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September 18, 2018 1:39 AM Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become moon space tourist

It is not yet clear how much he has paid for the trip on SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket or when it is likely to take place. Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa declared "I choose to go the the Moon" after being introduced by SpaceX's chief executive Elon Musk at the company's headquarters in California. The ex punk band drummer made his money in online fashion with his company 6

September 11, 2018 9:29 AM Ska greats Toots & The Maytals make autumn return to Leeds

SKA, reggae and rocksteady evergreens Toots & The Maytals will return to Leeds this autumn for the first time since their Millennium Square double bill with The Specials in May 2017. Led by Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, The Maytals will play Leeds O2 Academy on October 13 as part of a newly extended 13-date tour, with tickets on sale at ticketmaster 8

September 10, 2018 3:17 PM Vick Hope will perform jive in Strictly ‘baptism of fire’

Strictly Come Dancing favourite Vick Hope will dance the jive in a “baptism of fire” in her first performance on the show. The Capital Breakfast host was told live on air by her professional dancer partner Graziano Di Prima that they would be dancing to Feel It Still by American rock band Portugal. The Man. Hope, 28, told Capital FM presenters she had been hoping 20

September 9, 2018 10:01 AM Flemish folk family band Trio Dhoore return to Gwaenysgor hall

AN EXCEPTIONALLY-talented Belgian family group with a folky, Flemish twist are returning to the area this autumn. Trio Dhoore, a young and gifted band of musical brothers from Flanders will be bringing their unique brand of folk – and humour – back to Gwaenysgor Village Hall. The Dhoore brothers – Koen, Hartwin and Ward – will be promising a further 14

September 7, 2018 4:38 PM Green-haired Nicki Minaj stars in video to BTS’s Idol Remix

Nicki Minaj films herself on her phone and waves a huge feathered fan as she writhes on a sofa in the new video for the remix of the BTS track Idol. The K-pop boyband are joined by the hip hop star on the new version of the single, which beat the YouTube 24 Hour record previously held by Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do. The video, which shows 15

September 6, 2018 1:02 PM A Strictly Professional affair as hit show's dancers come stepping to Llandudno in 2019

Starring 10 of the hugely popular and much-loved professional dancers from the Strictly Come Dancing television series, expect all the the breathtaking routines and sizzling chemistry of Saturday night Strictly brought to life in Llandudno. Leading the pack of this exciting line-up of magnificent dancers and Strictly TV favourites performing is reigning 14

September 6, 2018 11:10 AM Here we go again: enjoy the sounds of Abba Forever

Tribute show Abba Forever brings the style and sound of the original pop sensation to the Wyvern Theatre on Monday night. The unique ABBA sound is replicated with impressive attention to detail, using a six-piece band featuring electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and piano, drums and bass guitar. Two outstanding ABBA singers complete the line-up 11

September 6, 2018 10:59 AM Sing along to the Greatest Show at the Wyvern Theatre

BILLED the concert of the year, The Greatest Show: Songs From Hollywood is rolling into Swindon on Saturday, for two fabulous shows. The production features an all-star cast from London's West End, including Gemma Atkins ( (Wicked, Kinky Boots), Jacqueline Hughes (Wicked), Cici Howells (Saturday Night Fever) alongside Welsh Tenor Michael Jenkins and accompanied 12

September 6, 2018 4:00 AM Beacon in York will mark centenary of end of First World War

A LOCAL parish council is to join a national tribute to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Rawcliffe Parish Council has erected a beacon near Rawcliffe Pavilion, which will be lit on November 11 as part of the Battle’s Over events organised by national pageant master Bruno Peek. The day’s events will start at 6am, when 1,000 lone pipers 7

September 5, 2018 3:08 PM Angry Birds to host special event with Imagine Dragons

Angry Birds x Imagine Dragons will provide access to new challenges for a chance to win VIP passes, as well as a new concert location, rock-themed outfits suitable for the occasion and music from the band themselves. Angry Birds Match is one of the many spin-offs from the popular franchise, which features Hatchlings that were introduced in The Angry 21