The company, the UK’s biggest operator, said it would continue to “monitor” the progress of its $2.1bn (£1.7bn) deal to buy Canada’s Cineplex. If Cineworld were to pull out of the deal it could face a break-fee of up to £28m. … [Read more...] about Cineworld talks with landlords and studios to weather coronavirus
"Their role in appealing to children is very, very important," he said. "But a lot of adults respond in a very infant-like way to pandas, which really isn't that helpful because they perform a simplification role. Adults need to be reminded that while we've got some captive pandas, how does that actually help us?" … [Read more...] about Panda-monium at Edinburgh zoo
Latest updates: Storm Ciara hits UK The storm in pictures Homes threatened as storm wreaks havoc in England Travel disruption as 93mph winds batter Wales Damage and disruption as Storm Ciara blows in Sporting events called off because of the adverse weather included Manchester City's Premier League match against West Ham. … [Read more...] about Storm Ciara: Floods and travel disruption as UK hit by severe gales
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Now that it has become clear that we can feed ourselves — and some others — from the garden vegetables, P is spending the early mornings there, and late evenings on the migrant food deliveries. Daytime I see patients via Zoom while he takes the kids. The warm, sometimes noble, feeling that accrues from helping other people does not spare us from the relentlessness of each other. There is a predictable pattern to the day, much like there was before the lockdown, but it involves only four three-dimensional human beings. Travel and excursions outside the home, including school for the children, usually provides the sponsorship for our family harmony. With these exits closed, we find ourselves frayed faster than usual. … [Read more...] about Lockdown Diaries: Squash Blossoms by Amrita Narayanan