The case was taken by a cross-party group of more than 70 MPs and peers, with the support of the Good Law Project led by QC Jolyon Maugham
The court case was taken up by a crossparty group including Labour MEPs Catherine Stihler and David Martin, SNP MP Joanna Cherry and MEP Alyn Smith, Green MSPs Andy Wightman and Ross Greer and lawyer Jolyon Maugham
, 37, of Hollins Road in Oldham, was jailed for 10 and a half years at Chester Crown Court after pleading guilty to one count of wounding with intent following the incident on West Street, Crewe, in October last year, during which the victim sustained life-threatening injuries.
The Painted Veil Wed, 11.45pm, BBC1 Romance based on W Somerset Maugham
's epic book.
THE PAINTED VEIL (BBC1, Wednesday,11.45pm) THE searing heat and choking humidity of Shanghai in the 1920s provide a suitably steamy and exotic backdrop to this handsome period romance based on W Somerset Maugham
The Painted Veil BBC1 11.45pm (Scot 12.45am, Wales 12.10am) Romance based on W Somerset Maugham
's epic book.
Which Somerset Maugham
novel takes its title from a remark by Sir Toby Belch in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night?
and Aldous Huxley in the undergraduate classroom; and Huxley as a political theologian.
Sadie Thompson, that naughty lady of Pago-Pago, has had the struggle over her soul dramatized innumerable times on stage and screen since Somerset Maugham
created her in the 1921 short story "Rain." It's most surprising to see her treading the boards again in 2016, especially in such a serious musical drama as this, a world premiere at the Old Globe Theater.
, first for bridge, then as a go-between to handle the delicate matter of blackmail payment, hush money to prevent the photos of Maugham
's gay lifestyle from becoming tabloid fodder.
BORN ALICIA Keys, singer, 1981, above SOMERSET Maugham
, writer, 1874 VIRGINIA Woolf, journalist, 1882 DIED AVA Gardner, film actress, above AL Capone, gangster boss, 1947 ROBERT Shaw, conductor, 1999
1874: W Somerset Maugham
, master of the short story, was born in Paris.