In India, in an area known to be a stronghold of Maoist Rebels, two trains collided after one was deliberately derailed. Around 65 people are reported to have died. One train, containing cars and passengers, was smashed into by a goods train.
The Calcutta-Mumbai passenger train during the night, in West Bengal where a section of track had been removed. This was described by officials as “an act of sabotage”.
This May has been pretty damp. Sure, there’s been alright days, but until today it was looking quite grey and glum. But it’s been glorious; with windows up and down the country being flung open, lunches eaten on grass around England, and gardeners making the most of the wonderful weather.
Dad’s been busy in the garden; removing all the dead daffodils, buying and putting in many new plants, and even installing an entire pond and pump!
It’s been great. Let’s look forward to many more days of beautiful weather.
After weeks of auditions, live shows, and nail-biting sing-offs, 18-year-old Danielle Hope was finally voted to get the role at 2140 BST tonight (Saturday 22 May 2010).
"All I can say is ‘thank you’, but it really does come from in here. It feels like not enough but I am just so grateful. We all are for this amazing opportunity.”
– Danielle Hope, 22 May 2010
It’s now just a matter of months before the curtain rises for the opening night of the stage show, which follows in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dream Coat and Oliver!.