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Primavera becomes first major festival to go paperless (1 hour 16 minutes old)

The Spanish festival hopes to combat touts by adopting a mobile-only ticket policy.

How Yorkshire Ripper's terror 'changed the world for women' (8 hours old)

A new play in Leeds shows the impact of the Yorkshire Ripper's reign of terror on ordinary women.

5 times awards have been shared (20 hours old)

This year's Booker Prize is not the first time an arts award has been given to multiple recipients.

Yikes! Fox and rodent battle is top wildlife photo (10 hours old)

A shot of a predator-prey confrontation wins the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Still Game team to receive Scottish Bafta award (7 hours old)

The team behind the hit comedy will be recognised for their "outstanding contribution" to television.

Saved by the Bell creator Sam Bobrick dies at 87 (18 hours old)

Sam Bobrick also wrote 40 plays and was behind a hit Elvis Presley track.

Whitney Houston nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (20 hours old)

The star was never considered for the honour in her lifetime.

'One bacon roll a month makes life worth living' (1 day old)

The former BBC Breakfast host says the UK needs to have a "proper conversation" about cannabis laws.

Ruth Davidson to chair ITV mental health advisory group (18 hours old)

The group was created following the deaths of participants who had appeared in two ITV shows.

Elton John: 'I still want my dad's approval' (1 day old)

The star lifts the curtain on his life and career, and reveals what he'll do after his farewell tour.

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Sheridan Smith, 38, 'confirms pregnancy by announcing I've got a baby on board' (1 hour 19 minutes old)

Sheridan Smith has reportedly confirmed that she is pregnant with her first child. The 38-year-old actress sparked speculation earlier this week after she lamented her 'morning sickness'.

Michael Douglas reveals he feared he was going to lose son Cameron as his drug addiction spiraled (1 hour 31 minutes old)

Fortunately, the 40-year-old actor has been able to turn his life around, and reflected on that particularly painful chapter alongside his father Michael in an interview with People .

Alesha Dixon displays her post-baby body in a form-fitting white vest top and khaki trousers (1 hour 59 minutes old)

Following the birth of their daughter Anaya, Alesha Dixon looked incredible as she headed back to work on America's Got Talent in California on Tuesday afternoon.

Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel celebrate birth of baby boy Myles   (5 hours old)

The couple already have 17-month-old son, Hart, together.The Australian supermodel also has eight-year-old son Flynn with her ex-husband Orlando Bloom

Cheryl hits back at claims she and Liam Payne FAKED their romance for six months after secret split (8 hours old)

A representative for Cheryl, 36, shut down the claims after Liam, 26, reportedly suggested the pair split in January 2018, six months after they announced their break-up.

Khloe Kardashian gets heads turning as she works VERY tall leather boots (8 hours old)

Rocking an exceptionally high pair of leather boots, the reality star, 35, was serving some serious edge while heading to lunch at Malibu Farm Pier Cafe. Even her long nails were polished in black.

Kylie Jenner shows off her TINY waist in leather dress (10 hours old)

Her sister Kim Kardashian squeezed into a custom corset for the Met Gala.

Caroline Flack announces she's set to host Channel 4's controversial new series The Surjery (10 hours old)

In an Instagram post shared to her account on Tuesday, the Love Island presenter, 39, enthused she's 'over the moon' to front her first show for the broadcaster.

Brian Viner reviews The Day Shall Come (5 days old [11/10/19])

BRIAN VINER: But with fond memories of Four Lions and a healthy respect for Morris's savage irreverence, I expected to laugh like a drain. Instead, it was just an occasional gurgle.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Keira Knightley is spooked by her mangled Mandarin  (5 days old [11/10/19])

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Keira Knightley felt 'cocky' about learning Mandarin for her role as whistle-blower Katharine Gun who exposed lies about Irag's invasion. She thought she had 'cracked it'.

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Malta's police 'may have turned down evidence' in journalist's murder (4 hours old)

European rapporteur raises concerns about alleged failings in Daphne Caruana Galizia caseA senior European monitor has raised serious concerns about the police investigation into the killing of the Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.Speaking to the Guardian on the second anniversary of Caruana Galizia’s death, Pieter Omtzigt, a special rapporteur for the Council of Europe, listed a catalogue of alleged failings and said he was concerned the authorities may have turned down evidence that could lead to those who commissioned the killing. Continue reading...

Twitter lays out rules for world leaders amid pressure to rein in Trump (5 hours old)

Blogpost sheds new light on how tweets will be treated but is unlikely to satisfy those calling for Trump’s censorshipTwitter on Tuesday published additional information about how it plans to act if a world leader tweets something that violates its rules. The update follows the announcement in June of a policy whereby the company would choose not to delete tweets by major political figures that violated the company’s rules if the company decided it was in the public interest.Since the election of Donald Trump, Twitter has been in the unenviable position of having the ability to censor the pres[...]

Meat the Family: new reality TV show challenges carnivores to eat their 'pets' (8 hours old)

Channel 4 programme will follow meat-eaters as they adopt a farm animal that they must cook unless they go vegetarian It is one of the most shocking ultimatums delivered on television. Go vegetarian or we kill your pet.But a new British reality TV show called Meat the Family goes even further. Not only will a family of unrepentant carnivores have to let an animal they have adopted and grown to love go for slaughter if they refuse to stop eating meat – they will be asked to cook and eat it. Continue reading...

John Lewis says small screen having big effect on sales (3 hours old)

Hit shows such as Peaky Blinders, Fleabag and Stranger Things pushing sales of flat caps, jumpsuits and Levi’sThe sofa has become the new fashion front row, with cult television shows such as Peaky Blinders, Fleabag and Stranger Things heavily influencing what consumers bought in the past year.The return of charismatic Birmingham gangster Tommy Shelby in BBC One’s Peaky Blinders sent sales of flat caps up by a quarter in John Lewis, while Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s elegant anti-hero resulted in a “Fleabag effect” with sales of black jumpsuits up 66%. Devotees of the 1980s-set Netflix hit Stranger [...]

Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram debut sends platform crashing (15 hours old)

Former social media recluse’s Friends selfie attracts 116,000 followers in an hourJennifer Aniston’s new Instagram page is “on a break” after crashing hours after the star signed up for the platform.The former Friends actor, one of social media’s most famous recluses, officially made her debut on Tuesday, causing the platform to temporarily crash as fans flocked to follow her account. Continue reading...

Telegraph drops WH Smith water promo as pre-tax profits fall 94% (20 hours old)

Paper will no longer be offered to those buying drinks as focus shifts to digital subscriptionsThe Daily Telegraph has stopped giving away bottles of water with copies of its newspaper at branches of WH Smith, as the company focuses on selling website subscriptions rather than shoring up sales of its print product.The decision, which ends the routine of Britons being offered a copy of the broadsheet when they buy a drink at the high-street newsagent chain, was confirmed as Telegraph Media Group revealed pre-tax profits fell 94% from £14.3m to £900,000 last year. Continue reading...

National Enquirer shredded Trump documents, Ronan Farrow book claims (20 hours old)

Shredding allegedly took place in first week of December 2016Publisher American Media calls story ‘completely untrue’American Media and the National Enquirer tabloid newspaper shredded sensitive documents about Donald Trump shortly before the 2016 election, the reporter Ronan Farrow alleges in a book published on Tuesday. Related: Ronan Farrow on investigating Harvey Weinstein: ‘When family issues are thrown at me, it’s a dirty move’ Continue reading...

Bear Grylls strikes deal to form new adventure TV production firm (2 days old [13/10/19])

Survival expert says company will be ‘ultimate home of adventure programming’Survival expert Bear Grylls has struck a deal to form a new TV production company with ambitions to make it the “ultimate home of adventure programming worldwide”.Grylls, famous for presenting a string of survivalist TV shows including The Island, Born Survivor and Running Wild, is launching The Natural Studios with Delbert Shoopman, who has been the executive producer on many of the adventurer’s most famous shows. Continue reading...

Half a million over-75s with dementia will have to pay for TV licences – study (2 days old [13/10/19])

BBC decision to transfer cost of licence fee will hit vulnerable older people hard, says LabourMore than half a million older people with dementia could be forced to pay for their TV licences from next year, according to research commissioned by Labour, findings the party said were “a national scandal”.Tom Watson, the shadow culture secretary, who has pushed for the government to maintain funding for free TV licences for those aged 75 or over, said the process of applying for a licence could be particularly difficult for those with dementia. Continue reading...

Facebook paid just £28m tax after record £1.6bn revenues in UK (4 days old [11/10/19])

Profits on social media app surged by more than 50% to £97m in latest tax yearFacebook’s UK operations paid £28m in corporation tax last year despite achieving a record £1.6bn in British sales.The social media company’s latest UK accounts show that gross income from advertisers rose almost 30% last year to £1.65bn, and pretax profits surged by more than 50% from £63m to £97m. Continue reading...

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