Labour seeks to increase pressure on Tory MPs with windfall tax Commons vote

C onservative MPs are facing fresh pressure to support a one-off windfall tax on oil and gas producers in a bid to cut energy bills. Labour on Tuesday will seek to force a Commons vote on its amendment which expresses regret at the omission of the policy from the Queen’s Speech. It comes as MPs … Read more

Anita Singh’s verdict on Conversations with Friends: watchable without any wow factor

After the all-conquering hit that was Normal People, the same team has brought us another Sally Rooney adaptation, Conversations with Friends (BBC Three). But lightning doesn’t strike twice. Where the former was a story with universal appeal – who doesn’t remember their first love? – this one is more niche. Although if you’re a bisexual … Read more

Eurovision Song Contest 2022, review: Night belongs to Ukraine as Space Man returns to Earth

And then to the main event as the votes came in. First the national juries and a deluge of douze point for Ryder, whose cheery charm has worked a treat all week (all the more so because it is obviously completely unforced). Incredibly, he was in first place, ahead of Sweden going into the public … Read more

Eurovision 2022 results: The UK and Ukraine are among the favourites to win

Here is the full running order: 1. Czech Republic: We Are Domi – Lights Off 2. Romania: WRS – Llámame 3. Portugal: MARO – Saudade, Saudade 4. Finland: The Rasmus – Jezebel 5. Switzerland: Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry 6. France: Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn 7. Norway: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A … Read more

Cancer-stricken Deborah James’ charity fundraiser surpasses £5MILLION in just FOUR days

Cancer-stricken Dame Deborah James enjoyed an afternoon of ‘tea and champagne’ with Prince William on Friday as he presented her with a damehood for her tireless campaigning and fundraiser, which has received more than £5million in just four days.  The mother-of-two, 40, revealed the ‘surreal’ meeting via her Instagram page, where she uploaded several pictures of the … Read more

Myleene Klass returns to The One Show after previous ‘never going back’ remarks

Myleene Klass made a surprise reappearance on The One Show on the BBC to promote her latest book, despite previously claiming she would never return to the programme. The Great Yarmouth-born 44-year-old, who is a former member of the pop band Hear’Say, presented the tea time show with Adrian Chiles in 2007. However, the mum-of-three … Read more

Cancer-stricken BBC podcaster Deborah James raises over £600k in 24 hours as she moves to a hospice

Tributes have been pouring in for ‘courageous’ BBC podcast host Deborah James, who has incurable bowel cancer. Earlier this evening she shared a heartbreaking ‘goodbye’ message after moving to hospice care with her family. The former deputy head teacher turned cancer campaigner, 40, from London, has been living with stage four bowel cancer since she was diagnosed … Read more

New ‘Doctor Who’ star announced: Ncuti Gatwa

LONDON (AP) — Ncuti Gatwa will take the mantle from Jodie Whittaker on “Doctor Who,” the BBC announced Sunday, ending speculation over the iconic Time Lord’s next regeneration. Get the latest local news, weather, sports, and entertainment sent to your inbox! “Sometimes talent walks through the door and it’s so bright and bold and brilliant, I just … Read more

Tories lose Wandsworth as Johnson faces backlash from own councillors

B oris Johnson faced a backlash from local Tory leaders as his party lost a flagship London authority to Labour and suffered setbacks across England. While Sir Keir Starmer’s party gained ground in the capital by taking the totemic Tory authority in Wandsworth, there was a mixed picture elsewhere with the loss of Hull to … Read more

Friends’ Emily now – ‘forgotten’ fame, tragic role and job that made kids ‘gasp’

Friends fans watched Ross Geller fall in love with several beautiful, interesting women before finally making it work with Rachel Green, but one of the most memorable former flings was English Emily. The niece of Rachel’s boss, Emily Waltham, played by actress Helen Baxendale, played a big role in seasons four and five of the … Read more