August 28, 2018

Melbourne Writers Festival: ignore the naysayers, they’re wrong

What Louise Adler and presumably other critics of the festival seem to be grizzling about is that the new artistic director, Marieke Hardy, is trying to do something different.
August 28, 2018

The Flip Side review: More message than mirth

The Flip Side is an Australian independent comedy shot in Adelaide. The one word that might not be strictly true there is "comedy".
August 28, 2018

Aston Martin roars onto stock market in £5bn float

Aston Martin, the luxury car-maker‎, will turn the ignition key on its long-awaited £5bn stock market listing this week in one of the City's most prominent public offerings for years.
August 28, 2018

The Merger review: Mostly kicks goals when it needs to

In 2009, Melbourne comedian Damian Callinan developed a stage show, with Victorian government funding, to try to talk about the issue of racism in country towns, in a non-dogmatic way. The show was a hit, touring widely, so now we have the movie, which...
August 28, 2018

Primark evacuated after fire at Belfast store

Staff and shoppers have been evacuated from a Primark store in Belfast after a large fire broke out on the roof of the building.
August 28, 2018

BAE appoints cyber security forum committee

BAE has appointed ten senior business figures to the steering committee for its new cyber security forum and lobbying group.
August 28, 2018

May’s ‘unashamed’ vow to ensure aid spending benefits UK

Theresa May has made an "unashamed" vow to ensure foreign aid spending benefits UK interests.
August 28, 2018

‘Virtual eyes’ test trust in driverless cars

It is hoped that making obvious eye contact with a self-driving car could bolster public trust in the vehicles' safety.
August 28, 2018

‘Priests aren’t paedophiles’: religious leaders take on You Can’t Ask That questions

The hit ABC show doesn't hold back in its final episode, which doesn't shy away from the uglier sides of priesthood and other forms of religious authority.
August 28, 2018

Pull the other one! Is this the UK’s priciest pint? 

A pub chain is selling what could be the country's most expensive pint - which comes with a head-spinning £22.50 price tag.
August 28, 2018

Badminton a smash hit as Indonesia excels at Asian Games

By far the loudest cheers at the main cluster of Asian Games venues in the heart of the Indonesian capital Jakarta over the last couple of weeks have been heard rising from the badminton arena.
August 28, 2018

Palace offer free loan players to lower divisions: The Times

Crystal Palace are the first Premier League team to offer free loan moves to lower division clubs provided their players are selected for first-team action, The Times has reported.