Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt
Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone are deserted as the West African state begins a contested, three-day lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record. Sarah Toms reports.
White House staff and reporters are evacuated by the Secret Service after an intruder is spotted running on the grounds of the complex shortly after President Obama left the building, witnesses say. Jillian Kitchener reports.
Lifelong friends Wilf (Billy Connolly) and Reggie (Tom Courtenay), together with former colleague Cissy (Pauline Collins), are residents of Beecham House, a home for retired opera singers. Every year on Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday, the residents unite to give a concert to raise funds for their home. But when Jean Horton (Maggie Smith), a former grande dame of the opera fallen on hard times, also Reg
gie’s ex-wife and the fourth and most celebrated member of their former quartet, moves into the home to everyone’s surprise, the plans for this year’s concert start to unravel. Quartet will be showing in UK cinemas from 1 January 2013.