Shappi Khorsandi

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson accused of 'failing to deliver' on promises to secure release of British mother

Boris Johnson has been accused of “failing to deliver” on his promise to bring jailed British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe home from Iran.<p>After …

India News

There is something beautiful about raising a child as a sole parent – but that doesn’t mean it’s easy

I’ve spent much of this week lost on Twitter, wrapped up in arguments, discussions and raspberry-blowing while debating free speech. When embroiled …

Opinion (UK)

Robert Webb from Peep Show, Gaz Coombes of Supergrass, stars from Squeeze and Fat White Family added to Port Eliot Festival - Cornwall Live

He’s produced some of the finest popular music over the past 25 years and now Gaz Coombes, of Supergrass fame, will headline Port Eliot Festival’s …

British Humour

The conviction of Count Dankula sets a dangerous precedent for freedom of speech

Call me an old stick in the mud but any “joke” that conjures up an image of the Holocaust, child abuse, rape – that sort of thing – just isn’t for …

Opinion (UK)

Culture: Shappi and England’s unsung heroine

Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, Shappi Khorsandi is …

Manchester

U.K.’s Casting Directors Association Announces its 2018 Awards Nominations

While the Casting Society of America has created a tradition of honoring its members with the annual Artios Awards since the 80s, the U.K.’s Casting …

Sam Smith

ITV bosses ‘desperate to scoop A-list names for I’m A Celebrity’ but will they need a new host too?

ITV bosses are desperate to attract A-list stars for this year’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, but they may have more work on their hands than …

Entertainment (UK)

ITV bosses desperate to scoop A-list names for I’m A Celebrity – but will they need a new host too?

ITV bosses are desperate to attract A-list stars for this year’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, but they may have more work on their hands than …

Ant McPartlin

As a working single mum, I do feel guilty – but not about the things you would imagine

I’m going to stop pretending that I’ve found a happy balance between working and raising my children. There is no balance. Most times it’s like …

Parenting

Jhalak Prize: The initiative championing BAME writers - BBC News

Jhalak Prize<p>The 2018 shortlist was selected from about 100 entries<p>A literary prize for British black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) writers is looking to combat the "abysmal" lack of diversity in the publishing industry.<p>The co-founder of the Jhalak Prize, Sunny Singh says she set it up in 2016 …

Penguin Random House

Celebrating Stephen Hawking’s mind and other comments

<b>Conservative: UK’s Russia Chickens Come Home to Roost</b><p>“Never ignore the warnings of refugees and defectors from revanchist authoritarian regimes,” …

Stephen Hawking

Shappi Khorsandi: my fling with a 90s rock star – video

Online dating can be a terrifying prospect when you’re a single parent of two. Comedian and author Shappi Khorsandi tells a cautionary tale of allure and deception

Online Dating

Weekend Adventures: How To Make The Most Of Your 48 Hours Off

Go for an event, stay for the weekend.<p>You don’t need to leave the country to have an adrenaline-fuelled adventure or do something a bit different …

Lifestyle (UK)

Holly Willoughby and Katie Price share emotional tributes to their mothers on Mother’s Day

Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield have shared wonderful mother’s day tributes to the women who raised them.<p>The popular This Morning hosts were …

Celebrity News (UK)

Why won't western feminists support the woman arrested for taking off her hijab in Iran? It doesn't make you Islamophobic

It is perfectly possible to have two countries and two cultures you love with all of their imperfections and complexities. Some might argue that I am …

Opinion (UK)

24 women, from stand-up comedians to basketballers to political leaders to DJs, give their advice on International Women's Day

We rounded up some of the most inspiring women in their industries and asked what they thought was the biggest issue facing women today, and what …

Opinion (UK)

Fertility experts think we should use sex ed to tell girls how to get pregnant – and there might be something in it

Sex education traditionally focuses on the nuts and bolts of sex with an emphasis on contraception. At my school, boys and girls were separated and a …

Opinion (UK)

Stormzy made Katy Perry's parody of Trump and May at last year's Brits look like The Muppet Show – and quite right too

The most annoying thing about getting older is the assumption that you can no longer connect with music which is made for and by young people. It’s a …

Opinion (UK)

Desperate Housewives star, Suede singer Brett Anderson and lots more announced for Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall - Cornwall Live

Port Eliot has announced the first array of artists that will bring the Cornish festival to life this summer.<p>Running from July 26 to 29, the festival …

Shappi Khorsandi

Standups on tour: ‘Why have I left my kids to stay in a rat-infested garret?’

How do comics survive life on the road? They rob their minibars, turn roadies into bird-watchers – and read The Da Vinci Code<p><b>Bill Bailey</b><p>I once played in a tiny little school hall in a tiny little village called Drumnadrochit, on the shores of Loch Ness. After the gig, the manager came in and said …

The Theatre

The Killers, Alt-J and Solange head up huge Latitude Festival line-up for 2018

The Killers, Alt-J and Solange have been announced as headliners for Latitude Festival 2018, heading up a line-up that also includes the likes of …

The Killers

We forgave Logan Paul for Suicide Forest and now he's tasering dead rats. There are good YouTubers but he's not one of them

I hadn’t heard of Logan Paul until the vlogger was being condemned all over the media for filming a corpse he’d stumbled across in a forest and …

Opinion (UK)

Radio's stirring celebration of women's suffrage certainly gets my vote

More often than not, the advent of a major historical anniversary – and the attending circus of broadcasters hawking “specially commissioned” programmes about it – is a cause for gloom. Platitudes are repeated. Experts drone on. Pressing contemporary issues and events are conveniently …

Feminism

I agree the hijab should be banned for very young girls in primary schools – it's not Islamophobic to say that

Some years ago, in Leicester, I saw a Muslim woman wearing a hijab ahead of me, holding the hands of her two young children. Along came a group of …

Opinion (UK)

Give Gavin Williamson a break – monogamy is unrealistic anyway

Honestly, who'd be an MP? As a comedian, I find that the more skeletons you have in your cupboard, the more Edinburgh festival show you can conjure …

Opinion (UK)

'Showbusiness was his life': Sir Bruce Forsyth's widow pays tribute to entertainer at National Television Awards

Sir Bruce Forsyth's widow spoke of her pride and honour after the National Television Awards named a prize in his memory.<p>The awards remembered the all-round entertainer, with TV duo Ant and Dec taking home the first Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award for their Saturday Night Takeaway …

Entertainment

I’m A Celebrity’s Iain Lee reveals how life has changed after the jungle

exclusive <br>and<p>Iain Lee has revealed how life has changed for him after leaving the I’m A Celebrity jungle.<p>‘We’re on the red carpet of the NTA’s, …

Entertainment (UK)

I'm not surprised scientists now think adolescence goes up to 24 – sometimes I wonder if it might stretch further

Apparently adolescence now spans the ages of 10 to 24 rather than merely teenagehood – that’s according, at least, to scientists writing in the <i>Lancet</i> …

Parenting

Ronan Keating leads tributes to Dolores O’Riordan as the Cranberries star is found dead

Ronan Keating has voiced his sadness at the passing of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan after the singer was found dead on Monday in London.<p>Stars …

Entertainment (UK)

I'm Determined To Ward Off Blue Monday By Doing Things I Love

I’m calling time on this bizarre annual tradition of punishment<p>Today marks the most depressing day of the year. It is indisputably, unquestionably, …

Shappi Khorsandi