Man returns to bank he robbed 60 years ago for champagne lunch

Image copyright Courtesy Stephen Flood/Riviera Restaurant Image caption Boyne Lester Johnston enjoying champagne in the former bank vault, now wine cellar In October 1958, a young Canadian bank teller walked away with C$260,958 from his employer’s safe. Boyne Lester Johnston, 27, was on the run for 17 days before he …

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Akram Khan retires from solo dance shows

The dancer and choreographer Akram Khan tells BBC Radio 5 Live he is retiring from full-length solo dance shows in part to spend more time with his children. His show Xenos is at the Edinburgh International Festival and will then tour internationally. It marks the dancer’s final performances in a …

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School exclusion of autistic boy unlawful, judge rules

Image copyright Getty Images The exclusion of an autistic boy after he hit a teaching assistant with a ruler, punched her and pulled her hair, was unlawful, a court has ruled. Following the incident in February 2016, the child, known only as “L”, was given a one-and-half day exclusion. But …

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The last Blockbuster: 'I'm proud that we've survived'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBlockbuster memories: “Every Friday my parents would let us pick a video” Standing unpretentiously in the car park of a petrol station at a busy intersection in Oregon, this Blockbuster is the last one still open in the US. Over 10 years …

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How Aretha became the voice of civil rights

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aretha Franklin holds a copy of her Soul 69 album in New York City Aretha Franklin grew up in 1950s Detroit, surrounded from childhood by the now-famous faces of the civil rights movement. Her songs would become their anthems. Her Baptist minister father was …

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Debate over Scotland's schools enters new term

Image copyright PA Scotland’s children are returning to school this week with the debate over education in the country set to intensify. The Scottish government wants to focus on its efforts to raise attainment and help disadvantaged children. But unions are set to step up their calls for a 10% …

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