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Ant Middleton says 'woke patrol' took over SAS series (49 minutes old)

On Tuesday, Channel 4 said it would not work with Middleton again due to his "personal conduct".

Who is nominated for the Bafta Rising Star award? (3 hours old)

The prize has previously recognised up-and-coming stars like Daniel Kaluuya and John Boyega.

Meghan 'saddened' by bullying complaint report (2 hours old)

The claims in a newspaper article come days before the duchess's TV interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Love Island's Molly-Mae Hague broke rules with Instagram giveaway (14 hours old)

The advertising watchdog reprimands the social media influencer over an Instagram prize draw.

Eurovision Song Contest travel 'necessary', organisers say (16 hours old)

Participants from 41 countries will head to the Netherlands for this year's contest under new plans.

Covid-19: Dolly Parton marks vaccination with Jolene rewrite (10 hours old)

Singing to the tune of her hit song Jolene, the country star, 75, promotes coronavirus vaccinations.

To make it in music, be prepared for the pitfalls (14 hours old)

Why a handbook for artists hoping to enter the music industry gives frank advice on mental health.

Bunny Wailer: Reggae legend who found fame with Bob Marley dies, aged 73 (20 hours old)

The musician was a founding member of The Wailers, alongside his childhood friend Bob Marley

Dr Seuss: Six books withdrawn over 'hurtful and wrong' imagery (19 hours old)

The books contained racially insensitive imagery, says the body that preserves the author's legacy.

Covid: Isle of Wight Festival pushed back another three months (19 hours old)

The Isle of Wight Festival was postponed in 2020, but will now take place from 16 to 19 September.

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Ruth Wilson wraps up in a trench coat and leather gloves as she films scenes for film Oslo (2 hours old)

Ruth Wilson was seen filming Oslo in a west London park on Wednesday - her new political drama based on the play of the same name.

MAFS Australia star Jessika Power insists producers tricked her into 'propositioning' Nic Jovanovic (2 hours old)

Married at First Sight Australia star Jessika Power insists producers tricked her into 'propositioning' Nic Jovanovic - and says they plied her with booze to stir up trouble.

Chloe Ferry put on a VERY busty display in a blue velour top (3 hours old)

The Geordie Shore star revealed her prominent cleavage in a tight-fitting blue velour top shortly after arriving to oversee work on her latest business venture, which is yet to open.

Rebekah Vardy SLAMS TikTok star for poking fun at battle with Coleen Rooney (3 hours old)

Rebekah Vardy has slammed a Tik Tok star for mocking her ongoing legal battle with Coleen Rooney after the WAG accused her of selling stories on her.

Made In Chelsea's Tiffany Watson looks stunning as she showcases toned figure in lacy black lingerie (5 hours old)

The Made In Chelsea star, 27, flaunted her abs in the plunging black bra and matching underwear in the Instagram snaps on Tuesday.

Olivia Munn looks relaxed as she leaves workout in West Hollywood in Nirvana t-shirt and leggings (12 hours old)

Munn left her luscious long locks loose and sported sunglasses and a face mask. She carried a black alligator purse and her phone as she headed to her parked vehicle.

Halle Berry reveals secrets to her rock hard bod as she launches workout series on free fitness app (13 hours old)

Berry has been documenting her fitness journey with her #FitnessFriday posts on Instagram, since starring in and making her directorial debut with her upcoming movie Bruised.

Sugababes forced to scrap plans for 20th anniversary reunion (13 hours old)

The groups original members Keisha Buchanan, 36, Mutya Buena, 35, and Siobhan Donaghy, 36, had big plans for 2020 to mark two decades since the release of their debut album.

BAZ BAMIGBGOYE: Why Jack O'Connell is going rogue with the SAS  (5 days old [26/02/21])

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Jack O'Connell will star in a mammoth new BBC series about the fearless fighters who were the founding members of the Special Air Service, better known as the SAS.

How Billie the kid conquered the world: BRIAN VINER reviews The World's A Little Blurry (5 days old [26/02/21])

BRIAN VINER: Billie Eilish has already shown herself to be at least as complicated and idiosyncratic as Zappa was, if less sure of her place in the firmament. But then she's still a teenager.

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Sky Arts to become free to watch from September (218 days old [27/07/20])

Director Philip Edgar-Jones says channel’s mission is to ‘champion and celebrate creativity’ Britain’s only television channel dedicated solely to arts and culture, Sky Arts, is to become free for everyone as part of what it said was a mission to “champion and celebrate creativity”.The channel has a dedicated, if sometimes niche, following and is only available to Sky customers. Continue reading...

Local journalism is on its knees – endangering democracy. Who will save it? (218 days old [28/07/20])

Long struggling industry faces an ‘extinction event’ amid Covid-19, robbing large swathes of the US of news coverageOne of the worst affected industries during the coronavirus outbreak has been, ironically, a profession that should have been reporting on it.Scores of newspapers have laid off staff, or closed entirely, in the past four months, in what one expert has predicted will be an “extinction-level” event for the industry. Continue reading...

Web ads for junk food could be banned under UK government plans (219 days old [26/07/20])

Ban on unhealthy food TV adverts before 9pm could extend to all online adsJunk food adverts could be banned entirely online, after the government’s decision to bar any unhealthy food advertising before 9pm online or on television, as part of its strategy to tackle the “time bomb” of obesity.The measures have been cautiously welcomed though some health experts are concerned they place too much emphasis on individual responsibility for obesity, rather than addressing health inequalities. Continue reading...

Why are millennials and Gen Z turning to Instagram as a news source? (219 days old [27/07/20])

Young people are getting information about protests, police actions and stay-at-home orders from their social media feeds – but the trend isn’t harmlessFor many young people, clicking on to Instagram to get the latest news is now as second nature as picking up a daily newspaper once was to generations before. For a site that has traditionally been a platform for sharing lifestyle content rather than hard news, this is a shift in millennials and Gen Z, at a time when news updates seem more important than ever.Recently published data exploring how people accessed news and information about the c[...]

Trolls, tweets and famous friends: the vicious PR war between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard (220 days old [26/07/20])

As the court case between the actor and his ex-wife nears its conclusion, an even nastier battle is taking place in publicBy now those who actually wished to follow the libel war being waged by Johnny Depp against the Sun newspaper will know exactly who is said to have thrown what and who claims they didn’t do the appalling things others said they did. In truth, even readers who did not want to follow the ghastly twists and turns of the row between Depp and his former wife, Amber Heard, will also know more than they ever thought they would about an undisputedly miserable round of drug-taking, [...]

Roger McNamee: ‘Facebook is a threat to whatever remains of democracy in the US' (220 days old [26/07/20])

An early investor in Facebook outlines the unprecedented scale of power wielded by the social media giants – and sets out his blueprint for reformJohn Naughton on how Facebook could stop Biden’s progress to the White HouseQ&A with Facebook whistleblower Yaël EisenstatCarole Cadwalladr: If you’re not terrified about Facebook, you haven’t been paying attentionDoes Facebook have too much power?The scale of internet platforms such as Google and Facebook is unprecedented in the tech world and, I would argue, unprecedented since the Dutch East India Company. They are ubiquitous in almost every count[...]

China’s TV channel faces UK ban as complaints mount (220 days old [26/07/20])

Regulator Ofcom under growing pressure to block state-backed station for its broadcast of forced confessions Britain’s broadcasting regulator is under mounting pressure to bar China’s state-owned TV channel from the UK’s airwaves after accusations that it has repeatedly breached impartiality rules and aired forced confessions.There are currently three live investigations under way by Ofcom into China Global Television Network (CGTN), the country’s English-language news channel. The regulator has already ruled against the channel earlier this month, for airing a forced confession by the former [...]

UK junk food ad ban 'could force deep cuts on TV channels' (221 days old [24/07/20])

Broadcasters say Boris Johnson’s plan will drastically reduce revenue for industry already in crisisBritish television channels could be forced to make cuts of more than £200m to their programme budgets if the government pushes ahead with plans to impose a blanket ban on junk food advertising.In a further blow to a crisis-hit media industry, ITV would lose about £100m of income if a 9pm, pre-watershed ban is implemented, according to television industry estimates. Continue reading...

Seattle media must provide protest photos to police, judge rules (221 days old [24/07/20])

Judge says images are critical for investigations but newspaper argues move puts independence and reporters’ safety at riskA judge has ordered five Seattle news outlets to comply with a subpoena and give the Seattle police department unpublished video and photos from a 30 May racial justice protest.The King county superior court judge Nelson Lee sided with the city’s police department, ruling that its subpoena was enforceable, the Seattle Times reported. Lee found that the photos and video were critical for an investigation into the alleged arson of police vehicles and theft of police guns. Co[...]

Hungarian journalists resign en masse after claims of political interference (221 days old [24/07/20])

Firing of editor-in-chief at Hungary’s biggest independent news outlet sparks protestThe editorial board and dozens of journalists at Hungary’s biggest independent news outlet have resigned, two days after its editor-in-chief was fired amid claims of political interference.More than 70 of roughly 90 editorial staff at index.hu, including all the desk editors, walked out of the newsroom on Friday after submitting their resignations in the wake of Szabolcs Dull’s dismissal earlier this week. Continue reading...

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