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March 15, 2018 8:59 AM May announces tough sanctions on Jeremy Corbyn

THE prime minister has announced strict new sanctions against Jeremy Corbyn. The Labour leader has had his Russian passport confiscated, has been banned from appearing on Russia Today and will not be allowed to attend the World Cup in Russia later this year. Theresa May said: “We cannot prove that Corbyn was directly involved in the attempted murder 39

March 15, 2018 7:23 AM UPDATE: Swindon set for snow on Saturday AND Sunday

The Met Office has updated its weekend forecast for Swindon with snow now predicted for Saturday and Sunday. It says there is a 60 per cent chance of snow between 6am and 9am on Saturday. Sunday also sees the return of very cold temperatures, with a 'feels like' temperature of -7C. A spokesman for the Met Office said: "High pressure over Scandinavia 12

March 14, 2018 6:23 PM Canelo Alvarez shows off his power ahead of Gennady Golovkin rematch as GGG's trainer says Mexican must be 'cleared, or suspended and fined immensely' for failed drugs test

Canelo Alvarez appears to be doing his best not to let the fall-out from his failed drugs test disrupt preparations for his upcoming rematch with Gennady Golovkin. But the match-up is in doubt after Canelo tested positive for the banned substance Clenbuterol earlier this month. The Mexican sensation, who earned a controversial draw against Golovkin when they first 14

March 14, 2018 3:50 PM Father-of-one, 27, ‘raped his Tinder date after she told him she didn’t want to have sex until they got to know each other better’

A father-of-one raped his Tinder date after she told him she didn't want to have sex until they got to know each other better, a court heard. When he repeatedly brought the conversation around to sex, she told him she would not sleep with him on the first date, the Old Bailey heard. But the pair ended up engaging in consensual sexual touching on their 6

March 14, 2018 3:35 PM High school sweethearts get married in their New Jersey school hallway 28 years after they first met

Two high school sweethearts from New Jersey have married in the high school hallway where they first met nearly three decades ago. Chris Gash and Jenn Sudol, who met when they were freshmen at Clifton High School in 1989, wed Saturday at their old high school. The ceremony was small with just family members, and was officiated by Clifton Mayor James 3

March 14, 2018 3:10 PM Tributes to top Irish musician Liam O´Flynn who dies at 72

Tributes have been paid to giant of Irish music Liam O’Flynn, 72, following his death after a long illness. Mr O’Flynn, who played the uilleann pipes, had been a member of the group Planxty alongside Christy Moore, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny. The master piper had also performed with Kate Bush, Emmylou Harris and Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler and worked 2

March 12, 2018 11:13 AM The Creativity Of Grief

On my 40th birthday I found myself sobbing uncontrollably. It seemed to come out of nowhere. I remember feeling as though someone had lowered the portcullis to the rest of my life. My life bore no resemblance to the one I had imagined. I was healthy, had a roof over my head and well paid work but I had no partner, no children and was in a job I didn’t 14

March 12, 2018 10:49 AM Close friend of Ken Dodd from Horwich remembers late comic as 'kindest gentleman you could wish to meet’

A KEN Dodd super-fan from Horwich who supplied the late comic with one-liners during his stand-up sets has remembered ‘one of the warmest, kindest gentleman you could wish to meet’. 63-year-old Veronica Yorke met Ken as a teenager and would go on to become a close friend, who was regularly among his audience of loyal followers. Veronica remembered: “My mum was from West Derby 11

March 12, 2018 4:01 AM What is Lionel Richie’s net worth?

Singer Lionel Richie has been a music icon for decades. His net worth, not surprisingly, clearly reflects this. Whether with the Commodores or in his own immensely successful solo career, Richie has always seemed to find himself atop the charts one way or another. More recently, the iconic vocalist was also brought aboard as a judge on the upcoming American 3

March 10, 2018 4:27 PM Basildon Hospital's maternity unit to take centre stage on Songs of Praise on Mothering Sunday

Basildon Hospital's Maternity Unit will take centre stage tomorrow night during Songs of Praise on Mothering Sunday. In the show, Katherine Jenkins meets brand new mums at Basildon’s Maternity Unit and gets to cuddle babies just hours old – particularly poignant for Katherine, as she’s expecting her second child this April. Baby Aurelia was just 10-hours-old 4