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‘Peaky Blinders’ creator teases new series: “If there is an appetite for the world then it will continue”

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has hinted the story could continue with a brand-new series.The sixth series of the BBC drama – which is set in post-World War I Birmingham and follows the Shelby family – was originally billed as the show’s last, but Knight has now said that another series will follow if there’s an appetite for it.The writer explained that, following the completion of the upcoming Peaky Blinders film, he would be handing over creative responsibilities to a new team, with new stories likely to be set in the ’50s.“I think after the film, we will look at [it],” he told the BBC. “It would be me sort of launching possible new stories into the ’50s, and then I would hand over the baton of writing and creating the thing to other people.He added: “But if there is an appetite for the world then it will continue.”Asked if he was hinting towards a new television series, he replied: “Yeah, but this would be post-film.
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Eurovision Song Contest host city 'sealed' for 2023 competition, says psychic
Eurovision Song Contest, as fans up and down the country struggle to contain their excitement ahead of the celebrations.Previously, seven cities were shortlisted as potential hosts for the global music competition – Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle.But on Tuesday afternoon (September 27), the organisation bosses announced they had narrowed down their nationwide search to two final cities to host the epic event next year.READ MORE: Eurovision Song Contest bosses deciding between Liverpool and Glasgow to host eventIt is now a battle between Liverpool and Glasgow for the honour to present the annual televised contest with contestants travelling from all over the globe to perform to a worldwide audience.Now, in an exclusive interview with Daily Star, celebrity psychic Inbaal Honigman has confessed that it will be a close call between the two cities.She said: “It’s a tightly run race between Liverpool and Glasgow, and the Tarot is offering little in the way of a clear winner!”When looking at Glasgow’s prediction, the professional psychic revealed: “For Glasgow, I’ve drawn the Hermit card, number IV. It’s a fantastic card of being a shining light for others, and being a sought-after location for highbrow events.“It is aligned with the Star sign of Virgo, organised and wise.
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Eurovision: Update due on 2023 host city shortlist
Eurovision is expected today (September 27).The UK’s entry Sam Ryder came in at second place to Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra in this year’s competition, scoring an impressive 466 points overall with his song ‘Space Man’.It was later confirmed that the BBC would host next year’s event on these shores on behalf of Ukraine due to the ongoing war in the latter country.Last month, organisers revealed the seven shortlisted cities: Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.The locations were selected having met certain criteria, such as venue capacity, being within easy reach of an international airport, and having enough hotel accommodation to hold delegates, journalists and spectators.Per the BBC, the selection process was heavily weighted towards the cities proving past experience in hosting major international events, as well as being able to demonstrate their ability to stage a celebration of contemporary music.Th chosen cities then entered a second and final stage in the process, through which they were asked to submit further details on their Eurovision plans.It was said at the time that a winner would be picked by the BBC in conjunction with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), and the successful city would be announced in the autumn.Now, multiple outlets are reporting that the BBC will make a Eurovision 2023 announcement at some point today.
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Plaque in Birmingham unveiled for “Godfather of hard house” Tony de Vit
Tony de Vit, the late “Godfather of hard house”.The pioneering Kidderminster-born DJ and producer, who passed away in 1998 aged 40, has become the first DJ to ever receive the honour, which is commissioned by the Birmingham Civic Society to recognise individuals who “achieved greatness” and “made [the city] what it is today”.The plaque was unveiled this weekend (September 24) during the city’s Pride celebrations and sits at the Custard Factory venue in Digbeth, the site of the recording studios where he produced countless songs in the 1990s.Of his influence, Jez Collins of the Birmingham Music Archive told the BBC News: “He was really influential, probably on a par with Carl Cox.”Honoured to unveil a blue plaque in memory of Tony De Vit, legendary DJ and music producer of hard house & hard NRG @custardfactory, a musical legacy transcending generations. A joyous day of happiness, sunshine & smiles @NightingaleBrum @HeavenLGBTClub @BirminghamPride pic.twitter.com/k1HW6yVn45— Birmingham Civic Society (@BirminghamCivic) September 26, 2022Delighted to represent @BirminghamCivic for the unveiling of a Blue Plaque to the Godfather of Hard House, Superstar DJ Tony de Vit.Fantastic turnout of more than 250 people as well!#birminghampride2022 pic.twitter.com/BbNkcgsDiY— Chris Adamson (@C_J_Adamson) September 24, 2022Full of Pride for Birmingham today.
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Ex-teacher, 69, scooped £3.6m on EuroMillions after buying ticket with minutes to spare
EuroMillions jackpot after copping her ticket just minutes to go before the sale of them closed.When Celeste Coles, 69, checked her numbers she began to realise that she was in for some big stacks of cash, but rather than celebrating by jumping around the room, she sat down and calmly had a glass of water.Her daughters wouldn't even believe her, convinced she was being scammed – but now, with confirmation that it was all real, she is quids in and getting ready to enjoy her newfound wealth.READ MORE: 'Hurt' Queen Elizbeth was 'exhausted by the turmoil' of Harry and Meghan, claims new bookThe Birmingham mum-of-two said: “I play occasionally but that afternoon I received an email referring to the large EuroMillions jackpot that night and thought to myself I must get a ticket.“Remembering just moments before the sales closed I got myself a Lucky Dip ticket. I didn’t think much of it and was about to go to bed when I remembered and thought I’d quickly check the draw results.“One by one I ticked off the numbers, by the fifth main number I knew I’d won something big-ish, but then when I spotted I had also matched one of the Lucky Stars I knew I’d won something even BIGGER!!”But even in the heat of her entire life changing within an instant, she insists she didn’t get carried away.“I’ve always been a pretty calm person, so there was no whooping from me, but I did decide a glass of water and a sit down was in order.
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SAS hero found 'river red with blood' and 'bonfire of human bodies' on grisly mission
SAS hero Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham opened up about the horrific scenes he encountered while on a surveillance mission during the Bosnian War.Billy is now well-known for his role on the popular SAS: Who Dares Wins TV series, but before his career on television, the former soldier served in some of the most dangerous environments in the world with the British SAS. The 57 year-old joined the special troop in 1991 after getting involved in dangerous gang fights during a rough upbringing in Birmingham, which once even saw his back slashed viciously in a knife fight.READ MORE: SAS hero slams Brits fighting in Ukraine as 'they create mayhem and get away with it'Now, speaking on the Combat Story podcast, Billy opened up about his life in the SAS, and reflected on one horrific scene he had encountered while serving during the Bosnian War during the early 1990s.“There was one particular incident, I’d only been there a couple of weeks, and there’s bodies on the roads, there’s animals dead in the streets… It’s a war zone,” he began.Billy described how his company had been surveilling a village that had come under the attack of Arkan’s Tigers, a group that had been ethnically cleansing the Bosnian people.And, once the attack had finished, the military hardman could hardly believe the grisly sight he encountered.“We went back a few days later, and as we went down there, there were just bodies everywhere, the river was red with blood.
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