The Swinging Sixties? As if

On the basis of this selection, the ‘New Aristocracy’ consisted of two actors, eight pop stars, one pop artist, one interior decorator, four photographers, two pop group managers, one pop star’s friend, one hairdresser, two photographer-designers, one ballet dancer, three models, one movie producer, one milliner, one disco manager, one dress designer, one adman and […]

From Germany to Detroit and back: how Kraftwerk forged an industrial exchange

New wave, early synth pop, the new romantics, London’s Blitz kids, OMD, David Bowie, Gary Numan, Visage, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell and many other groups from the post-industrial early 80s ushered in the first generation of popular music that was entirely created with electronic instruments. Initially niche, it soon went mainstream and travelled across the […]

‘An ad for blackness’: how Soul Train made America do the Hustle

It was Aretha Franklin who made Don Cornelius realise he had hit the big time. Just two years earlier, the impresario’s show Soul Train had been a Chicago thing, broadcasting local talent to local viewers. Now it was a national sensation and even the choosiest stars wanted to get on board. Franklin told him: “My […]

Shops may reopen and families could meet in contact ‘bubbles’ as Boris Johnson hints further lockdown easing next week

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said Mr Cummings had “insulted” the sacrifices of the British public, and ten Tory MPs have called for him to resign.

Stacey Solomon wakes up in full make-up after falling asleep on the sofa after ’emotional’ weekend

Joe was not amused as he thrust himself backwards in seat away from his adult-themed dessert, saying: “I don’t wanna lick it, you f*****g lick it!”

What does the World Health Organisation do and who funds it?

The US – In 2018 and 2019, the US provided $893million – around a seventh of the agency’s total yearly funding and around 15% of its annual budget. On Wednesday, April 15, Donald Trump announced he would halt funding to the agency, saying the WHO did not do enough to stop Covid-19 from spreading. Bill […]

‘Baby P’ council is in the dock again: Judge blasts Haringey social workers who exposed boys to known paedophile – as he condemns ‘deep malaise’ at authority with history of failings that led to torture, abuse and child murder

The judge said of the failure of social workers to stop the mother’s relationship with the paedophile while she had care of her sons: ‘There is simply no defence to it, nor did the service manager or the social worker offer anything that came close to an understanding or explanation of how things came to […]

Leigh-Anne Pinnock exhibits her toned frame and pert derriere in string bikini… as star reveals she ‘crushed finger in between dumbbells’ during workout

Leigh-Anne Pinnock shows off her enviable figure in a lilac… Daisy Lowe pairs a smouldering LBD with edgy combat boots as… ‘I can’t be bothered’: Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall says she… Michelle Keegan looks ethereal in a white bardot number as…

Gogglebox bosses were forced to stop filming with Mary and Marina over coronavirus risk

“For example, we took the decision to tell Mary and Marina, who are in their 90s and live in a care home, that we didn’t want them put at any risk so we should stop filming with them altogether.

The qualities that make Israel Adesanya a UFC superstar

It was a torrid battle where Adesanya confirmed some new-found defensive qualities to go with his five-star attacking game – a good chin that withstood severe punishment and an improving ground game that will have opponents looking for new avenues to expose him.