May 8, 2021

Ukraine bans its Eurovision entrant over Russia row

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By Mark Savage From BBC Ukraine’s entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest, Maruv, has been dropped in a row related to tensions between her country and Russia. Maruv’s song, Siren Song, won a public vote on Saturday, but the singer later fell out with the country’s national broadcaster. She was given 24 hours to sign […]

The Great Shellfish Showdown between Britain and France today is a sign of Brexit disasters to come

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By Caitlin Morrison From The Independent The nightmare ‘no deal’ scenario of miles-long customs queues could turn into something even worse – a kind of Wacky Races free-for-all as lorry drivers try to force each other off the roads The rivalry across the Channel is always simmering. It flares up periodically – during the World […]

Eurovision 2017: Organising team quits en masse

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By Mark Savage BBC Music reporter From BBC The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Kiev, after Ukrainian singer Jamala won last year’s competition The Eurovision Song Contest has hit a major road bump, after 21 top level staff organising the event resigned. The Ukrainian Eurovision team say they were stripped of major […]