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James Bond actress Honor Blackman dies aged 94 (3 hours old)

The British actress famously played Pussy Galore opposite Sean Connery's James Bond.

Coronavirus: The Queen's message seen by 24 million (9 hours old)

The Queen's rallying call to the nation is the second most watched broadcast of the year so far.

Duffy: Singer was ‘drugged for four weeks, raped and taken abroad’ (21 hours old)

The singer says she was drugged and held for four weeks, and feared for her life.

Coronavirus: Stephen Fry to star in online play (6 hours old)

The Understudy, based on David Nicholls' novel, will be broadcast online in May.

Plagues, zombies and vampires: How Hollywood handles deadly viruses (1 day old)

As online audiences flock to movies like Contagion, we explore how viruses are depicted on film.

Lean On Me singer Bill Withers dies at 81 (3 days old [03/04/20])

The 1970s soul singer died of heart complications, his family said.

The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson shows her characters social distancing (3 days old [03/04/20])

Julia Donaldson and illustrator Alex Sheffler help children understand the regulations in new images.

BBC offers biggest online education push 'in its history' (3 days old [03/04/20])

Schoolchildren will be offered online videos, quizzes, podcasts and articles on core subjects.

Obituary: Honor Blackman (2 hours old)

Consummate actress and original all-action girl who became both a role model and a pin-up for a generation.

How Matt Lucas' Baked Potato Song will help feed NHS workers (5 days old [01/04/20])

The Little Britain star is releasing his Baked Potato Song to raise funds for the FeedNHS campaign.

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Teri Hatcher goes for a brisk power walk through deserted LA streets as she stays fit (3 hours old)

The 55-year-old took full advantage of the empty streets and continued her workout over the Fourth Street Bridge.

Kieran Hayler dons fiancée Michelle Penticost's silky leopard print dress (4 hours old)

The former stripper, 33, make his debut on the app with his fiancée as they tried out the Flip The Switch challenge, which sees couples transform into each other.

Tale Of Tails actress Blanca Blanco shows fans how to make a chic leopard print face mask (4 hours old)

This weekend, Tale Of Tails actress Blanca Blanco showed fans how to do it with some chicer fabric. The Tale Of tails star used $5 worth of leopard print material.

Was Labour leader Keir Starmer real Bridget Jones's Mr Darcy? (4 hours old)

Bridget Jones's love interest Mr Darcy is rumoured to have been based on new Labour Party leader Keir Starmer.

Strictly's Shirley Ballas says bosses have found replacements for AJ Pritchard and Kevin Clifton (5 hours old)

On Monday's This Morning, the choreographer, 59, said that while bosses were reportedly left blindsided by their exits, two 'great' dancers have been called in to fill their shoes.

Kady McDermott shares throwback bikini snap from Maldives holiday (5 hours old)

Kady McDermott was clearly reminiscing about happier times when she shared a throwback bikini snap from her Maldives holiday on Monday.

Former Emmerdale star John Bowe, 70, 'nearly died' from coronavirus (6 hours old)

Former Emmerdale actor John Bowe has revealed her 'nearly died' last week after contracting COVI9-19.

Sam Smith is engrossed in their music as they enjoy a walk in the sunshine (9 hours old)

Sam Smith has been making tweaks to their album and has delayed the release due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Kristin Scott Thomas' choir comes-a-calling - to YOUR door  (3 days old [03/04/20])

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Kristin Scott Thomas is delighted that people will still get to hear her sing in the Military Wives feature film, even though its cinema release was cut short by the coronavirus outbreak.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Keep your hair on! Michael WILL go to the ball  (3 days old [03/04/20])

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Michael Ball will be boasting a scene-stealing, 54EEE treasure chest in the hit musical Hairspray when it moves to a brand new date in the autumn.

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Mirror publisher to furlough almost 1,000 employees and cut pay (3 hours old)

Reach, which also owns Daily Express and Daily Star, makes decision because of Covid-19 Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe publisher of the Daily Mirror, Daily Express and Daily Star newspapers is to furlough almost 1,000 employees, and its management, including the senior editorial team, will have pay slashed by a fifth.Reach, formerly known as Trinity Mirror, also owns hundreds of regional titles including the Manchester Evening News, as well as the Scottish Daily Record and the celebrity magazine OK! Continue reading...

It’s time to shake up government-press relations with a dose of reality (1 day old)

In the UK and US, coronavirus has put practices such as anonymous briefings in the spotlightCovid-19 is a chaotic disease which has upended the world’s health systems, mobility and economy. And yet its patterns have become wearyingly predictable for those in the US and the UK, which seem bound together not just by a “special relationship” but by a worrying inadequacy in government response.In the face of rising public fear and frustration, even the loyalist press on both sides of the Atlantic are toppling like treacherous dominos, pushed over by the not-so-slight touch of facts and existential[...]

Shadow chancellor TV interview gatecrashed by her daughter, three (8 hours old)

New shadow cabinet appointee Anneliese Dodds interrupted while speaking to Sky NewsCoronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Many parents working from home during the national lockdown have grown accustomed to their children interrupting virtual work meetings, but most don’t have it happen during a live news interview.Anneliese Dodds, the newly appointed shadow chancellor, was interrupted by her daughter while speaking to Kay Burley on Sky News on Monday morning. Continue reading...

Lawsuit raises questions about source of Jeff Bezos's affair revelation (9 hours old)

In lawsuit, Michael Sanchez has accused AMI of plot to ‘scapegoat’ him, and has cast doubt on claim that he was the ‘sole source’ A top executive at the tabloid publisher behind the National Enquirer said in a private email that he was “saving for my tombstone” the untold story of how the tabloid uncovered a 2019 exclusive about Jeff Bezos’s extramarital relationship, according to a lawsuit against the publisher.The claim raises new questions about how American Media Inc (AMI) discovered the Amazon CEO’s relationship, and how it obtained knowledge of explicit sexual photographs that Bezos, one[...]

Channel 4 pays millions in bonuses amid coronavirus TV ad slump (1 day old)

Broadcaster pays out £5m among staff just as it seeks to tap credit facility to weather fall in revenueChannel 4 has paid out millions in bonuses to bosses and staff while opening talks with the government about potentially tapping an emergency £75m credit facility as the coronavirus hammers the TV industry.The broadcaster, which is publicly owned but funds itself mostly through TV advertising, is estimated to have paid out more than £5m to its 903 staff last month. Continue reading...

The Instagram project documenting the everyday drama of life under lockdown (14 hours old)

An irresistible look through the keyhole at other people’s quarantines A mother vacuums every day – just after dawn.A couple, newly broken up, are now confined in their tiny apartment. Continue reading...

YouTube moves to limit spread of false coronavirus 5G theory (1 day old)

Decision comes as four more phone masts are attackedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYouTube will reduce the amount of content spreading conspiracy theories about links between 5G technology and coronavirus that it recommends to users, it has said, as four more attacks were recorded on phone masts within 24 hours.The online video company will actively remove videos that breach its policies, it said. But content that is simply conspiratorial about 5G mobile communications networks, without mentioning coronavirus, is still allowed on the site. Continue reading...

YouTube profits from videos promoting unproven Covid-19 treatments (3 days old [03/04/20])

New report finds company is running ads on videos pushing herbs and potentially unsafe over-the-counter treatments for virusCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYouTube is profiting from videos promoting unproven coronavirus treatments, a new report has found, as the company struggles to crack down on misinformation. Related: ‘Zoom is malware’: why experts worry about the video conferencing platform Continue reading...

Broadband engineers threatened due to 5G coronavirus conspiracies (3 days old [03/04/20])

EE suspects telephone mast engulfed by fire in Birmingham was an arson attack as celebrities claim Covid-19 caused by new networkTelecoms engineers are facing verbal and physical threats during the lockdown, as baseless conspiracy theories linking coronavirus to the roll-out of 5G technology spread by celebrities such as Amanda Holden prompt members of the public to abuse those maintaining vital mobile phone and broadband networks.Facebook has removed one anti-5G group in which users were being encouraged to supply footage of them destroying mobile phone equipment, with some contributors seemi[...]

BBC to broadcast summer of sport nostalgia during coronavirus crisis (4 days old [02/04/20])

Schedule to feature London 2012 opening ceremony and Euro 96Pundits pick top Premier League games for Match of their DayCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe BBC is preparing to unleash the power of nostalgia in a bid to help self-isolating fans through a summer of no sport.In plans announced by the national broadcaster, some of the biggest hits in British sporting history are to be screened again on BBC One in the coming months, filling gaps where cancelled events would otherwise have been. Continue reading...

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