Cardiff Singer of the World winner crowned

Cardiff Singer of the World winner crowned

Mezzo soprano Catriona Morison has been crowned the winner of this year’s BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. The 31-year-old from Scotland was the judge’s wildcard and one of five finalists who performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at St David’s Hall, Cardiff. The week-long competition featured 20 young classical singers. They were selected from an original list of 400 entrants before auditions. Ms Morison was presented with the Cardiff Trophy and…

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Britain's Got Talent 2017: Tokio Myers crowned winner

Britain's Got Talent 2017: Tokio Myers crowned winner

Pianist Tokio Myers has been named winner of Britain’s Got Talent. The London-based musician beat eight-year-old magician Issy Simpson and comedian Daliso Chaponda to become the winner of the ITV talent show. The 32-year-old won £250,000 in prize money and an appearance at the Royal Variety Performance. ITV moved the final of the show forward by a day to avoid a clash with Ariana Grande’s benefit concert for the Manchester bombing victims on Sunday. Myers…

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Bafta's best actor makes history as first non-white winner

Bafta's best actor makes history as first non-white winner

Adeel Akhtar has made Bafta TV history for being the first non-white best actor winner in the awards’ 62-year history. He was recognised for his brilliant, tortured performance in BBC Three drama Murdered By My Father. It featured Akhtar as a man who murders his daughter in a so-called honour killing, after she is “promised” to a man but falls in love with another. The significance of his Bafta win was noted by the drama’s…

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Highlights & report: Arsenal knock out Man City after extra-time winner

Highlights & report: Arsenal knock out Man City after extra-time winner

Media playback is not supported on this device Alexis Sanchez’s scrambled extra-time winner secured Arsenal an FA Cup final date with Chelsea – and ensured Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will end a season without a trophy for the first time in his coaching career. Sanchez settled a contentious semi-final 11 minutes into the extra period after Manchester City failed to clear Mesut Ozil’s free-kick. Arsenal showed great resilience to come from behind – and…

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Liverpool go third with Firmino winner at West Brom

Liverpool go third with Firmino winner at West Brom

Roberto Firmino scored a winner for the second weekend running as Liverpool beat West Brom to go third in the Premier League. The Brazil striker headed in at the end of the first half after Lucas Leiva had glanced on James Milner’s free-kick. Milner volleyed over after half-time, and Simon Mignolet saved with his legs from Matt Phillips at the other end. Late on, Alberto Moreno missed an empty goal from 40 yards after Albion…

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Maren Morris: From talent show reject to Grammy winner

Maren Morris: From talent show reject to Grammy winner

This time last year, Maren Morris was a relative unknown, playing a side stage at London’s Country 2 Country festival. Then something unexpected happened. “My single My Church hadn’t been out for very long,” she recalls. “But the crowd already knew all the words. “That was the first documented ‘wow’ moment for me, hearing that whole crowd sing it back to me.” Fast forward 12 months and Morris is one of country music’s biggest new…

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Sir Howard Hodgkin: Turner winner who 'hated painting' dies at 84

Sir Howard Hodgkin: Turner winner who 'hated painting' dies at 84

British artist Sir Howard Hodgkin has died at the age of 84. The Turner Prize-winner was well known for saying in interviews how much he hated painting. “People have often said to me, ‘aren’t you lucky to be able to do this for a living’ and I say no, thank you, I’m not lucky,” he told the BBC in 2014. “I may be lucky with the result but to go through the horrors of painting…

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Late Jesus winner takes Man City up to third

Late Jesus winner takes Man City up to third

Gabriel Jesus scored twice, including an injury time winner, as Manchester City moved up to third place in the Premier League after overcoming a battling Swansea City at the Etihad. Jesus had an immediate impact on his first appearance at the Etihad, using his natural pace to dart forward and put City in front with a tap past Lukasz Fabianski. City dominated the first half, but the visitors had the better of the second half,…

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