Prince wrongful death legal claims dismissed

Image copyright AFP Wrongful death cases that were filed by Prince’s family have been dismissed, almost four years after the star died.Legal claims had been filed against a doctor who prescribed Prince pain medication and a pharmacy that supplied him with medicine.Dismissals usually occur after a settlement has been reached, but such agreements often remain […]

A bit of… hopeful news? Fry and Laurie discuss reunion 'often'

Hugh Laurie has said he and Stephen Fry “often” discuss reforming their comedy double act, 25 years after their sketch show, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, ended.”Actually we talked about doing it on stage for a long time, so long in fact we passed the date we’d set for ourselves,” he told BBC Radio […]

Ozzy Osbourne reveals Parkinson's disease diagnosis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Daughter Kelly (left) has been helping her dad get back in the studio, she said Rock star Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he has Parkinson’s disease.The Black Sabbath singer, 71, told US TV show Good Morning America he has a “mild form” and found out about it after suffering a […]

Labour leadership: Jess Phillips quits race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn

Image caption Rebecca Long-Bailey, Sir Keir Starmer, Lisa Nandy and Emily Thornberry are left in the contest Jess Phillips has dropped out of the Labour leadership contest, leaving four candidates in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.In a video message to supporters, the Birmingham Yardley MP argued the next leader had to be able to […]

Network Rail probe over Northern and TransPennine routes

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Northern passengers faced rail chaos when new timetables were introduced in May 2018 Network Rail is being investigated over its poor service on routes used by troubled train operators Northern and TransPennine Express.The government-owned firm has been put “on a warning” for routes in the North West and central […]

Davos: Trump decries climate 'prophets of doom' at World Economic Forum

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption”We must reject the perennial prophets of doom” – Trump US President Donald Trump has decried climate “prophets of doom” in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where sustainability is the main theme.He called for a rejection of “predictions of the apocalypse” and said […]

Rise in full-time female workers boosts employment

Image copyright Getty Images A record number of women in full-time work has pushed the UK’s employment rate to a new high of 76.3%, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show.In the three months to November, 126,000 more women worked full-time compared with the previous quarter.The increase is in part because of […]

Australian Open: Johanna Konta, Kyle Edmund & Katie Boulter lose in first round

I recognise the season is long – Konta after Australian Open exit 2020 Australian OpenVenue: Melbourne Park Dates: 20 January to 2 FebruaryCoverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and online; Live text on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app.British number one Johanna Konta made her earliest exit from the […]

Young offenders in 'harmful solitary confinement' in England and Wales

Image copyright Getty Images/Steve Parsons Image caption Feltham was one of the five YOIs inspected A boy at a young offenders institution was left to lie on a mattress on the floor of a “filthy” cell for more than 22 hours a day, a report has revealed.The chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales, […]