Monday 23 July 2018

October dates for new 1D film

One Direction fans will be able to relive the band's world tour with the release of a concert film.

The five band members were filmed at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, and the show will be seen at more than 10,000 screenings across more than 50 territories in October.

Their new film, One Direction: Where We Are, will be screened over the weekend of October 11 and 12 and is expected to enjoy similar box office success to their documentary hit This Is Us.

Patients OK to grow cannabis

A German court has ruled that people suffering from chronic pain should be able to cultivate their own cannabis "for therapeutic purposes".

Five people with chronic pain brought a complaint to a court in Cologne after the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) refused them permission to grow the plant.

The court said three of the plaintiffs met the requirements to produce the drug because it was "sufficiently certain" that third parties would not be able to access the plants .

Joel to receive Gershwin Prize

The US Library of Congress is to honour Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Librarian James Billington said the singer-songwriter, whose hits include Piano Man and Uptown Girl, will receive the prize in Washington in November.

The Gershwin Prize honours a living artist's lifetime achievement in music. Previous recipients include Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and the songwriting duo of Burt Bacharach and the late Hal David.

Lucky escape as e-cig explodes

A woman has escaped from an explosion at her home after a fire caused by an e-cigarette plugged into a faulty charger.

The incident, at a property in Ringwood, Hampshire, is the latest involving the use of cheap or inappropriate chargers.

The woman, who was not injured, was alerted to the fire in an upstairs bedroom of the house by her smoke alarm, which had only had its battery changed the previous week.

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