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The Railway Children sequel gets premiere at original Yorkshire station (3 hours old)

Jenny Agutter and her new co-stars travel to Oakworth, 52 years after the classic film's release.

Peter Brook: British stage directing great dies aged 97 (4 hours old)

His works, featuring theatre's most distinguished names, both enthralled and shocked audiences.

Adele says backlash to Las Vegas residency postponement was brutal (19 hours old)

The singer says it took her months to recover from the reaction to her pulling her residency.

Michael Buble fans angry at missing gig due to traffic chaos (3 hours old)

Fans demand refunds after getting stuck in queues on the way to the singer's stately home gig.

Scott Mills to replace Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 afternoon show (2 days old [01/07/22])

The broadcaster and DJ's longstanding midweek afternoon slot will be filled by Radio 1's Scott Mills.

Technoblade: Minecraft YouTuber dies from cancer aged 23 (2 days old [01/07/22])

Popular gamer Technoblade, who had cancer, signed off in a farewell message read by his father.

Grown Up in Britain exhibition looks at the changing face of teenage kicks (2 days old [01/07/22])

A photo exhibition captures what's different and what's stayed the same in a century of teenage life.

Adele: Emotion and simplicity are enough at comeback Hyde Park gig (1 day old)

The singer tells the crowd at her first public concert in five years she is "so happy" to be back.

ArtUK: Six strange statues from new photographic database (2 days old [01/07/22])

A new national database from ArtUK catalogues some of the quirkier statues from around the country.

EastEnders: Drag queen Tara Misu revealed as regular character (2 days old [01/07/22])

Actor Matthew Morrison says it is "a privilege" to represent the LGBTQ+ community in the BBC soap.

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Warwick Davis' family gathered by his wife's hospital bed as she battled life-threatening infection (2 hours old)

The Tenable star, 52, has revealed he stayed beside his wife's hospital bed alongside his family as she battled a life-threatening infection.

Love Island SPOILER: Jacques is instantly entranced by EVERY Casa Amor bombshell (3 hours old)

The rugby player, 23, has been separated from Paige Thorne as she and the rest of the girls have moved to Casa Amor where they were joined by six new guys.

'I'm so excited about it!' Sinitta reveals Simon Cowell HAS contacted her about X Factor reboot (3 hours old)

The 58-year-old has revealed Simon Cowell has contacted her about The X Factor reboot, after it was reported he was planning to revive the series in 2023.

Myleene Klass shows off her style credentials as she heads to work at Smooth FM (3 hours old)

The radio host, 44, turned heads in a one shoulder tangerine maxi dress, teamed with a turquoise lacy top.

As grieving Damian Lewis embarks on a new romance, who is Alison Mosshart? (5 hours old)

Damian Lewis looked in good spirits as he attended the Serpentine Gallery's annual summer party alongside Alison late last month.

Adele leaves a young fan speechless during Hyde Park show as she gifts her a free T-shirt and cash (6 hours old)

The memorable moment came when the pop star, 34, launched the present into the crowd from a portable cannon and had chosen the young fan as her aim.

Alicia Keys wows in a mustard bikini top before packing on the PDA with husband Swizz Beatz in Spain (8 hours old)

The American singer, 41, showcased her figure in a mustard bikini top and matching joggers on Saturday as she hit the beach with her family during a sunny break to Formentera, Spain.

Ulrika Jonsson takes a swipe at Victoria Beckham's strict diet (9 hours old)

The TV presenter, 54, didn't mince words after learning Sergio Ramos' wedding was reportedly 'thrown into turmoil' with Victoria's 'complicated' dinner demands of coconut water and mints.

It's nearly three hours long, but this Elvis shakes, rattles and rolls, writes BRIAN VINER  (9 days old [24/06/22])

BRIAN VINER: Former Disney Channel favourite Austin Butler assumes the exalted title role, with Tom Hanks as his overbearing manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

ALISON BOSHOFF: Guy Ritchie movie gets delayed 'to edit out nationality of Ukrainian gangsters' (9 days old [24/06/22])

ALISON BOSHOFF: Guy Ritchie's new £125 million film Operation Fortune - with a cast headed by British stars Hugh Grant and Jason Statham - was delayed to edit out Ukrainian gangsters.

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Sky Arts to become free to watch from September (705 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? (705 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 (706 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? (706 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 (707 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' (707 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 (707 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' (709 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 (708 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 (709 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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