With effortless charm, a rapier wit and a champagne flute in his hand Noel Coward was a quintessentially English figure. Here theatre director Matthew Townsend explores the woman behind the man, his brush with the Nazis and the impressive legacy he left
London nightlife may have taken a hit with Fabric’s closure, but after-hours clubbing in London does still exist – here are 8 dance music clubs that celebrate electronic music and warehouse party raving
“The Premier League is a world league that just happens to be played on our shores. The clubs are owned by Russians, Chinese, Americans, the Middle East. The managers and players and TV audience come from all over. It’s no longer the English league full of British players that we grew up watching.” To fans observers of the modern football industry this is not rocket science, but until Cambridge United manager, Shaun Derry, recently made this point to me on talkSPORT I had never heard it explained quite so simply before.
It seems an absurd issue to be dominating discussion in the lead up to an election, but debates over swimwear and the role of the state in governing what individuals may wear are a barometer of a divided France.
The Vote Leave campaign was without doubt the most cynical, opportunistic and dishonest political operation of my lifetime. The sickly concoction of invented statistics, warped facts and impossible promises was enough to make anyone feel queasy. Tragically, they won the referendum. But all that means is that pro-Europeans should redouble their efforts to hold these Leavers to account.