Film Review: Little White Lies

A gritty comedy about racism in Wales sounds an unlikely candidate for a Hollywood hit. Nevertheless, Little White Lies is in line to win a lucrative distribution deal with American giants Warner Bros. It is currently topping an online contest at Amazon Studios, where the winner also collects $1million (£630,200). First shown on ITV Wales,…

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Godmother of Rock n Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

UNIYFPAD:Past A rainy day on a disused railway platform outside Manchester is not the sort of place you expect to see one of the most influential performers in rock ‘n’ roll history strutting their stuff. You might not think that the artist in question would be a 49-year-old African-American gospel singer from Arkansas either. This…

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UNIYFPAD can demonstrate the power of arts & culture

The United Nations International Year for People of African Descent (UNIYFPAD) is likely to mean many different things to many different people across the world. Personally, I see it as a chance to reflect, educate and celebrate the positive contribution and influence of people of African descent to societies, while looking at ways to eradicate…

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Petrol price increases brings misery for Xmas drivers

Christmas can be a time of joy and celebration or of shopping and stress. Either way, most people try and spend it with family and friends. Millions are hitting the roads in a mad dash across the country, battling against the snow and ice. Meanwhile there is little Christmas cheer at the pumps, where a…

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Every little helps in the battle for music sales

Supermarkets have made themselves increasingly popular with shoppers. Tesco sells everything from groceries and clothes to books and electrical goods, all under one roof. They will even insure your cat. Of course, what some see as convenience others see as a monopoly. Love them or hate them though, you may soon have no choice but…

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