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Fleabag: How does the TV show compare with the play?

Fleabag: How does the TV show compare with the play?

Entertainment
Fleabag must have sounded like an odd prospect on paper when it was first performed in 2013.A monologue about an unnamed woman with a considerable sexual appetite who runs a guinea pig-themed cafe while mourning the death of her best friend is an unconventional premise to say the least.But the TV series which the original play birthed has since become hugely successful and made a bona fide star out of its creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.The second and final series concluded earlier this year and now Waller-Bridge is back in the West End performing the original play. "As a hot ticket, it's on a par with Harry Potter, as high on the list as Hamilton," wrote Dominic Cavendish in The Telegraph.It's a fair assessment - the press night on...
Air pollution: How does London’s new emissions zone compare?

Air pollution: How does London’s new emissions zone compare?

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device London's tough new Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) is the latest - and one of the strongest - steps yet taken to limit emissions of pollutants from cars, vans and trucks. So how does it compare with other cities in Europe and the rest of the world?CAZ? LEZ? ULEZ? What do they all mean?These are all different ways of describing geographical areas of cities or towns that have placed restrictions on the use of vehicles, with the goal of tackling air pollution. A CAZ is a clean air zone, a LEZ is a low-emissions zone. Now we have London with the world's first ULEZ, or ultra-low emissions zone. In the UK, CAZs are areas that can decide to use charging as a means of cle...
Los Angles Clippers compare Blake Griffin to MLK in recruiting pitch

Los Angles Clippers compare Blake Griffin to MLK in recruiting pitch

Sports
July 2 (UPI) --Blake Griffin joined JFK, Martin Luther King Jr., and other icons on a shirt worn by Los Angeles Clippers employees after his free agency meeting.President Barack Obama, Mohammad Ali, Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Michael Jackson and Nelson Mandela were also on the shirt. ESPN reported the recruiting tactic.The shirt read: "Pioneers" and is now available online for $ 25.A source close to the Clippers told ESPN that the shirt was first given to players in the preseason, without Griffin's image, to encourage the team to live like those in the photo.Griffin, 28, averaged 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game in 61 games last season for the Clippers. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft shot a career-high 76 percent from the free throw line.Clippers employees wor...