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Ark Academy’s Year 7 braved the sleet and snow and went on a trip to watch Romeo and Juliet at The Globe Theatre this March. The twenty-seven students thoroughly enjoyed the lively and engaging play and the interactive performance by the actors.
This type of play is aimed directly at school children and so the audience were invited to whoop and shout to the actors like in Christmas pantomines. There was great excitement as some students had never been on the Underground or visited central London before.
Overall, it was a wonderful trip and the students loved watching a real live Shakespeare play. One eager student even said, “I wish I could reverse time so I could go back in time to watch it again!"
For the second year in a row, thirty students took part in the Old Vic New Voices Workshop- this time for the fabulous Kiss Me Kate. On Tuesday evening they took part in the workshop which was full of dancing. It was a great taste to see what it is like, living in the life of those actors on Broadway. Disappointingly for students, Adam Garcia had to take a break from the world of performing and his understudy was to take his place on the stage. Kiss Me Kate is a musical about actors putting on their own version of Taming Of The Shrew-The Musical. The Ark critics thought the dancing and singing was the best they had ever seen, but maybe it had too many songs. Overall, it was a great day out for Ark students.
The 17 year old Rapper from Chicago, Chief Keef, has been arrested due to the fact that he broke his probation. The rapper, formally known as Sosa, was sent to prison after a judge ruled a video of him shooting a semiautomatic rifle at a New York gun range, violated his probation from a 2012 gun conviction.Chief Keef, was originally banned from handling weapons as a part of his probation and arrested for pointing a gun at a police officer. He was seen shooting guns at a gun range in New York which was posted online by Pitchfork Media. The video was handed over to prosecutors and was played in court
Keliesha Cheese and Shaniqua Devonish-Clarke 06.02.13
A chef in Glasgow murdered his partner, Lynda Brown, 63, before a dinner party after she told him that she had already ate. On 1st September, 2012, Lynda Brown was stabbed four times in the back, at her house by her husband Peter Cumming in Shawland.The 58 year old, who has previously abused Ms Brown, was guilty of the murder. At the High Court in Glasgow he was sentenced to 14 years in prison.They were told that the couple had arranged a dinner party and had invited two friends, Trevor and Rosemary Clarke. Cumming went to the shops and brought some ingredients. He then became angry once he came home and Ms Brown said that she had already eaten. He said, “I was in behind her in the bedroom and I had the knife and I don't know where it came from, I don't know. I was out of control. It's just not like me. I am so in control. I need to keep things in control." He stabbed her and then he found her lying on the floor with a fatal wound on her neck causing massive blood loss. Ms Brown luckily enough called 999 and said to the police that her husband was threatening her with a knife.Exactly 8 minutes after, the police arrived and found Ms Brown dead with a knife in her back. Then a few minutes later the two friends found Ms Brown dead on the floor and Cumming hand cuffed.
Peter Lovenkrands was robbed of a £30,000 diamond-encrusted watch by two youths outside his home in Solihill. The men unsuccessfully tried to take the 33-year-old Lovenkrands's wedding ring during the robbery. As the footballer parked his car, the two men targeted him and robbed his valuables. They ran off after the robbery at approximately 14:00 last Thursday. The two thieves were wearing hoods and their faces had been covered. In conclusion to that the robbers could not be detected. The police had found the two youths and described them in their early 20’s. The police added, “The watch that was stolen is very unique and we would ask anyone who is offered a watch of this kind to contact us immediately." The police have released an image of a similar looking diamond-encrusted watch hublot.
As England prepare to face Brazil this evening in a series of friendlies to celebrate the Football Associations 150th anniversary, Neyma says that is Wayne Rooney is the only person who can win it for the 3 Lions. In England’s friendly at Wembley (kick off 19:30), Ashley Cole will start at left back for England gaining his 100th international cap. Ashley Cole made his international debut in 2001 against Albania. Cole will be only the seventh English player in history to make a century for his country. The English manager said, “Ashley will definitely start the game,” "I'll have to see what to do with [fellow left-back] Leighton [Baines], who has been doing very well.
By Riyad Zeiani
The earthquake struck at an approximate shallow depth of 10km just after 04:00 local time in Italy (02:00 GMT). The cities that felt the quake the most: Bologna, Ferrara, Verona and Mantua and as far away as Milan and Venice. The tremor forced many terrified residents into the streets.
Two people were killed in Sant'Agostino when a ceramics factory collapsed. The mother of one of the victims who worked in the factory said to the local media that, "He wasn't supposed to be there. He changed shifts with a friend".
Another person was killed in Ponte Rodoni do Bondeno. In Tecopress di Dosso, one worker who is believed to work in the factory died when the roof of a foundry collapsed.
People also say a woman died near Bologna, with reports and journalists suggesting that she may have had a heart attack because of the earthquake. About 50 people were injured - but no-one was injured seriously. More than 3,000 people were later evacuated from their homes amid fears of fresh tremors.
"I was woken at around 04:00 by the quake, it was strong and lasted up to a minute, maybe more," Frankie Thompson, a UK travel journalist in Bologna. "Church bells were set off spontaneously... followed by an eerie silence. Small aftershocks kept coming and going until maybe 05:50 when a stronger tremor shook us again but not as long and dramatic as the first," she added on.
By Fatima Ali and Maida Moeen
Last night KSW (martial art confrontation) had one of its biggest nights in years in Lodz, Poland. Bob Sapp, The Beast, from the USA fought Mariusz Pudzianowski from Poland in a brutal but brief contest. Mariusz Pudzianowski gave Bob Sapp respect but when the fight started Pudzianowski gave The Beast a night to forget. The fight lasted 40 seconds and a new beast was crowned.
You may know about the battle between the two television shows The Voice and Britain’s Got Talent. Well the latest gossip is that The Voice has won the battle because they apparently have six million more viewers than Britain’s Got Talent.
We all remember Jaz Ellington’s audition in The Voice. It was fabulous and the show got 11.8 million viewers. Meanwhile, Britain’s Got Talent’s only got 5.8millon views. As sore losers would react ITV say that it was not fair that The Voice keeps on putting the best singers last so that’s why they had more viewers than Britain’s Got Talent.
Two supporters of The Voice spoke out recently about its success. Former X Factor singer Aston Merrygold said. “This guy Jaz just gave me goose bumps on The Voice.” And Former X Factor judge, Cheryl Cole, backed up her best friend Will.IAM saying “That’s my boy.”
Overall, The Voice averaged 10.7million viewers, up 1.2million on last week, with BGT at 9.6 million, up 500,000.
Many viewers would argue that The Voice is better than Britain’s Got Talent, but what is certain is that the rivalry will continue.
It happens to everyone. Not just normal people but celebrities too. It is the silent killer and it comes in many different shapes and forms and sometimes nobody is able to regain their lives from the grips of cancer. Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill will soon have a baby by gestational surrogate, according to news reports. Rancic recently underwent a double mastectomy after she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.
Rancic, 37, was first alerted to the cancer through her third attempt to get pregnant. She and her husband had been detailing their attempts to become pregnant on their reality show, "Giuliana and Bill’’. Earlier this month, Rancic said on “TODAY’’ that she and her husband were looking at other options for having a baby after her cancer diagnosis.
"We absolutely want a child. As far as getting pregnant myself, with the medication I'm starting... it's probably not going to happen anytime soon," she said on TODAY, Huff Post Entertainment reported. “We are so thrilled that our prayers have been answered,” Giuliana tells E! News. Bill, 40, added “We are absolutely ecstatic to be sharing this with everyone who has been following our journey.”
Giuliana has had many struggles in the past few years that she has made public, including her difficulty becoming pregnant, a miscarriage and a breast cancer diagnosis.
By Keliesha Cheese
23 year old Bolton star Fabrice Muamba had a heart attack in the FA cup game against Tottenham. The game ended 1-1 after Howard Webb called the game off after 41 minutes. Bolton had taken an early lead with an unfortunate own goal by Gareth Bale after 6 minutes, but just a mere 5 minutes later Tottenham equalised leaving the game hung with excitement but nobody anticipated or wanted to see what happened next.
This has affected many people in and out of football. Many fans from different clubs have been showing their support by leaving scarves outside the grieving Reebok stadium. Fabrice Muamba’s former team mate Johan Djourou posted on Twitter, “Love you so much man! Keep fighting. Everybody please pray for him.”
Fabrice Muamba’s Bolton team mate Kevin Davies is not worried about the FA cup and whether they will continue and says it’s “irrelevant” and says that “Fabrice is our focus”. Fabrice Muamba is still critically ill in London Chest Hospital’s intensive care unit. Bolton have released a statement saying, “His heart is now beating without the help of medication and he is also moving his arms and legs. However, his long-term prognosis will remain unclear for some time. He is still critically ill and will continue to be closely monitored and treated by staff in the London Chest Hospital’s intensive care unit.” Andrew Deaner, cardiologist who led the heroic 6 minute cardiac arrest life save at White Hart Lan, says that. “It’s always nice to save someone whoever they are and whoever is watching.” Andrew Deaner has been regarded as a life saver in and out of Bolton football club. His ability to stay calm while saving someone’s life in a middle of a football match being watched by thousands of anxious football fans, managers and players was truly incredible but not just him but his whole team who helped him perform this difficult operation. It’s not very easy as a football fan to watch your club go into a very important and exciting football match that you’ve spent an average forty three pounds on but then to have to leave before half term but these set of fans were extremely gracious.
In recent times football has had its bad headlines. People believe they are overpaid, unfaithful racist, poor role models who complain too much. But this unfortunate event has really brought supporters and non-supporters from every club together, and really showed how in times of trouble football can show those critical stereotypes that the footballing world is a family.
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