Train strikes: How can I get to Glastonbury and which rail lines are open?

A two-year wait and now there’s a train strike? Nightmare. Here’s how to get around it and reach the iconic festival


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Sara Pascoe Says Hugh Grant’s Birthday Party Was One Of Her ‘Worst Ever’ Stand-Up Gigs
Sara Pascoe has said the time she did a stand-up show at Hugh Grant’s birthday party was one of her “worst ever gigs”.The comic revealed to The i that she had been booked to perform at the Notting Hill star’s celebrations a number of years ago by his friends.According to Sara, and for reasons she still doesn’t understand, the actor’s friends deliberately organise parties that he is not going to enjoy very much.Sara PascoeRecalling the experience, the Taskmaster star said: “He doesn’t come off well in this story.“I think I was the 14th female comedian they asked. Everybody else had said no.”Explaining why she agreed to the gig, Sara said: “Partly for the story, partly because I was excited by the idea of meeting him, and also because it was £300 cash in an envelope.”She added: “Sometimes – I don’t know if you do this – you’re punishing a future self. You say yes to things because you’re like, it won’t be me doing that, it will be another version of me. Then you get to the day and wonder why you agreed.”Hugh GrantEarlier this year, Hugh was forced  to address rumours that he was tipped to take over from Jodie Whittaker as the lead in Doctor Who.Setting the record straight on his Twitter account, Hugh insisted he had “nothing against” Doctor Who, but that he wouldn’t be replacing Jodie in the role. “No idea where the story came from,” he added.In May, Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa was announced as the 14th Time Lord.READ MORE:Hugh Grant Has Found His Historical Lookalike And We Are ShookHugh Grant Recalls 'Really Bizarre' Time Drew Barrymore Made Out With Him In A RestaurantLiz Hurley's Son Damian Reveals The Cheeky Nickname Hugh Grant Has For Him And His Famous Mum
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Boris Johnson is a sorcerer who has run out of spells, a wizard with a broken wand | Andrew Rawnsley
The Tory leader tried every trick he knew and his party still suffered a double-whammy of byelection defeatsIt is sometimes said that the Conservative party is capable of only two emotions: complacency and panic. At the moment, it exists in both conditions simultaneously. Boris Johnson and his shrivelling band of acolytes responded to a double-whammy of byelection defeats with complacent shrugs. Speaking to journalists yesterday, he claimed to be “actively thinking about the third term”. Whatever he’s been inhaling, it’s not reality. The panic is among the many Tory MPs who are now wetting their beds after their party was pulverised in Tiverton and Honiton, previously a blue bastion, and rejected in Wakefield, one of the red wall prizes they took at the last general election. Tories have long been apprehensive about how they could please both their traditional supporters in the south and their newer voters in northern England. As it turns out, they have infuriated both wings of their 2019 electoral coalition.Labour’s victory in Wakefield is a timely fillip for Sir Keir Starmer that may subdue some of the internal chuntering about the Labour leader’s performance. This time last year, the Tories reckoned their grip on red wall seats was still firm and had evidence to prove it when they inflicted a humiliating defeat on Labour at the Hartlepool byelection. Sir Keir’s leadership went through what one of his friends calls a “near-death experience”. Taking Wakefield secures his position unless Durham police issue him with a fine. The biggest caveat about the result is that the fall in the Tory vote was more than twice as large as the rise in Labour support. This suggests that discontent with the Conservatives was a more powerful factor than enthusiasm for Labour. That ought to prod Sir Keir to start communicating his ambitions for Britain with more confidence and boldness. Continue reading...
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Passionflowers you’ll fall madly in love with
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Olivia Rodrigo Brings Out Lily Allen For F**k You Glastonbury Duet Dedicated To Supreme Court
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‘A mockery of democracy’: US supreme court in question after abortion ruling
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Elvis review – blistering, turbocharged chronicle of the King
With electrifying performances from Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as Colonel Parker, Baz Luhrmann’s whirlwind biopic is cinematic dynamiteFrom an opening that cheekily evokes the dropped snow globe of Citizen Kane to an Unchained Melody finale that had me crying in the chapel, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is a turned-up-to-11 treat. This blistering pop biopic combines the kinetic musical madness of Moulin Rouge! with the turbo-charged irreverence of The Great Gatsby, the Shakespearian tragedy of Romeo+Juliet (with an added touch of Falstaff and Prince Hal) and the “what-all-of-it!?” ambition of Australia. It’s a riotously audacious work, a kaleidoscopic portrait of the king of rock’n’roll and his puppet-master promoter, the latter of whom narrates the story (like Salieri in Amadeus) and who tells his money-spinning client: “We are the same, you and I – two odd, lonely children, reaching for eternity.”“Without me there would be no Elvis Presley,” drawls Tom Hanks’s Colonel Tom Parker (aka Dutchman Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk), a “snowman” or carnival huckster who does his deals on a Ferris wheel and who sounds genuinely amazed that “there are some who make me out to be the villain of this story!” Most will share that view as the curtain comes down on this whirlwind chronicle of a career from which Parker took 50% of the profits and 100% of the control. Yet for all his monstrousness, Hanks’s prosthetically enhanced antihero has just enough wheedling pathos to make us understand how he wormed his way into Elvis’s confidence. With a sing-song voice that is part Elmer Fudd, part Lugosi’s Dracula, we watch him usurp first Elvis’s much-mourned mother, Gladys, and then his idolised wife, Priscilla, in the inner circle of trust, casting himself as Presley’s closest confidant and making him a star even while strangling his artistic ambition. Continue reading...
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