Shane MacGowan: Fairytale of New York singer’s mom dies in crash

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Shane MacGowan’s band The Pogues are finest identified for Fairytale of New York The mom of Shane MacGowan, frontman for The Pogues, has been killed in a street crash within the Republic of Eire. Therese MacGowan, who’s in her late 80s, died within the crash close to Silvermines, County Tipperary at about 15:00 native time. Irish police mentioned the automobile she was driving hit

Newspaper headlines: George Michael ‘wished to die’ & Istanbul assault manhunt

Picture caption The Each day Mirror leads with an unique interview with George Michael’s associate Fadi Fawaz, who tells the paper he “slept in his automobile on the evening the star died alone at house”. It says Mr Fawaz discovered the star lifeless when he went to his house on Christmas morning. Picture caption The Each day Star additionally focuses on Mr Fawaz, with a entrance web page report that

BBC One circle-themed idents changed by new marketing campaign

Picture copyright PA Picture caption Water nonetheless options, however now seaside swimmers will grow to be a fixture in your TV screens fairly than hippos After a decade of swimming in circles, it is goodbye to TV’s most well-known hippos – as BBC One has launched a brand new set of idents to look simply earlier than TV exhibits. The broadcaster commissioned British photographer Martin Parr to “seize an evolving

Find out how to keep away from a Mariah Carey meltdown

Carey, a five-time Grammy winner and one of many high promoting recording artists of all time, was the ultimate act earlier than the ball drop at midnight. As a substitute of witnessing the pop celebrity usher in 2017 on a excessive observe, viewers noticed Carey in the course of a technological breakdown. In the end, after making an attempt to push by a number of irritating and awkward songs, she

Fireworks to launch Hull’s Metropolis of Tradition 12 months

Picture caption Movies exhibiting the historical past of Hull will likely be projected onto the town’s buidings An enormous fireworks show and movies projected on to buildings will launch Hull’s 12 months as UK Metropolis of Tradition. Greater than 25,000 persons are anticipated on the metropolis’s waterfront later for the show, which organisers declare will likely be greater than London’s New Yr’s Eve present. Historic buildings throughout the town will

‘Good lord, I am again’: Tony Blackburn returns to BBC

Picture copyright PA Veteran broadcaster Tony Blackburn has returned to BBC radio, saying: “Good lord, I am again.” The 73-year-old introduced a three-hour dwell present, Soul Celebration, on Radio 2 on New 12 months’s Eve, opening with Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive. Blackburn mentioned of his return: “I went for an extended stroll and obtained misplaced. Any person discovered me yesterday.” The present was his first broadcast since he was