Nigeria’s Biyi Bandele: A storyteller to his bones

Bandele, in a tragic twist, did not live to see the release of perhaps his most triumphant film, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September, a month after the director’s death at the age of just 54. He was buried in Nigeria’s main city, Lagos, on Friday. Source link

Jeremey Vine: Stalker’s YouTube was ‘a fountain of hate’

Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine has spoken about the effect being stalked by Alex Belfield, whose YouTube channel he described as “a fountain of hate”. Mr Vine told BBC Two’s Newsnight he feared for his family’s safety and “felt broken”. Alex Belfield was jailed for five and a half years for stalking four people, including Vine. […]

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey to leave BBC for Times Radio

Speaking to the Times as the newspaper announced the news of its sister radio station’s latest recruits, Glover said: “We’re not leaving Fortunately in a massive strop, but we have talked about ourselves as much as we want to, and we found the offer of a return to solid journalism appealing. Source link

Hollywood sign gets birthday facelift in Los Angeles

California’s famous Hollywood sign is getting a makeover ahead of its 100th birthday next year. The landmark is being repainted with a new, more reflective paint that has better UV protection, according to Jeff Zarrinnam, who is chair of the Hollywood Sign Trust. Source link