Back For Good: Take That unveil greatest hits tour for 30th anniversary

Take That have announced a greatest hits tour to mark their 30th anniversary next year. Remaining line-up Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen will kick off their UK arena tour in April with two shows at Sheffield’s FlyDSA Arena. They will go on to play in Glasgow, their home city of Manchester, and six …

Katie Summerhayes: British freestyle skier ruptures knee ligament for third time

Summerhayes finished seventh in the slopestyle final in Pyeongchang in February Two-time Olympic freestyle skier Katie Summerhayes has ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament for the third time. Summerhayes, who finished seventh in the slopestyle final at both the Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, sustained the injury on a big air jump in New …

Former X Factor hopeful and stripper Chico suffers stroke

Former X Factor hopeful Chico, who knocked Madonna from the top of the charts, has suffered a stroke. The 47-year-old former stripper, whose full name is Chico Slimani, fell ill as he travelled back from a gig at the weekend and is undergoing tests, his publicist said. After reaching the quarter finals of the 2005 …

Petition calls for M25 ‘give peas a chance’ graffiti return

Image copyright TOM MCCUSKER/Rhodri Tippett Image caption The original “give peas a chance” graffiti has been replaced with “give Helch a break!!!” A petition has called for a “comforting” piece of road graffiti on the M25 to be reinstated and protected. A bridge between junctions 16 and 17 in Buckinghamshire daubed with the words “give …

RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank customers hit by glitch

Image copyright Getty Images Customers of NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank are currently unable to access their bank accounts through the group’s online and app platforms. Since around 5am on Friday morning, account holders have been reporting problems with the services. Many have taken to social media today to complain in an echo of problems …

Italy opens probe into Ryanair hand luggage charges

Image copyright Getty Images Italy’s competition watchdog has opened a inquiry into Ryanair’s decision to charge people to take hand luggage on to the plane. Antitrust said hand luggage was “an essential element of transport” and should be included in the ticket price. From November, passengers will still be able to take a small personal …

Rock band Wolf Alice scoop top music award for Visions Of A Life

Wolf Alice have won the 27th annual Mercury Prize for their album Visions Of A Life. Accepting their music award at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, the group said they couldn’t believe they had taken the prize with acts like Noel Gallagher sitting in the audience. An emotional Ellie Rowsell – the band’s lead singer …