Image caption Christopher Goldscheider joined the viola section of the ROH orchestra in 2002 The Royal Opera House has lost its appeal over the life-changing hearing damage caused to a viola player at a rehearsal of Wagner’s Die Walkure. The Court of Appeal ruled unanimously that the ROH failed to take reasonable steps to protect…

Image copyright PA House prices rose in February at the slowest rate since September 2012 while in London house prices fell, the Office for National Statistics said. Average house prices increased by 0.6% in the year to February 2019 but fell by 3.8% in London. The ONS said inflation was stable at 1.9% in March…

Image caption Mahad Egal, his partner and two young children escaped from the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower A family who escaped the Grenfell Tower fire have been told by their local authority they will be moved on to a general council house waiting list. A legal letter sent to Mahad Egal and Jamie Murray,…

© ROH 2019. Photograph by Tristram Kenton. Gounod’s Faust returns to Covent Garden in the fifth revival of David McVicar’s production since its debut in 2004. In this lascivious, haunting romp, an aged philosopher signs away his soul to Satan (Mephistopheles) so he can shag his way around 1870s Paris with his youth restored, destroying…