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Neil Young wants to quit Spotify over Joe Rogan's vaccine misinformation (4 hours old)

The star protests over vaccine misinformation in Joe Rogan's podcast, which is hosted by Spotify.

Taylor Swift calls out Damon Albarn over songwriting comments (12 hours old)

The lead singer of Blur and Gorillaz made the false claim that Swift does not write her own songs.

Blue Boy: Gainsborough painting back on display in London after 100-year absence (3 hours old)

The painting has been hung in the National Gallery, 100 years to the day after it moved to the US.

Glasgow School of Art fire: Inquiry unable to find cause (1 hour 34 minutes old)

A three-year investigation into the 2018 fire said the cause was "undetermined" because of the damage caused.

Cardi B awarded almost £1m in damages in defamation case win (4 hours old)

A court heard the rapper was subjected to a "malicious campaign" by YouTuber Latasha Kebe.

The Responder: From police officer to writing a BBC police drama (21 hours old)

Tony Schumacher based BBC One's The Responder on his own struggles while serving in the force.

Urdd: Actor Matthew Rhys helps youth group celebrate 100th anniversary (2 hours old)

Hollywood actor Matthew Rhys pays tribute to Wales' largest youth movement on its 100th anniversary.

Camp Bestival announces Weston Park line-up (4 hours old)

Fat Boy Slim, Rag 'n' Bone Man and Becky Hill will headline a "sister" event in Weston Park, Shropshire.

Bob Dylan sells his master recordings to Sony Music (20 hours old)

The deal covers the rights to all of Dylan's albums, as well as "multiple future new releases".

Emmerdale and Coronation Street rescheduled in ITV shake-up (1 day old)

New slots for Coronation Street and Emmerdale are among the changes announced by the network.

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Amanda Holden stops traffic in a bright red dress and a chic matching jacket (6 minutes old)

The BGT star, 50, cut a chic figure in a figure-hugging red midi dress, which she styled with a red coat, worn slung over her shoulders.

David Suchet arrives at Windsor Castle for knighthood investiture ceremony (11 minutes old)

David Suchet was finally knighted at Windsor Castle on Tuesday - after being forced to miss the original event due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Rose Leslie wraps up warm in a stylish winter coat (14 minutes old)

The Game Of Thrones star, 34, looked happy and relaxed as a female friend pushed the pram with her son - whose name is yet to be made public - sat inside.

Hollyoaks star Sarah Jayne Dunn responds to probes about her character's exit (14 minutes old)

The Hollyoaks star was dropped from the Channel 4 soap after joining OnlyFans, and remarked to her loyal 226,000 followers, 'you know as much as me' regarding her character's exit.

Davina McCalls weighs in on cancel culture (15 minutes old)

Davina McCall has weighed in on cancel culture and claimed it is 'weird' to haul someone over hot coals over something they said a decade ago.

Margot Robbie nails Parisian chic at Chanel's PFW show (16 minutes old)

She always manages to look effortlessly chic.  And Margot Robbie continued to prove less is more as she attended the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2022 show on Tuesday.

Cardi B awarded $1.25 million in libel lawsuit against blogger Latasha K (31 minutes old)

Cardi B, 29, was awarded $1.25 million - with the possibility of more punitive damages to come - in her libel suit against blogger Latasha K for falsely claiming she was a prostitute and drug addict.

Ashley Roberts showcases her sensational style in a coat and 90's inspired boots as she leaves work (35 minutes old)

She is known for her flawless fashion sense. The former Pussycat Doll, 40, turned heads in a nude suede coat and 90's inspired white leather boots as she left Heart FM in London on Tuesday.

Kenneth Branagh's sentimental journey is an absolute joy: BRIAN VINER reviews Belfast  (3 days old [22/01/22])

BRIAN VINER: The essence of Belfast, a little like John Boorman's charming Hope And Glory (1987), is this transition from peace to war in the context of a little boy's life, and that of his family.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: The filmmaker who turned down Nicole Kidman (4 days old [21/01/22])

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Nicole Kidman (pictured) plays legendary funny lady Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin's delicious drama Being The Ricardos, which is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

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Sky Arts to become free to watch from September (546 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? (546 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 (547 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? (547 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 (548 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' (548 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 (548 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' (549 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 (549 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 (549 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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