Charles Ballantyne

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Bishop escaped abuse charges after MPs and a royal backed him, court told

Peter Ball, former bishop of Lewes, sentenced to 32 months after admitting abuse of 18 young men between 1977 and 1992<p>A member of the royal family, a senior judge, cabinet ministers and public school headmasters all supported a Church of England bishop who escaped prosecution for sexual abuse 22 …

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X Factor’s Sam Bailey on Beyoncé: ‘She didn’t even bother to meet me, who does she think she is?’

TV talent show winner supported the star in concert but has hit out at her lack of 'decency'<p>Former <i>X Factor</i> winner Sam Bailey has criticised Beyonce …

Cilla Black: there will never be another one like her

The much-loved singer and presenter has died, aged 72. Ben Lawrence explains just how important she has been in the story of British music and television<p>When Priscilla Marie Veronica White began working as a cloakroom attendant at Liverpool’s Cavern Club at the start of the Sixties, few would have …

Cilla Black dies, aged 72: Star who always felt like a friend in your living room

Former singer and TV presenter Cilla Black dies at her Spanish home<p>She made no secret of her desire not to linger into old age, and yet the death of one of Britain’s best-loved stars at the age of 72 has triggered a wave of sadness that spread across the world.<p>Cilla Black, one of the most …