Bee Gees star Barry Gibb speaks of abuse attempt

Bee Gees star Barry Gibb speaks of abuse attempt

Bee Gees star Barry Gibb has revealed a man tried to molest him when he was a child, saying the memory was “vivid for me still”. The singer told Radio Times he had “never said this before”, adding: “Should I be saying it now?” “A man tried to molest me when I was about four-years-old,” Gibb explained. “He didn’t touch me, but other things happened and happened to other kids. And eventually they came and…

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Queen speaks of 'sombre national mood'

Queen speaks of 'sombre national mood'

The Queen has said it is “difficult to escape a very sombre national mood” following tragedies in London and Manchester. The monarch said the UK had “witnessed a succession of terrible tragedies” in recent weeks. Her official birthday message followed protests over the Grenfell Tower fire which killed at least 30 people. The Queen’s message added: “Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity.” ‘Terrible tragedy’ It comes…

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Adele speaks about her postnatal depression after the birth of her son Angelo

Adele speaks about her postnatal depression after the birth of her son Angelo

Adele has opened up about her battle with postnatal depression after the birth of her son, Angelo. The singer told Vanity Fair magazine that she felt, at the time, like she had made “the worst decision” of her life. The 28-year old goes on to say that she “loves her son more than anything” but admits she really struggled adjusting to motherhood. “I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate,” she says. Angelo…

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Doon Mackichan speaks out against 'crime porn'

Doon Mackichan speaks out against 'crime porn'

Actress Doon Mackichan has spoken out about the prevalence of rape and sexual violence in contemporary TV drama. In a documentary aired on BBC Radio 4, the Smack the Pony star claims stories about “brutalised women” have become “entertainment fodder”. Dramas like The Fall, she suggests, are part of an “industry” built on “rape and the ritualistic murder of women”. The show features an interview with a young actress who says she now regrets playing…

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