Frank Turner excavates history’s forgotten women

When he first started making music with hardcore punk band Million Dead, Frank Turner refused to join the nightly ritual of tour bus debauchery. “I have a vivid memory of being in Belgium,” he recalls. “People were drinking anything that wasn’t nailed to the floor and I was sat on my bunk, reading my notes.” It’s not that the singer had a puritanical streak – far from it – but the tour clashed with a deadline for Turner’s history degree, …

A town of love and peace: El Pasoans support each other in wake of attack

A community, united on both sides of the border, is shocked by the hatred that spurred a mass shooting event I know this kind of thing happened in other places, but it could not happen in El Paso because everyone here is very caring. It was shocking to me and the rest, said Kevin Guerrero, 24, a hospital emergency room team leader standing at the improvised memorial for the victims of the El Paso shooting. The shooting at a Walmart …

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth separate, People reports

(CNN)Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have split less than a year after they married, according to a report by People. “Mute me if you don’t want SPAMMED,” she captioned one post. Mute me if you don’t want SPAMMED A post shared by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Aug 10, 2019 at 7:03am PDT The singer has been traveling in Italy in recent days. rock the boat, don’t rock the boat baby ⚓️ A post shared by Kaitlynn Carter (@kaitlynn) on Aug …

Pro-LGBT Coca-Cola adverts spark boycott calls in Hungary

Campaign linked to Sziget festival criticised by senior member of ruling Fidesz party Advertisements by Coca-Cola relating to a popular music festival in called him Trump before Trump, and Nigel Farage and Italys Matteo Salvini are admirers. For many liberals, and increasingly for some of his supposed allies in the EPP, he signifies all that is rotten, corrupt and downright scary in contemporary politics on the continent. The age of liberal democracy is at an end, Orbn told the Hungarian …

‘I was denied screening because of my disability’

When Kerry Thompson, 40, from Milton Keynes, who has muscular dystrophy, was told she could no longer have cancer screening at home when she moved house. This was despite the test showing up abnormalities that needed regular appointments. Gay women ‘at risk of cervical cancer too’ What happens during a smear test ‘This is for anyone with a vagina’ ‘Nothing they could do’ “I had a new GP and I explained the situation – that the rooms were too small …

Cocaine worth $1.9 million has washed up on a New Zealand beach

(CNN)Packages containing millions of dollars worth of cocaine have washed up on a New Zealand beach made famous in a 2015 Taylor Swift music video. Bethells Beach is a popular nature spot where Swift filmed the music video for “Out of the Woods,” a single from her album “1989,” in 2015. Swift reportedly described Bethells as “the most beautiful beach” she had ever visited at the time. It’s not the first time that drugs have been found on a New …

Trump gripes about his critics while at the scene of tragedy

(CNN)As President Donald Trump departed the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday, he told officials traveling with him the visit was a smash success. By the time he was ready to return to Washington, the most memorable part of his trip, for him, seemed to be the doctors’ and nurses’ welcome of him, even after a day spent confronting the lingering pain of more mass shootings. “We had an amazing day, as you know,” Trump said in the …

No-deal poses ‘big unanswered questions’ for music

Classical musicians agree no-deal could mean uncertainty over work permits, delays at European borders and complications with moving instruments across the continent. “The nice and simple crossing at Calais, with 100 musicians and no obstacles,” could instantly become a thing of the past by Halloween, says Mark Pemberton, director of the Association of British Orchestras. Orchestral manoeuvres in the dark “We’ve got orchestras that are going on tour in November who do not know what the work permit restrictions and …

Edinburgh festival performers refuse sterling payments due to Brexit

Artists ask to be paid in euros and dollars as pound continues to fall amid no-deal risk Increasing numbers of artists are asking to be paid in dollars and euros instead of sterling because of Brexit uncertainty, the director of the Edinburgh international festival has said. The three-week arts festival opened on Friday and includes 293 performances by 2,600 artists from 40 countries. Speaking during its opening weekend, Fergus Linehan, who has been its director since 2015, said many performers …

Boardmasters cancellation ‘bitter blow’ for shops

“People do spend a lot of money with a lot of businesses in Newquay and beyond Newquay in a full five day festival like Boardmasters,” she said. “It’s a bitter blow. What a great impact and profile Boardmasters brings to Cornwall for young people and for our summer season and this is a bitter blow.” Tim Rowe – Rip Curl Image caption Damian Rowe had ordered 500 ponchos He said the cancellation could cost the shop up to about £6,000. …