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  • Could the royal baby be born this weekend?

    July 20, 2013 7:26 AM 92

    The long wait for the arrival of the royal baby is nearly over, with Kate due to give birth in a matter of hours. According to the Duchess of Cornwall, the royal family is poised to welcome the new arrival “by the end of the week”. During a visit to a children's hospice on Monday, she said: "We don't know what's going to happen. We're all waiting at the end of a telephone

  • Doctor Leah Totton wins The Apprentice 2013

    July 18, 2013 8:14 AM 86

    The 25-year-old received a £250,000 investment for her cosmetic procedures business after the guru told her "you're hired" in Wednesday's final. Totton, who becomes Lord Sugar’s new business partner, pipped to the post Luisa Zissman, who had pitched an online wholesale baking supplies business. Miss Totton plans to offer anti-ageing skin treatments at a chain

  • Royal baby name: flurry of last-minute bets on Alexandra and James

    July 17, 2013 7:48 AM 90

    Royal baby mania is taking the world by storm, with thousands of bets being placed on the birth of Alexandra or James in the coming days. With the Duchess of Cambridge now entering what is reportedly her third overdue day, bookies are taking bets on everything from the royal baby’s hair colour to what age he or she will first be photographed visiting

  • Glee star Cory Monteith died from heroin and alcohol overdose

    July 17, 2013 7:17 AM 97

    Glee star Cory Monteith died from a heroin and alcohol overdose, autopsy results have revealed. The 31-year-old actor, who was found dead in his hotel room in the Canadian city of Vancouver on Saturday, died from “a mixed drug toxicity” which “involved heroin primarily and also alcohol”. Barbara McLintock, from the British Columbia coroner's office

  • TA soldiers die on training exercise in Powys on hottest day of year

    July 15, 2013 7:04 AM 90

    Police are continuing to investigate after two soldiers died on a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons on the hottest day of the year. The soldiers were serving with the Territorial Army in Powys, mid Wales, on Saturday when temperatures exceeded 29.5C. A third soldier is in a serious condition after the incident, which is thought to have been linked

  • Glee star Cory Monteith found dead in Vancouver hotel

    July 14, 2013 6:54 AM 93

    Cory Monteith, the heart-throb star of the popular musical television series Glee, has been found dead at a hotel in Vancouver. Police reported that there were no initial signs of foul play and said the cause of death was not immediately apparent. The Canadian actor, who went into rehab earlier this year for an unspecified substance addiction, was discovered

  • Match of the Day 2

    March 10, 2013 3:43 PM 89

    Mark Chapman introduces highlights of the day's Premier League meeting between West Brom and Burnley, plus a look back at all the action from Saturday's matches. The Premier League has never featured a meeting between these sides - newly promoted Burnley hope the first clash ends with a Clarets victory. The Baggies are equally keen to secure the spoils

  • Commission presents 2014 Enlargement Package

    January 11, 2013 11:50 AM 98

    Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle is holding a press conference on the EU's enlargement strategy for the year ahead. The Enlargement Package reports on the progress made by EU candidate countries over the past year in meeting targets in areas like economic governance and judicial reform. Countries that want to join the EU have to undergo assessment

  • Spiritual guru orders 400 men to be castrated

    December 5, 2001 12:00 AM 98

    Bollywood star and spiritual guru Durmeet Ram Rahim Singh is at a centre of a police investigation following allegations he convinced up to 400 men to get off their testicles to be closer to God. The 47-year-old actor, known as the ‘guru in bling’, and worth $40 million, (RM 140 million) is alleged to have urged his followers to be castrated at his ashram

  • Hard-Hitting Ebola Pictures Win The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

    January 1, 1970 12:00 AM 112

    The jury of the world’s largest photography competition today names American photographer John Moore as the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards’ L’Iris d’Or/Professional Photographer of the Year as the winner of it's most prestigious prize. The pictures, chosen from the winners of the awards’ thirteen professional categories, is entitled “Ebola Crisis