Solange shines at London’s Lovebox

It’s an abstract, complex record, with none of the instant hooks of its predecessor, 2016’s A Seat At The Table. But the audience, instead of being alienated, seemed enraptured by the snaking, jazz-like arrangements, and Solange’s sunlit harmonies. Wisely, the singer peppered the set with more-recognisable songs from her back catalogue – the street funk of Losing You, and the soaring ballad Cranes In The Sky – and threaded the new record’s most memorable earworm, Things I Imagined, throughout the …

More patients ‘struggling to reach GP on phone’

The latest figures have been published just days after it emerged some hospital doctors are refusing to do overtime shifts. This is because they are being landed with large tax bills after changes to the way the pension system works. The figures are fresh evidence of the impact on patients of the stand-off. Around one in eight have been waiting longer than 18 weeks – the maximum length of time they should have to wait. The places with the worst …

Robinson jailed for contempt of court

Later, journalists filming on College Green outside the Houses of Parliament were verbally abused, physically intimidated and had their equipment attacked before police officers arrived. The BBC News at One cut short a broadcast from College Green as protesters interrupted a live report. Police said no arrests had yet been made in relation to Thursday’s protests. Brand Tommy: Rancour, rhetoric and riches But officers did arrest three people for affray, and one for a public order offence in relation to …

Forensic firm paid ransom after cyber-attack

The agency, which is investigating the attack, said: “As there is an ongoing criminal investigation, it would be inappropriate to comment.” Eurofins previously said the attack was “well-resourced” but three weeks later said its operations were “returning to normal”. Cyber-attack hits police forensic work It said it would also not comment on whether a ransom had been paid or not. It added it was “collaborating with law enforcement” in the UK and elsewhere. The ransomware attack hit the company, which …

What do we know about Archie’s christening?

George was christened when he was three months old, Charlotte was only nine weeks and Louis was 11 weeks, while Archie will be exactly two months old on 6 July. Harry was baptised at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on 21 December 1984 when he was three months and six days old. George was the first future monarch in modern times not to be baptised at Buckingham Palace, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge choosing the intimate Chapel Royal …

Harry Potter beach camping ban plan sparks row

Popular with surfers and holiday-makers, it also provided the backdrop for scenes in the Harry Potter and Robin Hood films. Image caption Previous measures including signage, flyers and regular ranger patrols had failed to solve the problem A spokesman said: “The £100 suggested fine is disproportionate when you consider who could get caught out by these measures. “Many people use the beach before 6am and after 10pm and should be able to use the car park. “The all-year-round enforcement of …

Gauke ‘to resign’ if new PM backs no-deal Brexit

No-deal Brexit: What you need to know How would Johnson and Hunt deliver Brexit? Brexit: What happens next? Mr Gauke said he believed Parliament “will find a mechanism” between now and 31 October to prevent the UK leaving without a deal. When asked whether he thought he would be sacked from the cabinet if Mr Johnson became prime minister, he said: “I suspect that I will possibly have gone before then.” He added: “Assuming that he wins, if Boris’s position …

Tommy Robinson guilty over Facebook broadcast

Following the verdict at the Old Bailey, he told the BBC he had been convicted “for who I am, not what I have done”. Image copyright PA Media Image caption Tommy Robinson told the crowd he thought the decision was wrong One of the senior judges, Dame Victoria Sharp, said the court will consider what penalty to impose for the contempt – which carries a maximum penalty of two years – and give full reasons for the decision at a …

Tory leader candidates face Scottish members

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt on Scotland Union under great strain, Lidington warns The hustings in Perth was the latest in a series of events around the UK which see the two candidates make a speech to local members before taking questions from a host and the audience. Party members should receive their ballots in the coming days, with the winner to be announced on 23 July. A YouGov survey of Conservative members in June suggested that a majority would …

Tesco faces Brexit deadline headache

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTesco boss Dave Lewis says the impact on shoppers of a no-deal Brexit is still uncertain. Planning for the new Brexit deadline is “more difficult” because the supply network will be full of Christmas stock, Tesco’s boss has warned. Dave Lewis told the BBC that the new deadline of the end of October meant there would be “less capacity” for stockpiling longer-life items. A no-deal Brexit could mean tariffs and delays at …