BRITs Critics Choice winner chatted to us at the 2013 nominations ceremony
BRITs Critics Choice winner chatted to us at the 2013 nominations ceremony
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 film criticising Hillary Clinton and superhero ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were tied for the most Razzie awards this year. The annual tongue-in-cheek Razzies serve as an antidote to Hollywood's Oscars ceremony and take place on the eve of the Academy Awards. This year, much like the rest of the movie industry, the Razzies got political.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hastened the end of Waynje Rooney’s Manchester United career by scoring 24 goals and counting in a role the former England captain was unable to make work. If all the friends of Wayne Rooney quoted anonymously in the media are to be believed, the striker has not been making much of a secret of the fact that he is unhappy with his present position in the pecking order at Manchester United. José Mourinho kept him on as captain and retained him in the side long enough for Rooney to break Sir Bobby Charlton’s club scoring record.
Squatters who were branded a possible risk to the Queen's security have been evicted in a "stealth mode" operation. The group were living in a seven-storey building just metres away from Buckingham Palace. The property's occupiers, who claim to be part of the Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians, were removed at around 4am on Saturday after the building's owners filed a submission to the High Court.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 93rd birthday with a lavish party on Saturday, addressing his own mortality in a speech, but showing no signs of stepping down.
A woman has been charged with owning a dangerously out of control dog following the death of a three-year-old boy in August 2016. Jade Dunne, 29, of Parker Way, Halstead, has been released on bail to appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court on 27 March. Dexter Neal died after he was bitten at Dunne's home in Halstead, Essex, on 18 August last year.
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.
Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick as the Bundesliga leaders mercilessly obliterated Hamburg SV 8-0 on Saturday as coach Carlo Ancelotti celebrated his 1,000th game as manager. The win kept Bayern five points clear at the top as they again inflicted on their opponents their heaviest league defeat. The Pole, who has netted 19 times in the Bundesliga this season, struck twice in the first half and slotted in his third goal in the 54th minute after Arturo Vidal had put the hosts ahead in the 17th.
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.
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.
David Miliband has thrown himself into Labour's by-election infighting by declaring the party is at its weakest for 50 years, while also refusing to rule out a comeback. The former foreign secretary and Blairite standard bearer says Labour is now weaker than it was in the 1980s and must confront the "historic nature" of the challenge it faces. Mr Miliband was speaking in an interview in The Times after Labour's defeat by the Conservatives in the Copeland by-election, which has prompted calls from some Labour MPs for Jeremy Corbyn to quit.
Kendall Jenner is gorgeous - duh. In fact, and no shade here, but she just may be my favorite of the Kardashian clan. There’s just something about her, right? Well, maybe it’s because she takes after her mother, Kris Jenner. You’re gonna have to do a double take with you see Ken’s latest photos. Cause this girl looks JUST LIKE HER MOTHER! Hair and all. Kendall rocked the runway for Milan fashion week in several shows - but one of the more prestigious events was the Moschino show last night. Kendall was flawless opening the show as she confidently walked down the runway in a khaki suit and matching hat. But when the 21-year-old model removed the hat for her second look of the event, we had to take a second look of our own. Kendall is the spitting image of her mother, Kris Jenner. She had her mom’s stare down pat. All she really needed was her mom’s signature shades and they’d be twins. Which look do you prefer? Kendall as herself, or Kendall as Kris? Let us know in the comments below.
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 Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is sitting on more than $1.6 billion of gains in its investment in Apple Inc. after shares of the iPhone maker surged. Berkshire revealed that its massive stake in Apple stock, as of Dec. 31, had risen to 61.2 million shares for a total of $6.75 billion, an average of about $110.17 apiece, according to the annual report Saturday from Berkshire. As of Friday's closing price of $136.66, Berkshire's holding of Apple was valued at more than $8.3 billion.
A French prosecutors' decision to launch a full judicial inquiry into claims that presidential candidate Francois Fillon paid his family for fake jobs leaves him facing a fraught two months before elections, commentators said Saturday.
Barry Geraghty was being assessed in hospital on Saturday night for internal injuries after a crashing fall from Charli Parcs, who had come here to test his Triumph Hurdle credentials. “Barry’s more important than what would have happened,” said the trainer of Charli Parcs, Nicky Henderson, who had hoped to see a convincing success that would allow him to commit the JP McManus-owned gelding to the Cheltenham Festival. After hearing from the racecourse doctor, Henderson reported of his jockey: “He has got some internal injuries, I’m told, and they have taken him to hospital.
La La Land actor Ryan Gosling says he had two choices when making the Oscar nominated movie - learn to play piano or "shatter the dreams" of director Damien Chazelle. "Luckily for Ryan and Emma they were not supposed to be Fred and Ginger.
• An article (The average pay of university vice-chancellors now exceeds £275,000, 23 February, page 13) about a report by the University and College Union said incorrectly that Debra Humphris at the University of Brighton “saw her package increase by 31%” and that Malcolm Press at Manchester Metropolitan University “enjoyed [a pay rise] of more than 20%”. While the total amount that Brighton spent on vice-chancellors’ (VCs’) pay rose by 31% from 2014/15 to 2015/16, this was due to a change of VCs during the year, with Humphris only taking up the post on 1 December 2015.
Sweden's government has dropped plans for a bank tax after a consultation process drew largely negative feedback and will instead propose that banks pay more into the industry's resolution fund, the finance ministry said on Friday. The centre-left minority government has long sought to impose a financial services tax, saying the sector - which is exempt from value-added tax - should pay more to the state.
The remains of a British holidaymaker who went missing in Crete over a decade ago have been found in a well on the island, police have confirmed. "Officers have been in close liaison with the Greek authorities and have been awaiting further information.
A woman who died after being struck by debris during Storm Doris has been named as university worker Tahnie Martin. The 29-year-old was hit by a piece of wooden roofing "the size of a coffee table" as she walked past a Starbucks cafe in Dudley Street in Wolverhampton city centre at lunchtime on Thursday (23 February). Martin, who worked at the University of Wolverhampton, was with colleagues at the time of the incident.
Carnival festivities kicked off in Brazil on Friday, with officials in Rio de Janeiro, site of the country's best-known revelry, handing the key of the city over to "King Momo," a figurehead who traditionally presides over the partying. Despite an ongoing recession and police strikes that raised security concerns in recent weeks, thousands of locals and tourists swarmed across Rio for the start of the five-day festival, which the city expects will draw more than 1 million visitors and generate about $1 billion for the local economy. The celebration, known for block parties and the big-budget spectacle of parades at Rio's official Carnival venue, this year plays out as Brazil seeks to emerge from a two-year recession, its worst on record, and political volatility that last year led to a presidential impeachment.
Soaring levels of antibiotic resistance have driven a 40 per cent rise in prescriptions of drugs which are only used as a last hope, new figures show. NHS statistics reveal increasing use of the medication which is so toxic that it is only used when standard antibiotics have failed. The figures revealed by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism show that in just one year, prescriptions of colistin have risen from 346,000 to 485,000 daily doses.