Ben Cook: head of Ed Sheeran and Stormzy label quits after offensive ‘blackface’ party picture

The president of Atlantic Records has resigned after admitting that he attended a party as a member of the rap group Run-DMC. Ben Cook has acknowledged his choice of dress was “offensive.”  Cook has been credited with guiding the careers of Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and Rita Ora. And is head...

UK News Briefing: Body found, Jennifer Arcuri and British Airways make today’s headlines

BRIEF - ME! – UK NEWS BRIEFING In today’s briefing update, a body has been found in the River Taff in the search for missing Brooke Morris. MPs call for an investigation into Jennifer Arcuri's firm.   BA passengers still struggling with breathing difficulties two months on from a flight which filled...

World News Briefing: Philippines, Mike Pence, Turkey and Carrie Lam make today’s headlines 

BRIEF - ME! – WORLD NEWS BRIEFING In today’s briefing update, US VP Mike Pence heads to Turkey seeking a ceasefire.  Landslide, Building damage from Philippines quake kills four. Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam abandons speech as hecklers say she has 'blood on her hands.'  ALL in today’s WORLD news briefing –...