Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales

Image copyright Getty Images The number of children and young people being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales has gone up from 507 to 715 in four years, new figures show. More than three-quarters were also obese, according to the NHS data. Child health experts said the rise was “alarming” and the …

Fans and stars attend service at stadium

Paul Chuckle carried his brother Barry’s coffin as close friends and family attended the funeral of the veteran entertainer. The 73-year-old, whose real name was Barry Elliott, died on 5 August after a career performing as the Chuckle Brothers alongside his brother Paul Elliott. Celebrities, friends and family attended the service at the New York …

Detroit mourns Aretha Franklin after death of Queen of Soul

Detroit has lost a sister. Their sadness, though, somehow still feels like a celebration. Outside the church where Aretha Franklin’s late father preached, there are mothers dancing with their daughters and singing “r-e-s-p-e-c-t”. It is contagious. Some of the girls are too young to understand the significance of this moment, but it is clear Aretha …

Strictly Come Dancing: Kate Silverton and Seann Walsh join line-up

Image copyright Getty Images BBC News presenter Kate Silverton is the latest star to join the Strictly Come Dancing line-up. The journalist said she was “excited” to confirm she will be swapping the newsroom for the ballroom. She said she was “looking forward to the fun, laughter and all the challenges ahead”. The news was …

Stormy Daniels pulled of Celebrity Big Brother after ‘row with producers’

Stormy Daniels reportedly pulled out of Celebrity Big Brother after a row with “controlling” producers – amid claims a last-minute custody issue also meant she was unable to appear. The adult film star, who made international headlines with claims she was paid hush money over an alleged affair with Donald Trump, had been confirmed to …

Quad Series: England select 10 Commonwealth champions in squad

It’s a pile-on! England stars watch their netball win for first time Ama Agbeze will again captain England as they look to build on their Commonwealth Games success by winning a Quad Series for the first time. England, who finished second in January’s series, face tournament co-hosts New Zealand and Australia in their first two …

Scarlett Johansson tops highest-paid actress list for 2018

Scarlett Johansson has topped Forbes’ highest-paid actress list for 2018, as she earned $40m (£31.8m) in the last year. The Marvel star quadrupled her earnings from the 2017 list, and knocked last year’s highest paid actress Emma Stone, off the top spot. Stone didn’t feature at all in this year’s top 10. Angelina Jolie returned …

England v India: Ben Stokes to return for third Test, Sam Curran misses out

England v India, third Specsavers Test Venue: Trent Bridge Date: 18-22 August Time: 11:00 BST Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and the BBC Sport website. In-play clips and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Full tour details Ben Stokes will …

Zardulu the mythmaker to reveal the pranks she’s played on you

If she’s been successful, you’ve probably never heard of her. Mischief maker and performance artist Zardulu is credited with the creation of a number of hoax viral news stories. The most famous of these staged events was Pizza Rat, where a video of a rat on the New York subway was filmed ambitiously carrying a …