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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...
Paradise Papers: Lewis Hamilton and Apple named

Paradise Papers: Lewis Hamilton and Apple named

Business
Tech company Apple and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton are alleged to have avoided tax, the so-called Paradise Papers suggest.The documents appear to show that Hamilton avoided tax on a private jet worth £16.5m, which he imported into the Isle of Man.Hamilton's advisers set up a leasing deal which entitled the 32-year-old Mercedes driver to receive a £3.3m VAT refund on the red Bombardier Challenger 605, on the basis that the jet was for business use.:: Why your money is probably invested in tax havens tooHowever, there are allegations it was used by Hamilton for personal use.Hamilton's lawyers have said the tax structure was reviewed by a barrister and was found to be lawful.They deny he has done anything illegal and have said it is not correct to say no VAT has been paid on any of th
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins fourth Formula One world championship to become most successful British driver of all time

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins fourth Formula One world championship to become most successful British driver of all time

Sports
Lewis Hamilton has been crowned Formula One world champion for a fourth time despite a stunning opening-lap collision with rival Sebastian Vettel at the Mexican Grand Prix.Hamilton finished only ninth following the explosive turn-three incident, after which the British driver asked if Vettel had deliberately crashed into him.The championship rivals both sustained damage in the collision as Hamilton's Mercedes limped back to the pit lane with a right-rear puncture while Vettel stopped for repairs to his Ferrari's broken front wing.And although a determined Vettel fought back through the field to cross the line in fourth place, he fell well short of the victory he required to prevent Hamilton from winning the title with two rounds to spare.Max Verstappen, who also banged wheels with Vettel i...
Lewis Hamilton trails Daniel Ricciardo in Mexican Grand Prix second practice

Lewis Hamilton trails Daniel Ricciardo in Mexican Grand Prix second practice

Sports
Mexican Grand Prix live on the BBCSaturday's third practice: 15:55 BST on 5 live sports extraSaturday's qualifying: 18:55-20:05 BST on 5 live sports extraSunday's race: 18:30-21:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 liveRed Bull's Daniel Ricciardo headed Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in a closely contested second practice at the Mexican Grand Prix.Ricciardo was 0.131 seconds quicker than Hamilton, who had a spin early in the session, with Max Verstappen's Red Bull ahead of Sebastian Vettel.Vettel was only 0.032secs off Hamilton as the Ferrari driver clings to his fading title hopes.Hamilton needs only to finish fifth on Sunday to clinch a fourth championship.If Vettel is second in the race, Hamilton needs only ninth to clinch the championship. If the German finishes anywhere else, Hamilton takes the crow...
Hamilton on verge of fourth title with Austin victory

Hamilton on verge of fourth title with Austin victory

Sports
Lewis Hamilton passed title rival Sebastian Vettel to take a dominant victory in the United States Grand Prix but will have to wait at least one more race to win his fourth world title.The Mercedes driver is 66 points clear of Vettel, who finished second, with 75 available in the remaining three races.It means Hamilton is almost certain to win the title in Mexico next weekend.Vettel has to make up 17 points on Hamilton in Mexico City to take the fight to the next race in Brazil.That is the equivalent of the German winning the race with Hamilton finishing sixth or lower.Given Hamilton's rich run of form of five wins and a second place in the last six races, that seems very unlikely, unless the Mercedes has a technical failure, which the Briton's car has not had all season in a race.Hamilton...