Bob Geldof

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LadBaby break Beatles’ record to score fifth Christmas No 1 single
YouTubers land fifth festive chart-topper in a row with Food Aid, a sausage roll-themed rewrite of the Band Aid classic

Laura Snapes

23, Dec, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Santa Claus is coming to frown! Why the best Christmas songs are sad and slow
Who says festive numbers have to be merry? Marvin Gaye’s prisoner-of-war lament is a touching treat – while Prince’s track about a guy getting over a yuletide death with banana daiquiris is the jewel of the genre

Emma John

06, Dec, 2022 @3:51 PM

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TV tonight: sex addicts, new money and murders … welcome back to the White Lotus hotel
F Murray Abraham and Aubrey Plaza join Mike White’s five-star comedy. Plus, Alan Yentob’s busy and The Walk-In comes to a compelling conclusion. Here’s what to watch this evening

Graeme Virtue, Sammy Gecsoyler, Hannah Verdier, Jack Seale and Phil Harrison

31, Oct, 2022 @6:20 AM

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Meghan says ‘it’s nice to be back’ in first UK speech in two years
Duchess of Sussex walked on stage to huge cheers at the One Young World summit in Manchester

Caroline Davies

05, Sep, 2022 @8:24 PM

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Poetic justice: WB Yeats’s time in London to be celebrated at last
Years of campaigning will come to fruition this week with the unveiling of a sculpture in Bedford Park to the great writer

Vanessa Thorpe

04, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘That’s it? It’s over? I was 30. What a brutal business’: pop stars on life after the spotlight moves on
Musicians from Bob Geldof to Robbie Williams and Lisa Maffia reveal what they did – and how they felt – after the hits dried up and the crowds vanished

Nick Duerden

16, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Uproar in garden of England at homes plan that could ‘swallow up’ villages
The housing crisis needs solving but in Kent protesters fear for their way of life

Gareth Rubin

16, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Southern Water: Geldof backs non-payment campaign over sewage dumping
Singer and activist supports protest by Kent residents over firm’s continued discharges into sea

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

16, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Message in a wine bottle: how Sting got stung when he bought a vineyard
The singer and his wife, Trudie Styler, bought an Italian wine-producing estate after being given a glass of plonk by the owner. There was just one problem...

18, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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TV tonight: the story of Bob Geldof's Irish punk
A new documentary examines the legacy of the Boomtown Rats. Plus: State of Happiness comes to an end. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Graeme Virtue, Hannah Verdier, Ellen E Jones and Paul Howlett

23, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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'No rear view mirror in this car': Bob Geldof on love, loss and lockdown
The Boomtown Rats’ new album, their first in 36 years, coincides with a BBC documentary on the band

Sarah Hughes

22, May, 2020 @2:28 PM

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Morning glory: why Channel 4 should resurrect The Big Breakfast
It was the star-making TV sensation that brought cheeky irreverence to the pre-pre-watershed slot. At a time of crisis, we need it back more than ever

Matt Charlton

10, Apr, 2020 @11:31 AM

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