Pre-registrations have always been around but the levels observed indicate that the market was under strain"
First France, then the UK. Now China, it seems. The latter has said it is looking at banning diesels and petrol engine cars by an unspecified date."
Of all Britain's statues, Criado-Perez reckoned historical, non-royal women comprise just 2.7 per cent - hardly a contribution to gender equality"
The proposals are the epitome of knowing the cost of everything but the value of nothing"
There was a wonderful empathy from the official trio of soloists -- now tender, now humorous in delivery -- supplemented in the finale by an unnamed alto picked from the Chorus and taking her bit-part brilliantly."
From the first heroic blast to the spectacular final flourish, they simply romped all over it – with conductor Nicholas Collon providing energetic, bright-eyed support."