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Greta Thunberg to guest edit Radio 4's Today programme (32 minutes old)

The environmental activist is one of five people to take control of the Radio 4 show over Christmas.

Strictly Come Dancing: Bruno Tonioli 'sad' about same-sex dance complaints (14 hours old)

Almost 200 people got in touch to say it was "offensive to feature two men dancing as a pair".

Glee actress Jane Galloway Heitz dies aged 78 (15 hours old)

The actress, who also appeared in The Big Bang Theory and ER, died of congestive heart failure.

Scooter Braun's family 'received death threats' following Taylor Swift feud (16 hours old)

Scooter Braun, who owns Taylor Swift's first six albums, says his family have been threatened.

Colin Skipp: Former The Archers actor, who played Tony Archer, dies (15 hours old)

He played the Radio 4 soap's organic farmer Tony Archer for more than four decades.

BTS: What will military service mean for their future? (12 hours old)

As it's confirmed the South Korean K-pop stars will complete compulsory military service, we look at what it means for the band.

Dora Maar: Picasso's lover comes out from his shadow (1 day old)

Her fame came as Picasso's lover but an exhibition shows Dora Maar was talented in her own right.

Capaldi and Sande to play Sports Personality show (11 hours old)

Scottish music stars Lewis Capaldi and Emeli Sandé will play at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards show in Aberdeen.

Extreme queuing: Five days in line to see favourite band (1 day old)

For music fans who want to get close to their favourite band, there's only one way to do it.

How husband's death led Bradford to revisit A Woman of Substance (1 day old)

Barbara Taylor Bradford writes a new novel revisiting her blockbuster from a different point of view.

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Jacqueline Jossa slams Caitlyn Jenner comments on soap stars (7 hours old)

Upon the arrival of Corrie's Andrew Whyment and EastEnders' Cliff Parisi, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star queried: 'What's the deal with all these f***ing soap people?"

Imelda Staunton is to take over from Claire Foy and Olivia Colman in The Crown (8 hours old)

EXCLUSIVE: She has gone from working-class prisoner in Vera Drake to the aristocracy as Lady Bagshaw in the Downton Abbey movie. Now Imelda Staunton has achieved royal status in The Crown.

Harry Styles waited for One Direction to end before using drugs (8 hours old)

After enjoying huge fame with the group, which was formed on X Factor in 2010, Harry detailed his determination not to let the band fail at his hands.

Bella Thorne exposes her tiny bra and abs in a sheer mesh top as she attends Puma x Balmain launch (9 hours old)

Bella Thorne, 22, turned heads as she attended the Puma and Balmain collaboration launch event in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

Kristen Stewart steps out in London with Charlie's Angels co-stars Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska (10 hours old)

Kristen Stewart, 29, continued the promotional trail for Charlie's Angels in the UK, as she was seen leaving KISS FM UK radio studios in London on Friday morning.

Billie Eilish credits Sporty Spice for helping her be mindful after scoring six Grammy nominations (12 hours old)

The 17-year-old singer after making Grammy Awards nomination history credited Sporty Spice with helping her to be more mindful on Thursday during a chat show appearance.

Ricky Gervais reveals his risqué Golden Globes jokes are monitored by lawyers (12 hours old)

After the announcement that he is returning as host for the fifth and final time, The Office star, 58, told the host that he must run his script past a lawyer

Kate Garraway's children joke that they found her 'embarrassing' (14 hours old)

Kate Garraway's children have joked that they were left red-faced after hearing their mum use the word on TV during an appearance on This Morning on Friday.

I'm A Celebrity's Ian Wright 'plans to use rumoured £400K cheque to help pay his £2M tax bill' (16 hours old)

The former Arsenal player, 56, has spoken in the past about his financial issues and how bad judgement from a 'wave of financial advisers' in the 1990s led to his woes

A British star is born in this compelling drama: BRIAN VINER reviews Harriet (23 hours old)

BRIAN VINER: British actress Cynthia Erivo, cast as Harriet Tubman, has the voice of an angel, which Kasi Lemmons obviously felt she couldn't overlook.

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Malta's PM urged to step back from case of murdered journalist (8 hours old)

Two members of government linked to man arrested over Daphne Caruana Galizia killingA senior European monitor is calling for Malta’s prime minister to distance himself from the investigation into the killing of the prominent investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia due to a potential conflict of interest.Malta’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat, has the power to grant immunity from prosecution to a key witness who may have vital evidence about those who commissioned Caruana Galizia’s assassination two years ago. Continue reading...

Facebook to curb microtargeting in political advertising (6 hours old)

Firm considering to raise amout of targeted people from 100 to ‘a few thousands’Facebook’s plans to limit political advertising have taken another step, according to reports, as the company firms up plans to stop political advertisers from sending messages to very small numbers of people.According to the Wall Street Journal, the company has weighed up whether to increase the minimum amount of people targeted in any given political advert from 100, the current limit, to “a few thousand”. Continue reading...

Frozen II fever reaches UK as Disney sequel opens in cinemas (7 hours old)

Film studio will be hoping that fan reaction is warmer than than that of most criticsDust off the Elsa costume, get ready to play Into the Unknown on repeat and – most importantly – make sure the tickets are booked: Frozen II mania has come to the UK.The much-anticipated follow-up to the 2013 original finally hit the screens on Friday and, for many children, that means dragging their parents to the cinema this weekend. Continue reading...

Twitter v Facebook: campaign groups in digital head-to-head (13 hours old)

The most popular campaign video on Twitter was shared by Jeremy Corbyn, with 4.5m viewsThe first head-to-head debate has taken place and the party manifestos are coming in thick and fast. But as much as the big parties would like to control the narrative, they aren’t the only organisations whose messages are gaining traction in this campaign.In our latest take on the digital election trail, we look at the outriders: the campaign groups using their platforms and/or spending power to help shape the outcome. Continue reading...

Hold the plasticine: Aardman’s new look for musical made with Netflix (19 hours old)

Aardman to make first animated musical, Robin Robin, about baby bird raised by miceAardman Productions, the Oscar-winning British studio behind Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, is breaking its longstanding relationship with the BBC and turning to Netflix for its first animated musical, the Guardian can reveal.An official announcement will be made on Friday that Aardman is shooting Robin Robin, a family film about a baby robin redbreast that goes missing. A cast of woodland creatures will be made from natural materials, such as woollen felt and twigs. Continue reading...

Surprised about Mark Zuckerberg's secret meeting with Trump? Don't be | Siva Vaidhyanathan (14 hours old)

The Facebook CEO views all politics as merely instrumental to the fortunes of his companyWhat are Mark Zuckerberg’s politics? Based on recent events, one might assume the young billionaire favors American conservatism, even explicit Republican positions.On Thursday, NBC News revealed that the CEO of Facebook had a secret dinner at the White House in October with President Donald Trump. Zuckerberg was accompanied by Facebook board member and long-time mentor Peter Thiel. Thiel is notorious among Silicon Valley billionaires for explicitly endorsing Trump in 2016 and speaking at the Republican Na[...]

BBC crew shoot novichok poisoning drama in Salisbury (1 day old)

Actors on streets filming scenes for series on aftermath of Russian poison attackA film crew working on a three-part factual drama examining the impact of the novichok poisonings on Salisbury has been spotted working on the streets of the city.The crew was using real-life backdrops such as the Maltings shopping centre, where the Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, collapsed after being poisoned with the nerve agent. Continue reading...

Strictly Come Dancing's first same-sex routine sparks almost 200 complaints (1 day old)

The groundbreaking performance on the BBC ballroom smash has garnered 189 complaints for being ‘offensive’Strictly Come Dancing has received 189 complaints following the “offensive” broadcast of its first ever individual same-sex routine this month.On the 3 November edition of the hit BBC ballroom show, professional dancers Johannes Radebe and Graziano di Prima danced together during a performance by the singer Emeli Sandé. Radebe – who is gay – told Hello! magazine that the groundbreaking routine made him feel that “for the first time in my life, I feel accepted for who I am” and that being a[...]

Google latest tech giant to crack down on political ads as pressure on Facebook grows (2 days old [21/11/19])

Google to bar political advertisers from targeting voters based on affiliation and tighten ban on ‘demonstrably false claims’Google will no longer allow political advertisers to target voters based on their political affiliation, the company announced Wednesday, in a move that will increase pressure on Facebook to limit micro-targeting. Related: Impeachment hearings: key witness to reject claim Ukraine meddled in US election – live Continue reading...

Rupert Murdoch says 'there are no climate change deniers around' News Corp (1 day old)

Murdoch was responding to a question at AGM about time given to ‘climate deniers’ by News Corp outlets in AustraliaNews Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch has said “there are no climate change deniers around I can assure you” after he was asked at the corporation’s AGM why his company gives them “so much airtime” in Australia.Murdoch was speaking in New York on Wednesday when he received a question from a proxy for Australian activist shareholder Stephen Mayne. Continue reading...

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