article 27 July 2016 UK
Fireman Sam 'Koran' episode pulled from streaming site

An episode of Fireman Sam in which a character appeared to tread on a page from the Koran has been removed from Channel 5's streaming site following accusations of Islamophobia.

article 26 April 2016 UK
by Leicester City: a season beyond all expectations

The pundits said Leicester would crumble but now, with three games to go, they need just three points to make the fairy-tale become reality by winning the Premier League, writes Malcolm Boughen.

article 26 April 2016 UK
Hillsborough disaster: Liverpool fans unlawfully killed

The 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough football stadium 27 years ago were unlawfully killed, an inquests jury concludes after two years of hearings.

article 20 April 2016 UK
Comedian Victoria Wood dies at 62

The Bafta award-winning actor and comedian Victoria Wood dies "after a short but brave battle with cancer".

article 31 March 2016 UK
Architect Dame Zaha Hadid dies aged 65

Dame Zaha Hadid is widely regarded to have been among the greatest architects of her generation.

article 02 March 2016 UK
Doctors call for ban on tackling in school rugby

More than 70 doctors and health experts urge the government to ban tackling in school rugby because of the risk of serious injury to under-18s.

post 11 January 2016
Read more from Jon on Snowblog The incredible creative life force that was David Bowie

Bowie was emblematic of my generation. He was revolution, rebellion - even in a time when we all rebelled against the given order.

article 11 January 2016 UK
David Bowie
David Bowie: Parties held in Brixton to honour late star

Brixton residents prepare for street party in Bowie's honour, as the town mourns "their boy".

article 11 January 2016 Culture
Floral tribute to David Bowie (Getty)
David Bowie: tributes from across planet Earth and beyond

Musicians, statesmen, the Vatican and fellow space travellers pay their respects to the original Starman.