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Lin-Manuel Miranda 'frustrated' by Hamilton delay

Lin-Manuel Miranda 'frustrated' by Hamilton delay

Entertainment
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of hit hip-hop musical Hamilton, has spoken about the "frustrating" delay in bringing the show to London.The opening has been put back by two weeks to because of delays in restoring the Victoria Palace Theatre.That has meant thousands of ticket-holders had to be re-seated.Miranda said: "It's frustrating. I share the frustration of everyone who had to get re-seated." The first preview will now be on 6 December.Previews had originally been due to start on 21 November. The official opening night will now take place on 21 December.Miranda told the Press Association: "This was an unprecedented renovation, I'm anxious to see it."The show is one of the biggest Broadway successes for years, winning 11 Tony Awards in 2016. The musical uses hip-hop and rap to tell the lif...
Stray plane forces last-minute space launch delay

Stray plane forces last-minute space launch delay

Technology
A space launch has been aborted just moments before lift-off after a small aircraft strayed into the rocket's hazard area.Commercial shipper Orbital ATK was within two minutes of launching its unmanned Antares rocket at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia when the aircraft appeared six miles offshore, flying at around 500ft.It prompted the postponement of the launch, which will now take place on Sunday morning.Orbital ATK's Antares rocket is set to carry a capsule holding 7,400 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), supplying six astronauts with fresh fruit, vegetables, ice cream bars and equipment for experiments.Image:The rocket is raised into position at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in VirginiaThe cargo will help researchers conduct studies on how space's mic...
UK election result 'may delay Brexit talks'

UK election result 'may delay Brexit talks'

Business
The UK general election result could delay Brexit talks and be negative for the economy, credit ratings agencies Moody's and S&P have warned.The Brexit negotiations with the EU were due to start on 19 June but Moody's said the fact that the Conservatives had lost their majority would delay the start of the talks. It will "complicate and probably delay Brexit negotiations," it warned.Moody's said it could also further pressure the UK's public finances.The "inconclusive" outcome of the general election could mean the government places less of a priority on cutting the budget deficit. This would be negative for the UK's credit rating and make it more expensive for the country to borrow money.As a result, Moody's said it expected fiscal risks to increase, because in its view the budget def...