By Prisca Duru It was a delightful evening of interaction with creatives and stakeholders in the creative industry when the British Council, Nigeria in collaboration with the British High Commission, hosted a networking event to celebrate the end of the first phase of the Nigeria Creative Enterprise Support Programme. The Nigeria Creative Enterprise Support Programme is an initiative by the British Council and the British Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) which focuses on the development of talent and innovation within Fashion and Film sectors of the arts and creative industries, a fast-growing and visible sector in Nigeria. The event was attended by programme participants, creative entrepreneurs, representatives of sector support organization from both the Fashion and Film Industry. The programme is delivered through the collaborative efforts of four UK and Nigerian partners who are leading in the delivery of the Enterprise Support and Business Advisory Support components of the … [Read more...] about British Council hosts Creative Enterprise Support Programme
The British Soap Awards got boozy as some of the UK's biggest stars let their hair down. The after-party looked pretty wild as a DJ got everyone dancing and popping champagne. It looked like a night to remember - although some of the stars may struggle to after knocking back one too many. The stars of Coronation Street , Emmerdale, EastEnders and Hollyoaks came together under one roof for this year's British Soap Awards. And all professional rivalry was set to one side as the after-party got into full swing. Lucy Fallon, who plays Bethany Platt in Corrie, posed up with her co-stars Ellie Leach (Faye Windas), Sair Khan (Alya Nazir) and pregnant Brook Vincent (Sophie Webster) as they celebrated together. Lucy laughed as she filmed herself with co-star Colson Smith (Craig Tinker) and he straightened his pocket square. Colson joked he was heading for Love Island 2019 as he pointed to the camera and made himself useful by fanning his pregnant co-star Brooke with a napkin, before posing … [Read more...] about Inside the British Soap Awards’ boozy after-party with flowing champagne and DJ
Taxpayers could suffer a £100m hit from British Steel even if a provisional deal to sell it to Chinese company Jingye goes through. The collapsed firm is racking up losses of £1m a day while on Government life support amid frantic efforts to secure a buyer, according to multiple sources familiar with its accounts. The Official Receiver, part of the civil service, took control of British Steel in May when it collapsed into insolvency. A Government indemnity is keeping the business operating as this was seen as the only way to attract a buyer. With Jingye offering only £70m for British Steel, sources close to the sales process confirmed that despite the business trading on though insolvency, the... … [Read more...] about Taxpayer faces £100m hit from sale of British Steel
RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: The way patriotism is sneered at makes you ashamed to be British! By Richard Littlejohn for the Daily Mail Published: 02:06 GMT, 15 April 2014 | Updated: 04:02 GMT, 15 April 2014 e-mail 117 View Patriotic: Winston Churchill was intensely patriotic, a quality which sustained the nation during World War II and ensured our survival The famous story goes that when Winston Churchill was Prime Minister, he was woken one freezing February morning by a Downing Street aide bearing the shocking news that a male Tory MP had been caught having sex with a naked guardsman in St James’s Park.Noting that it had been the coldest night of the winter, Churchill is said to have remarked: ‘Makes you proud to be British.’Even if this wonderful anecdote isn’t true, it ought to be. Churchill’s reported reaction epitomised the ironic essence of Britishness: an amused tolerance, admiration for the determined triumph of perseverance over … [Read more...] about RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: The way patriotism is sneered at makes you ashamed to be British!
Story highlights Lewis Hamilton is targeting a sixth British Grand Prix win - and a sixth world title Can the Mercedes star go on to surpass Michael Schumacher's record seven world crowns? Next generation stars Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc are a "major threat" Major rules changes for 2021 could halt Hamilton's era of dominance in F1 (CNN)Formula 1 is a numbers game where margins measured in thousandths of a second and millimeters can be the difference between winning and losing. But when it comes to the big figures there are two drivers in the history of the sport who are in a class of their own -- Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton. Schumacher is a record seven-time world champion -- a landmark that has stood for 15 years -- and also owns a record 91 grand prix wins. But Hamilton is chasing his numbers hard, already eclipsing the German great's total number of pole positions and most front row starts, among many others. "In terms of raw numbers, only Schumacher can … [Read more...] about British Grand Prix: Can Lewis Hamilton overtake Michael Schumacher in Formula 1’s record books?
British Airways have apologised to a customer who claimed the meal on his flight looked like 'dog food'. Erik Booher flew from Houston, Texas to London Heathrow with the airline earlier this month, ahead of a cruise in the Mediterranean, but was unimpressed with his food. He posted a picture of an unrecognisable meal on Twitter, which he said was the 'chicken and mash' he'd been served on his £700 flight. He joked: '@British_Airways, careful! Keep this up and you'll never get that Michelin star.' BA passengers have sympathised with a man who was served this 'chicken and mash' meal on his flight from the U.S. to London Alongside the meal, was this 'side salad' which appears to contain beans and grains Mr Booher added: 'I would love to say that it looked awful and tasted good. But $900 doesn't buy what it used to. Now you're crammed in with the other sheeple with no room and fed dog food. 'Travel for the wretched masses. Still, I thought British Airways had more class.' Another … [Read more...] about British Airways apologises to customer for the ‘dog food’ he was served during £700 Heathrow to Texas flight after he jokes they won’t get a ‘Michelin star’