UK City of Culture status gives Hull boost in economy and local morale, study finds

Hull’s tenure as the UK City of Culture for 2017 has had a substantial impact on the local economy and community, and has drawn hundreds of thousands of people to various cultural events in the first six months.

Parrs Wood High School Choir

School choir that performed with Ariana Grande to appear on charity album

The school choir that moved the nation with an emotional performance alongside Ariana Grande at the One Love Manchester concert is contributing to a new charity album.


Battle of the breakfast hosts – Piers Morgan and Dan Walker row over Grenfell Tower interview

Rival breakfast news presenters Piers Morgan and Dan Walker have waded into round two of a row about their programmes.

Brooklyn Beckham

Brooklyn Beckham supported by parents Victoria and David at book event

Victoria and David Beckham stepped out to support their eldest son Brooklyn as he showcased photography from his new book in an exhibition.


Denis Lawson lands role in ITV drama Victoria

Denis Lawson has signed up to star in hit period drama Victoria.


Record audience for BBC Glastonbury coverage

The BBC notched up record audiences for this year’s Glastonbury coverage, the corporation has said.


Generation Z report predicts the future of music and social media

The next generation of music fans are likely to discover their new favourite song through YouTube, are more likely to be willing to pay for it than older listeners, and think Facebook is over, a report has found.

Philip Pullman

Teenage Grenfell victim to be immortalised in Philip Pullman book

Philip Pullman will name a character in his latest book after a teenage victim of the Grenfell fire.


Heston Blumenthal worked hard to find recipe for parents’ pride

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has said praise from his parents was hard won despite his glittering career.


Emmerdale fans bemused as Rhona’s creepy stalker is finally revealed

Emmerdale fans were left surprised and confused when it was revealed that the stalker who has been plaguing Rhona Goskirk in recent episodes was not her rapist husband Pierce Harris, but his mother.


Russell Brand to give Alternative MacTaggart address at Edinburgh TV Festival

Russell Brand will address the Edinburgh International Television Festival later this year when he takes part in the Alternative MacTaggart talk.


See untouched images of Kate Moss, Brad Pitt and more in unseen exhibition

Never before seen, untouched photos of some of the world’s most famous stars show a rare laid-back side to celebrities in a new exhibition.


Ryan Reynolds once saved his nephew’s life using CPR

Ryan Reynolds has revealed he once saved his nephew’s life because of his first aid knowledge.

Serena Williams

Pregnant Serena Williams poses nearly nude on Vanity Fair cover

Tennis star Serena Williams has revealed her pregnancy figure by posing nearly nude on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.

Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond thought ‘I’m going to die’ during Grand Tour crash

The Grand Tour star Richard Hammond has said he thought “oh god, I’m going to die” when his car crashed before bursting into flames.


Arts outside London get funding boost while major venues are cut

The Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company are having their funding cut as a result of a new Arts Council settlement which will see more money go outside London.


BBC defends glitter boobs tutorial video

The BBC has defended its decision to create a video tutorial on how women can decorate their breasts with glitter.


Ed Sheeran reveals he’s been working on his fourth album for six years

Ed Sheeran has revealed that he has been working on his fourth album for six years, after he started to create it at same time as his debut record.


Petition to ban Big Brother gathers more than 400 signatures

A petition calling for Big Brother to be axed from television has gathered more than 400 signatures.

Catherine Tyldesley

Tense scenes as Corrie’s Eva learns of affair

Coronation Street’s Eva Price is out for revenge after finding out about her fiance Aidan Connor’s illicit affair.

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