T in the Park festival 'to take a break'

T in the Park festival 'to take a break'

Scotland’s largest music festival, T in the Park, is to take a break next year, its organisers have confirmed. DF Concerts said it needed to “take stock” and that the two years since the festival moved to Strathallan from Balado “have had their challenges.” The promoter said “continued restrictions” had had a “negative impact” on festivalgoers. It added that the limitations placed on their fans’ experience were “too great”. The organisers said: “We now need…

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Riba architecture prize won by 'modern Machu Picchu'

Riba architecture prize won by 'modern Machu Picchu'

A university building in Peru designed by a female-led Irish firm has won the first Royal Institute of British Architects global architecture prize. The Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia (UTEC) in Lima was described by Riba as “inspirational” and a “bold new addition to the city skyline”. The engineering university was chosen from a shortlist of six, including work by the late Dame Zaha Hadid. The prize is open to any qualified architect in the…

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Donald Trump welcome at Hamilton, says Broadway musical's creator

Donald Trump welcome at Hamilton, says Broadway musical's creator

The creator of Hamilton has said Donald Trump is welcome to attend his musical, the cast of which Trump attacked this week for “harassing” his running mate. “We welcome anyone,” Lin-Manuel Miranda told the BBC, adding that the American president-elect’s daughter had seen the show and written “wonderful things”. Mr Trump demanded the cast of Hamilton apologise for addressing Mike Pence from the stage after Friday’s show. Miranda, however, insisted Mr Pence had been spoken…

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Bruce Springsteen on Christmas Desert Island Discs

Bruce Springsteen on Christmas Desert Island Discs

Rock star Bruce Springsteen will be one of the castaways on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs this Christmas. The singer-songwriter will be Kirsty Young’s guest on 18 December. He said of his track choices: “This is the music that electrified me – they galvanised me into changing my life in some way.” Other BBC radio highlights over Christmas includes Carey Mulligan guest editing Radio 4’s Today programme and Glenda Jackson in King Lear. Jackson said:…

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Kanye West taken to LA hospital following disturbance call

Kanye West taken to LA hospital following disturbance call

US rapper Kanye West has been taken to hospital following an emergency services call, media reports say. A police spokesperson told the BBC they had received a “disturbance call” on Monday afternoon, but did not name the singer. The disturbance was later deemed a medical incident, he said, and the fire department responded. A spokesman for the LA Fire Department said an unnamed man had been taken to hospital for “further assessment”. “At 13:20 Pacific…

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William Trevor, novelist and short story writer, dies aged 88

William Trevor, novelist and short story writer, dies aged 88

William Trevor, the Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer, has died at the age of 88, his publisher has announced. Penguin Random House Ireland tweeted: “We regret to announce the death of William Trevor, one of Ireland’s greatest writers.” It added: “We extend our deepest condolences to his family.” The writer won the Whitbread Prize in 1994 and has been shortlisted four times for the Man Booker Prize. Writer Joyce Carol Oates led the…

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Strictly dancer Gorka Marquez attacked in Blackpool

Strictly dancer Gorka Marquez attacked in Blackpool

Strictly Come Dancing professional Gorka Marquez has been assaulted in the street after taking part in filming of the show’s special in Blackpool. The 26-year-old dancer is reported to have been attacked by a group of youths on Saturday as he walked to a nightclub with colleagues from the BBC series. He is due to have dental surgery after two of his teeth were knocked out. The BBC said Marquez had been “sadly the victim…

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Writer AA Gill diagnosed with 'the full English' of cancer

Writer AA Gill diagnosed with 'the full English' of cancer

Restaurant critic AA Gill has revealed he has been diagnosed with the “full English” of cancers. The illness prompted his engagement to his partner of 23 years, Nicola Formby, with whom he has two children. Doctors found he had cancer, which has spread from his lungs to other parts of his body, after he went for an X-ray when people noticed he had lost weight. Gill, 62, who is having chemotherapy, said he does not…

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