Sync or swim: How TV shows are breaking new bands

Skip Youtube post by LUSAINT – Topic Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report It’s not the first time Love Island has helped break a new artist. Freya Ridings’ single Lost Without You won a platinum disc last summer after soundtracking a pivotal moment in the villa. She’s now on the Radio 1 playlist with her new single, Castles, and plays one of the main stages at Glastonbury next week. In some respects, this is nothing new. Ever since Nick Kamen stripped off his Levis to the sound of Marvin Gaye’s Heard It Through The Grapevine in 1985, music executives have known the power of a well-placed TV spot. More recently, Lily Allen and Ellie Goulding have received a …

Johnson and Hunt make pitch to be PM

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Hunt: “We are democrats who want to deliver Brexit”. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have made their pitch to be the next prime minister at the first of 16 Conservative Party hustings. The two contenders for Number 10 laid out their vision for the country at a conference in Birmingham. Mr Johnson said these were “dark days” for his party, but insisted he could turn things around. But his rival warned members not to elect the “wrong person” and risk “catastrophe”. Mr Johnson said the most important thing was to “get Brexit done”. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Hunt insisted he would leave the EU with no deal if …

Takeaway app customers complain of fraud

Just Eat ‘phishing’ scammer faces jail Are you using the most-hacked password? Several Deliveroo customers told the BBC they realised their accounts had been accessed when they received an email from the company saying the email address linked to their account had been changed. Fraudsters then ordered food through their account using credit obtained by claiming refunds for previous orders. Deliveroo said cyber criminals relied on people reusing passwords for multiple online services and used data breaches on other sites to try to access Deliveroo accounts. Andrew Shaw, 33, from London, said he had to wait five days after he reported fraudulent activity on his account before Deliveroo shut it down. By this point Mr Shaw had already cancelled his …

MPs are not ‘victims’ over maternity rights

But there is no official maternity cover available for their other duties. However, MPs continue to be paid their full annual salary of £79,468 throughout their parental leave. Creasy ‘forced to choose to be MP or mum’ UK ‘among least family friendly in Europe’ Walthamstow MP Ms Creasy, who is also pregnant, argued that without paid cover it would be “impossible” for her to fulfil her responsibilities to constituents once her baby is born. When she approached Ipsa – the body which regulates MPs’ pay – about the issue, she said they told her “they don’t recognise that MPs go on maternity leave”. Not a ‘bad deal’ Writing in the Times, Mrs Badenoch said Ms Creasy’s intervention was “hugely disappointing” …

Jess Glynne blames anxiety for festival no-show

“The last thing I ever want to do is let people down, I am sorry to anyone who I upset, it was not my intention.” Festival organisers tweeted on Sunday to explain Glynne was “physically exhausted”. Skip Twitter post by @IsleOfWightFest From Jess Glynne @JessGlynne pic.twitter.com/PQi6wcS998 — Isle of Wight Fest (@IsleOfWightFest) June 16, 2019 Image Copyright @caradeee @caradeee Report Report Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk.

Passenger numbers rise at NI airports

“Increasing our passenger numbers by more than 2.2 million in just five years is an impressive achievement,” a spokeswoman for the International airport said. “Of course, much more could be achieved without the burden of Air Passenger Tax (APD) and we will continue with our campaign to get rid of this hugely unfair tax that places Northern Ireland airports at an enormous disadvantage to the Republic of Ireland where no similar tax applies.” Related Topics City of Derry Airport Belfast International Airport Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Corbyn challenges UK’s Iran accusations

The US military released video footage which it said proved Iran was behind the blasts – something Iran has categorically denied. Gulf of Oman tanker ‘attacks’: What we know Why would Iran attack tankers in the Gulf of Oman? Tanker attacks: Your questions answered The UK Foreign Office said it was “almost certain” that a branch of the Iranian military – the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – attacked the two tankers on 13 June, adding that “no other state or non-state actor could plausibly have been responsible”. “These latest attacks build on a pattern of destabilising Iranian behaviour and pose a serious danger to the region,” Mr Hunt said. However, in a tweet Mr Corbyn questioned that assessment. Image Copyright …

Trooping the Colour marks Queen’s birthday

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrince Louis and his siblings joined other members of the Royal Family on the Buckingham Palace balcony The Queen’s official birthday has been marked with the annual Trooping the Colour parade. She was joined by members of her family and thousands of spectators to watch the display in Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall. The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex all attended. The Queen celebrated her 93rd birthday in April. Twins parade together Guardsman first to wear turban at parade Famous names in Queen’s Birthday Honours The Duchess of Sussex made her first appearance in public since giving …

Breakdancing to help mental health fight

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamie Berry turned to breakdancing as an escape from bullying After years of bullying, when he was just 13 Jamie Berry tried to take his own life. Then Jamie turned to breakdancing – known as breaking – which he says has saved him from suicide numerous times. In Rhondda, he is using breaking to help others in a class which GPs can now refer people to. Public health experts hope community classes like Jamie’s, run by Avant Cymru in Cymmer, could help ease pressure on NHS services. “It’s a way to get the demon off my back and to be free,” he said. Image copyright Huw Dale Photography Image caption Jamie Berry …

Suicide help for families ‘sadly lacking’

“She found it really difficult over the years but she was a survivor and she always seemed to come through.” Despite this, she said the “signs were always there” for the former Ysgol Moelwyn pupil. Male suicide ‘a national emergency’ ‘My father’s suicide was not my fault’ ‘More can be done’ to prevent student suicide in Wales “But I genuinely thought she had got past it,” her mother said. “She had got a place to study nursing, she’d been working full-time in Bristol and she had a house and a mortgage.” However, 7 August last year was the day that changed Ms Roberts’ life forever – when her daughter took her life. She said: “You get a knock on the …

Britons could be banned from Syria

He is expected to say: “I’ve asked my officials to work closely with the police and intelligence agencies to urgently review the case for exercising this power in relation to Syria, with a particular focus on Idlib and the north east. “So anyone who is in these areas without a legitimate reason should be on notice.” ‘Long time coming’ Sir Peter Fahy, former counter-terrorism lead for the Association of Chief Police Officers, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “It’s been a long time coming. Clearly the conflict in Syria has been going for many years and there’s been this problem of what to do with people who go overseas. He said the legislation was welcome but there would be complications …