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How Jeremy Deller is brightening the school day

How Jeremy Deller is brightening the school day Wakefield’s Hepworth Gallery has revived a pioneering scheme from the 1940s to introduce children to the best in contemporary art. It has commissioned several contemporary artists to produce prints of their work especially for local schools. The original School Prints were a product of their time: launched in the wake of a terrible world war by people who believed that wider appreciation of art and culture might help stave off another such disaster. Original lithographs, they appeared between 1946 and 1949, and…

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The Silent Child: From Hollyoaks to Hollywood?

The Silent Child: From Hollyoaks to Hollywood? Two former stars of Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks could be jetting out to LA if their short film lands an Oscar nomination on Tuesday. Rachel Shenton, 30, played the soap’s wannabe WAG Mitzeee Minniver for three years from 2010. The fact she spelt her first name with three Es said everything that needed to be known about the character. At the same time Chris Overton, 28, played ex-footballer turned cage fighter Liam McAllister. In those days the only nominations that they were in…

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Tom Petty died due to accidental drug overdose – coroner

Tom Petty died due to accidental drug overdose – coroner LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rocker Tom Petty died in October due to “multisystem organ failure” brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office said on Friday. The coroner’s office attributed Petty’s death at the age of 66 to a “mixed toxicity” of fentanyl, oxycodone, temazepam, alprazolam, citalopram, acetyl fentanyl, and despropionyl fentanyl. Slideshow (2 Images) The medical examiner’s report lists the manner of death as “accidental.” Petty, whose vibrant guitar riffs, distinctive…

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Will Gompertz reviews Sky Atlantic's drama Britannia ★★★☆☆

Will Gompertz reviews Sky Atlantic's drama Britannia ★★★☆☆ The first episode of Britannia is more confusing than a technical lecture on Bitcoin delivered in Mandarin by someone with a partial grasp of both subject and language. Characters are introduced at a rate that makes speed-dating look like a form of courtship, storylines are scattered as if seeds to the wind, and the overuse of sweeping drone shots of fields and gorges left me reaching for a travel sickness pill. All of this while indistinguishable tattooed blokes with long hair go…

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Carillion: The signals that the company was going bust

Carillion: The signals that the company was going bust Carillion’s collapse was for many people a bolt from the blue – a large UK company that had no obvious problems went bust in a little more than a year. Even the company’s directors seemed to have no idea what was about to happen. In the annual report published in March, they signed off a “viability” statement saying there was no reason to think the company would have financial difficulties in the next three years. Outside the company, however, there was…

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Donald Trump and the US economy in six charts

Donald Trump and the US economy in six charts Donald Trump took his place in the White House exactly one year ago. Since then he has repeatedly claimed to be behind a new rise in the American economy. Here, six charts explore his relationship with US growth, the labour market and trade. 1. The American economy is growing Donald Trump has spoken of his desire to turbo-charge the US economy to a growth rate of as high as 6%. The latest figures, released by the US Department of Commerce in…

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Spend a week fielding sensitive HR complaints in ‘Grayscale’ web game

Spend a week fielding sensitive HR complaints in ‘Grayscale’ web game If you’re looking for a way to close out your week that’s entertaining, edifying, and looks like you’re doing real work, check out Chimeria:Grayscale, a game where you act as an HR person dealing with everyday office problems via email. Okay, maybe it doesn’t sound that exciting, but there’s more to it than that. As the game’s creator, MIT CSAIL’s D. Fox Harrell, explains in an interview with… well, MIT, the game is more about identifying and navigating the…

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United's Carrick to retire at end of season, take coaching role

United's Carrick to retire at end of season, take coaching role MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester United’s Michael Carrick will retire from playing at the end of the season and take up a first-team coaching role at the Old Trafford club, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. The 36-year-old former England midfielder has not played since experiencing an irregular heart rhythm in September, though he began training again in November following treatment. “The club would be very happy for him to do that (coach). I would be very happy also…

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Twitter updates total of Russia-linked election bots to 50,000

Twitter updates total of Russia-linked election bots to 50,000 Twitter has provided updated details on its investigation into Russian election interference on its platform in 2016. Its identification of more than 13,000 more Russian-linked bots that made election-related tweets puts the total over 50,000. In addition, about 3,800 (up 1,000 from Twitter’s data in the fall) were associated with the now-notorious Internet Research Agency. Still, Twitter denied that these accounts were a significant problem: The results of this supplemental analysis are consistent with the results of our previous work: automated…

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McGregor's reign as lightweight champion set to end says UFC

McGregor's reign as lightweight champion set to end says UFC BOSTON (Reuters) – Conor McGregor’s reign as UFC lightweight champion looks to be over after the organisation’s president Dana White said on Friday that American Tony Ferguson and Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight for the undisputed title on April 7. The UFC had previously announced that interim lightweight title holder Ferguson would meet Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 in Brooklyn, and the winner of that fight will now become the undisputed champion, White told a news conference on Friday. However the…

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