Konta claims Halep scalp

Johanna Konta staged a third-set fightback to beat world number two Simona Halep at the Wuhan Open. The British player took the first set 6-3 but lost the second by the same score. Halep then led 5-1 in the decider before Konta won six games in a row for a memorable...

Lady Gaga named Billboard woman of the year

Lady Gaga has been named as Billboard’s woman of the year for 2015, succeeding Taylor Swift. The US music magazine will honour the singer at a live TV event in early December. Lady Gaga tweeted about the award. She said:  can’t believe @billboard named me Woman of the...

Jim Carrey shocked by death of ex-partner

Jim Carrey says he is “shocked and deeply saddened” by the death of his former partner Cathriona White The 30-year-old was found in her Los Angeles apartment on Monday having suffered a suspected overdose. The actor released a statement: “She was a truly kind and...

Public to help choose Eurovision entry

After a string of poor peformances, the public are to help choose the UK entry for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The UK branch of the Eurovision fan club will help whittle down the entries when songs will be shortlisted from open submissions. The final decision...

1.2m British cars affected by emissions scandal

Volkswagen announces almost 1.2 million of its vehicles in the UK have been affected by the emissions scandal. In the coming days, the Vehicle Identification Number details of affected cars will be released to retailers. In addition, a self-serve process for customers...