Who art thou, William Shakespeare? ‘One in three’ pupils do not know who playwright is

In a not-so Comedy Of Errors, almost a third of secondary school pupils cannot say what William Shakespeare is famous for, according to a new survey. In a poll of 1,000 children aged 11 to 18, researchers for LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) found that 31% were not familiar with the work …

Zak Hardaker: Wigan Warriors full-back to begin rehabilitation after driving ban

Zak Hardaker signed for Wigan Warriors on a four-year deal in May Wigan Warriors full-back Zak Hardaker will undergo rehabilitation for alcohol abuse after being found guilty of drink-driving. Hardaker was banned for 20 months after admitting being more than twice the drink-drive limit in September. The 27-year-old, who missed the whole 2018 season following …

Rihanna ‘turned down Super Bowl in support of former NFL star Colin Kaepernick’

Rihanna was asked to headline next year’s Super Bowl halftime show but turned it down in support of Colin Kaepernick, according to US media. Kaepernick was the first in a series of National Football League (NFL) stars to kneel during the US national anthem before matches, with players saying they wanted to draw attention to …

Supermodel Karlie Kloss weds Joshua Kushner, brother of Donald Trump’s son-in-law

Supermodel Karlie Kloss has married Joshua Kushner, confirming they have tied the knot in a picture post on social media. The snap shows Kloss in a wedding dress and Kushner, younger brother of Jared Kushner – Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser – in a tuxedo. Writing next to the image on Instagram and Twitter, …

Colin Kaepernick: Rihanna ‘declined Super Bowl invitation in support of quarterback’

Rihanna was the NFL’s first choice for the Super Bowl half-time show The NFL has refused to comment on reports that US singer Rihanna declined an invitation to headline the Super Bowl half-time show in support of Colin Kaepernick. Quarterback Kaepernick, 30, was the first player to kneel during the US national anthem. Other players …

Overton and Shenton married in secret after Oscar win

Oscar winners Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton have revealed that they married secretly “not that long ago”. The pair, met on the set of Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks in 2010, when Overton played Liam McAllister and Shenton played Mitzeee Minniver. In March they they won an Academy Award for their short film The Silent Child, …

Newspaper headlines: ‘May’s transition gambit draws fire’

Newspaper headlines: ‘May’s transition gambit draws fire’ By BBC News Staff Image caption Theresa May has found herself isolated from Tory MPs and her cabinet after she confirmed she was prepared to consider extending the transition period for the UK leaving the EU, the Daily Telegraph reports. Some ministers told the paper they had not …