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Long Good Friday writer Barrie Keeffe dies at 74 10 Dec 2019, 12:37pm Long Good Friday writer Barrie Keeffe dies at 74
The scriptwriter and playwright, best known for penning the gangster film starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren, died in London after a short illness Barrie Keeffe, the scriptwriter and playwright best known for writing the landmark British gangster film The Long Good Friday, has died aged 74. His agent Stephen Durbridge announced the news, saying Keeffe had died in London after a short illness. Born in 1945, Keeffe grew up in east London, attending East Ham grammar school and then working as a reporter for the local newspaper, the Stratford Express.
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Have a Banksy Christmas: his Birmingham reindeer are an artistic miracle 10 Dec 2019, 11:30am Have a Banksy Christmas: his Birmingham reindeer are an artistic miracle
Rather than exploit ‘the homeless’, this painting empowers rough sleepers to draw attention to their individuality Is Banksy the new Charles Dickens? The anonymous street artist’s Christmas creation combines jolly sentiment with genuine compassion in a way that would make the Victorian author of A Christmas Carol tingle all over. What’s more, his latest artwork is both imaginative and thumpingly true – a Christmas cracker with a bang of reality inside. Banksy’s team of reindeer painted on a wall in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, pulling a bench that homeless people use as a bed, is rightly popular. In a video that underlines his message, Banksy shows a man called Ryan having a drink before positioning a bag as a pillow and lying on the bench – to be, in dreams, lifted in the air by those magic reindeer while the soundtrack plays I’ll Be Home for Christmas. It has so far had nearly three million views on Instagram.
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Angels of the North review – the sassy scissor sisters will snip you now! 10 Dec 2019, 11:25am Angels of the North review – the sassy scissor sisters will snip you now!
Step inside Longlox, the glorious Gateshead salon where Bev, SammyJo and their gang of seraphim stylists will make you Insta-ready
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Juice WRLD: rapper was given opioid antidote before he died, police say 10 Dec 2019, 10:04am Juice WRLD: rapper was given opioid antidote before he died, police say
Musician, 21, woke up after receiving Narcan as police prepared to search his private plane but later died in hospital Juice WRLD, the US rapper
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Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies aged 61 10 Dec 2019, 7:51am Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies aged 61
The voice behind It Must Have Been Love had suffered from health problems after undergoing radiation treatment for a brain tumour Marie Fredriksson, who as the singer of Roxette was one of the most recognisable voices in 1980s and 90s pop, has died aged 61 following a long illness. Her family said in a statement to Expressen, a newspaper in her native Sweden: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce that one of our biggest and most beloved artists is gone.”
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A Taste of Honey review – sweet songs and sour love 10 Dec 2019, 6:36am A Taste of Honey review – sweet songs and sour love
Trafalgar Studios, London
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The 50 best films of 2019 in the UK: 10-50 10 Dec 2019, 4:31am Updated The 50 best films of 2019 in the UK: 10-50
Our pick of the year’s top movies released in the UK veers from folk-horror to civil war, high-school hilarity and fraudsters who strip. We’ll reveal more every weekday
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The 50 best TV shows of 2019: 8-50 10 Dec 2019, 4:01am The 50 best TV shows of 2019: 8-50
The pick of the year’s top television continues with ghosts, gangsters, Derry Girls – and Alan Partridge’s incontinent crassness. The countdown continues every weekday
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Artists assemble! How collectives took over the art world 10 Dec 2019, 2:00am Artists assemble! How collectives took over the art world
They’re principled, they’re powerful and they make the art world jumpy. As the Turner prize is split four ways, we look at how collectives are shaking things up Last week, the four artists shortlisted for the Turner prize turned themselves into a four-strong collective in order to win as a group – a move that caused controversy in the press, consternation over social media and a bust-up on Radio 4 between the Guardian’s art critic Adrian Searle and his Sunday Times counterpart, Waldemar Januszczak. The four artists –
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