US President Joe Biden said the government would do everything possible to help the tornado-ravaged central areas of the country. Mr Biden has signed a federal emergency declaration freeing up funds for Kentucky, the worst-hit state. He said the storms were among the largest in US history. More than 70Continue Reading

Dancers who accused a leading choreographer of transphobia have claimed she has jeopardised their safety by publicising her resignation. Rosie Kay resigned this week from the dance company she founded in 2004. She says she’s been forced out for views on sex and gender, expressed at a dinner party inContinue Reading

The prosecutors in the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell closed her case after two weeks of testimony. Annie Farmer, the last of four alleged victims to testify, spoke on Friday of the “dark memory” of the abuse by Ms. Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein. Ms. Farmer, now 42, said she was gropedContinue Reading

LadBaby is preparing for the fourth British Christmas first in a row – with the help of Ed Sheeran and Elton John. YouTube stars Mark and Roxanne Hoyle have been raising money for the Trussell Trust food bank charity with their sausage roll singles since 2018. This year’s rehearsal isContinue Reading

Taylor Swift faces jury trial accused of stealing lyrics for Shake It Off from another song. A US judge has denied Swift’s motion to dismiss the case, saying a jury may find that her 2014 hit copied the 2001 girl group 3LW’s Playas Gon ‘Play tune. Both tracks contain variationsContinue Reading

The Prime Minister’s Press Secretary addressed the staff and presented awards last Christmas at a party on Downing Street that is now being investigated. Jack Doyle, then assistant director of communications, addressed the meeting on December 18 to 20 to 30 people. A source told the BBC that there wasContinue Reading

At least 54 people were killed and numerous others injured after the truck they were being transported in crashed in southern Mexico, authorities say. More than 150 people believed to be migrants from Central America were crammed into the trailer of the truck as it rolled into Chiapas state. PicturesContinue Reading

A large financial compensation paid to Sienna Miller through phone hacking “equals” an admission of illegal activity by the Sun, a court heard. In a statement read in court, the actor’s lawyers said they believed the Sun was targeting medical records of her pregnancy, despite the publisher’s denials. A highContinue Reading

Steve Bronski, co-founder and keyboardist of the 1980s pop group Bronski Beat, has died at the age of 61. Bronski, from Glasgow, was born Steve Forrest and formed the group in 1983 with singer Jimmy Somerville and fellow musician Larry Steinbachek. You enjoyed the UK’s top 10 hits with theContinue Reading

Influential Jamaican reggae artist Robbie Shakespeare – one half of the duo Sly and Robbie – has died at the age of 68. He died in Florida, where he was recently hospitalized for kidney surgery, reports the Jamaica Gleaner. The prolific bassist and music producer is credited with revolutionizing theContinue Reading