Tag Archives: The Independant

Rosemary Leach dies: Room With a View star passes away aged 81

Actress Rosemary Leach has died after a short illness, her agent has said. Leach was best known for the films A Room With A View and That’ll Be The Day. She also played Grace in episodes of the sitcom My Family. Her agent Caroline de Wolfe said in a statement: “It is with great sadness I must report the news ...

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Everton fan who tried to hit Lyon player while holding his son blames players and club for allowing incident to happen

The man seen holding a child while trying to hit a Lyon player during Everton’s 2-1 Europa League defeat this week has said that he is “ashamed” of his actions, but blamed the Premier League club for not taking the right security measures to prevent him from reaching the pitch. The football fan has been banned from Goodison Park for ...

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Final known letter written aboard Titanic fetches record £126,000 at auction

One of the last-known letters written on board the Titanic has sold at auction for a record-breaking £126,000. Written on embossed Titanic stationery by first-class passenger it was sent by Alexander Oskar Holverson on 13 April 1912, the day before the ocean liner sank. It is one of the last known letters to have survived the sinking and the last-known ...

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Liam Fox stands by claim that post-Brexit trade deal will be 'easiest in human history'

Liam Fox has stood by claims that securing post-Brexit trade deal would be the “easiest in human history” as he claimed trade talks would only be complicated if the EU chose to “punish Britain” for leaving. The International Trade Secretary, an ardent Brexiteer, urged European leaders to prioritise the future prosperity of their citizens over pursuing political objectives when drawing ...

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Mariano Rajoy has staged a coup d'état against democracy in Catalonia

​The Spanish Government has suspended Catalonia’s self-rule, 78 years after Franco’s fascists did the same. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has decided he doesn’t like the democratically elected government of Catalonia and has announced he will replace its members with his own ministers. He has also decided to prevent the Catalan parliament from choosing a new president, to validate all the ...

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Bill O'Reilly settled $32 million sexual harassment claim before Fox renewed his contract

Months before Bill O’Reilly was ousted from the network under allegations of sexual harassment, the Fox News commentator agreed to a $32 million sexual harassment settlement, which the network’s parent company were aware of before they offered to renew his contract the next month, The New York Times reports.  The “extraordinarily large” agreement has not been previously made public, with ...

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Blade Runner star Sean Young accuses Harvey Weinstein of exposing himself to her

Sean Young is the latest to come forward with accusations against Harvey Weinstein.  The actor, best known for her role in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, said on the Dudley and Bob with Matt Show podcast that Weinstein exposed himself to her in the early 1990s, when she was starring in the Miramax-produced Love Crimes – a production company that Weinstein headed ...

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Professor shames entire class by publishing students' browsing history

A university professor publicly shamed his students by publishing a complete list of the class’s internet browsing history Entitled “Things I Noticed EARTH 222/ENVIRON 232 Students Doing During Class”, the disgruntled academic used a Powerpoint slide to demonstrate that his charges were not paying attention during the Earth 222 lectures.   University of Michigan undergraduate senior Tahany Alsabahi shared an image of the findings on social media.   Her post has been widely shared.  The list exposed common methods ...

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Here's how to solve the Oxbridge problem with poor people and minorities

People make rational decisions and respond to financial incentives. Most economists use those assumptions as rules of thumb to predict behaviour. But though they are often useful they don’t always work. Parliament’s Treasury Committee last week complained about the stark lack of women at senior levels of the Bank of England. This was attributed by the new deputy Bank of ...

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Russia compares US bombing of Raqqa to WWII bombing of Dresden

Russia has accused the US-led coalition in Syria of wiping the city of Raqqa “off the face of the earth” with carpet bombing in the same way the United States and Britain bombed Germany’s Dresden during WWII. The Russian Defence Ministry, which has repeatedly been forced to deny accusations from activists and Western politicians of indiscriminately bombing Syrian civilians, said ...

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