Sheridan to host awards
ACTRESS Sheridan Smith is to host theatre's biggest prize show, The Olivier Awards, as the event returns to mainstream TV for the first time in a decade.
Bosses of the annual ceremony have struck a deal with ITV to screen the show, which is held at London's Royal Opera House. The Oliviers were broadcast last year by the BBC but the event was available only on the red button. Prior to that, it was last on TV in 2003 when it was shown by BBC2.
Smith is a two-time winner at the Oliviers, landing the supporting actress prize last year for Flare Path and best actress in a musical for Legally Blonde in 2011 (above).
THE law which requires people to disclose all previous convictions to certain employers is a breach of human rights, the Court of Appeal ruled today.
The declaration of incompatibility granted by three judges headed by the Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson, was hailed as a victory for common sense by civil liberties campaigners.
But, the Home Office said: "The protection of children and vulnerable groups must not be compromised.
"We are disappointed by this judgment and are seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court."
The judges said that neither the disclosure provisions of the Police Act 1997 nor those of an order made pursuant to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 were compatible with Article 8, which relates to private and family life.
A THREE-year-old boy who can count to 200 and name every country in the world has become one of the youngest members of Mensa.
Sherwyn Sarabi, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, is ranked among the top 1% of cleverest people in the world after tests revealed he had an IQ of 136.
His mother, Amanda Sarabi, 36, a former teacher, said she was proud of her gifted son, whom she described as "amazing".