The Ed Sheeran album you might not know about

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ed Sheeran and Wiley at the 2017 Q Awards Track five, Little Lady, is perhaps the most difficult to listen to, with a heartbreaking story at its centre. With verses from Mikill Pane, it’s a reworking of The A-Team, and tells the story of a young girl, forced into sex work and eventually murdered by her pimp. “Little lady, you’re trembling with fear. Your skinny frame kinda resembles a deer,” he raps. Mikill Pane met Ed in a clothes shop on London’s Oxford Street. They became mates, gigged together and discussed Little Lady as they walked to the house where the singer was staying. “I told him I’d written these lyrics when I was …

Bid to make no deal more difficult scrapes through

He tweeted that it “makes it much harder for incoming prime minister to suspend Parliament”. Not selected The UK had been due to leave the EU on 29 March, but this date was delayed after MPs repeatedly rejected Theresa May’s deal. Currently, the date for exit is 31 October. If that date is reached without a deal being agreed on the separation process, then the UK will leave without one. MPs have consistently voted against this option, but the prime minister could try to get around that by closing Parliament – proroguing – in the run-up to Brexit day, denying them an opportunity to block it. Why there’s more to the Northern Ireland bill Can the new prime minister force …

Mum ‘left in dark’ over son’s hospital treatment

He has been receiving his treatment at the hospital’s current home in the Sciennes area of Edinburgh until now. The Sick Children’s Hospital had been due to move to its new £150m building in Little France, on the outskirts of the city, on Tuesday. But last week Health Secretary Jeane Freeman told NHS Lothian not to go ahead with the opening after inspectors found problems with the ventilation system. The announcement was made on Thursday. The following day, Danielle, from Balerno, received a letter which said that Teddy was to have blood tests in the new building at the beginning of August. Related Topics NHS Edinburgh Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Bringing a ‘sort of impossible’ novel to life

The novel is Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, which tells the story of an Indian boy who is stranded on a lifeboat with a tiger in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It won the Booker Prize in 2002 and has sold more than 15 million copies. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lolita Chakrabarti has adapted the novel for the stage “Loads of people said to me, ‘Oh, my God, how are you going to do that?’” says writer Lolita Chakrabarti, who has adapted the book for the stage. “I was like, ‘It’s just theatre!’ And as it’s gone on, and I’ve seen what an enormous story it is, and how theatrically challenging it is, I’ve got more and …

Man jailed for shooting great-grandson dead

Grannon admitted possessing an air rifle without holding a firearms certificate, along with the charge of manslaughter by gross negligence. The youngster was shot by Grannon from a few feet away at a family gathering at the pensioner’s house, prosecutor John Elvidge QC told the court. More stories across Yorkshire Image caption The boy was shot in the abdomen with the air rifle, but died later from the injuries Mr Justice Lavender told Grannon: “You ended a young life and you brought lifelong grief and misery to his parents and to the whole of his family.” He said: “What you did was obviously a very dangerous thing to do. Why on Earth did you do it?” The court heard how …

‘I had two abortions in seven months’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSam says she fears she may never be able to afford children UK attitudes towards abortion are becoming more liberal, a poll suggests. Sam says financial worries were a driving force in her choice to terminate her pregnancies. And several women the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has spoken to say the same. “I knew that there was no way I could have a child. There was no way that I would be able to afford it,” says Sam, who shared with the programme details of her abortions, which some may find distressing. When she became pregnant, she says, she knew straightaway she would not have the baby. Image caption Sam says she …

Alcohol v cannabis: Which one is worse?

Report End of Instagram post by snoopdogg Image Copyright snoopdogg snoopdogg It’s thought Snoop posted the photo to try to show that alcohol is worse for you than cannabis. They both can affect the body and mind differently depending on the person. But is one worse than the other? How does cannabis affect you? Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug in the UK and research shows 10% of regular cannabis users become addicted to it, according to the NHS. Nikki Thorne from Addaction, a service helping young people who’ve misused drugs and alcohol, believes the “mental impact” of cannabis is the most dangerous part. “We increasingly encounter young people, who’ve started using cannabis to self-medicate when they are …

How it feels to play your first Glastonbury

Supporting Circa Waves, playing alongside Young Blood and doing a Maida Vale session for Radio 1 are among the highlights, but Ed reckons Glastonbury will top it all. “I am so excited to be playing. Even if no-one turns up it’s going to be amazing for me.” Skip Youtube post by Ed The Dog Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report Report End of Youtube post by Lauran Hibberd Image Copyright Lauran Hibberd Lauran Hibberd There is one nightmare situation for a band making their festival debut. Being on at the same time as a big name. Nobody wants to go up against Kylie, right? “We clash with Hosier I think, which I’m slightly worried about but not too …

‘House dispute has given me anxiety’

The results suggested that 72% felt “very worried and anxious” about their future, and 17% had had suicidal thoughts as a direct result. Anxiety ‘off the rails’ A leaseholder owns the right to use a property for a fixed period of time – typically between 99 and 125 years for most buyers. But it is the freeholder who owns the property outright, and the land on which it is built. They also decide what service charges are payable and can ask for necessary work to be carried out to ensure the property’s upkeep. In 2013, Lisa and others in her block of 21 flats were served an invoice for major works that initially totalled just short of £100,000 between them. …

Five arrests in Patisserie Valerie scandal

After it went into administration, the cafe chain was found to have overstated its cash position by £30m and failed to disclose overdrafts of nearly £10m. Patisserie Valerie puts butter back in cakes Ex-Patisserie Valerie boss ‘felt like emigrating’ Patisserie Valerie says finance chief arrested Patisserie Valerie black hole grows to £94m Patisserie Valerie’s former chairman, Luke Johnson, who was also its biggest shareholder, wrote earlier this month in his column for the Sunday Times that that he had considered fleeing the UK after the scandal broke and feared becoming “a pariah in the business world”. The Sunday Times reported that Mr Johnson was not among those arrested by the SFO. Butter back “On Tuesday 18 June, as part of …

Heartbeat actor William Simons dies aged 79

Image Copyright @jasedurr @jasedurr Simons, who was born in Swansea, was already 51 when he landed the biggest role of his career, playing Alf Ventress when Heartbeat first landed on TV screens in 1992 as a prime-time vehicle for former EastEnders star and chart-topping singer Nick Berry. Berry played a young London constable who moved north with his family and encountered Ventress as one of the colleagues who helped him build a new life while fighting crime in a rural setting. The show, set in the fictional Yorkshire villages of Ashfordly and Aidensfield, attracted more than 13 million viewers and saw guest appearances by Gary Barlow, Charlotte Church, Lulu, and David Dickinson – and Yorkshire’s legendary cricket umpire Dickie Bird. …

All aboard Britains first hydrogen train

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHydrogen trains: Are these the eco-friendly trains of the future? Hydrogen-powered trains are arguably the greenest trains out there. “Mini power stations on wheels”, is how Alex Burrows from the University of Birmingham describes them. He is the project director for the ‘Hydroflex’ train which was showcased at an event in the West Midlands. Unlike diesel trains, hydrogen-powered trains do not emit harmful gases, instead using hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, water and heat. It is “a fully green fuel”, says Helen Simpson from rail rolling stock company Porterbrook, which created the Hydroflex in partnership with Birmingham University’s centre for Railway Research. But hydrogen trains are still incredibly rare. The only …

Manslaughter arrest over Sala death

His body was recovered in February but Mr Ibbotson’s has never been found. Image copyright AAIB/PA Image caption An air accident investigator’s photo showed the rear left side of the fuselage on the seabed Det Insp Huxter urged people not to speculate about the identity of the man as it could hinder the investigation. The Piper Malibu aircraft was carrying Mr Sala and Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, Lincolnshire, after the footballer returned to FC Nantes to say goodbye to his former teammates. An official search operation was called off on 24 January after Guernsey’s harbour master said the chances of survival were “extremely remote”. Shipwreck hunter David Mearns found the plane wreckage on 3 February, 220ft (67m) below the surface …