A hung parliament and political turmoil as the government tries to cling to power. It’s not 2018 but 1974-79, the subject of the biting and timely play This House. We found out more from James Gaddas and Matthew Pidgeon who play rival chief whips.
Royalty, authors, pop stars, suffragettes, mayors and eccentrics. All these characters and many more are remembered by blue plaques across the region, often installed on their birthplace, home, or somewhere else closely connected with their life.
The head of the region’s ambulance service said “it rots me to my core” when asked about how he felt about patients suffering long delays as paramedics faced severe winter pressures over the festive season.
A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.
The 27 tumultuous days, which led to Churchill’s impassioned cry for the British to fight on the beaches and in the streets, is dramatised in Joe Wright’s handsomely crafted character study boasting an Oscar worthy performance from the unrecognisable star.
An inquest is a difficult process for any family, but health correspondent Geraldine Scott says it is important for coroners to be prepared to give suicide conclusions, or help for others won’t be available.
The BBC is currently screening a major three-part drama exploring one of the most famous episodes in British history: the Gunpowder Plot. Trevor Heaton explores the local connections with the events of November 1605.