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Solo Star Wars film underwhelms at box office

Solo: A Star Wars Story, the latest prequel in the huge film franchise, has failed to make the impact Disney had hoped in North America. Analysts had predicted Ron Howard’s film about a young Han Solo would take between $130m (£97.6m) and $150m (£112.7m) on its debut weekend. But it …

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On Chesil Beach movie review: ‘Saoirse Ronan is exquisite; Billy Howle gives as good as he gets’

We’re reluctant to use the words ‘emotional’ and ‘roller coaster’. For obvious reasons. Indeed, On Chesil Beach is the lovely, sad, awkward, tender, gorgeous, tragic, melodramatic love story you didn’t know you’d been waiting for. Which is to say that screenwriter Ian McEwan (adapting his own novella here) and first-time …

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Animals’ popularity ‘a disadvantage’

The world’s most popular animals are in more danger than we realise, according to a new study. A survey of the public’s perceptions suggests many people are unaware that the animals they consider “charismatic” are under threat in the wild. These include lions, elephants, tigers and other animals which frequently …

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Davy clients tune into profit after Spotify listing

Around 100 Davy clients will be celebrating a near threefold increase in their investments in Spotify in less than two-and-a-half years following the listing of music streaming company last week. Davy clients have been investors in the tech space though the Tiger Funds and Silverlake – getting returns of up …

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