said: "It is an honour to be asked to be the reader at this year's Miners' Festival Service as part of the Gala.
's films are known for their explorations of working-class struggles and some reviewers, including The Wrap entertainment site, bemoaned a lack of fresh ground in the director's repertoire.
"I thought Loach
in their goal was outstanding and how many times have I said that (about a goalkeeper) in recent weeks?" added Flowers.
Three minutes later Loach
was in action again at the other end with a reaction save to deny a flicked on long throw.
A stinger from George Carline was flying towards goal, but Loach
flung himself and tipped the ball over the bar.
The ichtyofauna of Bosnia and Herzegovina comprises eight loach
species, distributed in both catchments.
It was largely reported that Loach
's 2014 film, Jimmy's Hall, was intended as his last - but that he felt so strongly about I, Daniel Blake, that he came out of retirement.
, 79, is one of only nine directors to have won the top prize at Cannes twice.
was asked if he saw his film as an indictment of the EU and he told a press conference: "I think the European Union is embodying neo-liberalism.
has produced an excellent book for classroom use that is clearly and pleasantly written.
's next film sees the director return to Newcastle for another dose of social realism.
's film, set in Newcastle, was aired on television at the weekend and Labour skilfully made political capital out of it.
Instead they didn't make the most of their advantage, and only two good second-half saves from goalkeeper Scott Loach
kept them ahead in the second half.