussing as it does on Christ’s trial. As Bach’s succeeding recitatives, chorales and arias offer up ever-shifting prisms for contemplation, it stands as one of the most heavenly sublimations of the gospel ...

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Extraordinary £12m home for sale with private views of Tower Bridge

Perhaps the most prized — and priciest — views of London include Tower Bridge, so this four-bedroom penthouse could seem worth the £12.5 million price tag. Called The High Command, it is designed to “picture frame” aspects of the iconic bridge, with panoramic views of the London skyline and the Thames from all five terraces. The eagle-eyed will recognise it ...

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Jamaican woman who was once a slave becomes oldest person in the world

A Jamaican woman who once worked as a slave on a sugar plantation has become the oldest person in the world, aged 117.  Violet Mosse-Brown, also known as Aunt V, was born on 10 March 1900 in Duanvale, Trelawny, Jamaica. She attributes her longevity to her “faith in serving God “ and her genes.  She inherited the title after Emma ...

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Theresa May's single issue general election is a referendum by any other name – and wholly unsuited to that task

Britain will once again be going to the polls in June, after Theresa May surprised everyone by calling for a snap general election. The Fixed-Terms Parliament Act, it seems, is a mere formality.  The Prime Minister has explicitly framed the forthcoming election as a choice between her Government’s vision for Brexit, hazy though that remains, and those who would “jeopardise” a successful withdrawal ...

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Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich live: What time does it start, what TV channel is it on, where can I watch it?

Real Madrid have a chance to book their spot in this year’s Champions League semi-finals against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, having beaten the Bundesliga champions 2-1 in Bavaria last week. What time is kick off? The match kicks off at 7:45pm. Where can I watch it ? The game will be shown on BT Sport 3. Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid ...

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Tory MPs face being prosecuted for electoral fraud mid- election campaign

Conservative MPs accused of breaking election spending rules at the last election face the possibility of being prosecuted by the Crown while they are in the middle of fighting their re-election campaigns at this year’s general election. 14 police forces have sent files to the Crown Prosecution Service relating to the Tory 2015 ‘battle bus’ scheme, which it has been ...

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Britain could join US in Syria air strikes against Assad without parliamentary approval, Boris Johnson says

Boris Johnson has said Britain could join US air strikes against the “monster” Bashar al-Assad’s regime, despite a previous vote against intervention. The Foreign Secretary said the UK had been informed in advance of Donald Trump’s order to bomb the airbase used as a launch pad for a suspected chemical attack, but was not involved. He added: “It is my belief, ...

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Joshua vs Klitschko: Short film of Anthony Joshua's rise to the top to be shown before world title fight

Anthony Joshua has revisited the journey that took him from Watford to Wembley Stadium, ahead of his world heavyweight title-fight with Wladimir Klitschko on April 29. The 27-year-old currently boasts an unblemished career record having won all 18 of his previous fights, and will attempt to defend his IBF title as well as win the vacant WBA belt last held ...

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Thousands of children miss out on first choice of primary school

Thousands of children in England have lost out on their first choice of primary school this year, as councils face increasing pressure to provide enough places for the rapidly growing population. More than 600,000 four-year-olds were due to be allocated school places for September on what has become known as National Offer Day. While many parents expressed disappointment, early indicators ...

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