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Kate Middleton's uncle joins Celebrity Big Brother (33 minutes old)

A Strictly dancer, two X-Factor judges and a Love Island winner are among the celebs entering the house.

O'Connor's estate asks Trump not to use her music (9 hours old)

The late singer's estate said she would have been "disgusted and insulted" by Trump's use of her song.

Dan Wootton show in breach of rules, Ofcom says (11 hours old)

An episode of Wootton's show featuring Laurence Fox received 8,867 complaints from viewers.

A pioneering women's World Cup erased from history (20 hours old)

The story of huge crowds at the 1971 event is told in a new documentary backed by the Williams sisters.

Brixton Academy to reopen after fatal crush (10 hours old)

The families of two people crushed at the music venue appeal for information before it reopens.

The Ukrainian teenagers who returned for their school prom (22 hours old)

Three friends who were separated by the war talk about going back home for a special school reunion.

Bollywood stars and Rihanna at lavish pre-wedding party (10 hours old)

Asia's richest man reportedly welcomed more than 1,000 guests to the three-day extravaganza in India.

Apple fined €1.8bn for breaking streaming rules (9 hours old)

It comes after Spotify complained about a block on telling users about cheaper alternatives to app store.

Record find leads to record deal for 1980s band (17 hours old)

The group's Anita Gabrielle Tedder says she never expected to have success in her 70s.

Engaged couple replace Greg James at Brit Awards (1 day old)

The Radio 1 DJ gave the tickets to them as an engagement gift and babysat their daughter instead.

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Love Island legends, soap stalwarts and Strictly Come Dancing sensations... as the all new cast of Celebrity Big Brother are seen in Watford, a look at who is entering the house (and who isn't) (2 hours old)

Contestants, many of whom already linked to the show, were seen arriving at a hotel in Watford over the weekend ahead of the show's expected return on Monday evening.

Blown the budget? Fashion house Marine Serre bizarrely use a Kate Moss LOOKALIKE for PFW show despite nabbing Winnie Harlow... (weeks after budget shop Aldi pulled same stunt) (3 hours old)

Kate Moss showcased her model prowess as she stormed the runway at the Marine Serre Womenswear Fall/Winter 2024-2025 show on Monday. 

Kate Moss' daughter Lila, 21, puts on a leggy display in bizarre blue knitted look as she walks the runway for Stella McCartney during Paris Fashion Week (4 hours old)

The model, 21, who is the daughter of Kate Moss, stepped out in a bold blue creation, made up of hundreds of layered knitted loops.

Paris Jackson turns heads in an animal print dress as she joins stylish Ashley Graham at Stella McCartney's star-studded Paris Fashion Week show (6 hours old)

The stars were out in force for Stella McCartney's Paris Fashion Week show on Monday morning.

Annie Kilner hints at reconciliation with Kyle Walker as she watches the Manchester derby with their children - weeks after booting him out of the family home (7 hours old)

The pregnant mother-of-three was joined by the couple's young children, Roman, eleven, Riaan, seven, and five-year old Reign ahead of the game.

Stella McCartney poses for sweet group snaps with dad Paul, sister Mary and brother James as the family comes together to support the designer at her Paris Fashion Week show (8 hours old)

The designer, 52, presented the Stella McCartney Womenswear Fall/Winter 2024-2025 collection, with a slew of famous faces in attendance.

Dancing On Ice judge Christopher Dean hits back after he was booed for his verdict on Miles Nazaire's routine (8 hours old)

Dancing On Ice judge Christopher Dean hit back after he was booed for his verdict on Miles Nazaire's routine on Sunday night's show.

Bobby Brazier treats girlfriend Ellie Leach to a boozy night out as they lark around after toasting her theatre debut (8 hours old)

She made her stage debut last week in Cluedo 2 at Richmond Theatre. 

Tyler West has cosy chat with Love Island's Chloe Burrows at hotel following Brit Awards - after posing at afterparty with his girlfriend Molly Rainford (10 hours old)

Tyler West had a cosy chat with Love Island's Chloe Burrows at a hotel after the Brit Awards 2024 in London on Saturday night. 

Coronation Street's Claire Sweeney has major gaffe as she accidentally 'confirms' her co-star is set to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house (10 hours old)

Coronation Street star Claire Sweeney has seemingly accidentally let slip that her co-star is set to step foot in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

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Four in five billboard ads in England and Wales in poorer areas (17 hours old)

Exclusive: campaigners say outdoor ads pushing fast food, alcohol and more risk deepening health inequalitiesMore than four in five outdoor billboard advertisements are in the poorest half of England and Wales, leading experts to warn that the discrepancy risks deepening health inequalities.While billboards may be seen by many simply as eyesores, campaigners argue they negatively affect people’s lives in intersecting ways, by pushing unhealthy products such as fast food and alcohol, encouraging environmentally harmful consumption and lowering mental wellbeing. Continue reading...

Sex, drink, football: the legacy of lads’ mags – by the women who (mostly) loved working for them (1 day old)

It’s 30 years since the first issue of Loaded and there is talk of a relaunch. While women who worked there loved its edgy chaos they then saw its copycats flounder in misogynyIn May 1994, Loaded ­magazine published its first edition, with the tagline: “For men that should know better”. Actor Gary Oldman was the cover star and the headline read: “Super lads”. With its heady mix of gonzo journalism, pub humour and knockabout swagger, the magazine was a hit.In the first issue of Loaded, editor James Brown set out his vision: “Loaded is a new magazine dedicated to life, liberty and the pursuit of[...]

‘Musk needs to be adored … Zuckerberg is out of his depth’: Kara Swisher on the toxic giants of Big Tech (18 hours old)

The journalist and podcaster has been scrutinising Silicon Valley for decades, knows all the big players – and once believed that tech could save the world. But that was before greed and ego got in the way“This is about love gone wrong,” says Kara Swisher, looking back on a life spent studying the giants of Big Tech. “I saw the possibilities of tech being the saviour of humanity – or at the very least, really helping people, in terms of community and knowledge and education. And instead, you know …”She pauses, and wearily exhales. “It’s like that old expression: ‘They promised us jetpacks, and[...]

Hit shows such as Mr Bates could bring a dramatic improvement in ITV’s fortunes (1 day old)

With results due this week in a sinking ad market, the show was a timely reminder of what broadcast TV can doWhen Alan Bates took his campaign for justice to Westminster again last week, it would not just have been the hundreds of post office operators he represents who would have been pleased by his persistence. Carolyn McCall, chief executive of ITV, will doubtless be delighted at the wide-ranging political impact of the broadcaster’s hit drama Mr Bates vs the Post Office, which ignited public anger over the slow-burning Horizon scandal.As she prepares to present annual results this week, th[...]

BBC move to axe Doctors is ‘disastrous’, says screenwriter (2 days old [02/03/24])

Soap has given opportunities to actors, writers and production staff, says Philip Ralph on last day of filmingA screenwriter who described the decision to axe the daytime drama Doctors as “disastrous” on social media has been inundated with support from the public and TV industry.Philip Ralph said soaps were collapsing as he marked the last day of filming the show, a programme he has worked on for nearly 20 years. Continue reading...

ITV sells stake in Britbox International to BBC Studios for £255m (3 days old [01/03/24])

Commercial broadcaster’s sell-off will help fund share buyback and expansion of ITVXBusiness live – latest updatesITV has sold its 50% stake in BritBox International, the streaming service that offers programmes such as Line of Duty outside the UK, to BBC Studios for £255m in cash.The UK broadcaster said the sale to its joint-venture partner would underpin its strategy of expanding its ITVX advertiser-funded streaming service and its global studios division. Continue reading...

Journalism is in freefall. These writers aren’t giving up: ‘We can go out swinging’ (2 days old [02/03/24])

With layoffs ramping up across the media industry, reporters are trying a new model: co-operative newsrooms of their ownThe media industry has been in freefall for longer than most of us can remember, but the devastation of late has been happening at warp speed. Workers at newspapers, magazines, and websites across the US are playing a game of musical chairs that is devastating to both their personal livelihoods and the preservation of democracy.In the last few weeks alone, Vice announced the dissolution of its website and layoffs of hundreds of staff, the Wall Street Journal gutted a raft of [...]

Meta on collision course with Australian government after announcing end to journalism funding deals (3 days old [01/03/24])

Publishers informed on Friday Meta would not enter new deals when current contracts expire and Facebook news tab would shut down in AprilFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastFacebook and Instagram’s parent company, Meta, has set itself on a collision course with the Albanese government after announcing it will stop paying Australian publishers for news, and plans to shut down its news tab in Australia and the United States.Meta informed publishers on Friday that it would not enter new deals when the curre[...]

Google sued for $2.3bn by European media groups over digital ad losses (5 days old [28/02/24])

Lawsuit filed by publishers including Axel Springer allege Google ‘abused its dominant position’ in digital ad-techAlphabet’s Google was hit with a €2.1bn ($2.3bn) lawsuit by 32 media groups including Axel Springer and Schibsted on Wednesday, alleging that they had suffered losses due to the company’s practices in digital advertising.The move by the groups – which include publishers in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain and Sweden – comes as antitrust regulators also crack down on Google’s ad-tech busine[...]

The Intercept, Raw Story and AlterNet sue OpenAI for copyright infringement (5 days old [28/02/24])

Progressive US outlets file lawsuits claiming the company in effect plagiarized journalists’ work to develop ChatGPTOpenAI and Microsoft are facing a fresh round of lawsuits from news publishers over allegations that their generative artificial intelligence products violated copyright laws and illegally trained by using journalists’ work. Three progressive US outlets – the Intercept, Raw Story and AlterNet – filed suits in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, demanding compensation from the tech companies.The news outlets claim that the companies in effect plagiarized copyright-protected arti[...]

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