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ENTERTAINMENTAugust 13, 2018 6:39 pm
8 of this week’s biggest entertainment stories

8 of this week’s biggest entertainment stories

Kathleen Turner, Matthew Perry and other stars who have been hitting the headlines this week.

Rick Astley on his wife Lene: ‘The success I’m having is due to her’

Rick Astley on his wife Lene: ‘The success I’m having is due to her’

The star says his film producer wife, Lene Bausager, believed in his music even when he didn’t.

Sir William Nicholson painting bought for £165k is ‘fake’

Sir William Nicholson painting bought for £165k is ‘fake’

The still life, thought to be by artist Sir William Nicholson, failed to convince a leading expert.

Aretha Franklin said to be ‘seriously ill’

Aretha Franklin said to be ‘seriously ill’

A source close to the singer confirms reports that the 76-year old soul star is gravely unwell.

Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

The Nobel laureate died surrounded “by those he loved” at his home in London, his wife confirms.

Obituary: VS Naipaul

Obituary: VS Naipaul

VS Naipaul was one of a select group of writers to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Booker Prize.

WWE: Renee Young to be first female commentator on Raw

WWE: Renee Young to be first female commentator on Raw

Renee Young will become the first woman to commentate on a full episode of Monday Night Raw.

Beeching: Churches ‘slammed’ door on me for being gay

Beeching: Churches ‘slammed’ door on me for being gay

Until her 30s Vicky Beeching had never revealed publicly that she was gay.

Strictly: Faye Tozer and Danny John-Jules join line-up

Strictly: Faye Tozer and Danny John-Jules join line-up

The pair join broadcaster Katie Piper as part of the confirmed line-up for the forthcoming series.

SCIENCEAugust 13, 2018 6:39 pm
It’ll be toasty

It’ll be toasty

When the Bloodhound supersonic car attempts to break the land speed record, managing heat around the vehicle is going to be important.

Tax haven link to rainforest destruction and illegal fishing

Tax haven link to rainforest destruction and illegal fishing

Deforestation of the Amazon and illegal fishing have both been linked to tax havens according to a new study.

Lovell lights

Lovell lights

How the giant Lovell radio telescope at Jodrell Bank is transformed into a 3,200 tonne art installation.

The unpleasant reason men navigate better than women

The unpleasant reason men navigate better than women

Scientists show innate ability is not the explanation for men navigating better than women.

Beastie joys: Photographer’s love of Scottish bug life

Beastie joys: Photographer’s love of Scottish bug life

A woman passionate about insects and photography shares images of some of Scotland’s colourful bug life.

In pictures

In pictures

Parts of eastern Australia are suffering their worst drought in memory, as these aerial images show.

Why stealthy viruses are making you ill

Why stealthy viruses are making you ill

Newly discovered trick used by viruses makes them more dangerous.

Crop-spraying drones

Crop-spraying drones

Drones are now delivering pesticides, fertilisers and crop monitoring to farms around the world.

Charcoal grilling

Charcoal grilling

A growing taste for al fresco dining is driving record charcoal sales in the UK but is it also fuelling global deforestation and climate change?

NEWSAugust 13, 2018 2:19 pm
Charlottesville remembered: ‘A battle for the soul of America’

Charlottesville remembered: ‘A battle for the soul of America’

Last summer the far-right descended on Charlottesville. We revisited that weekend with those involved.

Elon Musk says Saudis back Tesla buyout

Elon Musk says Saudis back Tesla buyout

The explanation of his plan to take the electric carmaker private follows legal action by some investors.

Ruby Rose exits Twitter amid Batwoman casting backlash

Ruby Rose exits Twitter amid Batwoman casting backlash

The reaction to her casting as a lesbian Batwoman is “ridiculous”, the actress says.

FBI agent Peter Strzok ‘fired over anti-Trump texts’

FBI agent Peter Strzok ‘fired over anti-Trump texts’

Mr Strzok was removed from the Russia inquiry after his texts criticising Mr Trump were discovered.

US Democrat Keith Ellison denies abuse allegations

US Democrat Keith Ellison denies abuse allegations

An ex-girlfriend made the claims days before his primary election for Minnesota attorney general.

Omarosa Manigault Newman: Former aide taped ‘Trump phone call’

Omarosa Manigault Newman: Former aide taped ‘Trump phone call’

Omarosa Manigault Newman’s recording suggests the US president did not know she had been fired.

South Korean woman jailed over secret nude model photo

South Korean woman jailed over secret nude model photo

Activists accuse officials of sexism after a woman is jailed for secretly photographing a nude model.

Aretha Franklin said to be ‘seriously ill’

Aretha Franklin said to be ‘seriously ill’

A source close to the singer confirms reports that the 76-year old soul star is gravely unwell.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores in Juventus v Juventus B match

Cristiano Ronaldo scores in Juventus v Juventus B match

Cristiano Ronaldo scores in his first match in a Juventus shirt as their first team beat their B team in an annual pre-season friendly.

TECHNOLOGYAugust 13, 2018 6:39 pm
 
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