Glastonbury: Diana Ross fans defend singer after viewers complain set is ‘off-key’

Diana Ross fans have defended the singer after viewers criticised Ross’s vocals as “off-key” during her Glastonbury set. The music icon took the Pyramid stage on Sunday (26 June) in the festival’s legends slot, which has previously hosted Kylie Minogue, Dolly Parton, and Kenny Rogers. Ross attracted a huge crowd at Worthy Farm, with many viewers taking to Twitter toContinue reading “Glastonbury: Diana Ross fans defend singer after viewers complain set is ‘off-key’”

Four million tune in to watch Sir Paul McCartney headline Glastonbury

Kerri-Ann Roper, PA Entertainment Editor Sun, 26 June 2022, 12:49 pm Taylor HawkinsAmerican rock drummer Almost four million people tuned in to watch Sir Paul McCartney’s history-making Glastonbury headline set with surprise guests Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen. The Saturday performance at Worthy Farm had a peak audience of 3.9 million and an average audienceContinue reading “Four million tune in to watch Sir Paul McCartney headline Glastonbury”

Ukrainian musicians unite on Pyramid Stage to tell Glastonbury ‘stop Putin’

Edd Dracott and Henry Jones, PA Sun, 26 June 2022, 4:13 pm Ukrainian folk band DakhaBrakha and Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala have performed together on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, sharing a message to “stop Putin”. Jamala won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016, representing Ukraine, and was welcomed on stage as DakhaBrakha’s special guest for theContinue reading “Ukrainian musicians unite on Pyramid Stage to tell Glastonbury ‘stop Putin’”

After US supreme court ruling, French lawmakers move to enshrine abortion rights in constitution

A group of lawmakers belonging to French President Emmanuel Macron’s Renaissance party are to propose a bill to inscribe abortion rights into the country’s constitution, in the wake of Friday’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that overturned abortion legislation as a constitutional right. The move, announced by two members of parliament on Saturday comesContinue reading “After US supreme court ruling, French lawmakers move to enshrine abortion rights in constitution”

Dorries to urge sports leaders not to let trans athletes compete against women

Amy Gibbons, PA Political Correspondent Sat, 25 June 2022, 7:24 pm The Culture Secretary is set to urge sports leaders to ban trans athletes from competing in women’s events, arguing “we can’t pretend that sex doesn’t matter”. Nadine Dorries will make the case to the country’s sports governing bodies, which set their own guidelines onContinue reading “Dorries to urge sports leaders not to let trans athletes compete against women”

Boris Johnson ‘planned £150,000 treehouse with bulletproof glass for son at Chequers’

Boris Johnson planned to build his young son a £150,000 treehouse fitted with bulletproof glass on the grounds of his countryside retreat Chequers, according to reports. The prime minister and his wife Carrie wanted to construct the outdoor structure for their son Wilf in autumn 2020, a few months after he was born, it is claimed. However,Continue reading “Boris Johnson ‘planned £150,000 treehouse with bulletproof glass for son at Chequers’”

Glastonbury: Who is Big Jeff? The man Idles and Self Esteem paid tribute to

Self Esteem and Idles have paid tribute to music hero Big Jeff Johns during their respective Glastonbury sets. The Bristol band performed at Worthy Farm on Friday night (24 June) while Self Esteem – real name Rebecca Lucy Taylor – took to the stage on Saturday afternoon (25 June). Idles lead singer Joe Talbot dedicated the song “A Hymn” toContinue reading “Glastonbury: Who is Big Jeff? The man Idles and Self Esteem paid tribute to”

‘Shambolic’ slavery report sparks fury from Cambridge dons

A Cambridge University college has been accused of hiring a “woke activist” with an agenda to produce a “shambolic” slavery report it is now being forced to correct. Gonville and Caius college hired a junior researcher on a year-long fixed-term contract to investigate legacies of slavery and coerced labour. However, it has descended into a furiousContinue reading “‘Shambolic’ slavery report sparks fury from Cambridge dons”

Briton, 25, killed in Spain falling from notorious ‘Devil’s Pass’ mountain

A British man has been killed after falling at the notorious “Devil’s Pass” mountain in northern Spain. The 25-year-old was staying in a hotel in Eibar, a city in the province of Gipuzkoa, with a friend and mountaineering in the Basque Country, as reported by El Correo. He reportedly became seperated from his climbing partner and continued on his ownContinue reading “Briton, 25, killed in Spain falling from notorious ‘Devil’s Pass’ mountain”

Justices’ past abortion views, in their own words and votes

Via AP news wire Sat, 25 June 2022, 5:49 pm More than a month ago, a stunning leak of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito indicated that the Supreme Court was prepared to take the momentous step of overruling the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade from 1973 and stripping away women’s constitutional protections for abortion.Continue reading “Justices’ past abortion views, in their own words and votes”