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

New marine protected areas unveiled

Seabirds, fish and a large clam that can live for centuries are among the species that will benefit from 30 new marine protected areas, the ...

24 Jul 2014 1.02pm

Video: Mo Farah pulls out of Glasgow 2014

Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games due to illness.

24 Jul 2014 11.03am

Prince laughs off baton struggle

Prince Imran of Malaysia, the president of the Commonwealth Games Federation, has laughed off his struggle with the baton during last night's opening ...

24 Jul 2014 1.02pm

Two hurt as van crashes into house

Two men were taken to hospital after the van they were travelling in crashed into a house.

24 Jul 2014 11.03am

Scottie dogs stars of opening show

The Scottie dogs which took part in the athletes' parade stole the show at last night's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

24 Jul 2014 11.03am

Children trying smoking 'at lowest'

The number of children trying cigarettes has dipped to the lowest level on record, new figures suggest.

24 Jul 2014 12.04pm

Hammond calls for Gaza ceasefire

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has called for a swift ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as he joined international diplomatic efforts to end the ...

24 Jul 2014 11.04am

More poor teenagers apply for uni

Rising numbers of poorer teenagers are planning to go to university, but they are still half as likely to apply as their richer peers, new figures ...

24 Jul 2014 12.04pm

Sea rescue caught on camera

The daring rescue of a drowning boy from a dangerous rip current off a Cornish beach has been captured on camera.

24 Jul 2014 12.04pm

Watching TV 'causes guilty feeling'

It is something we all secretly suspected, and there is probably a TV programme to tell you all about it - scientists have discovered that slumping ...

24 Jul 2014 11.04am

Massoum named president of Iraq

Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote.

24 Jul 2014 1.04pm

3 castrated in nursing home attack

A man has been arrested in north-eastern China, accused of cutting off the testicles of three patients in a nursing home.

24 Jul 2014 10.01am

Sudan death sentence woman in Italy

A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant her Christian faith has arrived in Italy en route to the United States along with ...

24 Jul 2014 1.04pm

Rape prompts women-only carriages

Thailand's railway authority is planning to re-launch women-only carriages after a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed in her berth on an overnight ...

24 Jul 2014 11.04am

Algerian plane missing with 116 on board

A flight operated by Air Algerie carrying 110 passengers and a crew of six has disappeared from the radar during a journey from Burkina Faso to ...