Entertainment

Emma Bunton to host the US version of Bake Off

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Emma Bunton presents the Heart radio breakfast show with Jamie Theakston Spice Girl Emma Bunton is the new presenter of the US version of The Great British Bake Off. The Great American Baking Show will return to TV in the US later this year with Paul Hollywood returning as judge. Baby Spice said it was her "dream job. Christmas time, eating cake and
Entertainment

Sondheim’s Company is a gender-swap hit

[ad_1] Image copyright Brinkhoff/Moegenburg Image caption Gavin Spokes, Rosalie Craig and Mel Giedroyc have plenty of action on stage When Stephen Sondheim's musical Company opened on Broadway in 1970 it was a departure from tradition - there was no real plot and little sentiment. Forty-eight years on, director Marianne Elliott wanted to revive it in London - but knew parts of the show needed an update. Elliott had the right
UK News

The letter from the Ayrshire dad who refused to fight

[ad_1] Image caption Robert refused to fight in the war In the centenary year of the end of World War One, much of the focus has commemorated the heroes of the battlefield.But not every man was prepared to take up arms and fight. The plight of the conscientious objectors - those who refused to go to war - is highlighted in a poignant letter gifted to Glasgow Caledonian University.Thousands of
Entertainment

Harvey Weinstein accuser told to delete phone files

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex One of Harvey Weinstein's accusers was told by police to delete any files from her phone that she wanted to keep private, prosecutors have admitted.Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said the complainant was told by a detective to "delete anything she did not want anyone to see".Mr Weinstein's lawyer said the development "undermines" the case.The Hollywood producer
Technology

‘Facebook baby ads taunted me after stillbirth’

[ad_1] Facebook has apologised to a mum whose baby was stillborn after she continued to receive parent-related adverts despite triggering the settings to hide them.Anna England Kerr wrote an open letter to the social media giant - asking them to stop bombarding her.“Your ads were unintentionally taunting me with reminders of what I’d lost,” it read.Facebook said it was caused by a bug in the system that has now been
Health

‘Facebook baby ads taunted me after stillborn’

[ad_1] Facebook has apologised to a mum whose baby was stillborn after she continued to receive parent-related adverts despite triggering the settings to hide them.Anna England-Kerr wrote an open letter to the social media giant - asking them to stop bombarding her.“Your ads were unintentionally taunting me with reminders of what I’d lost,” it read.Facebook said it was caused by a bug in the system that has now been fixed.Watch
Politics

Oxford Conservatives Bullingdon Club ban overturned

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Bullingdon Club dates back centuries Oxford University's Conservative Association has overturned a ban on members of the Bullingdon Club.The association last week put the dining club, notorious for its riotous drunken antics, on its list of proscribed organisations.But a disciplinary meeting has found the ban to be unconstitutional, student newspaper Cherwell reports.The male-only Bullingdon Club's past members include David Cameron, George Osborne
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Petrol price: Oil companies cut petrol price by 21 paise, diesel to cost 11 paise less

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Petrol and diesel prices Thursday were reduced for the first time + in over two months because of a drop in the cost of production, according to state-owned oil firms. Petrol price was cut by 21 paise per litre and diesel by 11 paise, a price notification issued by state retailers said. This is the first price cut arising from a drop in international oil prices. The
Football

Liverpool’s lack of X-factor exposed by injuries with no Coutinho or Fekir Shaqiri must step up

[ad_1] Liverpool and Brazil's Fabinho insists he is still trying to settle into life under Jurgen Klopp and that his demands in training and matches are extremely intense. Gab Marcotti assesses the latest transfer rumours, including Liverpool's reported interest in Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne. The international break has not been kind to Liverpool as several key players reported back with injuries varying in severity. The biggest concern surrounds Naby Keita,
Entertainment

Sir Quentin Blake brings science pioneers to life

[ad_1] Image copyright Sir Quentin Blake/Science Museum Image caption Pioneering pilot Amy Johnson and her de Havilland Gipsy Moth plane Illustrator Sir Quentin Blake has brought his own unique style to pictures of some of the world's most celebrated scientists.Sir Quentin, known for humorous work in children's books, has made a set of five works depicting 20 women and men.Pilot Amy Johnson is there, as is spinning machine creator Sir