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December 19, 2018 12:01 AM Sports Personality 2018: Lewis Hamilton 'used wrong words'

Lewis Hamilton has sought to explain a remark at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year (Spoty) awards in which he apparently insulted his hometown. The F1 ace, who hails from Stevenage, said it had been his dream to "get out of the slums". His comment sparked outrage on social media from fans and residents of the Hertfordshire town. Speaking earlier 85

December 18, 2018 10:07 AM Lewis Hamilton faces backlash after Sports Personality of the Year 'SLUMS' remark

LEWIS HAMILTON faces a backlash after calling Stevenage a “slum” at the Sports Personality of the Year 2018 Awards on Sunday night. The racing driver quickly came under fire from fans and residents of Stevenage, who took to Twitter to blast the comments. “Lewis Hamilton said Stevenage is a slum — unbelievable, but then I suppose it is compared to Monaco 153

December 17, 2018 10:48 PM Two Scandinavian women tourists found dead in Morocco

Two Scandinavian women tourists have been found dead in Morocco with cuts to their necks, the country's interior ministry said. Both bodies were found near the town of Imlil in the High Atlas mountain range, near the foot of North Africa's highest peak, Mount Toubkal. The pair, from Denmark and Norway respectively, have not yet been named. A police investigation 44

December 16, 2018 9:57 AM Indonesia earthquake: Huge 6.1 magnitude quake rocks Ring of Fire near Papua New Guinea

A MASSIVE 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck in Indonesia, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The huge quake hit about 101 miles (168km) south-southwest of the town of Jayapura, the US scientific agency monitoring earthquakes and natural disasters said. The massive tremor, which struck at 9.42am, affected also the country neighbouring with Indonesia 106

December 14, 2018 5:12 AM Nancy Wilson dead: Grammy-winning jazz singer and pop star dies aged 81

NANCY WILSON, a legendary jazz singer and Grammy winner known for songs such as Love Won’t Let Me Wait, If I Had My Way and How Glad I Am, has passed away at the age of 81, her manager has confirmed. Nancy Wilson, also known as “Sweet Nancy” and “The Girl With The Honey-Coated Voice” has died aged 81. She passed away on Thursday night at her home in Pioneertown 72

December 10, 2018 8:45 PM Rochdale bongs replace Big Ben on BBC Radio 4 at Christmas

The traditional Big Ben bongs on BBC Radio 4 will be replaced by bells from Rochdale town hall on Christmas Eve. Chimes from the Greater Manchester town will herald the 18:00 GMT news bulletin as a "special festive replacement". BBC Radio 4 normally broadcasts Big Ben live but has been broadcasting recordings since August last year when the bells fell silent 58

December 8, 2018 8:20 AM Italy nightclub stampede: Five children and mother dead at concert

Six people died after a stampede in a nightclub in the town of Corinaldo on Saturday morning, with five of the deceased confirmed to be teenagers. Six people died after a stampede in a Nightclub in Corinaldo on Saturday morning, with the five of the deceased confirmed to be teenagers. An Italian rapper was be performing on stage at the Lanterna Azzura 93

December 8, 2018 4:41 AM Italy nightclub stampede kills six and injures 100

Six people have been killed and more than 100 injured, 10 of them seriously, in a stampede at a nightclub in Italy, officials say. Some reports say there was panic after pepper spray was fired inside the club in the town of Corinaldo but this has not been officially confirmed. The Lanterna Azzurra club was packed at the time and many of the injured suffered 55

December 7, 2018 1:37 PM Jennifer Aniston flaunts her pins in sparkly number at the premiere Dumplin

JENNIFER ANISTON put on leggy display last night at the premiere of her new Netflix film Dumplin. The actress was joined on the red carpet by country music singer Dolly Parton who wrote the music for the film. The former Friends star wore her golden hair loose in a centre parting which neatly framed her face adding simple make-up to compliment her natural 53

December 6, 2018 4:12 PM Indiana school banned Gay-Straight Alliance from saying ‘gay’ and ‘LGBT’

A lawsuit has alleged that a Gay-Straight Alliance group at an Indiana school was ordered to change its name and avoid using the terms “gay” and “LGBT+.” The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit against Leo Junior/Senior High School in Leo-Cedarville, Indiana, a small town with a population of 3,600. The lawsuit alleges that students 94