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Fashion designer Alexander Wang accused of sexual assault (15 hours old)

More allegations against the US designer emerge as a student speaks to BBC News.

Spotify: Price rise 'could push users into piracy' (22 hours old)

Prices have been anchored at £9.99 for years, and Spotify says the situation isn't likely to change.

Hillary Clinton to publish State of Terror novel (20 hours old)

The former secretary of state's debut novel has been written with author Louise Penny.

Jo Whiley: Sister's 'huge thank you' in Covid fight (21 hours old)

The DJ posts a video of her sister Frances giving a thumbs-up and a round of applause.

Gérard Depardieu: Rape investigation into French actor (19 hours old)

Veteran French actor Gérard Depardieu denies raping an actress at his home in 2018.

Vanessa Bryant criticises Meek Mill for 'insensitive' Kobe Bryant lyric (1 day old)

She says lyrics for a leaked song are "extremely insensitive and disrespectful" to her family.

The Simpsons: Kevin Michael Richardson replaces Harry Shearer as Dr Hibbert (1 day old)

The show has said white cast members will stop portraying characters from other ethnic backgrounds.

Gabby Logan: 'Involve men in menopause discussion' (1 day old)

The broadcaster says a more inclusive debate will "increase empathy and understanding" towards women.

Augmented reality art: Where your home becomes the gallery (1 day old)

How virtual artworks allow you to see anything from the sun to a giant spider in your own home.

Daft Punk announce split after 28 years (1 day old)

The French duo were responsible for some of the most influential dance tracks of all time.

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James Bond's No Time To Die's UK release date is 'MOVED FORWARD by a week' (42 minutes old)

The much anticipated blockbuster has seen its planned premiere pushed back multiple times due to the Covid pandemic, after originally being slated to come out in April 2020.

Zendaya asks Vanity Fair to make a question gender neutral (1 hour 27 minutes old)

Speaking on Vanity Fair's The Proust Questionnaire, she was asked what she most likes in a man. The 24-year-old star said would rather be asked what she most likes in a 'person.'

Kim Kardashian shares photo of fourth child Psalm... after 'agreeing to joint custody of her kids' (1 hour 36 minutes old)

The 40-year-old makeup queen told her 206M followers how great her little wonder, who is 21 months old, is: 'The sweetest boy! You can't tell here but he has the most infectious smile!'

Romeo Beckham's girlfriend Mia Regan models Miu Miu's £715 kitten heel football boots (1 hour 37 minutes old)

While she's known best as Romeo Beckham's high school sweetheart, Mia Regan is landing modelling opportunities left, right and centre.

Love Island's Montana Brown looks incredible in a tiny blue bikini during Barbados trip  (1 hour 39 minutes old)

Writing a heartfelt caption, the Love Island star, 25, admitted that she has never felt more 'grateful, confident and content' as she looks to be more 'open minded' in her life.

Ashley Roberts takes inspiration from 90s classic Clueless as she leaves Heart FM studios (1 hour 48 minutes old)

The Pussycat Dolls singer, 29, looked super stylish in a neutrally toned plaid mini skirt, which flashed her toned pins as she strutted out of the studio

Lauren Goodger flaunts her growing baby bump in a skin-tight nude vest (1 hour 53 minutes old)

The TOWIE original, 34, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Charles Drury, was boasting the fabled mum-to-be glow as she emerged in her chic look

Linda Robson leaves out Pauline Quirke from gushing post amid claims friendship is over (2 hours old)

After reports that the pair have fallen out following a huge row, the actress, 62, shared a gallery of snaps featuring female friends and loved ones to mark 'Galentine's Day', with Pauline noticeably absent.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Why Harry Potter star Alfred Enoch is now Wilde at heart  (4 days old [19/02/21])

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Alfred Enoch, who played good guy Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter films, is a fan of the louche looks he displays in an updated filmed play of Oscar Wilde's 19th-century tale.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: The Serpent's Tahar Rahim goes face to face with Jodie Foster  (5 days old [19/02/21])

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Tahar Rahim ensured his co-stars were scared of him when playing a killer in BBC hit drama The Serpent - by giving them the cold shoulder which he says worked well.

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Sky Arts to become free to watch from September (211 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? (211 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 (212 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? (212 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 (213 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' (213 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 (213 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' (215 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 (214 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 (215 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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