PUBLISHED: 10:23 23 March 2019 | UPDATED: 19:06 25 March 2019 Andrew Clarke Is Four Weddings and a Funeral Britain's greatest film? Kristin Scott Thomas, Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Charlotte Coleman, James Fleet star in this slice of 1990s life. Picture: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. What makes a great British film? Something that captures the essence of the British character or sense of humour. Which of these Great British Films have you seen? Joseph Fiennes is Britain's greatest playwright Will Shakespeare in the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love Photo: UniversalFor me, a great British film is one you can return to time and again and gain comfort from the fact that the film remains as good (if not better) as the last time you saw it.The list was designed to embrace great movies from throughout a century of film-making but looking at the list after I had compiled it, I was surprised at how many comparatively modern … [Read more...] about Great British Movies: Is your favourite on our list?
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Firefighters union president Chris Steele, an enigmatic and disruptive political force like few others in San Antonio’s recent history, seemed ready for battle. In a starched white dress shirt with a fake-but-official-looking shoulder patch and badge — a policy violation for which he later was reprimanded — Steele thanked an energized crowd at the Bexar County Democratic Party’s cramped headquarters for supporting the union’s three proposed city charter amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. Steele targeted his nemesis, City Manager Sheryl Sculley, railing against “powers that be who try to keep the people from voting, from having a voice,” such as “a city manager who makes more than the president and governor combined.” “Shame, shame,” yelled the East Side activists and retired firefighters standing behind him. Sculley, who makes $475,000 a year, once accused Steele of declaring he would lie to win his union’s battles … [Read more...] about S.A. union leader, for all his impact, remains an enigma