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(Reuters) -Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who helped American musical theater evolve beyond pure entertainment and reach new artistic heights with such works as "West Side Story," "Into the Woods" and "Sweeney Todd," died early Friday at the age of 91, his publicist said. Sondheim's eight Tony Awards for his lyrics and music surpassed the total of any other composer. He started early, learning the art of musical theater when he was a teenager from his mentor Oscar Hammerstein II, the legendary lyricist behind "The Sound of Music."
Stephen Sondheim - the composer and lyricist behind some of the world's best-known musicals - has died aged 91.
Scientists are said to be ‘deeply concerned’ about the B.1.1.529 variant.
A council in Australia appears set to effectively ban cats from being outdoors unless they are on a lead. Planned changes to laws in Freemantle, Western Australia, would see felines prohibited from all council owned areas, including roads, verges and bushlands. Members of the council voted to approve proposals tabled by Councillor Adin Lang, on the basis it would protect wildlife and remove the risk of cats being hit by cars.
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As Boris Johnson faces sustained pressure from Conservative MPs over a number of issues, from migration to a looming cost of living crisis, The Telegraph commissioned two focus groups in Tory seats to gauge the views of working class Leave voters who backed the Prime Minister’s party at the 2019 election.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid says he "won't hesitate to take further action" after the UK Health Security Agency detected cases of a new coronavirus variant in Brentwood and Nottingham. The UK Health Security Agency confirmed the cases, which are both believed to be connected and linked to travel to southern Africa, after genomic sequencing overnight.
Man accused of Killamarsh murders also charged with rape of girl. Damien Bendall, 31, is alleged to have raped and murdered Lacey Bennett, 11, as well as killing three others
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South Africa and its neighbours are increasingly isolated from the rest of the world. The US joins a growing list of countries banning travellers hailing from southern African nations due to fears of a new COVID-19 variant. Also tonight, we bring you a report on the Christian minority in Sudan. Recent political instability has brought both hope and fear to the long-persecuted community. And finally, camels play a crucial role in Somalia, providing milk, meat and muscles to nomadic populations.
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Spectacular drone shots captured the city of Vitoria, Brazil, from high above its busy highways, on Friday 26 November. The footage shows a huge cross in Praça do Papa (Pope's Square), stunning aerial views of the city's famous Terceira Ponte bridge between Vitória and Vila Velha, and a shot from directly above the traffic on Belmiro Rodrigues da Silva street.
Lidl GB has promoted Ryan McDonnell to be its next chief executive, with Christian Härtnagel leaving the role to lead the discounter’s Germany division. The GB arm of the grocer, which this week revealed its target for 1100 stores by the end of 2025, said McDonnell will start in his new role on February 1. Most recently McDonnell, 44, was promoted to deputy chief executive for Lidl GB.