July 16, 2018 9:44 AM Amesbury novichok victim's brother says nerve agent was 'found in perfume bottle'
Charlie Rowley, who is recovering in hospital, is said to have told his sibling he picked up the container before falling ill. Matthew Rowley said his brother Charlie, who is conscious but seriously ill after he was exposed to the poison, told him he picked up the container. Salisbury MP John Glen told BBC radio the couple may have come into contact 5
July 16, 2018 9:15 AM World Cup 2018: Tube station named Gareth Southgate
A London Underground station has been temporarily named after England's football manager. Southgate Tube station was rebranded Gareth Southgate station from Monday morning for 48 hours, after the squad finished fourth in the World Cup. It was England's best result since 1990 when they also lost in the semi-final. "We're delighted to be able to show our appreciation 7
July 15, 2018 8:00 AM Southend’s choirs are taking on the world..
IT'S all happening for Southend Boys and Girls' Choirs who are busying themselves with concerts in Southend, London and across the world! Follow Southend Girls’ Choir appearance on Tuesday, July 10 at London’s St Martin in the Fields Church in Trafalgar Square, both choirs will appear today (Friday July 13) in Southend’s Plaza Centre, when they will be presenting 5
July 15, 2018 1:24 AM Nick Grimshaw reveals he found Angelina Jolie ‘cold’ and Will Smith ‘fake nice’
Nick Grimshaw has revealed he found Angelina Jolie “cold” and Will Smith “fake nice” as he reflected on his six-year stint as host of the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show. The 33-year-old will depart the role in September amid falling listening figures and will be replaced by Greg James. Grimshaw will takeover Radio 1’s 4pm to 7pm drive-time slot vacated by James 7
July 14, 2018 2:18 PM 100 Women: 'I was a World Cup honey shot'
It's known as the "honey shot" - when a conventionally attractive woman is picked out of the crowd by cameras at a sporting event. The issue has come under scrutiny during this World Cup and Fifa has said broadcasters have got to stop zooming in on "hot women". It happened to Natalia Betancourt at the 2014 World Cup game between Colombia and Brazil 24
July 14, 2018 9:01 AM ‘We need a people’s Brexit!’ Liam Fox orders EU to accept UK plan or PAY PRICE of no deal
THE EUROPEAN UNION has been warned by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox that a “no-deal” Brexit would be bad for them and that Theresa May would be “selling this message to our European partners”. A “no-deal” Brexit would be bad for the European Union and to accept Theresa May's plan because he wants a "people's Brexit, not a bureaucrat's Brexit" 6
July 13, 2018 5:04 PM Stig of the Dump author Clive King, who went to school in Rochester, dies
The author of classic children's book Stig of the Dump has died aged 94. Clive King was born Surrey but moved to Ash, near Dartford, when he was young, attending King's School in Rochester from 1933 to 1941. He later moved to Norfolk, where he lived until his death on Tuesday, but his most famous book cemented his connections to the county. Stig of the Dump, which 8
July 13, 2018 12:19 PM Laura Whitmore to host her first radio show – live
Former Strictly Come Dancing star Laura Whitmore has signed up as a DJ. The TV presenter, 33, will be hosting her first radio show, a live one-hour Sunday morning slot on BBC Radio 5. The ex-I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now! star will cover some of the news, views, music and entertainment of the week. Guests will include musicians, journalists 7
July 13, 2018 11:28 AM Richard Bacon pneumonia: Star been in induced coma for over a WEEK, sister confirms
RICHARD BACON has been in an induced coma since last Thursday following a diagnosis of pneumonia, his sister, Juliet, revealed in an Instagram post today. The former Blue Peter star has been in hospital for more than a week after he said he was diagnosed with pneumonia. The 42-year-old was taken to hospital eight days ago after becoming ill on a flight 8
July 13, 2018 7:29 AM Professor Green goes speed dating in music video for new track Count On You
It sees Green, real name Stephen Manderson, sitting through a sequence of disastrous meetings with potential dates at a bar. One throws water in his face, another ends up crying on his shoulder, and one woman’s boyfriend turns up, prompting an angry confrontation. Featuring a cameo appearance from former Love Island contestant Montana Brown, the video 7