WISE WORDS: Midge Ure Reveals Why He Was Always Happy To Take Backroom Seat For Band Aid

For the latest in our WISE WORDS interview series – where stars from a whole range of fields share the important life lessons they’ve learned along the way – we’re posing some of the big questions to former Ultravox frontman MIDGE URE.  Born James Ure in Lanarkshire, Midge has enjoyed several chapters of success in his four decades in music. ...

Read More »

Theresa May 'Doesn't Recall' Details Of That Awkward Dinner With Jean-Claude Juncker

May renewed her contention that the story printed in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ) was “Brussels gossip” when questioned by the BBC’s Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg. And yet, despite being in the room, the Prime Minister appeared hazy on what was actually said. The details, briefed by senior Commission sources, reveal Juncker told May as he left that he was “ten times ...

Read More »

Stanley Johnson, Boris' Father, Defends Daughter Rachel's Decision To Join The Lib Dems

Boris Johnson’s father has defended his daughter’s decision to join the Liberal Democrats – but said his “tribal loyalty” to the Tories would stop him voting for her if she ever ran for office. Former MEP Stanley Johnson, 76, campaigned for Remain during the referendum while his son was one of the biggest names to back Leave. Last week journalist ...

Read More »

Theresa May's 'First Sharp Encounter' With A Voter Ends With Brexit Lecture

The Conservative Parrty’s election campaign has faced criticism for being overly-stage managed and limiting the exposure of Theresa May to the media and the general public. A typical Tory ‘rally’ involves a rote speech to a hand-picked audience of activists, followed by three questions where the answer will at some point involve the words ‘strong and and stable’. Her speech ...

Read More »

Katie Hopkins Tells The Cambridge Union She's A 'True Version Of A Feminist'

Katie Hopkins has declared herself “a true version of a feminist”, calling other women “a massive disappointment”.  Giving a speech at the prestigious Cambridge Union this evening, the controversial right-wing columnist told students that women “already have equality”, going on to deny the existence of the gender pay gap.  “I would argue that most women actually want special treatment, not ...

Read More »

Jo Cox's Husband Brendan Speaks Movingly About His Late Wife Ahead Of First Anniversary Of Her Murder

Brendan Cox has spoken movingly about his late wife Jo, ahead of a series of national events to celebrate her life and work. With the first anniversary of the death of the Labour MP due to fall next month, her husband said that the past year had been “incredibly painful” but organising a range of projects in her memory had ...

Read More »

Theresa May Mocked For Eating Chips, And Ed Miliband Feels Her Pain

Who’d be a politician? Theresa May perhaps should have been aware of the dangers of eating food while on the campaign trail as she tucked in to a cone of chips during a visit to a seaside constituency. During a walkabout in Mevagissey on the north Cornwall coast, the PM was snapped tucking in to the salty snack. PA Wire/PA ...

Read More »

'Trusted' Southampton PC Keith Burgess 'abused teens'

A policeman sexually assaulted a teenager in her home while her parents were in the next room, a jury heard. Keith Burgess, a neighbourhood officer in Southampton, allegedly asked another girl for naked photos as “payment” for helping her family. The married 42-year-old used his position to befriend parents and gain access to their daughters, the trial at Guildford Crown ...

Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo offside in build-up to Real Madrid’s opening goal vs Atletico Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid. (AFP/Getty Images) Controversy overshadowed Real Madrid’s opening goal against Atletico Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to be offside in the build-up to his opening goal at the Santiago Bernabeu. Ronaldo found the net with a header after 10 minutes to put Madrid in front, but in the ...

Read More »

No, Megan McKenna is not ‘quitting TOWIE to become a pop star’

Megan McKenna could be still chasing her dreams to be a pop star (Picture: XPOSURE/Getty/Mylo) Megan McKenna is not planning an early exit from The Only Way Is Essex to chase a music career. Romania yodel into Eurovision Song Contest title contention with a bang According to the Daily Star, the 24-year-old was believed to be considering plans to ditch the ...

Read More »