Lauren Laverne

J.K. Rowling Takes Over BBC Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’

The BBC Radio 4 show Woman’s Hour is being taken over this week with fresh ideas and input from some of the strongest female voices in British culture. The production team has thrown open the welcome mat to five women from their …

Today’s UK Twitter Trends (Feb 25): Huey Morgan, Adam Matthews

What’s trending on Twitter in the UK today? Huey Morgan bids farewell to his Radio 6 hosting duties while Glasgow Celtic recruits Adam Matthews!

Today’s UK Twitter Trends (Feb. 10): Deborah Orr, Trevor Bailey, Cork Airport, Shefki Kuqi

What’s trending on Twitter in the UK today? Writer Deborah Orr makes a major gaffe, two sad tragedies dominate the news, and Yugoslavian-born British footballer Shefki Kuqi moves to Newcastle United.

Anglo For Your Ear: Kenickie’s “In Your Car”

This Sunderland-based band, comprised of three chicks and one dude (the drummer), was Britain’s answer to grrrl rock bands like Hole and Bikini Kill. The song, “In Your Car,” was Kenickie‘s breakthrough hit in …