Bryan Singer: Illness forces director to stop work on Freddie Mercury film

Bryan Singer: Illness forces director to stop work on Freddie Mercury film

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Bryan Singer has been filming Bohemian Rhapsody in the UKProduction on the new Freddie Mercury biopic has been suspended so director Bryan Singer can deal with “a personal health matter”. The film, titled Bohemian Rhapsody, will tell the story of the late Queen frontman’s life. Twentieth Century Fox said work had been temporarily halted “due to the unexpected unavailability” of Singer. The director’s representative said it was “a personal health matter concerning Bryan and his family”. A statement added: “Bryan hopes to get back to…

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London's mayor takes control of former Olympic stadium

London's mayor takes control of former Olympic stadium

LONDON (Reuters) – The mayor of London is taking control of the former Olympic stadium used by Premier League side West Ham United after an independent review disclosed rising costs and mounting losses. Soccer Football – The Best FIFA Football Awards – London Palladium, London, Britain – October 23, 2017 Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks during the awards REUTERS/Eddie Keogh Mayor Sadiq Khan called the findings “simply staggering”, with projected annual losses of around 20 million pounds, and said West Ham had secured “the deal of the century” from…

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How London's loss is Dublin's gain after Brexit

How London's loss is Dublin's gain after Brexit

After the initial shock of the EU referendum subsided last year, Ireland’s political and business leaders began focusing on the opportunities Brexit could deliver, with Dublin touted as a new “Canary dwarf” luring thousands of banking jobs from London. Around 18 months on, the thorny issues of the border with Northern Ireland and the potential disruption Brexit will cause to Irish exports are also looming large. On Friday though, Ireland’s deputy prime minister calmed fraying nerves by saying he thought a border deal was “doable”. Ireland’s taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has been…

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GQ editor: Jeremy Corbyn photo shoot was 'tortuous'

GQ editor: Jeremy Corbyn photo shoot was 'tortuous'

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Southampton University in new pay row

Southampton University in new pay row

Image copyrightPA The vice-chancellor of Southampton University was awarded a pay package of £424,000 last year – £72,000 more than he earned the previous year. Accounts show Sir Christopher Snowden was paid £352,000 in 2015-16, during which he was in post for 10 months. The university said the extra reflected a full year’s salary and the national higher education pay award of 1.1%. But Sally Hunt, of the University and College Union, criticised his decision to accept the pay rise. Ms Hunt, the union’s general secretary, said the rise demonstrated…

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