Jojo Rabbit: Nazi satire wins top Toronto film award

[ad_1] Image copyright TIFF Image caption Jojo Rabbit's win moves it firmly into the 2020 Oscar race The film Jojo Rabbit has won the influential People's Choice Award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).The World War II satire about a young boy in 1940s Germany who discovers his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their house stars Scarlett Johansson and Roman Griffin Davis.Johansson also appears in the

Gareth Thomas and HIV stigma: ‘It takes people like him to fight against it’

[ad_1] Image copyright George Westwood/Reuters Gareth Thomas' revelation that he has HIV will make "a whole new demographic of people" aware of the condition, says George Westwood, who has lived with HIV for 18 months."The stigma still does exist and I think it takes people like Gareth to battle and remove that stigma," says the 20-year-old.George now feels HIV is "incredibly easy to live with".But he thinks there's still work

The festival letting fans follow in the footsteps of the Peaky Blinders

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media Image caption Fans in their finery at the Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival Thousands of Peaky Blinders fans in flat caps and flapper dresses came together at the TV drama's first official themed festival, where the attractions ranged from ballet to boxing.A stone's throw from the street where the real Peaky Blinders' first crime was recorded 130 years ago, the gang returned to reclaim their turf

Vaginismus: ‘My body won’t let me have sex’

[ad_1] Vaginismus is a sexual pain disorder where women experience an involuntary tightening of muscles around the vagina whenever penetration is attempted.Few know about it, even though a 2017 study found that nearly one in 10 British women find sex painful.Vaginismus can develop at any time throughout a woman’s life and can appear after they experience anything from thrush or childbirth to sexual trauma or the menopause.But some sufferers discover

Slowthai on the Mercury Prize: ‘I’ve got daisies in my stomach’

[ad_1] Image copyright Crowns & Owls Image caption Slowthai: Putting his stamp on Britain "We're in a time where everything's become stagnant and no-one speaks for the people," says Slowthai. "I just got fed up and wanted to say the truth."The Northampton-born rapper and self-styled "Brexit Bandit" is explaining the thinking behind his debut album, Nothing Great About Britain, a sabre-toothed polemic that questions what it is to be British.Songs

“Queer girl with a nose ring” rocks the Last Night of the Proms

[ad_1] Image caption Barton's gown highlighted the colours of the bisexual Pride flag Self-professed "queer girl with a nose ring" Jamie Barton was the undisputed star of the Last Night of the Proms.The US mezzo-soprano, who took to the stage waving a Pride flag, said her mission was to "unify the audience".And, with a sensuous reading of Bizet's Habenera and a wistful Somewhere Over The Rainbow, she achieved her goal."We

Rugby’s Gareth Thomas on HIV: ‘I want to break the stigma’

[ad_1] Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has revealed he is HIV positive, saying he wants to "break the stigma" around the condition.He made the announcement as he prepared to compete in the Ironman Wales triathlon in Tenby, Pembrokeshire.Thomas said he is taking part to show how people with HIV are misrepresented as "walking around with walking sticks who are close to dying".He said: "I'm trying to educate and break

Facebook removes altered Conservative advertisement

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has removed a Conservative Party advert which misrepresented a BBC News story.The ad carried a BBC logo and headline saying "£14 billion pound cash boost for schools" - despite the story it linked to putting the figure at £7.1bn.The social media giant say the Tories had "misused" its advertising platform and it was working to stop headlines being changed in this way. The party

Eddie Money, Two Tickets to Paradise singer, dies at 70

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eddie Money revealed last month he had stage four oesophageal cancer American singer Eddie Money, who had major chart success in the 70s and 80s with songs such as Two Tickets to Paradise and Take Me Home Tonight, has died at the age of 70. Money released 11 albums and sold nearly 30 million records in a career that spanned four decades.He also starred