Sheridan Smith pictured in BBC drama about serial killer Stephen Port

[ad_1] Image caption Sheridan Smith plays Sarah Sak in the three-part BBC One drama The BBC has released the first picture of Sheridan Smith as she appears in a new factual drama about the crimes of serial killer Stephen Port.Smith plays Sarah Sak, the mother of one of the four young men Port poisoned with lethal doses of a date rape drug between June 2014 and September 2015.The drama, whose
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UK-US trade deal: Envoy attacks ‘myths’ about US farming

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Fears over chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-fed beef are "myths", according to the US ambassador to the UK.Writing in the Telegraph, Woody Johnson urged the UK to embrace US farming methods after Washington published its objectives for a UK-US trade deal.EU rules currently limit US exports of certain food products, including chicken and beef - but Mr Johnson wants that to change in the UK after

LGBT-row teacher on teaching kids about equality

[ad_1] A Birmingham teacher at the centre of a row over lessons on LGBT rights and homophobia has told BBC Radio 5 Live why he thinks the lessons are important.Parkfield Community School assistant head teacher Andrew Moffat has been named in the top 10 shortlist for a global teaching prize.Speaking to Emma Barnett, he talked about facing protests from some Muslim parents at the primary school for his teachings.Mr Moffat

Labour warned more MPs ‘thinking hard’ about futures

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMPs resign from Labour over Brexit and anti-SemitismMore Labour MPs could quit the party unless it listens to their concerns, Jeremy Corbyn has been warned.Following the decision of seven Labour MPs to walk out on Monday, colleagues expressed anger with the leadership during a "tense" meeting in Parliament.Corbyn-critic Ian Austin said others would "think hard" about leaving unless it fixed its

Dan Mallory: Best-selling author lied about having cancer

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dan Mallory went straight to number one on the New York Times best-seller list Dan Mallory, author of the best-selling The Woman in the Window, has admitted to lying about having brain cancer.Mallory, who wrote the thriller under the pseudonym AJ Finn, said he claimed to have had cancer as a way to disguise his struggles with bipolar disorder.His admission comes after a

Worry less about children’s screen use, parents told

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Parents should worry less about how much time their children spend using screens, paediatricians have said.The first UK guidance on screen use for children says there is little evidence that it is harmful in itself.But experts say it is important that the use of devices does not replace healthy activities, such as sleep, exercising and time with family. The guidance avoids setting screen time limits,

Why wealthy sports stars get passionate about charity

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSpeaking ahead of his fight with Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury said he wants to help homeless people by donating some of his prize moneyNew year, new ideas, time to broaden your horizons? For sporting stars, this might involve participating in a high-profile charitable campaign. After all, nothing announces your arrival as a sporting legend quite like attaching your name to a

L Devine: ‘Girls can write about more than being sexy’

[ad_1] Image copyright L Devine Christmas came early for L Devine this year. Six weeks early, to be precise.In mid-November the 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Whitley Bay was named on YouTube's list of ones to watch for next year, alongside BBC Sound of 2019 listees Mahalia, Octavian, Grace Carter and Slowthai. Remarkable really, considering - unlike all of the above - she'd never even played a proper live gig.That all changed