Secrets of The Likely Lads revealed: How creators convinced reluctant star to make show

We have been storytellers all our adult lives, ever since we first scribbled lines together for a sketch in the early Sixties in an Earls Court pub. It began a career that, amazingly, has lasted longer than Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gilbert and Sullivan, Laurel and Hardy and Morecambe and Wise. The first characters we created […]

Wall Street’s convinced Tesla will need to raise more cash, and has some theories about how and when that may happen (TSLA)

Mark Brake/Getty Wall Street’s convinced Tesla will need to raise more cash, and has some theories about how and when that may happen Morgan Stanley says that in addition to a capital raise in 2018, Elon Musk may also need an outside partner for more financing.  Wall Street remains doubtful that Tesla will go through the […]

Facebook 'censors' conservative education page, says it was a mistake, but few are convinced

Facebook says it had mistakenly deleted videos and limited the reach of US conservative educational organization PragerU. The content has now been restored, but PragerU supporters don’t think it was an accident. PragerU (short for Prager University, after its founder Dennis Prager) says nine of its posts reached none of its three million-odd followers, and […]

The founder of Silk Road is dictating tweets from the prison where he’s serving life — and he’s convinced 55,000 people to sign his petition for clemency

Screenshot Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison in 2015 after being convicted of running the dark web marketplace Silk Road. His family have set up the twitter account @RealRossU, which relays messages Ulbricht dictates from prison. The account has helped get over 55,000 signatures for a petition asking for clemency for Ulbricht. His […]

One trip to Rome’s airport and I’m convinced it has the most beautiful restrooms I’ve seen in my 30 years of travel

Matthew DeBord/BI An often unpleasant aspect of air travel is dealing with airport restrooms. Air travel and airport restrooms are particularly difficult for parents traveling with babies and small children. Let’s be honest: airports do their best to maintain restroom cleanliness, but in a place like Rome‘s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino, where millions of passengers arrive […]

A far-right darling in the White House was the one who convinced Trump the US should separate parents from their children at the border

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The New York Times reported President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy that separates families at the US-Mexico border was the work of White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller. Miller pushed the policy to fruition after March’s increase in illegal immigration, which Trump touted as a top priority in his 2016 campaign. The […]

Emmanuel Macron said he was the brains behind Trump’s airstrike on Syria — and convinced him to commit for the long term

Christophe Archambault (Associated Press) French President Emmanuel Macron claimed credit for key elements of US policy on Syria. He said the plan to limit recent airstrikes to chemical weapons facilities were his. He also told French TV that he persuaded Trump not to pull US troops out of Syria. Macron and Trump have made much […]

Macron claims he convinced Trump to stay in Syria “for the long term”

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he convinced his US counterpart that it was “necessary” to keep American troops in Syria. The White House has since reiterated that the troops will go home “as quickly as possible.” In a lengthy interview with French media on Sunday, Macron said he was the reason that US President […]

Champions League draw was ‘FIXED’: Two huge clues that have convinced fans of foul play

First, Roma advertised tickets for their clash with Liverpool on their official website yesterday. That’s despite the official draw not being held for another 24 hours. And the waters were further muddied today when the live draw results were shown on the official UEFA site BEFORE the live stream. It left supporters taking to Twitter […]

Royal baby: Kate Middleton could go into labour this WEEK as betters are ‘convinced’

The royal baby of Kate Middleton, 36, and Prince William, 35, is due this month, but betters suspect it will be sooner than expected. Last night, odds for the baby to be born this week were suspended, with odds of 12/1, and a spokesman said many were “convinced” of its arrival in the next seven […]