Robin Gibb funeral meant only for close relatives and friends

May 31, 2012

A private funeral in honour of the recently-deceased Bee Gees vocalist Robin Gibb is to take place next week. The funeral, scheduled for Friday 8 June, is to be a private affair for close relatives and friends, as insisted by an official statement. Gibb's family requested that anyone attending should offer ...

Stephen Carroll sentence heading to Court of Appeal

May 24, 2012

The sentence handed to one of the killers of Constable Stephen Carroll will be looked at by the Court of Appeal and its director of public prosecutions. At the start of the week, Lord Justice Sir Paul Girvan ruled that John Paul Wootton, aged 21, should serve a minimum 14 year ...

Three founding members of The Wiggles replaced

May 17, 2012

Three of the original four members of popular Australian children's favourites The Wiggles will leave the group, in turn paving the way for an introduction of the fun quartet's first-ever female performer. Members Greg Page, Jeff Fatt, and Murray Cook said that they would be handing over the purple, red and ...

Beastie Boys return to American top 20

May 10, 2012

Seminal New York hip hop group the Beastie Boys have made a return to the American Billboard album charts after the death of member MCA, real name Adam Yauch, last week. An impressive seven of their albums entered the Billboard 200 chart this week, with their 1986 multi-platinum debut Licence to ...

The Scream sold in New York

May 3, 2012

Norwegian artist Edvard Munch's The Scream became the most expensive piece of artwork ever sold at auction yesterday, after it fetched a whopping $119.9m – roughly £74m. The pastel, created in 1895, was purchased by an anonymous bid at Sotheby's in Manhattan, New York City. The bidding lasted a total of ...