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British stars nominated for Golden Globe awards (4 hours old)

Rocketman's Taron Egerton and Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge are among those up for prizes.

General election 2019: Johnson 'could look at' abolishing BBC licence fee (2 hours old)

The prime minister questions whether funding the broadcaster out of general taxation "makes sense".

Glenda Jackson 'shines' on TV return (6 hours old)

The actress returns to our screens after 27 years away, portraying a woman with Alzheimer's disease.

BioShock returns for more gene-enhanced gaming (2 hours old)

A fourth release in the critically acclaimed series is announced, after many feared it to be dead.

'God bless Birmingham', says Banksy as artwork appears in city (41 minutes old)

Banksy praises Brummies' generosity as he reveals a Christmas-themed work in the city.

Juice Wrld: US rapper dies aged 21 'after seizure at airport' (20 hours old)

The rapper best known for viral hit Lucid Dreams reportedly suffered a seizure at a Chicago airport.

James McAvoy on why his Cyrano de Bergerac has a normal-sized nose (7 hours old)

The X-Men star explains why his nose is his own in the latest staging of Edmond Rostand's play.

Sausage roll enthusiast LadBaby takes aim at second Christmas number one (11 hours old)

The YouTube star, who landed last year's Christmas number one, is back - sausage rolls and all.

Morpurgo's Christmas (fire) cracker (1 day old)

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the yuletide offering from children's author, Sir Michael Morpurgo.

Peter Howson returns to 'hell' of Bosnian war with new painting (6 hours old)

The painter was haunted by his experiences as a war artist, but has revisited the subject in a new painting.

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Cats and Game of Thrones SNUBBED by Golden Globes 2020 (1 hour 18 minutes old)

Cats, starring Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Taylor Swift, did not get a lot of GG love, though one of Swift's songs for the film was recognized. And Games Of Thrones was out.

I'm A Celeb wrap party: Kate Garraway and Caitlyn Jenner attend (1 hour 27 minutes old)

The former Girls Aloud star, 34, cut a sophisticated figure in a one-shoulder navy gown, which boasted a sultry slash up the side of the dress.

Golden Globes 2020: Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt nominated (1 hour 29 minutes old)

The blonde beauty was singled out for her work on the Apple+ series The Morning Show. The category is Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama.

Diversity's Ashley Banjo's wife pregnant with second child (1 hour 43 minutes old)

Ashley Banjo has announced that he is expecting his second child with wife Francesca Abbott.

Penny Lancaster confuses Rod Stewart's age with her father's (1 hour 48 minutes old)

The model, 48, found herself having to Google her husband's age live on air during Rod's interview on the chat show after she thought he was 75, when he is really 74.

Jacqueline Jossa could make £5million from I'm A Celebrity win (1 hour 51 minutes old)

She defied the odds to be crowned Queen of the Jungle during the I'm A Celebrity final. Now Jacqueline Jossa looks set to receive a giant payday following her stint, with a host of lucrative jobs.

Golden Globes 2020 Nominations: Netflix shows feature highly (1 hour 59 minutes old)

Streaming giant Netflix stole the show at the Golden Globes on Monday with Marriage Story getting six nominations, The Irishman getting five and The Crown receiving two nods. 

Sam Faiers puts on a busty display in a plunging emerald gown as she joins glam Luisa Zissman (8 hours old)

She never fails to turn heads on a night out.  And Sam Faiers ensured all eyes would be on her as she joined Luisa Zissman at a charity event in Alecs restaurant in Essex on Sunday.

Edward Norton is terrific: BRIAN VINER reviews Motherless Brooklyn  (3 days old [06/12/19])

BRIAN VINER: How many fictional detectives can you think of with physical, psychological or even neurological impairments and disorders?

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: These two Mr Darcys will make Mincemeat of the enemy in new WW2 movie  (3 days old [06/12/19])

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: The best of British, led by Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen, are to tell the true tale of how four intelligence officers, seven secretaries, and a typist - working in 'Room 13'.

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Boris Johnson 'looking at' abolishing TV licence fee for BBC (1 hour 48 minutes old)

Remarks came amid row over PM’s refusal to look at a picture of a sick boy in hospitalLatest election news – live updatesBoris Johnson has threatened to take the BBC’s licence fee away as a source of funding, as he came under fire over a damaging row about his refusal to acknowledge a picture of a sick boy left waiting on a hospital floor.The prime minister suggested the licence fee, which is guaranteed to continue until at least 2027, was a general tax that can no longer be justified when other media organisations have found other ways of funding themselves. Continue reading...

Mail on Sunday made false claims about Labour's tax plans (1 hour 10 minutes old)

Press regulator rules story, which was used in Tory campaign literature, was inaccurateThe Mail on Sunday falsely claimed that Labour was planning to scrap a tax exemption on homeowners, in a prominent story that has since been used by the Conservatives as part of their election campaign.The press regulator Ipso ruled that the newspaper’s reporting was inaccurate and “could cause significant concern to readers that, under a Labour government, they could be liable to pay a tax they are exempt from under current legislation.” Continue reading...

Alex Duval Smith, former Guardian journalist, dies at 55 (2 hours old)

Tributes paid to former Africa correspondent, who died in Paris after sudden infection Alex Duval Smith, the Guardian’s former Africa correspondent and most recently a freelance journalist across west Africa, has died aged 55.Duval Smith had been undergoing intensive treatment for lung cancer diagnosed in August last year. She died in Paris on Saturday following a sudden and severe pulmonary infection, close friends said. Continue reading...

New controversial comments uncovered in historical Boris Johnson articles (11 hours old)

Prime minister wrote for Spectator in defence of opponents of gay people joining military and claimed police were ‘cowed’ by Macpherson reportBoris Johnson defended those who opposed gay people joining the military and the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet being arrested, in the latest controversial comments unearthed from his time as a journalist.In articles written when he was in his mid-30s, the prime minister also wrote that the police had been cowed by the Macpherson report – which found that the Metropolitan police were institutionally racist – and claimed that officers were too busy on [...]

Kate Figes obituary (1 hour 0 minutes old)

Writer who excelled as an astute observer of people, in books exploring relationships and family life“I don’t believe that any of us can ever accept the inevitability of our own death. Life is too bloody wonderful.” So wrote Kate Figes, who has died of cancer aged 62, in her final piece of journalism, published only a fortnight ago. After listing some of the medical crises that had made her life rather less than wonderful over the last few months, she concluded that even this terrible year had its “surprising silver lining”, in that “by coming that much closer to dying I have learned a little [...]

It’s time to boost the government’s puny aid for local journalism (1 day old)

Industry schemes have been encouraging, but understaffed newsrooms face a real crisisIn this general election, political parties have shown so much respect for local newspapers that they have been creating sham editions of those very papers to push propaganda for their own campaigns.Rightly, the industry’s trade body, the News Media Association, told them to stop it. Continue reading...

'Toxic culture': NBC faces new challenges amid storms of #MeToo era (1 day old)

Gabrielle Union claims racially insensitive behavior forced her out of America’s Got Talent – a new blow for the networkOne of America’s most powerful TV networks is in hot water again.For months NBC News has been trying to rebut reports that it suppressed former correspondent Ronan Farrow’s investigation into sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Its parent network, NBC, has also been dealing with the fallout from allegations of sexual abuse and harassment from its once top presenter Matt Lauer. Continue reading...

Cambridge Analytica deceived Facebook users, says FTC (2 days old [06/12/19])

Firm engaged in deceptive practices about data for voter profiling and targeting and relating to EU-US Privacy Shield frameworkUS regulators on Friday said they found the now defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had deceived consumers about the collection of Facebook data for voter profiling and targeting.The Federal Trade Commission also found that Cambridge Analytica engaged in deceptive practices relating to its participation in the EU-US Privacy Shield framework – a pact on the cross-border transfer of personal data. Continue reading...

Pop goes the bubble: the biggest election issues on Facebook (3 days old [06/12/19])

From Corbynista memes to posts by Rees-Mogg fans, we dissect the major debatesSocial media is often criticised for allowing people to see only their side of the argument, and nowhere are these filter bubbles more pronounced than in Facebook groups. Here like-minded people discuss issues close to their hearts and vent openly about those on the other side of the political spectrum.Many of these groups have tens of thousands of followers and an extremely high number of interactions on their discussion pages, with members sometimes contributing hundreds of posts, videos and links each day. Continu[...]

Channel 4 apologises over subtitle error on viral Boris Johnson clip (3 days old [06/12/19])

Tory anger after tweet claims PM said ‘people of colour’ instead of ‘people of talent’Latest election news – live updatesChannel 4 News has apologised after a subtitling error wrongly claimed Boris Johnson had discussed whether “people of colour” should be allowed into the UK, prompting the Conservatives to accuse staff at the channel of being campaigners rather than journalists.In a clip of the prime minister uploaded to Channel 4’s social media accounts, Johnson was captioned as saying: “I’m in favour of having people of colour come to this country but I think we should have it democraticall[...]

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