29th September 2008
Malawi’s gays hope new High Commissioner will help their cause
2:32 PM — The Malawi Gay Rights Movement (Magrim), which was launched earlier this month as a public campaign group after six years underground, has sparked a political row.
Liverpool gay village plan frustrated by council 5
1:32 PM — Business leaders in Liverpool have criticised a proposal from the council that streets around the city's "gay quarter" be closed to traffic after 10pm.
George Osborne offers two year council tax freeze 4
1:14 PM — The Shadow Chancellor has told Conservatives that he will not offer immediate tax cuts if elected because "the cupboard is bare."
Cameron opens Tory conference with attack on Labour infighting 2
11:23 AM — The Conservative party conference is underway in Birmingham. Yesterday the Tory leader David Cameron welcomed delegates from around the country.
27th September 2008
Treasury Minister becomes first lesbian MP to hold a civil partnership ceremony 3
5:09 PM — Treasury Minister Angela Eagle entered into a civil partnership with Maria Exall in Southwark today.
Film Review: Quantum of Solace 3
2:36 PM — Not quite the traditional Halloween movie this, yet somehow it's still strangely appropriate for the second Daniel Craig-starring Bond film to come out on a date long associated with the dead. Because this is one film series that has well and truly risen from the ashes like some kind of latter-day Dracula. James Bond hasn't been this cool for years – and to think that just two short years ago, as we awaited the release of Casino Royale with a mixture of hope and dread, many had written off the Bond franchise for good.
Film Review: Where the Wild Things Are 2
2:33 PM — After the sheer madness of his only two feature films to date, 1999's Being John Malkovich and 2002's Adaptation, it's a safe bet that Spike Jonze must have been low down on anybody's list as the ideal director for a big screen adaptation of a hit series of children's books.
Film Review: Ghost Town
2:29 PM — Channel Four's late night comedy series The 11 O'Clock Show may only have run for three years, and may never have overly troubled the ratings, but it somehow proved a test bed for two of the biggest British comedy phenomena of the last decade. Launched in 1998 and hosted by Iain Lee (now best known as a radio presenter) and Daisy Donovan, the comedy elements of the show were always a bit hit and miss – which may have been why two characters in particular stood out so clearly above the rest.
Film Review: High School Musical 3 – Senior Year 3
2:26 PM — If you aren't aware of the phenomenon that is High School Musical, it's a safe bet that you're over the age of 15 and don't yet have any children or grandchildren under that age. For its target demographic – mostly girls in their "tweens" (roughly 8-14) – High School Musical is like Harry Potter, Barbie and Pokémon all mixed together and combined with a serious sugar rush. It seems that they just can't get enough of this wholesome franchise of sickly-sweet, unbelievably innocent films, where pristine teenagers sing and dance about the joys of young love, close friendship, and being true to yourself.
Film Review: The Rocker
2:20 PM — There's been a fairly strong tradition of Hollywood comedies revolving around the idea of aspiring rock gods, from the oddball antics of Bill and Ted and their time-travelling escapades in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey through the Wayne's World movies, up to the recent hit School of Rock, with many more along the way – including the oft-forgotten Airheads from 1994, which helped launch the careers of both Brendan Fraser and Adam Sandler.
Preview: Little Britain USA
12:21 PM — Gay comedian Matt Lucas and David Walliams' multi-award-winning comic creation, Little Britain, is returning to television this Friday with a brand new series, Little Britain USA.
Coronation Street: Rosie’s disappearance shocks Sally and Kevin
12:07 PM — The street is left reeling this week when it comes to light that Rosie has gone missing. The teenager failed to come home after a night out with local businessman Tony Gordon, who is seen looking very sheepish the next morning. However, it soon becomes clear that not everyone in Weatherfield is that worried about the missing teenager. Her father Kevin tells his wife Sally that Rosie is just trying to wind her up. Unfortunately, Sally remains unconvinced by this line of reasoning and becomes increasingly anxious. What could have happened to Rosie?
Emmerdale: Danielle gets arrested for possessing drugs
12:01 PM — Eli and Danielle seem to be much calmer in each other's company now that they've shared a night of passion. But this peace is simply the calm before the storm. When Debbie arrives at the Dingles' she spots a suspicious looking bag near Danielle and demands to have a look inside. Danielle instantly looks as though she's trying to hide something, which of course, makes everyone even more interested in the contents of the bag. Debbie and Danielle eventually get into a tussle over the bag and as the fight ensues a bag of white powder tumbles to the floor.
EastEnders: Bradley and Stacey call it quits 1
11:55 AM — Bradley and Stacey decide to call time on their brief and turbulent marriage this week after Stacey final admits that she doesn't feel the same way anymore. We all know it's because she fancies Callum and it seems Bradley realises this too, he even gallantly suggests that she follow her heart. How sweet!
Coronation Street: Clarissa turns the tables on Harry
11:39 AM — Harry has obviously never heard the old adage "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" as he continues to play Liz and Clarissa off of each other this week. After weeks of dating both ladies, Harry's number is up when Clarissa catches him canoodling with Liz outside the Rovers. She decides to catch Harry out by doing a bit of detective work. How will Harry react when he finds out that Clarissa is on to his little game?
Emmerdale: Eli pops the question to Debbie
11:27 AM — Louise starts the week very badly indeed. She loses her engagement ring and does her best to avoid Jamie while she searches high and low for it. When Jamie finally catches up with her, she claims that the ring's being cleaned. Will Jamie believe her and what will Louise do if she can't find her sparkler?
EastEnders: Danielle uncovers Stacey’s secret
11:22 AM — Bradley and Stacey have been on and off more times than a light switch since they first got together way back in 2006. However, this week the cracks are really beginning to show in their relationship as it becomes clear that they don't share the same desire to become parents. Unable to tell Bradley how she really feels about having children, Stacey continues to take her contraceptive pill despite telling Bradley that she wants to try for a baby with him. Sounds like this is going to end in tears!
26th September 2008
Schools department backs LGBT History Month 1
3:34 PM — The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Young People and Families will be attending the LGBT History Month pre-launch in November.
25th September 2008
Labour party votes overwhelmingly for trans inclusion 6
6:22 PM — A change to the Labour party rule book that adds trans inclusion has been backed at the annual conference by more than 98% of delegates.
MAMA Group “delighted” at acquisition of Heaven 1
5:36 PM — The new owners of London nightclub Heaven have said it is a "historical venue" with a "phenomenal reputation."