Drag Race UK star Ginger Johnson has broken her silence on whether she would compete in a winners’ season. However in the end, Ginger came out on top and was crowned the winner of season five, with the help of season four winner Danny Beard. Shortly after her incredible win, the Lanchester-based queen opened up to GAY TIMES about all things Drag Race UK, including the possibility of her starring in a winners’ season. After years and years (and years) of rumours and anticipation as to which Hall of Fame-r would emerge supreme, the first-ever winners’ season of RuPaul’s Drag Race premiered in 2022. Drag Race UK season five is streaming now on BBC iPlayer.
December 04, 2023 04:43 UTC
Therefore, while the debate on whether the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), should prosecute offenders persist, this article examines the proposed establishment of the Electoral Offences Commission, and advocates for the creation of a special Tribunal to try the offences. The Bill seeks to establish a National Electoral Offences Commission (NEOC) that will be in charge of investigating and prosecuting electoral offences created under the Bill, the Electoral Act, or any other law related to Electoral Offences. Establishment of the Electoral Offences Tribunal: The lawmakers should introduce a clause creating a special Tribunal called, ‘’The Electoral Offences Tribunal”, which shall be responsible for the adjudication of matters dealing with such offences. Electoral Offences Commission and Electoral Offences Tribunal [HBs 695, 1372, 1427, 753, & 1589 (Senate Bill)].  In June 2022, the House of Representatives consolidated about 5 Bills dealing with the establishment of an Electoral Offences Commission and Electoral Offences Tribunal [HBs 695, 1372, 1427, 753, & 1589 (Senate Bill)].
December 04, 2023 04:43 UTC
Ronnie O'Sullivan became the oldest UK snooker champion after securing a 10-7 victory over China's Ding Junhui to claim a record-extending eighth title in York on Sunday. O'Sullivan, a seven-time world champion who turns 48 on Tuesday, saw his career come full circle as he was also the youngest player to win the UK Championship, as a 17-year-old in 1993. "Each tournament I win and play in, I take great pleasure from," O'Sullivan, known as "The Rocket" told the BBC. There was a big crowd and I wanted to leave blood, sweat and tears on the table. O'Sullivan's triumph over Ding saw the Englishman add the 40th ranking title to his remarkable trophy collection.
December 04, 2023 02:29 UTC
This week marked a whole decade since the tragic events that befell the beloved Clutha bar in Glasgow. It was the night that this treasured local pub unknown outside Glasgow made world headlines, but in remembering the sadness associated with the Clutha, we should also recognise the fascinating history of this pub that is worth celebrating. The Clutha building dates to before the Battle of Waterloo, when Glasgow businessman Mathew Park built a tenement on the land. Sir Billy Connolly and Gerry Rafferty regularly performed as the Humblebums at the pub in their early days. Other famous guests who became regulars at the Clutha over the years include Frank Zappa, Woody Guthrie and Spike Milligan.
December 04, 2023 01:11 UTC
Overthrown by Queen Isabella and her once-exiled lover, Roger Mortimer, on behalf of her then 14 year-old-son, Edward III, they established a regency with Edward III as a figurehead. This stop-gap action wasn't sufficient when, on June 14, a Scottish army of roughly 20,000 men violated the uneasy 13-year long truce, assaulting England from three separate points. The notorious Sir James Douglas, also known as 'Black Douglas', led raids into Cumbria, reinforcing his reputation for brutal attacks on Northern England. King Edward led his anxious army to the North on July 1, navigating through hostile weather, decimated villages, and unsettling secrecy from Scotland. Mortimer's recall order sparked anger in the young and powerless Edward III, deepening the rift in the ruling command.
December 04, 2023 00:05 UTC
Shane McGowan (Andy Butterton/PA)Last Christmas by pop duo Wham!, which consisted of the late George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, is currently on track to take the top spot next Friday after climbing four spaces, according the Official Chart Company’s first look. Mariah Carey (PA)Coral bookmakers is also placing it top of its predictions to achieve the festive number one with 1/5 odds ahead of Wham! It has returned to the UK Christmas top 40 every year since 2005 but never reached the top spot, according to the Official Charts Company. It should be the Christmas number one, it absolutely should. The Christmas number one is set to be announced on December 22 live on BBC Radio 1’s The Official Chart show.
December 04, 2023 00:00 UTC
It left a woman in her 30s in hospital with serious injuries - but not life-threatening - injuries. Police were called to Lawrence Drive in the town just before 1.30pm on Saturday, December 2. A post on the Calne Police Facebook page on Sunday read: "We responded to reports of domestic on Lawrence Drive, Calne, just before 1.30pm yesterday afternoon. "A woman in her 30s was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. "A man in his 60s has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody."
December 03, 2023 23:57 UTC
Yemen Houthi rebels and Iran are keeping US warships busy in the Red Sea. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/dec/03/us-warship-in-red-sea-reportedly-attacked-by-drones-from-yemen“We’re aware of reports regarding attacks on the USS Carney and commercial vessels in the Red Sea and will provide information as it becomes available,” the US Department of Defense said in a short statement on Sunday afternoon. Two vessels, Unity Explorer and Number 9, were targeted after they rejected warnings from the group’s navy, a spokesperson said. A week later, towards the end of November, a US warship, the USS Mason, seized five attackers who had tried to take control of the Central Park, a commercial tanker that had been carrying a cargo of phosphoric acid. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/uss-carney-shoots-down-drones-responds-to-ballistic-missile-attack-on-commercial-vessel/ar-AA1kVO2qLast month, the USS Thomas Hudner shot down multiple one-way attack drones launched from Yemen.
December 03, 2023 23:53 UTC
Yarm School has seen its ranking rise from 129 to 109 in The Times ‘Parent Power’ survey which was published today (December 2). The school is currently aiming to challenge Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School, which ranked at 51, for the top spot in the North East. The Times has been publishing the 'Parent Power' league tables for over three decades, and this year's edition highlights Yarm’s outstanding results. “Among the North East schools recognised, Yarm School and Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School occupy the top two slots with some hugely respected state schools acknowledged too. “We are the top school in the Tees Valley and one of the top schools in the whole North of England.
December 03, 2023 23:32 UTC
As the snow lays on the ground lightly, many people will understandably be worried about catching flights today. Manchester Airport said this morning they were busy clearing the runways but they were in fact still open unless customers are told otherwise about their flight bookings. A statement last night stated: “The cold weather is here and our teams are working hard to prepare the airfield and clear any potential snow overnight to minimise disruption. Northern tweeted: “Due to train crew unavailability, less services than usual are able to operate on the Blackpool North to Manchester Airport line. “Customers may use Transpennine Express services between Lancaster/Preston and Manchester Airport.”
December 03, 2023 22:38 UTC
The Ocean’s Eleven star, 62, donned a sleek black suit and open-collar white shirt for the occasion while Amal, 45, wore a black velvet corset top and matching trousers paired with black heels. George Clooney and Amal Clooney arrive for a UK special screening of The Boys in the Boat in London (Ian West/PA)George has directed the forthcoming American biographical sports drama, which is based on the 2013 book of the same name by Daniel James Brown. Set in the 1930s, it centres on the University of Washington’s rowing team and follows them from their Depression-era beginnings to winning gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Joel Edgerton, George Clooney, Callum Turner and Bruce Herbelin-Earle attended the screening on Sunday (Ian West/PA)The couple were joined on the carpet by stars of the film including Star Wars actor Joel Edgerton, Fantastic Beasts star Callum Turner and French actor Bruce Herbelin-Earle. Edgerton, who portrays Al Ulbrickson, wore a classic black suit with a white shirt, while Turner, who plays Joe Rantz, opted for a navy double-breasted suit paired with a blue tie and white shirt.
December 03, 2023 22:12 UTC
Drag Race UK star Cara Melle has set the record straight on her absence from the season five finale. After reflecting on their Drag Race UK journey with Mama Ru and Michelle Visage, the three finalists showcased their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent for their final max-challenge. Ultimately, Ginger was crowned the winner of Drag Race UK season five. One viewer wrote: “Where’s mother Cara Melle though?”View this post on Instagram A post shared by RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (@dragraceukbbc)Another fan posted: “Why is Cara Melle not there? For more Cara Melle content, check out her in-depth interview with GAY TIMES here.
December 03, 2023 20:58 UTC
Fuel Poverty Awareness Day has the SNP and Liberal Democrats demand the UK government vastly ups its game as new figures from National Energy Action (NEA) show that 1.2 million Scottish households are living in fuel poverty. The SNP says the NEA numbers show 34 per cent – around 850,000 of households – in Scotland are currently living in fuel poverty while 23 per cent – or over half a million are living in extreme fuel poverty. The SNP’s energy spokesperson, Dave Doogan MP said: "Scotland is an energy rich country with natural resources in abundance. It is, therefore, horrifying that 850,000 Scottish households are living in fuel poverty. "Rural areas on the whole have less energy efficient housing than the rest of Scotland.
December 03, 2023 20:02 UTC
Strictly Come Dancing viewers slam 'pointless' episode of the BBC showFans of the programme have claimed tonight's episode is "pointless" with many taking to social media to air their views. One user shared that tonight's BBC show was likely the "most pointless" they had ever seen, writing: "Possibly the most pointless Sunday night episode ever of Strictly Come Dancing!…"Another added: "What is the point of tonight’s Strictly Come Dancing results program when no-one is being eliminated and there’s no dance off?" One user simply said: "Doing a new show - pointless," while another said: "What is the point of having a results show this week ?" See the leaderboard for Strictly Come Dancing week 11Here are the scores and leaderboard for week 11 of Strictly Come Dancing as Layton Williams, Bobby Brazier, Ellie Leach and Annabel Croft remain. Layton Williams and Nikita - 40 Ellie Leach and Vito - 36 Bobby Brazier and Dianne - 34 Annabel Croft and Johannes - 33Strictly Come Dancing continues next week on BBC One and BBC iPlayer as the finals draw closer.
December 03, 2023 19:54 UTC
Joseph Ward, from Evesham, was stopped in Welshpool on June 1, driving a silver Seat Leon. He admitted drug driving when he appeared on Tuesday, November 28. Hannah Williams, prosecuting, said Ward had both cocaine and benzoylecgonine (BZE), a compound of the Class A drug, in his blood at the time. He had glazed eyes and blood was coming from one of his nostrils.”She said Ward had no previous convictions. Ward had 23 micrograms of cocaine in his system and 240 micrograms of BZE – the legal limit for cocaine is 10 micrograms and for BZE is 50 micrograms.
December 03, 2023 17:04 UTC