Terry Wogan

Churches work in harmony in rural communities

The Church of England and the nonconformist churches have long been in a fruitful partnership<p>There is no doubt about the enormous contribution being made by clergy from the established church in responding to the challenges of poverty, isolation and cuts to public services in rural areas (“How …

Milton Keynes

David Letterman & Barack Obama Ignore Donald Trump In Netflix Late Night Debut

The mantra for David Letterman’s return to late night tonight heralded by an interview with Barack Obama on Netflix was crystal clear: see no Trump, …

TV

Samantha Fox: ‘I did all kinds of things page 3 girls weren't supposed to do

The actor and former model, 51, talks about sniper fire, desperate teenage boys, last chance raves and playing on the wing for Arsenal Ladies<p><b>I was lucky to grow up with all my fingers.</b> When I was two years old I opened up a table lamp and ended up blowing up my hand. I had to have various skin …

FA WSL

Are These The Five Biggest FA Cup Shocks Ever?

The 2018 FA Cup is now well underway. And if there’s one thing that the world’s oldest football competition in the world is known for… is its …

Soccer

Family life: My melancholy grandfather who I never knew; Glenn Miller’s In the Mood; stolen brussels sprouts

Readers’ favourite photographs, songs and recipes<p>Snapshot: Mum with Aunt Geth and my grandparents<p>The little girl at the front in this picture is my mother, Blenda, who was born in 1920. Behind her are her big sister Geth, her mother, Blodwyn, and father, William John Hockey, my grandfather, who was …

Thanksgiving

What TV taught us in 2017: from David Bowie to The Crown

This year, we learned there was no such thing as too long, complicated, dark or difficult; that every Doctor is the ultimate until the next one – and that the future is stalking us like prey<p>It was the best of years, it was the … no, wait, it was just the best of years: 2017 for television was like …

TV

My Christmas present to you

Hate gift guides? Here’s an alternative to all those that insult you with dull ideas<p>The gift guides are out again! Regular readers will know how infuriated I am by those Christmas gift guides. Pages and pages of newsprint, all given over to the advice that we should consider buying our relatives a …

Jodie Whittaker

How Clintons gave Europa a boost after its Troubled past

The Europa Hotel is famously known as 'Europe's most bombed Hotel', having been damaged by IRA bombs 33 times between 1970 and 1994.<p>The hotel opened …

News (Ireland)

Tony Appleton: unofficial town crier to the royal family (and star of US TV)

An Essex-based octogenarian has featured on front pages around the world loudly making royal announcements – although no one has asked him to do so<p>Among the crowd that gathered at Kensington Palace on Monday to celebrate Prince Harry’s engagement, one voice was raised above the rest: that of Tony …

UK News

Behind the scenes with Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2

The broadcaster and X Factor presenter on the adrenaline that comes with live radio, being “curious about humans” and what gets him out of bed<p>By …

Dermot O'Leary

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Before somebody says that it is all very well to say that with hindsight, I came across a quote from my former colleague, the right honourable Peter …

UK Parliament

Lichfield twins named Sir Terry Wogan Fundraisers of the Year

Twin teenage sisters who continuously go above and beyond for charity have been rewarded after being named Sir Terry Wogan Fundraisers of the Year …

Birmingham, UK

Camila Cabello and Rita Ora battle for this week's Number 1 single

Camila Cabello is facing serious competition from Rita Ora for the Number 1 spot on this week's Official Singles Chart.<p>After three weeks at the top, …

Londoner's Diary: Swimmers on Heath dip toe in gender politics

ES News Email<p>Hampstead Ponds have three swimming spots — the Men’s Pond, Women’s Pond and Mixed Pond. But The Londoner hears that those responsible …

Harry Styles

'Children In Need': All The Highlights From The Telethon As They Raise Record-Breaking £50m

It was a night of entertainment and emotion.<p>BBC<p>Friday (17 November) night proved to be a record-breaking one for Children In Need, as the charity …

Craig Revel Horwood

Children in Need 2017 raises a record-breaking £50 million for charity, so thank you!

Graham Norton, The Doctor and Albert Square helped make this one exciting night of telly.<p>The nation has reason to be proud tonight (November 17) …

Peter Capaldi

Children in Need raises record-breaking £50m during BBC show

Children in Need managed to raised a record-breaking £50.1m during its show on Friday 17 November. surpassing 2016's record of £46.6m.<p>The five-hour …

TV Series

Bob Geldof & Karren Brady to receive Irish Post awards

Bob Geldof and Karren Brady are to be honoured at the 40th Irish Post Awards in London.<p>Geldof, who recently handed back his Freedom of Dublin scroll, …

News (Ireland)

Children in Need 2017 the best and funniest moments: Car Share’s comeback and EastEnders with added jazzhands

Pudsey Bear’s annual telethon monopolised the BBC schedules on Friday evening, aiming to raise more than last year’s incredible £46.6m to help disadvantaged children in the UK.<p>We watched both the star-studded entertainment exclusives and the eye-dampening appeal VTs so you didn’t have to. Here are …

British Humour

Children in Need 2017 latest: Night breaks all previous records with over £50 million raised

Children in Need this year promises a bounty of treats and surprises, especially for fans of Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who, and Eastenders. It's …

Craig Revel Horwood

Children In Need facts: When did it start, how much has it raised and much more

BBC Children In Need is a charity appeal launched and organised by the BBC that raises money to help disadvantaged children and young people in the …

West Yorkshire

Children in Need's Barra Best's big digital challenge for BBC fundraiser

Barra Best recalls his first ever live weather forecast on BBC Newsline, broadcasting to the nation while providing maternity cover for a colleague, …

News (Ireland)

Children in Need raises record on-the-night total of £50.1m

<b>Children in Need raised a record-breaking £50.1m during Friday's show, which featured a Blue Peter Strictly Come Dancing special.</b><p>The five-hour programme also included a Weakest Link celebrity special, a singing EastEnders cast, and a teaser of the Doctor Who Christmas edition.<p>Tess Daly, Graham …

TV Series

Friday’s best TV: Children in Need 2017; Gregory Porter’s Popular Voices

Pudsey and friends are back to put us through the emotional wringer while soul and jazz singer Porter celebrates the power of the voice<p><b>Children in Need 2017</b> <br>7.30pm, BBC One<p>Only the darkest heart could turn a blind eye to Pudsey and his fundraising chums as they take viewers on the annual …

TV

Cast of Eastenders lead the entertainment as stars sing and dance for Children In Need

So far this year's Children in Need has raised over £7 million for deserving causes.<p>This year's Children in Need was bigger and better than ever …

Entertainment

The history of Pudsey Bear and why the Children In Need icon is a true Yorkshireman

<b>As Children In Need comes round again, we are seeing the ever-lovable Pudsey Bear at every turn as the carnivorous ursine beast does his best to</b> …

West Yorkshire

Bridge over Tabled waters raises Children in Need cash

Fishguard and District Round Table have smashed their fundraising total, raising £1,000 so far for Children in Need with their second cross-Ireland …

Pembrokeshire

Where to buy Pudsey ears for Children in Need 2017?

BBC Children In Need annual telethon will be on tonight, Friday, November 17 at 7:30pm on BBC One.<p>You can donate to the Children In Need charity by …

Children in Need 2017: Everything you need to know!

Children in Need 2017 is set for an action-packed and star-studded line-up sketches, performances and debuts this evening.<p>The BBC's UK children's …

TV Series

When is Children in Need 2017, who will host it and what events are already scheduled?

Children in Need returns for another year with the aim of breaking records once again after reaching a total of £60m in 2016.<p>When the show first …

Craig Revel Horwood