Occitan's fight to stay away from the cliff of extinction

AT A school near the Pyrenees, snowy hills rising behind, children are learning to read. Their teacher speaks gently, urging them to copy her pronunciation. Her words have some of the feel of Catalan, the same yelled by protestors in their recent fight with the Spanish state. In fact, Valerie Vedere is French and her school is in Pau, a handsome town More...

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By SLPundit On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Time 100: Millie Bobby Brown is youngest person ever on list

Millie Bobby Brown has been named as one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine. The 14-year-old Stranger Things actress joins Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and rapper Cardi B on the 2018 More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Frozen star misses Broadway show: 'Even Disney princesses get terrified'

Broadway star Patti Murin has been praised for opening up about her mental health, after missing a show due to an anxiety attack. Murin, who stars as Anna in the musical version of Disney’s Frozen, wrote More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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'I was a contestant on Dale Winton's Supermarket Sweep'

Supermarket Sweep was the ultimate mid-morning TV show with its contestants envied by uni students everywhere. It saw three teams battle it out to fill a shopping trolley with the highest-valued goods – More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Graham Norton leads tributes to Dale Winton

Media playback is unsupported on your device Graham Norton has led tributes to TV and radio presenter Dale Winton, who has died at the age of 62. Norton paid tribute, thanking him for the “the best bit More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Katie Hopkins musical confronts the age of outrage

The title of a new musical – The Assassination of Katie Hopkins – is designed to provoke a reaction. And it has succeeded, not least from the woman herself. But its creators say the show is not what More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Disability-led ensemble to play BBC Proms

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Resound ensemble will become the first disability-led group to play the BBC Proms this summer. The group is led by James Rose, who has cerebral palsy and conducts using a More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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The Big One is coming to Los Angeles, but nobody knows when

Seismologist Lucy Jones deploys arresting details to brilliant effect throughout The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them). She highlights the atavistic, beggar-my-neighbour More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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TV presenter Dale Winton dies aged 62

Media playback is unsupported on your device TV presenter Dale Winton, who hosted Supermarket Sweep, has died at the age of 62, his agent has said. He died at his home earlier on Wednesday, his long-term agent More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Why Lauryn Hill STILL has the Ex Factor

Lauryn Hill’s iconic debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, the singer is heading out on tour. A 20-date run has been announced across the US with international More...