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Breonna Taylor: George Clooney 'ashamed' of indictment decision (4 hours old)

The US actor expresses dismay after just one of the officers involved in her shooting is charged.

Sir David Attenborough joins Instagram to warn 'the world is in trouble' (3 hours old)

The broadcaster gained more than 200,000 followers within an hour of posting his first video.

Britain's Got Talent: Alesha Dixon BLM necklace prompts 1,900 complaints (5 hours old)

Some viewers of Britain's Got Talent were unhappy with the judge's reference to Black Lives Matter.

Kanye wants to 'rip apart' music industry rules (3 hours old)

The star explains his crusade to change the way musicians are paid by their labels.

Prince's Sign O' The Times: An oral history (15 hours old)

Prince's collaborators recall the chaotic but fertile sessions that produced his greatest album.

Dancing on Ice 2021: Jason Donovan and Faye Brookes join line-up (3 hours old)

The actor and singer joins Myleene Klass and Denise Van Outen on the ITV celebrity skating show.

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid welcome baby girl (11 hours old)

The ex-One Direction singer shares a picture with the couple's "healthy and beautiful" daughter.

Britain's Got Talent: Powys man calls police to complain (17 hours old)

David Kates-Lowick is jailed for 19 weeks after calling police four times in three days to complain.

Sir Harold Evans: Crusading editor who exposed Thalidomide impact dies aged 92 (2 hours old)

The British-American journalist, publisher and author was best-known for his campaigns against injustice.

Hollywood star Reynolds in Wrexham FC bid (6 hours old)

Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds believed to be involved in a takeover bid of National League side, the club says.

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Phillip Schofield reveals he will be discussing his mental health battle over the next few weeks (2 hours old)

The presenter, 58, who announced in February he was gay after 27 years of marriage, revealed he has needed 'a lot of help' in recent times.

Charli XCX, Dua Lipa and Stormzy go head to head for Mercury Prize Album Of The Year award (3 hours old)

The winner of the Mercury Prize will be announced on The One Show on Thursday, with Charli XCX, Dua Lipa and Stormzy all battling it out for the coveted award.

Alessandra Ambrosio shows off supermodel figure in bikini and vest while soaking in sunset in Malibu (4 hours old)

Alessandra Ambrosio showed off her supermodel figure in a bikini and matching vest as she soaked in a gorgeous sunset from a Malibu beach on Wednesday.

Gemma Collins pleads with fans to 'listen to Boris Johnson' to 'save Christmas' (4 hours old)

The former TOWIE star, 39, has begged fans to listen to Boris Johnson after the Prime Minister's address to the nation on Tuesday night. 

Dr Alex George admits he's had a 'terrible year' after his brother's death (4 hours old)

During an interview with Sky News' Kay Burley on Thursday, the healthcare professional, 30, admitted he's had a 'terrible year' following the tragic death of his younger brother Llŷr aged 19 in July.

Harry Styles drives a vintage Alfa Romeo around Italy's Amalfi Coast for new music video  (4 hours old)

He's been forced to postpone his anticipated tour once again.

Meghan Markle sends a heartfelt message to Archie Williams during the America's Got Talent finale (4 hours old)

Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance on the season finale of America's Got Talent, to send a video message to singer Archie Williams, 59.

Lily Allen steps out for coffee in London after ending her two-week quarantine (5 hours old)

The singer's wedding and engagement rings were clearly visible as she made her first appearance in the English capital since marrying David in a whirlwind Nevada ceremony.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Tom Cruise pulls off the Impossible (6 days old [18/09/20])

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: No one breathe near Tom! The constant cry goes out, as megawatt Hollywood star Tom Cruise works in Norway on the seventh instalment in the Mission Impossible film series.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Keira Knightley gives us Christmas... with a twist (6 days old [18/09/20])

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Keira Knightley and the ensemble from Silent Night are preparing to complete post-production on the film, work that was interrupted by the pandemic.

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Sky Arts to become free to watch from September (58 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? (58 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 (59 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? (59 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 (60 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' (60 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 (60 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' (61 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 (61 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 (61 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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