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John Berry steps down from English National Opera


John Berry, the artistic director of the beleaguered English National Opera, is leaving the company with immediate effect after 20 years, following months of rumbling controversy about the future of the company and its Arts Council funding, and a string of senior resignations.

Omar Sharif obituary


The actor Omar Sharif, who has died aged 83, was introduced to the international screen in one of the most dramatic star entrances of film history.



Tidjane Thiam

CEOs mull job cuts on their first day

John Cryan and Tidjane Thiam, in their first day as CEOs of two of Europe’s largest banks, signalled they will remodel their firms as investors press them to eliminate businesses and boost profit.