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The Royal Wedding has at least inspired Britain’s greatest living artist
Most art movements are defined by their greatest artists. Cubism is forever linked to Picasso, for example, and surrealism is synonymous with Dalí.

The great art movement of the 21st century is photoshopping images of random celebrities into unusual situations. And the movement’s greatest artiste is Coldwar Steve. McFadden’s Cold War Steve operates under the Twitter account ‘McFadden’s Cold …

What a shame a Conservative MP was cut off during a live debate on the BBC
A Conservative MP was cut off during a live debate on the BBC‘s Victoria Derbyshire show on Monday 21 May. Not that some people would be concerned, as he was there to defend what many people think is indefensible: the denial of medical cannabis oil to treat seriously ill children.

Billy Caldwell The debate centred around the case of 11-year-old Billy Caldwell from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Billy lives with intractable and status epilepsy, which means that medication can’t control his seizures, nor can he ‘come out’ of them when they happen; doctors …

Palestine’s chief negotiator shuts down the Israeli ambassador’s spin live on the BBC
On May 14, Israeli forces opened fire on protesters in Gaza, killing at least 60 people. This brought the number of Palestinians killed during recent demonstrations to 104, including 12 children.

The Israeli ambassador tried to justify these killings on the BBC. But his argument was shut down by Palestine’s chief negotiator. Responsibility Israel’s ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev, was challenged on the killings in an …

Saudi women’s rights campaigners detained and branded traitors weeks before driving ban lifted
Activists said all of those arrested by state security had worked in some capacity on women’s rights issues

Saudi Arabia has detained seven women’s rights campaigners, accusing them of working with “foreign entities”, weeks before the kingdom lifts a ban on female drivers. Activists said all of those arrested by state security had worked in …

37 Palestinians killed in Gaza protests ahead of US embassy opening
At least 37 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces during clashes at the Gaza border on Monday, the largest number of fatalities suffered in one day since the latest round of protests began more than six weeks ago, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced.

The demonstrations were taking place hours before the new US embassy was due to officially open in Jerusalem. The Palestinian Health Ministry said more than 1,600 had suffered injuries, and that many of the dead had not …