Tulisa's assistant says sorry for calling Simon Cowell 'gay'

Tulisa Contostavlos’s personal assistant has apologised for making claims about Simon Cowell’s private life which were heard in court prior to the ...

Corrie star's trial delayed again

THE trial of Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox for allegedly drink-driving has been further delayed.

23 Jul 2014 12.15pm

Billy Joel handed pop prize honour

The Library of Congress is honouring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

22 Jul 2014 5.04pm

Barrowman's Games gay kiss praised

The gay kiss in the 2014 Games opening ceremony has been hailed as a snub to homophobia in Commonwealth countries which criminalise homosexuality.

24 Jul 2014 2.00am

Games silence for MH17 victims

The 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash were remembered at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony with a silence led by Alex Salmond.

24 Jul 2014 1.01am

£2.5m raised for Unicef at Games

Around £2.5 million has been raised by the UK public for children's charity Unicef following an appeal during the opening ceremony of the ...

24 Jul 2014 2.00am

Royal couple to watch Games events

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will watch some of the competitions at the Commonwealth Games as the events get under way today.

24 Jul 2014 2.00am

Crowds hail 'electric atmosphere'

Crowds leaving the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games have described it as a "fantastic" spectacle with an "electric atmosphere".

24 Jul 2014 1.01am

Report critical of undercover units

Undercover police units will come under fire for gathering and keeping information about black justice groups that "served no purpose in preventing ...

24 Jul 2014 1.02am

A&E patients 'will wait longer'

Patients should expect "inevitable" greater waits in A&E departments, two health charities have warned.

24 Jul 2014 1.02am

Diagnosis trial over lung condition

A £10 piece of medical equipment has gone on trial designed to accelerate the detection of a potentially fatal lung disease.

24 Jul 2014 1.02am

Concerns over vCJD 'blood threat'

A "casual" attitude by the Government could be increasing the risk of the human form of "mad cow disease" being spread via blood transfusions or in ...

24 Jul 2014 1.02am

Degree costs set to rise to £26,000

Students heading off to university next year can expect to pay more than £26,000 for a three-year degree, as the cost of higher education rises.

24 Jul 2014 1.02am

'47 killed' in Taiwan plane crash

A plane landing in stormy weather has crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island, with 47 people feared dead.

23 Jul 2014 4.05pm

School head held after girl raped

Police in India have arrested the head of a school where a six-year-old girl was raped and charged him with hindering the investigation and ...

23 Jul 2014 3.39pm

Crash bodies arrive in Eindhoven

Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have landed in the southern Dutch ...

23 Jul 2014 4.05pm

Legal bid over Indonesian election

A campaign team spokesman for the losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election says they are preparing a legal challenge to be filed in the ...

23 Jul 2014 3.39pm

Iraq presidential vote delayed

Iraq's parliament has agreed to postpone a vote for a new president by a day as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a ...

23 Jul 2014 3.39pm