The gang killers who are YouTube celebrities

Image copyright YouTube/YTBYTN Image caption Several of YTBYTN’s music videos have exceeded 100,000 hits on YouTube YTBYTN’s tracks have an ominous feel, with bleak and gritty lyrical content that covers themes of street life, poverty and violence. Image copyright Instagram/YTBYTN Image caption A photograph on Instagram shows primary school age children posing with members of YTBYTN How Yenge, Davies and Calver came to be in court is a depressingly familiar story. Two rival groups of young males engage in a “turf war”, in this case J-Block versus Neno. They start trading insults and, before long, their exchanges become violent. On 2 June this culminated in the death of 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, who was repeatedly stabbed in a group attack involving, …

Hawes twist in Comic Relief Bodyguard spoof

Skip Twitter post by @Misskeeleyhawes Busted! Happy #RedNoseDay everyone! #comicrelief2019 bodyguard ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ID2YHt29gM — Keeley Hawes (@Misskeeleyhawes) March 15, 2019 Report End of Twitter post by @McsEmma Skip Twitter post by @Jamesfilmcritic Excellent @comicrelief return for #Bodyguard meets @Line_of_duty! Full of lovely surprises! So great to see @_richardmadden & @Misskeeleyhawes reunited! Really hope Julia Montague is in Series 2! #Bodyguard #ComicRelief2019 🔴 — James Burgess (@Jamesfilmcritic) March 15, 2019 Report End of Twitter post by @CerysGoggin Skip Twitter post by @Baddiel "As a young Asian growing up in Crawley, that film really spoke to me." @RomeshRanga on Four Weddings is the funniest one-liner so far on #ComicRelief2019 — David Baddiel (@Baddiel) March 15, 2019 Image copyright Comic Relief Image caption …

‘Get rich quick’ belief of crypto investors

Despite the hype, very few people actually put their money into this kind of unregulated investment, according to the Financial Conduct Authority’s research. Its findings suggested: Only 3% of those asked in the FCA’s survey had ever bought cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin Those who do buy cryptocurrency tend to spend less than £200 Just one in 100 people who have not done so said they would in the future Cryptocurrency is primarily understood by men aged 20 to 44, but 73% of all those asked said they could not define it “Despite this lack of understanding, the cryptoasset owners interviewed were often looking for ways to ‘get rich quick’ citing friends, acquaintances and social media influencers as key motivations for …

Thatcher’s link to alternative medicine

Also included among them is a briefing from a young David Cameron on the European single market. ‘You still look 25’ In this most recent batch of files released by the foundation, letters show that Dame Barbara corresponded with Baroness Thatcher fairly regularly and lunched with her. Dame Barbara is best known for her historical romance fiction and was most prolific in the 1970s and 80s when she also appeared regularly on television. Even aged in her 80s, she was writing an average of 23 books a year.

TV presenter Magenta Devine dies aged 61

She is survived by her father Gerald Taylor, her sisters Gillian and Georgina and her brother Nicholas. She had no children. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Magenta Devine with Martin Degville of Sigue Sigue Sputnik Devine started out as a music publicist, going on to promote her then-boyfriend’s band Sigue Sigue Sputnik. She sought treatment in the 1990s for heroin addiction and depression and was declared bankrupt in 2003. “When I went into rehab, it was considered shameful to admit needing help for depression or drug addiction,” she wrote in 2007. “Now it is almost like a badge of honour for modern celebrities.” Tributes have been paid to the presenter, who also wrote articles and opinion pieces for The …

Little Mix’s Jade: ‘Poo chat is quite common’

“I’ve brought strawberry laces, chocolate digestives, rhubarb and custards… and actually it really helps when you’re really struggling during the walk.” But it’s a tweet from BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker which gets Jade laughing – of her coming back from the toilet. Skip Twitter post by @mrdanwalker The lovely Jade from @littlemix looking as glamorous as ever as she contemplates her poo behind a rock in the shadow of Kilimanjaro 😂💩 #PooWithAView The #ComicRelief challenge continues #ReturnToKiliSupport the Poo Queen at https://t.co/smhMW4DhYa @BBCRadio2 @ZoeTheBall pic.twitter.com/C1cG4nimTR — Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) February 27, 2019 “Yeah, I had a bit of a struggle the other day, I’m not going to lie,” Jade says. “For the first time I had to do a …

Dooley hits back at Comic Relief criticism

Skip Instagram post by sjdooley View this post on Instagram Report End of Instagram post by sjdooley Image Copyright sjdooley sjdooley The Labour MP for Tottenham added: “My problem with British celebrities being flown out by Comic Relief to make these films is that it sends a distorted image of Africa which perpetuates an old idea from the colonial era.” Image caption Ed Sheeran visited Liberia as part of Comic Relief 2017 He said Dooley has “done some fantastic journalism”, but that “the image she wants to promote is her as heroine and black child as victim”. Mr Lammy added that he thought Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis should “use the platform responsibly”. Comic Relief said in a statement: “We …

How Queer as Folk broke the mould for gay people on TV

‘It showed gay men being unapologetic’ Owen Corrigan was 15 and living in rural Ireland when he chanced upon Queer as Folk while channel-hopping at home on a Friday night. “I had never really met a gay person, I’d just heard the schoolyard taunts. I didn’t know I was gay at the time, or I hadn’t acknowledged it,” he says. As a teenager, Mr Corrigan says he was a “bit of a mummy’s boy” and normally he would wait up for his mother to return from her job where she worked nights. Now he found himself being drawn into this portrayal of a “sexy and slightly outrageous and exciting” world, clutching the remote control and hoping he could finish watching …

Jamie Genevieve: Don’t call me an ‘influencer’

Image copyright Jamie Genevieve Image caption Jamie with her dad when she was aged 3. She is fiercely protective of her parents and doesn’t ever name them in her vlogs Image copyright Jamie Genevieve Image caption Jamie at her grandparents’ home at the age of five, and already comfortable in front of the camera Image copyright Jamie Genevieve Image caption Jamie at 15 – she does not hide the fact she has had botox and fillers – in fact she shares the experiences on her YouTube channel She worked her way up the hierarchy of Glasgow’s make-up counters and it soon became apparent she had a way with people. “I just loved talking to people and I think that’s how …

Harry and Meghan arrive in Morocco

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe couple were offered the traditional welcome of milk and dates The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Morocco for their first official visit to north Africa. The royal couple’s three-day trip is aimed at strengthening the UK’s links with Morocco – which is one of the few stable countries in the region. Their visit will also focus on gender equality, with the pair discussing Morocco’s attitudes towards women with British ambassador Thomas Reilly. Mr Reilly said the issue is “close to their royal highnesses’ hearts”. Prince Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, touched down in Casablanca airport on Saturday evening, although flight delays meant they were two hours late for …

Crackdown on young celebs in gambling ads

CAP says care must be taken that gambling ads do not appear in the children’s section of websites – such as the young supporters’ pages of a football club. The Advertising Standards Authority will enforce the rules, although it does not have the power to issue fines. The new standards follow a review conducted by CAP of the evidence of the impact of advertising on children, which was last carried out five years ago. The review included the results of previous complaints to the ASA on adverts deemed to be appealing to children. This included: Bookmaker Coral’s “Lucky Wizard” game, which featured an animated wizard William Hill promotion which appeared within a Mario Kart app Gambling website featuring animated fairy …