Live Aid

'There are moments few and far between performing, when something just happens.'
For the latest in our WISE WORDS interview series - where stars from a whole range of fields share the important life lessons
30 years ago today... Bob Geldof summoned his most elite of pop troops and changed the nature of charity gigs forever. With
As media crews begin to arrive in West Africa, we are urging for there to be no repeat of the Michael Burke film. It was vital and needed at its time, but today, 30 years later, a very different part of the continent may need our help, but the bravery of its first responders also deserves our respect.
On 23 October, it will be exactly 30 years since a BBC report alerted the world to a famine in Ethiopia. Michael Buerk's
Many people feel sad when they think of Ethiopia; they think of the news reports, the aid work, the conflict - but they generally think of Ethiopia as it was in 1984 when Geldof and Ure amplified the world's attention to its plight.
The new 100-strong musicians' letter on behalf of the still-jailed Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is a wholly good thing. And it is. It's not about whether I'd listen to music from this enormous body of artists (though I would in a few cases), but ... well, you know what I'm saying. It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it.
The last 7 months haven't been so much of a steep learning curve, as a swift implementation of what was always important
A bold new charity campaign is urging Africans to unite and donate their radiators to Norwegians dying of frostbite. Radi
"It's time to look beyond all the unhelpful cliches about poverty and see if there's a bigger, wider truth to be explored
As Paul Weller's long-time collaborator and one of the finest and most prolific drummers Britain has ever produced, Steve White is now looking to the future. Jason Holmes journeyed to Stockport to meet him.
Queen have overtaken The Beatles to become the official UK album chart leaders. They have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. We Are the Champions remains their most played song of all time, familiar to sports fans everywhere. They are bigger today than they were during Freddie's lifetime. No fat lady on the horizon. Not any time soon.
Sarah Mace, who works in Plan's Disaster Management Unit looking after East Africa, has recently been out to Kenya. She says that you can feel the impact of the drought everywhere. In some areas in East Africa, it hasn't rained for three years.