What’s happening this week
It’s World Glaucoma Week, seeking to raise awareness of glaucoma, what it does to sight, and how it might affect you.
Monday 10th – Whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks at the SXSW Interactive Festival through a video link. And BP’s former VP Gulf of Mexico, David Rainey, faces trial for his role in the 2010 oil drilling disaster.
Tuesday 11th – Coldplay open the first iTunes Festival held alongside the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas. Plus, Rupert Murdoch will be inducted in to the US TV Academy’s ‘Hall of Fame’ and it’s the first day of the Cheltenham Festival.
Wednesday 12th – David Cameron makes his first visit to Israel since taking office and Canada will be withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan after 13 years. It’s also National No Smoking Day.
Thursday 13th – The London High Court holds a judicial review into the Richard III exhumation licence, to decide who has control over his recently discovered remains.
Friday 14th – It’s Cheltenham Gold Cup day.
Sunday 16th – It’s the first Formula 1 Grand Prix of the season, in Melbourne, Australia.