Carmen Reichman's Blog

Behind the Headlines – a current affairs blog

News story (Barking and Dagenham Post): Chinese New Year celebration at the Broadway Theatre

Why The Lion Danced is coming to the Broadway Theatre to celebrate the Chinese New Year

British East Asian theatre group Yellow Earth is celebrating the Chinese New Year in a true mix of Chinese and Western performance at the Broadway Theatre on February 10. Read more of this post

News story (Barking and Dagenham Post): Hospital parking fees for disabled

Blue Badge holders will have to pay for parking at Queen's and King George

Plans to charge disabled drivers for parking in some spaces at King George and Queen’s Hospitals have come in for strong criticism. Read more of this post

The Post – Rubbish Royal Mail gets a visit from local MP

Mail box - the equivalent to a rubbish bin?

Simon Hughes and Ed Davey have united to tackle the problems at Mandela Way sorting office. Read more of this post

The Post – Troublesome services part one: Royal Mail

Post is chucked, often only metres away from the delivery address

South-east Londoners are up in arms over a postal service they call ”shoddy” and ”ridiculous”. Read more of this post

Time to take them to court

Asner,97, lives in Austria and has yet to face justice

The time to take Nazi war criminals to court is running out as most of them have now hit 90.

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Philanthropy – National Theatre’s Cottesloe venue to be renamed after £10m donor

Philanthropist Lloyd Dorfman (ri.) cashes out £10m to Hytner's National Theatre

To philanthrophise or not to philanthrophise – that is the question as Nick Hytner accepts a private donation of £10m to go towards the National Theatre’s £75m re-development project ‘NT Future’. Read more of this post

Why does hiring take an eternity?

Executive recruiting can take months and costs what other people earn in a year.

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