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25 October 2011

  • 25th October 2011

    Gareth Thomas announces he’s retiring from rugby 14

    Gareth Thomas is retiring from rugby with immediate effect

    4:22 PM — Gareth Thomas has announced he is retiring from rugby with immediate effect. The Wales international said he could no longer give "100 per cent" to the sport.

  • Interview: Jonathan Harvey on writing, Corrie and Beautiful Thing 10

    Jonathan Harvey wrote Beautiful Thing

    4:00 PM — After early success as a playwright, Jonathan Harvey's career now spans theatre, film and television. He wrote Gimme, Gimme, Gimme for his pal, Kathy Burke, collaborated with The Pet Shop Boys on the musical Closer To Heaven and since 2004 has written 136 episodes of Coronation Street. With Beautiful Thing about to open at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, Laurence Watts meets him.

  • Evan Rachel Wood: ‘No one explains bisexuality to children’ 18

    Evan Rachel Wood said she was confused as a child (Photo: David Shankbone)

    3:16 PM — True Blood actress Evan Rachel Wood has revealed that she was "terrified" of her bisexuality as a child because no one had explained or discussed it with her. The star, 24, said she did not understand her feelings.

  • Weekend traffic ban for Manchester’s gay village 11

    The pedestrian zone will also be used for Pride festivals and special events

    2:50 PM — Traffic will be banned at weekends in Manchester's gay village to improve safety for revellers. Residents and local businesses have given their support to pedestrianise Sackville Street on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Queensland to vote on gay civil unions 7

    Queensland may be next to allow civil unions (Photo: Kevin Hong)

    2:26 PM — The Australian state of Queensland is set to legalise civil unions. Premier Anna Bligh is to allow her MPs a free vote on the matter and has said she expects an "overwhelming" majority to vote in favour.

  • Man arrested after burns assault at Leicester gay pub 22

    Police are appealing for witnesses

    1:01 PM — A man has been arrested after two people were burned at a Leicester city centre gay pub. The incident happened at the Rainbow and Dove in Charles Street at around 12.40am this morning.

  • Anti-gay Twitter users mock Stuart Walker’s death 127

    Some Twitter users mocked Mr Walker's death

    12:03 PM — Homophobic Twitter users have outraged others by mocking the death of Ayrshire gay man Stuart Walker. Mr Walker, 28, was found dead near an industrial estate early on Sunday morning. Police said he had suffered a "violent" and "sustained" attack.

  • Murdered gay barman ‘may have been sexually assaulted’ 89

    Stuart Walker was found dead early on Saturday

    10:23 AM — Police have said that a gay barman may have been sexually assaulted before he was murdered. Stuart Walker's body was found at 5am on Saturday near an industrial estate in Cunnock, Ayrshire.

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