Exclusive Vicky Beeching Interview

Vicky Beeching is a star of the Christian music scene. But that scene has turned against her since she told the world she was gay. In this exclusive interview, Vicky takes on a member of the evangelical church who says she has 'given in to temptation'.

  • Harry breaks silences on royal crisis saying he and Meghan Markle had 'no other option' but to stand down
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    Harry breaks silences on royal crisis saying he and Meghan Markle had 'no other option' but to stand down

    Harry has broken his silence on the royal crisis, saying that it was "with great sadness" he and Meghan were standing down from the royal family but there was "no other option".The Duke of Sussex said he and Meghan had hoped to continue serving the Queen, the Commonwealth and his military associations, without any public funding, but this was not possible.

  • Hull asks to be first UK city to trial universal basic income
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    Hull asks to be first UK city to trial universal basic income

    Hull asks to be first UK city to trial universal basic income. Under proposal, every adult would get between £50 and £100 a week regardless of income

  • Brexit: Boris Johnson to impose new restrictions on EU immigration two years earlier than planned
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    Brexit: Boris Johnson to impose new restrictions on EU immigration two years earlier than planned

    Boris Johnson is drawing up plans to impose strict new restrictions on EU immigration by 2021, two years earlier than promised by Theresa May.New proposals are understood to be in the works to implement restrictions on lower-skilled EU migrants on the first day after the Brexit transition period ends, removing a temporary extension of current rules to 2023 sought by business groups.

  • UK weather: TV blackouts expected as record high air pressure sweeps Britain
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    UK weather: TV blackouts expected as record high air pressure sweeps Britain

    Forecasters predict pressure will reach as high as 1050 millibars, close to the all-time record.

  • Corbyn faces backlash over plans to hand peerages to John Bercow and his former chief of staff
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    Corbyn faces backlash over plans to hand peerages to John Bercow and his former chief of staff

    Jeremy Corbyn is facing a backlash after details emerged of plans to hand peerages to ex-speaker John Bercow and his own former chief of staff Karie Murphy.In a highly unusual move, the Labour leader has reportedly stepped in to nominate Mr Bercow for a seat in the Lords after Mr Johnson broke with convention by failing to put forward the former speaker for a peerage.

  • Prince Andrew 'has become the Queen’s rock' during Megxit
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    Prince Andrew 'has become the Queen’s rock' during Megxit

    The Duke of York has become the Queen's "rock" following the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be stepping back from the royal family, royal insiders have revealed.The disgraced royal joined Her Majesty at St Mary the Virgin church in Norfolk to attend a Sunday service and a senior royal source told the Sun: "Andrew has been talking to her constantly on the phone and has now gone up to stay with her for a few days."He obviously has spare time on his hands but he would have been there as a shoulder to cry on anyway."He sees a lot of the Queen at Windsor, probably more than any other royal, and he is her rock at the moment."Behind the scenes we are talking about a family falling apart and Andrew is doing his best to shore things up.【ギャラリー】Queen attends church in Norfolk14"He may be finished in the eyes of the public but he feels it is his duty to support the Queen and Prince Philip and get them through this ordeal.""It has taken him a while but he has finally realised what a fool he has been and he is beside himself with remorse."He knows he has let the Queen and the monarchy down and it's going to be very difficult for him to regain the public's respect."He wants to do as much as he can to make it up to his mother."Both Prince Charles and Prince William have told him there is no way back for the time being."If he hadn't made such a dreadful mistake he would now be a leading senior royal helping the Queen and stepping into many of the causes and patronages that Harry and Meghan will probably abandon."But as things stand he can only take a backseat role."Despite his failings he is immensely loyal and a team player, as he was in the Navy."He is a proud father and he would like his daughters Bea and Eugenie to take up some of the royal slack, but that doesn't seem to fit in with Charles's desire for a slimmed down monarchy."Andrew thinks his daughters could do a superb job with the day to day stuff and the Queen is very fond of them, but the levers of power are shifting."

  • SpaceX launches then destroys rocket in astronaut escape test
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    SpaceX launches then destroys rocket in astronaut escape test

    The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off as normal before the Dragon crew capsule catapulted off the top 12 miles above the Atlantic.

  • Trump's newest Russia adviser 'escorted from White House' amid security investigation
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    Trump's newest Russia adviser 'escorted from White House' amid security investigation

    Donald Trump's latest Russia expert has reportedly been escorted from the White House amid claims of a security-related investigation.Andrew Peek has been placed on administrative leave pending the inquiry, Axios reported.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan need not worry – losing their royal titles will be the best thing that happens to them
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    Prince Harry and Meghan need not worry – losing their royal titles will be the best thing that happens to them

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s historic decision to give up their royal titles and duties has turned these two thirty-somethings into a lightning rod for some of society’s most pressing concerns, including the generational divide.Critics and advocates have weighed in with their champion causes for what went wrong. In fact, like most things in life, it has been a mix of reasons. Family and courtier rivalries fused themselves with childhood trauma and personal insecurities to strangle this modern couple with its modern needs.

  • Another skater eliminated from Dancing On Ice
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    Another skater eliminated from Dancing On Ice

    Lucrezia Millarini was the second person to be cut from the ITV competition.

  • Jess Phillips says it would be ‘embarrassing’ for a man to win Labour leadership and suggests Sir Keir Starmer should quit contest
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    Jess Phillips says it would be ‘embarrassing’ for a man to win Labour leadership and suggests Sir Keir Starmer should quit contest

    Labour leadership hopeful Jess Phillips has said it would be “embarrassing” if a man won the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn and s​uggested frontrunner Sir Keir Starmer should quit the contest.In an overt dig at her only male rival, Ms Phillips, a prominent backbencher, said men should sometimes “pass the mic” if they truly believe in gender equality.

  • Helena Bonham Carter declares Harry and Meghan ‘masters of their own destiny’ after split from royal family
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    Helena Bonham Carter declares Harry and Meghan ‘masters of their own destiny’ after split from royal family

    The Crown actress Helena Bonham Carter has given her verdict on the latest royal updates, saying that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now “masters of their own destiny.”The couple are preparing to take a much talked-about step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family.

  • Neighbours' Ned Willis is threatened by show newcomer Zenin
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    Neighbours' Ned Willis is threatened by show newcomer Zenin

    Newcomer Zenin makes his presence felt.

  • Victoria set to be battered by severe storms as Australian weather chaos continues
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    Victoria set to be battered by severe storms as Australian weather chaos continues

    Australia's already fire-ravaged state, Victoria, could now face severe flooding as experts forecast its wettest two-day period in "many, many months".Heavy rain has dampened many of the country's bushfires, which began in September and have killed at least 28 people as well as destroying thousands of homes and scorching acres of land.

  • Archie's future: Rubbing shoulders with well-heeled expats at international school rather than Eton?
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    Archie's future: Rubbing shoulders with well-heeled expats at international school rather than Eton?

    When Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor was christened in a small, closed ceremony last year, his parents made it clear that they wanted to raise him as a “private citizen.”

  • Former BBC head warns of consequences of change to licence fee
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    Former BBC head warns of consequences of change to licence fee

    Former BBC head Mark Thompson tells Andrew Marr it is possible the BBC could change to a subscription-based service - but that it would no longer be the BBC we know.

  • Conor McGregor vs Cowboy LIVE fight result: UFC 246 press conference and latest reaction today
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    Conor McGregor vs Cowboy LIVE fight result: UFC 246 press conference and latest reaction today

    Conor McGregor needed only 40 seconds to defeat Donald Cerrone in his eagerly anticipated UFC return in Las Vegas.McGregor, fighting for the first time in 15 months at UFC 246 at the T-Mobile Arena, bloodied Cerrone's nose in the opening few seconds of their welterweight bout with a couple of unorthodox shoulder strikes. McGregor then stepped back and a head kick high over the guard landed square on the jaw of Cerrone, who fell to the floor and was left covering up as the Irishman rained down punches, prompting an early stoppage.

  • Targeted killings via drone becoming 'normalised' – report
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    Targeted killings via drone becoming 'normalised' – report

    Targeted killings via drone becoming 'normalised' – report. Drone Wars says UK and US has developed ‘easy narrative’ for targeted assassinations

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    Turkey spars with EU over fresh drilling off Cyprus

    Turkey called on Sunday for the European Union to end what it said was the bloc's prejudice against Turkish Cypriots, defending its launch of a fresh round of hydrocarbons drilling off the Mediterranean island. Turkey began drilling for oil and gas near Cyprus last year despite warnings from the EU, stoking tensions with neighbouring members Greece and Cyprus. In the latest move, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez on Friday told the state-owned Anadolu news agency that Turkey's Yavuz drilling ship was setting off for Cyprus, prompting cautionary EU comments.

  • Why this deal or no deal was the stark reality of choice for the Sussexes
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    Why this deal or no deal was the stark reality of choice for the Sussexes

    There was always something paradoxical about Buckingham Palace’s insistence that the “complex” and “complicated” Sussex situation could be resolved in days not weeks.

  • With Brexit imminent, what are the chances of a UK trade deal with China?
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    With Brexit imminent, what are the chances of a UK trade deal with China?

    With Brexit imminent, what are the chances of a UK trade deal with China?Trump has shown compromise with Beijing is possible but Britain has to dance between US, EU and Chinese demands

  • PM to address US diplomats’ driving after near miss at base where Harry Dunn died
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    PM to address US diplomats’ driving after near miss at base where Harry Dunn died

    PM to address US diplomats’ driving after near miss at base where Harry Dunn died. Footage emerges of suspected US car driving on wrong side of road near RAF Croughton

  • Fianna Fail leader urges caution as poll puts party 12 points clear
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    Fianna Fail leader urges caution as poll puts party 12 points clear

    Micheal Martin welcomed the results and said Irish people do not respond well to negative campaigning.

  • Saracens 27-24 Racing: Sarries seal an unlikely Champions Cup win amid Premiership relegation storm
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    Saracens 27-24 Racing: Sarries seal an unlikely Champions Cup win amid Premiership relegation storm

    Crisis? What crisis?Saracens may be in the middle of a storm off the pitch - the biggest in English rugby history - but somehow they are finding a way to deliver on it.

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    Philippine military says five Indonesians kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants

    The Philippine military on Sunday said it has launched search and rescue operations for five Indonesian fishermen kidnapped by militants belonging to the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf group in Malaysian waters last week. Three were released, while the remaining five were probably brought by their captors to the southern Philippine province of Sulu, said Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana, chief of the military's Western Mindanao Command. Sulu is Abu Sayyaf's stronghold.