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January 9, 2019 5:44 AM Fukubukuro: Why Japan goes crazy for 'lucky bags'

They're called Fukubukuro - and at the start of each New Year, thousands of people in Japan queue up for hours to get their hands on them. Fukubukuro - or lucky bags - are essentially mystery goodie bags that contain anything from clothes to food, depending on the store selling them. They started out as a way for Japanese department stores to get rid of old stock 18

January 6, 2019 2:18 PM Soulja Boy in 'very bad' car crash after Malibu mudslides and flash floods

The Crank That rapper "almost went into the ocean" after he was caught up in a mudslide and was involved in a car crash. The Crank That rapper sent tweets to his five million followers saying his car "almost went into the ocean" before retweeting news stories covering mudslides in Malibu. The 28-year-old - whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way - also retweeted 26

January 2, 2019 9:36 AM Gay bar could open up for first time on EastEnders

The soap's new executive producer has said she is "really interested in bringing some more LGBTQ characters" into the show. Kate Oates recently joined the soap from its rival Coronation Street and said "hopefully" her plans "will be something exciting for the new year". In a video posted on the EastEnders Twitter page, she said: "I am really interested 23

December 31, 2018 1:47 PM Louis CK mocks non-binary people and Parkland shooting in new material

Comedian Louis CK, who was accused by five women of sexual harassment in 2017, has allegedly mocked non-binary people and victims of the Parkland school shooting in his new material. In a recording leaked on social media, CK appears to poke fun of young people, who he describes as “just boring.” “[They’re] telling you ‘you shouldn’t say that’, ‘that’s 20

December 27, 2018 11:49 AM Chloe Ferry, Marnie Simpson And Sophie Kasaei Reunite For Wild Boxing Day Party

Along with dozens of other friends, the girls got dolled up to the nines and hit Newcastle toon for a night of getting pure mortal. Play the video to see Marnie Simpson explain the surprising thing about Chloe Ferry's house... Chloe kindly invited everyone to her pad for pre-drinks, where her friends could snuggle puppy Ivy. The lasses set the tone for the rest of the night 37

December 25, 2018 12:01 AM BREXIT FURY: Wetherspoons boss has KEY message for businesses wanting to SCUPPER Brexit

WETHERSPOONS founder Tim Martin has called on prominent Remainers, including the likes of Bank of England boss Mark Carney and Chancellor Philip Hammond, to “stop running the country down” with claims of “economic direness” under a no-deal Brexit. The Brexiteer businessman told Remainers against keeping the UK closely linked to Brussels after it leaves 80

December 19, 2018 6:06 AM Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton risk 'DEVASTATING' Royal Family over 'tiff', expert says

REPORTED tensions between the Duchesses of Sussex and Cambridge could be “absolutely devastating” for the Royal Family and the monarchy as a whole if they intensify, according to a leading Royal expert. The warning was issued by Phil Dampier, a Royal commentator who has written several books on the House of Windsor. “I think that would be absolutely 31

December 14, 2018 7:45 AM The Bi Life’s Michael Gunning and Ryan Clearly share coming out stories

The Bi Life stars Michael Gunning and Ryan Clearly are sharing their gay and bisexual coming out stories. PinkNews spoke to the reality stars about their coming out stories and personal experiences with their sexuality. Before coming out publicly as bisexual on The Bi Life, Ryan Cleary realised he fancied guys “when I hit puberty” but didn’t come out to anyone 52

December 6, 2018 8:21 AM Transfer balls: Real Madrid break rules to sign Chelsea’s Hazard

Big news for Chelsea fans is that the slowest burning seduction in football is reaching a climix: Real Madrid have agreed personal terms with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. The BBC brings that news but supports it with no facts. Hazard is under contract at Chelsea. Do the rules permit him to agree terms with another team? Surely not. FIFA’s rules are clear 26

December 5, 2018 2:13 PM Brexit BOMBSHELL: How Merkel BETRAYED UK and got Juncker top EU job

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker would never have been appointed President of the European Commission if Angela Merkel had stuck to her word and backed David Cameron’s attempted coup, a tell-all book has revealed. That evening, Peter Altmaier, her chief of staff at the German Chancellery, made a deal with Martin Selmayr, the German Commission insider who later became 35