The Daily: July 4
Tuesday, 01 July 2014

The Daily: July 4

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Written by Verity Hobbs
It's curtains for Monty Python as they Present their last ever Performance
From tonight, the last standing members of Monty Python will embark on their first performances since 1983. The arena gig will be globally broadcasting in over 2,000 cinemas and TV screens in over 100 countries, from Yemen to Afghanistan. In London on Monday, the final five Python's delivered a press conference to share more information about their shows at The O2 where they announced that there was no new content as 'It would be folly to try and write better things than are there'. The comedy channel Gold will broadcast live the final night of Monty Python's 10-night run. Although this may be their last performance as the roles in Monty Python, none of the men have any plans for retirement. Therefore, although this may be a farewell to the classic comedy of Monty Python, it certainly isn't sad goodbye to the comedic talents of Python's five stars.

8 Day Tube Strike Kicks off Today
Once again, London is heading towards another potential long week of travel chaos as Tube power workers decide to begin their strike from 8pm tonight. This time the strike is due to an eternal argument over working conditions and pensions for the members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union. It has been warned by Union Leaders that the strike could cause 'severe disruption' to those in the capital, as they may have to 'close the entire Tube system'. However, the members of the London Underground have exclaimed that the action will have no impact on our transport services; therefore the public shouldn't be too badly affected.

Prince Charles to carry on Campaigning even after he becomes King
After he is crowned King, Prince Charles has suggested that he has no intentions of giving up his campaigning work. He has shown a large force of determination to continue his environmental campaigning and charitable support, as he has said he is happy to have 'stuck to his guns'. His campaigning consists of help towards social concerns through charities he has set up over the years, in which he would like to carry on when he enters the Monarchy. However, this determination could cause complications with government priorities as Prince Charles has had previous history in arguing for decisions with Parliamentary leaders.

English Wild Beavers captured for Captivity
The future of wild beavers seems to be pessimistic as the government have finally decided to out the dam-building creatures into captivity after 500 years of roaming freely. A government announcement on Monday shared with the public that they plan to capture the wild beavers and rehome them in zoos or wildlife parks. George Eutice, a minister in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said in a written letter that 'All decisions will be made with the welfare of the beavers in mind.' However a wildlife consultant Derek Gow criticised that 'They have not listened to us' as he believes the beavers should be studied and that the local's opinions should be taken into account. This is because the beavers could actually be helping clear the trees for other habitats to adapt, therefore helping the environment, rather than destroying it.

Retirement for the Legendary Glastonbury founder as of 2020
Michael Eavis, a common countryman, founded the well renowned and star-studded festival, Glastonbury, back on his farm in 1970. However, now after 44 years of running the musically sensational event, he has decided to pass down his legacy to his daughter Emily in 2020, in preparation for his retirement. On Sunday morning, after another successful Glastonbury event, the founder commented that he thinks he 'can run on another six years, which would take me up to 50 years', then he would see if he would move on after that. He concluded that the festival would be back in 2015 and 2016 but may take a break in 2017. However, even though the dairy-farmer is aiming for retirement, he will always be a popular presence at the massive festival due to the gratitude from the fans for bringing them this spectacular event.

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