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April 17, 2018 12:41 PM Stephanie Davis: People in recovery aren’t bad people

Stephanie Davis has said Ant McPartlin is “not a bad person at all” after the TV star pleaded guilty to drink-driving. The Britain’s Got Talent star was fined £86,000 on Monday and banned from driving for 20 months after crashing his car while more than twice the legal alcohol limit. Former Hollyoaks and Celebrity Big Brother star Davis, who has been open about 7

April 17, 2018 7:46 AM 'I'm not paying!' George Galloway refuses to pay BBC licence fee over bias claims

GEORGE Galloway has declared he will no longer pay for the BBC - because he claims it is biased. In 2018, the Labour leader warned media “change is coming” when they, again, shone a spotlight on the unsavoury views of parts of his cult following. Although Mr Corbyn accepts that there are “pockets of anti-semitism” on the British left, he resents that mainstream 9

April 16, 2018 9:45 PM Ant McPartlin ‘truly sorry’ for drink-driving

TV presenter hopes for ‘forgiveness’ after car crash earns £86,000 fine TV presenter Ant McPartlin has said he is “truly sorry” for drink-driving and, according to his lawyer, hopes in time “he might be forgiven”. The 42-year-old was fined £86,000 at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court yesterday – said to be the biggest penalty ever imposed for drink-driving 7

April 16, 2018 8:21 PM Call The Midwife starts filming eighth series

A picture posted on the show’s official Twitter page shows cast member Jenny Agutter back in the habit, with a clapperboard reading “Slate 1, Take 1” in her hands. “It’s happening!!! Series 8 of #callthemidwife has just started filming!!” the message says. The BBC drama’s seventh run ended in March with a tear-jerking instalment that saw the midwives 7

April 16, 2018 4:07 PM There’s a car crash on BBC News whilst they’re covering Ant McPartlin’s drink-driving story

On BBC News they’re covering TV presenter Ant McPartlin’s drink driving story. The star is appearing at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court. There’s a car crash in the background: In court, McPartlin, 42, was ordered to pay £86,000 after pleading guilty to drink driving – the fine is means tested and based on disposable income. He was banned from driving 5

April 16, 2018 1:16 PM Hugh Grant admits he can’t use Netflix

Hugh Grant has admitted he misses the days of analogue television and has not yet worked out how to use Netflix. The Four Weddings And A Funeral star said he is still old fashioned in his tastes. He told Pilot TV magazine: “I can’t work it. There was something I needed to see on Netflix last night and I’m in a new house and I couldn’t get it to work. The actor 6

April 16, 2018 10:55 AM Wetherspoon on Twitter: The best bits

Popular pub chain JD Wetherspoon has announced its head office and 900 pubs are quitting Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, with immediate effect. The home of bargain pitchers and Curry Club Thursdays linked the move to bad publicity surrounding social media including the "trolling" of MPs and said it would be using its website and printed magazine to release 6

April 13, 2018 11:01 PM BBC film of police raid left me tainted for ever says Sir Cliff

SIR Cliff Richard broke down yesterday as he told a court how he thought he was going to have a stroke or a heart attack when the BBC broadcast a police raid on his home. His lawyers are demanding “very substantial” damages at the “very top end of the scale” for what they have called a “flagrant” breach of his privacy by the BBC. It is believed that if Sir Cliff 13

April 13, 2018 10:25 AM Channel 5 to explore ‘personal stories’ in Rivers Of Blood 50th anniversary film

Channel 5 will be exploring personal stories of what it means to be black or Asian in Britain today on the 50th anniversary of Enoch Powell’s infamous “rivers of blood” speech. Rivers Of Blood: 50 Years On will look at stories of immigration and the impact the speech had on “pioneer immigrants” and their descendants. It “tells the highly personal story 7

April 13, 2018 3:32 AM Commonwealth Games: Tom Daley & Dan Goodfellow win synchronised 10m gold

Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow beat fellow English pair Matthew Dixon and Noah Williams to win Commonwealth Games gold in the synchronised 10m platform. It was a fourth Commonwealth gold medal for Daley, who has won two individual 10m titles - this event in 2010 and a silver in Glasgow in 2014. Daley and Goodfellow had a poor final dive but took gold on 405.81 points 7