Brian Matthew, who is ‘saddened to leave’ the programme he has presented since 1990, played Billy Fury’s Last Night Was Made for Love for his last show. Fans have reacted with sadness and anger as veteran broadcaster Brian Matthew’s signed off from BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of the 60sRead more »
The White House has excluded several news outlets from a media briefing, leading to accusations Donald Trump is retaliating for unwelcome reporting. Among organisations denied access were the BBC, CNN, the Daily Mail, The Guardian and BuzzFeed. CNN attacked the block, saying: "This is an unacceptable development by the Trump White House.
A man takes a picture in front of a mural of Claudio Ranieri in Leicester city centre. Claudio Ranieri has admitted his “dream died” when he was sacked by Leicester City, with the Italian paying tribute to the supporters for the “amazing adventure” which led to the club being crowned Premier League champions last season for the first time. As numerous figures, from the Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, to England rugby union’s head coach, Eddie Jones, expressed their solidarity following his departure on Thursday, Ranieri released a statement via the League Managers Association in which he expressed his sadness at leaving the role he had occupied since replacing Nigel Pearson in July 2015.
The pair played husband and wife Karen and Harry in the 2003 romantic comedy. Rickman, also famous for roles including villain Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, died of cancer aged 69 in January 2016. Speaking at the premiere of her latest film, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Thompson said it was "too soon" after his death for her to appear in the charity revival by director Richard Curtis.
This week, NASA revealed a groundbreaking discovery in the form of a new solar system that could potentially support alien life. Located just 40 light-years away, the Trappist-1 systems features seven Earth-sized exoplanets revolving around a star. Three of those are in the habitable zone, meaning that they’re in just the right spot to potentially support life. Along with a retro-style travel poster, NASA also has published a series of surrealist artwork depicting the new system along with some fascinating infographics…
Simon Cowell's security guard was using the toilet when a burglar broke in and stole almost £1m worth of jewellery from the music mogul's house, a court has heard. The X Factor supremo, his partner Lauren Silverman, their toddler Eric and the child's nanny were asleep in the five-bed house at the time. Darren February is accused of raiding the house in Holland Park, west London, where Cowell has lived for 10 years, on 4 December 2015.
Conservatives take Copeland from Labour Jeremy Corbyn suffers a humiliating by-election defeat Labour holds onto Stoke on Trent The Stoke & Copeland by-elections: in pictures Nigel Farage hits out at Ukip's by-election campaign Data analysis: Why Corbyn lost Copeland Narrowing gap on Labour is scant consolation for Ukip Copeland takes 'nuclear option' as it elects first Tory since 1935
Unemployed plasterer Trevor Timon, of Plumstead, southeast London, had admitted manslaughter and was cleared of murder following an Old Bailey trial. The 31-year-old delivered a "powerful" left hook to Oliver Dearlove's head, knocking him unconscious, his trial heard. During sentencing, judge Mark Dennis QC said Mr Dearlove's death was "senseless" and that the punch was an "unprovoked and gratuitous act".
Ronald Koeman believes European qualification would help attract players to Everton. Ronald Koeman hopes Manchester United beat his former club Southampton in Sunday’s EFL Cup final to enhance Everton’s prospects of qualifying for Europe. Southampton are bidding for their first major trophy in 41 years at Wembley but, despite enjoying two successful seasons at St Mary’s Stadium, Koeman will not allow sentimentality to shape his view of the League Cup final.
Tributes have been paid to a an "irrepressibly optimistic and kind" university worker who died after being struck by debris during Storm Doris. Tahnie Martin was walking past a Starbucks cafe in Dudley Street, in Wolverhampton city centre, when she was hit by a large piece of wooden roofing just before midday on Thursday. The 29-year-old, who worked at the University of Wolverhampton, died at the scene after suffering "very serious" head injuries.
The top US military commander for the Middle East made a secret trip to northern Syria to meet a US-backed alliance fighting the Islamic State group, the alliance's spokesman said.
Iraqi forces are advancing again, pushing further into western Mosul. With Islamic State positions under fire the infantry soon rolls into action. Like many of Iraq's fighting forces taking part in this campaign, they are on a personal mission of revenge and redemption.
By linking the details of that vein pattern to a bank card, you can then close the circle. Instead of using a contactless card to pay for a round of drinks, you instead use your finger. This is very clever technology, being used in a very small test, but so far it is working.
By Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Friday as worries about rising U.S. supplies outweighed OPEC pledges to boost compliance with output curbs. U.S. drillers added oil rigs for a sixth consecutive week, extending a nine-month recovery, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc said. Brent crude oil settled down 59 cents, or 1.04 percent, at $55.99 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate ended the session 46 cents lower at $53.99 a barrel.
Tens of thousands of children in a quarter of London schools are being exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that can cause lifelong health problems, a study has found. The research shows that 802 of the capital's 3,261 nurseries, primaries, secondary schools and colleges in 2013 were within 150 metres of nitrogen dioxide levels that breach EU legal limits. London is not alone in facing an air pollution crisis - Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Nottingham and Southampton are also badly affected, experts say.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half brother was assassinated with a lethal nerve agent manufactured for chemical warfare and listed by the UN as a weapon of mass destruction, Malaysian police said Friday.
If the film - or its director Barry Jenkins - beat Damien Chazelle's favourite La La Land, it would quite an achievement, and following the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, a poignant win too. Moonlight, a moving, low-budget indie about a gay black boy from a poor neighbourhood in Miami, is up for eight Oscars this weekend.
Kylie Jenner has admitted to getting lip fillers after a long time of denying any enhancement. Now fans are calling her out for hiding or outright denying having any other procedures done to her body - most notably her increased chest size. Did she spend money to change the way she looks? Most believe so, but Kylie is staying mum on the matter. Did she or didn't she? And, if she did, why won't she admit it? Heather and Corinne discuss.
It's been a rough year for veteran MLB pitcher Jake Peavy. As detailed by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, Peavy is currently unsigned and waiting to sort out some personal matters before joining a team. According to Crasnick, last February, Peavy fell victim to a Ponzi scheme orchestrated by a financial investor named Ash Narayan, who took money that was supposed to go into "conservative investments" and funneled it into a failed ticketing business.
Human remains found in a well in Crete belong to a British student who went missing more than 11 years ago, police have confirmed. Steve Cook, 20, disappeared while holidaying in Malia with school friends in the Greek resort in September 2005. The Liverpool FC fan, originally from Sandbach, Cheshire, was last seen in a bar asking for directions to his hotel but he walked off in the wrong direction.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 93rd birthday with a lavish party on Saturday attended by thousands of loyalists outside the second city of Bulawayo.
The price of stamps is to increase next month, Royal Mail (LSE: RMG.L - news) has announced. A first class stamp will go up by 1p to 65p and a second class stamp by 1p to 56p. Royal Mail said the changes were needed "to help ensure the sustainability of the universal postal service" but that it had sought to minimise the impact on customers.
Once the cameras stop rolling that’s when all the uncensored fun begins at the the BRIT Awards star-studded after parties. The free-flowing booze always helps turns this musical affair into one of the wildest nights on the UK music industry’s calendar. Here are a few of our favourite celeb moments at this year’s array of shindigs.
Insurer Prudential said on Friday it had agreed with regulator the Financial Conduct Authority to review how it sold annuities and would compensate customers where appropriate. The FCA said in October a "small number" of insurers had not made it clear to customers that they might be eligible for an enhanced annuity, which pays a larger fixed income to pensioners in poor health. Prudential UK & Europe will review annuities sold without advice after July 1, 2008, the insurer said in a statement on its website, to see whether they were given enough information about enhanced annuities.
Helen Bailey’s story is shocking because it reveals how little she really knew about her partner of five years. Bailey and Ian Stewart met through a Facebook group for the bereaved, and it must have seemed that they had so much in common. Stewart sent Bailey thousands of passionate emails and texts, and she nicknamed him her GGHW (Gorgeous Grey-Haired Widower).