Ken Dodd

How a North Wales sculptor transformed two tree trunks into a life-size tribute to a pair of legends

A pair of late Liverpool legends have been brought back to life by an internationally renowned wood sculptor from Wrexham.<p>The feat at Liverpool’s …

News (Wales)

Serial Killer Fred West ‘Murdered A Three-Year-Old With An Ice Cream Van’

It is believed other victims may be buried in Glasgow.<p>PA Archive/PA Images<p>Serial killers Fred and Rose West<p>A writer is urging police in Scotland to …

Crime

Rugby star Will Greenwood headlines Neston Cricket Club sporting lunch

World Cup winning hero was guest speaker at popular annual event

Chester, UK

Imagine Our City without them! Everything you need to know about our beloved Liver Birds

They’ve watched over our city for more than 100 years and adorn everything from our footy kits to our own skin.<p>The mythical Liver Bird is a symbol of …

Birds

Celebrity deaths 2018 - which famous faces have died this year? Barry 'Chuckle' Elliott, Alan Longmuir and XXXTentacion

IN 2018 the world has said goodbye to some of its most famous stars from the world of sports, entertainment and television.<p>Here we take an …

Celebrity (UK)

BREAKING: Barry Chuckle has passed away age 73

Peter Firmin<p>The co-creator of Bagpuss and Clangers Peter Firmin sadly passed away this year. At 89-years-old he died after a short illness. …

Celebrity (UK)

26 of Sara Pascoe’s funniest jokes and quotes

Sara Pascoe‘s brand of comedy fuses witty observation on modern life with powerful feminist viewpoints and a critical eye on society.<p>To celebrate her …

Jokes

Culture Warrington announces new fund

<b>CULTURE Warrington is proud to announce a brand new seed fund to support the next generation of female artists.</b><p>Creative young women across the area …

Cheshire

Culture Warrington Announces New Fund In Memory Of Warrington Star

Culture Warrington is proud to announce a brand new seed fund to support the next generation of female artists.<p>Creative young women across the area …

Cheshire

Sid set to shine at #OldhamLIVE

Date published: 23 July 2018<p>Radio and television actor/presenter Sid Sloane<p>Parents are urged to make sure they take the children to the …

Manchester

Too white for comedy? There must be a place at the BBC for future Monty Pythons

"Every one of us fights some battle, not all visible. And there are areas where the pious, reverse discrimination becomes plain potty," writes Libby …

Formula E

Johnny Vegas shows off his INCREDIBLE weight loss in unrecognisable selfie... three months after announcing his divorce

He is the funnyman, known for his portly physique and gruff manner.<p>Yet Johnny Vegas looked worlds away from his famed appearance as he posted an …

Weight Loss

21 of Rhod Gilbert’s funniest jokes and one-liners

Rhod Gilbert is one of the most popular comedians around. A one-man hurricane of fury – and jokes.<p>As the Welsh comic announces his first stand-up …

Jokes

The biggest TV moments from the golden era of telly that kept millions glued to the box

Our streets were empty, sitting rooms hushed and there were massive power surges when millions of kettles clicked on during the ad breaks. All …

Television (UK)

45 of the funniest 8 out of 10 Cats jokes

It began as a statistics-based comedy show, before conjoining with Countdown to become a hybrid programme that was even more popular.<p>Whichever format …

Jokes

41 of Stewart Francis’ most ingenious jokes and one-liners

Stewart Francis is the master of the one-liner.<p>His quick quips can take a second or two to work out, but once you’ve figured out their duplicitous …

Comedy

The anatomy of a Spectator summer party

There, at the slightly sinister epicentre, radiating power, were the Conservative politicians<p>I flew from Marseille to Gatwick, rode the Gatwick Express to Victoria, and walked down the thoroughfare of Victoria Street eating a Marks & Spencer egg and tomato sandwich. In Victoria Street, I bought a …

Boris Johnson

When was Bullseye on TV, who was host Jim Bowen and how did the show help to catch serial killer John Cooper?

BULLSEYE was a hugely popular darts-based game show which first aired on British TV in 1981.<p>Here's what you need to know about the show, its host Jim …

Celebrity (UK)

'A real end of an era': The Charcoal Grill closes after more than 50 years of trading

ONE of the town's most popular restaurants has closed its doors after more than 50 years of trading to mark the "end of an era".<p>The Charcoal Grill on …

St Helens

Tim Quinn’s Marvel UK Memories: Interviewing Stan Lee

<b>Stan Lee</b> has been a hero of mine since I read one of his comics when I was just seven years of age. So you can imagine what a blast it was many years …

Comics

Celebrity deaths 2018 - which famous faces have died this year? Alan Longmuir, Joe Jackson and XXXTentacion

IN 2018 the world has said goodbye to some of its most famous stars from the world of sports, entertainment and television.<p>Here we take an …

Celebrity (UK)

11 pictures of Hanley's former Theatre Royal - now known as the Royal Music Hall

Remember the grease paint of the Theatre Royal in Hanley? Or maybe you enjoyed the odd trip out to the venue in Pall Mall? The theatre started life …

Stoke-on-Trent

How Everton led way with the first football pop song

Everton is a Football Club of 'Firsts'.<p>The Toffees were the first team to wear shirt numbers, the first team to lift the league championship trophy, …

Soccer

Celebrity deaths in 2018: Famous faces lost this year from Sophie Gradon to Anthony Bourdain and Peter Stringfellow

2017 was a tough year, as we said goodbye to some of our best known and well-loved figures - from Sir Bruce Forsyth and Keith Chegwin to John Hurt …

Entertainment

Love Island's Sophie Gradon has died aged 32

Sophie Gradon<p>Love Island star Sophie was found dead at her home in June, aged 32. She appeared in the show in 2016, and was crowned Miss Newcastle …

Lifestyle (UK)

Celebrity deaths 2018 - which famous faces have died this year? Joe Jackson, XXXTentacion and Sophie Gradon

IN 2018 the world has said goodbye to some of its most famous stars from the world of sports, entertainment and television.<p>Here we take an …

Celebrity (UK)

Sir Lenny Henry is barely recognisable as he shows off dramatic weight loss

Sir Lenny Henry has showed off a much slimmer figure at a screening in London on Wednesday night.<p>The 59-year-old comedian, philanthropist and actor …

Celebrity (UK)

EastEnders pays tribute to Dirty Den star Leslie Grantham

Eric Bristow, 60<p>Darts ace and former I'm A Celeb... contestant Eric Bristow died of a sudden heart attack in April. He had been awarded an MBE for …

Entertainment (UK)

Places I’ll Remember: A Guide To The Must-See Sights In The Beatles’ Liverpool

Even as recently as the 80s, visitors to Liverpool could have been forgiven for not realising they were in the birthplace of <b>The Beatles</b>. Things …

Universal Music

Britain's Got Talent winner Tokio Myers has hands insured for £1m – and there's a frustrating clause in the policy

Britain's Got Talent 2017 ­winner Tokio Myers has had his piano playing hands insured for £1million – with a clause ­preventing him lifting drink …

Jennifer Lopez