Brookside's Claire Sweeney admits she became a lesbian to save the show as former stars reveal hopes soap will return with fresh new cast

Brookside's Claire Sweeney admits she became a lesbian to save the show as former stars reveal hopes soap will return with fresh new cast

The TV presenter, 47, reunited with some of her former cast mates as part of Loose Women's soap special today and dished the dirt on why her alter-ego Lindsey Corkhill became a "gun-toting, drug-dealing lesbian". She joked: "Phil Redmond was so pioneering…

Is it time for #HeToo to 'save the males'?

Is it time for #HeToo to 'save the males'?

San Diego: Harry Crouch's San Diego office is a study in male outrage. The shelves are stacked with books with titles such as Making Monsters: False Memories Psychotherapy and Sexual Hysteria, Legalising Misandry and Hotsy Totsy FemiNazi. Badges like "California is Sexist &…

'First Kid' Child Actor Brock Pierce Is Now a Couch-Crashing Billionaire Trying to Save Puerto Rico and the Internet

'First Kid' Child Actor Brock Pierce Is Now a Couch-Crashing Billionaire Trying to Save Puerto Rico and the Internet

“This whole populist revolt is going to come down to this concept of currency,” says the former child actor who is now one of the most influential figures in cryptocurrency. "First Kid" star Brock Pierce left the movie business while still a…

Love Island fans desperate for Alexandra to save Dr Alex in tomorrow’s dumping because they can’t face more disappointment after World Cup

Love Island fans desperate for Alexandra to save Dr Alex in tomorrow’s dumping because they can’t face more disappointment after World Cup

The stunning make-up artist will get to choose who she wants to couple up with – meaning two men will get booted off the show. Alexandra is currently torn between Dr Alex, Kieran and Idris but those watching at home are rooting…

Bring back bandstands to save High Street, demands minister 

Bring back bandstands to save High Street, demands minister 

Bring back bandstands and free parking to save struggling High Street stores, demands minister Jake Berry called on local councils to rethink how much they charged motorists He said bandstands and art galleries could be built in central shopping centres The junior…

‘Breathalyser’ could save lives by detecting early cancer signs

‘Breathalyser’ could save lives by detecting early cancer signs

Life-saving ‘cancer breathalyser’ invented by a heartbroken scientist after the premature death of his wife, 36, scoops Britain’s top engineering award Device called Breath Biopsy sniffs out chemicals linked with several cancers  Inventor Billy Boyle says it was inspired by his wife’s late…

Texas shooting sees pregnant woman among five shot at Dallas American Football game before medics perform C-section to save baby

Texas shooting sees pregnant woman among five shot at Dallas American Football game before medics perform C-section to save baby

It is reported the baby is alive, though the mother is critically injuring after the horror shooting near Fair Park, Dallas. Cops rushed to the scene at the Juanita Craft Recreational Centre shortly before 9:30pm yesterday. Police helped treat the victims before…

Save the Children chairman addresses MPs

Save the Children chairman addresses MPs

Save the Children chairman tells MPs charity failed to tell Unicef its former chief executive had been investigated for sexual misconduct and that Brendan Cox would have been suspended if he hadn’t quit over harassment claims Sir Alan Parker stepped down from…

Mum, 32, who delayed skin cancer treatment to save unborn twins dies 10 months after giving birth

Mum, 32, who delayed skin cancer treatment to save unborn twins dies 10 months after giving birth

Danielle Dick began suffering intense headaches at the beginning of her pregnancy. The 32-year-old, from Goddard, in the US state of Kansas, dismissed it as “pregnancy brain” side effects for as long as possible, until the debilitating pain left her unable to…

Downfall of Britain’s best-connected schmoozer

Downfall of Britain’s best-connected schmoozer

Downfall of Britain’s best-connected schmoozer: PR maestro Sir Alan Parker has resigned as chairman of Save the Children amid claims of a sex abuse cover-up… So how can he spin his way out of this? Like any great spin doctor, Sir Alan…

Southwest Airlines passenger describes how she tried to save mum Jennifer Riordan sucked out of flight 1380

Southwest Airlines passenger describes how she tried to save mum Jennifer Riordan sucked out of flight 1380

Hollie Mackey was sitting beside banking executive Jennifer Riordan when one of the engines exploded, causing shrapnel to shatter their window. The 43-year-old, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was wearing her seatbelt but the sudden decompression meant her upper body was sucked out of the…

Alfie Evans parents launch last-ditch Supreme Court appeal to save son TODAY after court ruled he should have life support switched off

Alfie Evans parents launch last-ditch Supreme Court appeal to save son TODAY after court ruled he should have life support switched off

Parents Kate James and Tom Evans are expected to launch a further appeal at the Supreme Court today – begging the courts to overturn the decision to switch off the 23-month-old's life support. The family had been left heart-broken yesterday when three…