A 24 hour truce to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid has done little to ease tensions between Israelis and Palestinians after three weeks of conflict in the Gaza Strip. The fighting has eased but there's still no sign of a permanent ceasefire. Jillian Kitchener reports.
Footage of cooling towers being demolished at Didcot power station
THREE huge cooling towers at a disused power station have been blown up using 180kg of explosives. Despite warnings to expect a dust cloud, hundreds of people gathered to watch the demolition at the Didcot A Power Station in Oxfordshire. The coal-fueled power station, which has been a fixture of the skyline since 1970, ceased generating in March 2013.
Producer: John Balson, Editor: Joshua Douglas.
WARNING: THIS TRAILER CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE. For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers…permanently.
There’s only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them.
Release date: In cinemas 22nd July
Certificate: 15 TBC
Starring Dominic West (The Wire, 300), Rebecca Hall (The Town) and Oscar-nominee Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake), THE AWAKENING is the chilling new supernatural thriller from Nick Murphy, set for release on 11 November 2011.
Adapted from the internationally praised and bestselling novel, One Day charts an extraordinary relationship. After one day together in 1988, Emma Morley (Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess of “Across the Universe”) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. Over the next twenty years, key moments of their relationship are revealed on the same day – July 15th – of each year. Dex and Em face friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.
The movie is released on the 26th of August.
One Day has been directed by Lone Scherfig (director of An Education, Academy Award-nominated for Best Picture) and adapted for the screen by David Nicholls.