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BBC apologises after 'Manchester United are rubbish' appears on screen (17 hours old)

The message "Manchester United are rubbish" appeared on screen during a news broadcast on Tuesday.

Nation asked to sing Sweet Caroline for the Queen (23 hours old)

Neil Diamond's 53-year-old hit was chosen by listeners of Zoe Ball's Radio 2 Breakfast show.

Marcus Rashford wins top prize at British Book Awards (23 hours old)

The England footballer won the top prize at the British Book Awards for his non-fiction debut.

Billie Eilish: Living with Tourette's is 'very exhausting' (19 hours old)

The singer has also said people do not always react in a good way when she experiences a tic.

Sam Fender plays Newcastle gig for homeless charity (18 hours old)

The musician is patron of North East Homeless after practising his piano skills there during lockdown.

Music festivals: Only 13% of UK headliners in 2022 are female (1 day old)

Organisers insist some progress has been made, following 50/50 promise made in 2017.

Heard's team change course on Johnny Depp testimony (1 day old)

Supermodel Kate Moss is expected to take the stand in the final days of the high-profile trial.

Luc Besson: Rape case dismissed for French film director (21 hours old)

The director of The Big Blue and Nikita was accused of repeatedly raping actress Sand Van Roy.

Huw Edwards: Depression left me bedridden, says BBC presenter (1 day old)

The BBC News at Ten presenter speaks further about his struggles with mental health issues.

Stranger Things season four ‘formulaic but fabulous’, critics say (1 day old)

Season four of the retro US sci-fi show has four-star reviews and maybe its "scariest monster yet".

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Selling Sunset star Christine Quinn flashes underboob in a bra top (6 hours old)

Christine Quinn, Selling Sunset star and author, wore yellow form fitting pants and sports bra that flashes her underboob while strolling NYC and drinking Diet Dr. Pepper.

Braless Victoria Hervey and Sharon Stone look sensational in extreme plunging jumpsuits in Cannes (6 hours old)

The socialite, 45, and the actress, 64, did not disappoint as they attended the Teen Cancer America gala in extremely plunging jumpsuits in Cannes on Tuesday.

Khloe Kardashian gave Kim permission to post fake Disney photo of True before letting the truth slip (9 hours old)

The 37-year-old Kardashians star admitted she gave her sister Kim permission to add her daughter True into a photoshopped picture to replace Kylie Jenner's daughter Stormi.

Kylie Jenner wears waist trainer on treadmill to shed pounds after baby (9 hours old)

The star shared a video to her Instagram where she was wearing a Sweet Sweat waist trainer as she walked on a treadmill. The band, which is called a waist 'trimmer,' promises to 'enhance performance'

Izabel Goulart looks sensational in a strapless red jumpsuit at L'Innocent at Cannes Film Festival (10 hours old)

The former Victoria Secret model, 37, commanded attention on the red carpet at the L'Innocent premiere at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday.

Jourdan Dunn puts on a leggy display in fairytale-inspired pastel pink gown (10 hours old)

Jourdan Dunn looked typically stunning as she attended the premiere of The Innocent at Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday.

Maya Henry's belongings 'still at Liam Payne's house'... as he debuts new love Aliana Mawla (11 hours old)

The former One Direction star, 28, made his first public appearance with new girlfriend Aliana Mawla, 24, as they arrived at Heathrow Airport, earlier in the day.

Johnny McDaid jokes his beau Courteney Cox 'hasn't understood a word he's said in eight years' (13 hours old)

The Snow Patrol rocker, 45, who hails from Northern Ireland, admitted that the American actress, 57, 'hasn't got a clue' about what he is saying.

Tom Cruise's return as in new Top Gun sequel Maverick (11 days old [13/05/22])

PETER HOSKIN:We all know that Tom Cruise does his own stunts, but this is something else. There he is in an F-18 fighter jet, his billion-dollar face contorted by G-forces.

It's a joy to watch Yeoh go in any universe: PETER HOSKIN reviews Everything Everywhere All At Once  (12 days old [13/05/22])

PETER HOSKIN: Everything Everywhere All At Once is mostly a comedy (and, at times, a hilarious one), but it pulls off the magical trick of making you feel how its characters feel.

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Sky Arts to become free to watch from September (666 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? (665 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 (667 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? (667 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 (668 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' (667 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 (667 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' (669 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 (669 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 (669 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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