• Sampha leaps up chart after Mercury win

    Sampha's debut album Process has jumped back into the top 10 after winning the Mercury Music Prize. It leapt to number seven in this week's chart - a climb of 145 places - after beating Ed Sheeran and Stormzy to win the £25,000 prize. The new Foo Fighters album, Concrete and Gold, topped this week's chart. It's the band's ninth studio album and the fourth to reach the top of the UK album chart. Process had also been at number seven back in February. Gary Numan also entered the top 10 for the first time in 35 years with his latest album Savage (Songs from a Broken World), according to the Official Charts Company. Prophets of Rage, the rap and rock supergroup made up of members from Rage Against

  • Dear Cancer: Three stories

    Three people who have gone through cancer treatment on what they would write to the disease. Inspired by BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire's book 'Dear Cancer, Love Victoria', 5live asked three people at the Christie hospital to write their own letter to the disease. Film by Nick Garnett. This clip is from Afternoon Edition on 20 September 2017.

  • Marilyn Manson: Columbine massacre 'destroyed' my career

    The singer now says "If [the Columbine killers] had just bought my records, they would be better off. Certain people blame me for the shootings at schools." "That's going to be a great pull-quote for you," he told The Guardian. "But, honestly, the Columbine era destroyed my entire career at the time." Manson is currently promoting his new album titled "Heaven Upside Down." In 2012, he said the title for his "Born Villain" was influenced by having been been wrongfully vilified because of Columbine. "When it comes to things like Columbine, it would have been different if they [Harris and Klebold] had actually liked my music, but I think that I have had more blame accredited to me than any person

  • The 'Family Matters' home will be demolished

    The home used for exterior shots of the beloved '90s sitcom, will eventually be turned into a three-unit residence.

  • Demi Lovato is not revealing her sexuality

    "I stand up for the things that I believe in and the things that I'm passionate about, but I like to keep my personal life as private as possible when it comes to dating and sexuality and all that stuff just because it has nothing to do with my music." Instead, Lovato advised fans to watch her YouTube documentary, "Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated." The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer reiterated her position in a series of tweets Wednesday after a fan tweeted, "I love Demi Lovato, but her reason for refusing to talk about her sexuality is total bulls***." "Expectant and rude," Lovato tweeted back. "Watch my documentary and chill out." The singer then said, "Just because (I) refuse to label myself for

  • Sir Patrick's guide to RSC costume sale

    The Royal Shakespeare Company is selling off more than 10,000 items of clothing worn by actors over the decades. Hollywood star and RSC veteran Sir Patrick Stewart gave BBC News a tour of the costume sale and shared some of his memories. The sale is taking place on Saturday 23rd September. Video journalist: Sophie van Brugen. Additional production: Tom Beal, Verity Wilde.

  • Salma Hayek rallies for Mexico earthquake relief

    (CNN)Salma Hayek is doing her part to gather donations for earthquake relief in Mexico. The actress, a native of Mexico, said in an emotional plea on Instagram that she "has lived through the aftermath of a disaster of this magnitude," having experienced the 1985 earthquake that devastated the region. Hayek said "a lot of friends died" in that event, including "an uncle that was very, very close to me." Hayek has started a Crowdrise campaign to "help the families that are going through this nightmare right now in Mexico." As of publication, her effort has raised almost $275,000. Hayek had said she would match the first $100,000. "I implore to your hearts, to goodness of your hearts, to your compassion,