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Influencers: How a 'new breed' of social media stars changed the game (17 hours old)

How a 'new breed' of social media stars changed the game.

Game of Thrones: Amazon error as second episode is uploaded early (6 hours old)

German customers were able to view the second episode of the current series six hours early.

UB40's Brian Travers to 'live life to the full' after surgery (4 hours old)

Brian Travers has said he will "carry on living life to the full" after an operation last month.

Avengers Endgame: The Marvel Cinematic Universe explained (1 day old)

Want to watch Avengers: Endgame but have no clue what's happening in the MCU? We're here to help.

The special flavour of rock’n’roll Beijing (1 day old)

The indie bands of the Chinese capital, Beijing, have their own raw, distinctive sound, says the BBC's Stephen McDonell.

Adele splits from husband Simon Konecki (2 days old [20/04/19])

The best-selling UK artist and mother of one got married in 2016, after five years of dating.

BTS become first Korean artists to top UK chart (3 days old [19/04/19])

The South Korean boyband land their first UK number one album with Map of the Soul.

Lil Dicky's all-star environmental music video goes viral (3 days old [19/04/19])

An all-star animated video featuring the voices of Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande is a viral hit.

David Attenborough climate change TV show a 'call to arms' (3 days old [19/04/19])

The BBC's Climate Change - The Facts, presented by Sir David Attenborough, is praised by TV critics.

Jung lovers: BTS delve into psychology on their album, Map Of The Soul (3 days old [19/04/19])

The Swiss psychologist's theories of ego, persona and the psyche underpin the band's latest lyrics.

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Game of Thrones' Jenny's Song may have revealed who will sit on the Iron Throne (1 hour 21 minutes old)

Podrick Payne sings a melancholy tune known as Jenny's Song as he sits around a fireplace ahead of the upcoming Battle of Winterfell.

George and Amal Clooney spend their Easter weekend getting to know their Irish relatives (2 hours old)

The Hollywood star, 57, the human rights lawyer, 41, and their twins Ella and Alexander, 22 months, travelled to Ireland to attend the get-together at the Ballyfin Demesne hotel in County Laois.

Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock sizzles in skimpy bikinis as she models her new swimwear range (3 hours old)

The Shout Out To My Ex hitmaker, 27, has proven there's no rest for the wicked as she promoted her new swimwear range In'A'Seashell in a series of sizzling Instagram snaps on Sunday.

Amber Davies puts on a very racy display in low-cut top and bright pink flares as she parties (5 hours old)

She's got a hectic schedule thanks to her starring role in 9-5: The Musical in London's West End.

Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome spark marriage rumours as actress wears a band on her wedding finger (5 hours old)

The Harry Potter actor, 30, and his girlfriend, 27, sparked marriage rumours as they enjoyed an al fresco pub lunch in North London earlier this month.

Megan Barton Hanson commands attention in a neon green t-shirt dress on Easter night out in Brighton (6 hours old)

Megan Barton Hanson was making a bold statement in a fluorescent green t-shirt dress on Sunday, as she enjoyed an Easter night out in Brighton.

Hayley Tamaddon, 42, is pregnant with her first child (7 hours old)

Hayley Tamaddon has announced she's pregnant with her first child.

The most exciting character was killed off on Line Of Duty, by JIM SHELLEY (10 hours old)

No one is safe where Line Of Duty is concerned. And nothing was sacred either.

BRIAN VINER: Red Joan review (3 days old [19/04/19])

BRIAN VINER: Red Joan is a dishonest film with a dishonest title. It is ‘inspired’ by the story of Melita Norwood, who was an 87-year-old widow who had also worked for the Soviets for decades.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: How the King and Annalene Beechey found their sparkle  (3 days old [19/04/19])

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Bartlett Sher leapt from his ringside seat to suggest how Annalene Beechey might speak a line in The King And I (rehearsals for the London show, pictured) .

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Former 5 Live presenter will never work at BBC again, staff told (1 day old)

George Riley was suspended in 2017 following multiple accusations of sexual assaultThe former 5 Live presenter George Riley will never work for the BBC again, staff have been told, after multiple accusations of sexual assault were made against the presenter.At least eight women had complained to the BBC about Riley, including claims he had grabbed women between the legs and behaved inappropriately in the workplace and at work events, according to multiple sources at the broadcaster. Continue reading...

Wanted: newsrooms that truly reflect modern Britain (1 day old)

No-name applications may be an effective way to eliminate elite bias in journalist recruitmentDanielle Wall may be the managing editor of the Spectator, but she still feels like the odd one out at some corporate events. Not because she is one of the weekly title’s most senior women, but because she left school at 16. “It can make me feel uncomfortable,” she said last week.Wall’s journalistic flair and fierce work ethic first brought her to the attention of the editor, Fraser Nelson, when she was his PA 10 years ago. Her rise is the inspiration behind an internship programme at the magazine, wh[...]

Streaming: the joys of Soviet Movies Online (10 hours old)

Acclaimed 2012 film Betrayal by Russia’s Kirill Serebrennikov, who was recently freed from house arrest, is just one gem on the no-frills streaming siteThere was good news in the film world last week, as embattled, iconoclastic Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov was finally liberated after nearly two years of government-mandated house arrest. Having been detained on apparently trumped-up charges of embezzling state funds for a theatre initiative, his imprisonment became an industry cause celebre attracting the support of Cate Blanchett and Lars von Trier, among others. Serebrennikov’s quali[...]

Facebook urged to tackle spread of fake profiles used by US police (11 hours old)

A Guardian report recently revealed a secret network of accounts operated by US Immigration and Customs EnforcementThe Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has called on Facebook to address the proliferation of undercover law enforcement accounts on the social networking site following a Guardian report that revealed a secret network of accounts operated by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice).EFF, a digital civil liberties not-for-profit, said law enforcement agencies are able to create fake accounts to spy on users, despite Facebook’s policy which prohibits all users, including gover[...]

Social media shut down in Sri Lanka in bid to stem misinformation (1 day old)

Ministers caution against people sharing unverified information about the attacksSri Lanka bombings: stay up to date on our live blogAt a glance: what we know so farThe Sri Lankan government blocked access to social media sites in the aftermath of the attacks that killed at least 207 people, in a bid to stop a spread of misinformation that could lead to further violence.In a statement, Udaya R Seneviratne, from the office of the president, said the government had “taken steps to temporarily block all social media avenues until the investigations are concluded”. Officials said the eight explosi[...]

Irish politicians and clerics condemn killers of Lyra McKee (1 day old)

Public figures use Easter Rising commemorations to criticise New IRA after journalist’s deathIrish politicians and clerics have turned Easter Rising commemorations into a platform to condemn dissident republicans for the killing of Lyra McKee.They used the 103rd anniversary of the 1916 rebellion against British rule, traditionally a day to celebrate the republic’s founding fathers, to lambast the New IRA and its political affiliate, Saoradh, over the shooting of the journalist in Derry on Thursday. Continue reading...

Emily Maitlis: ‘I always think, Oh my God, I’m exhausted, I want vodka and bed' (1 day old)

As Emily Maitlis takes over as the lead inquisitor on Newsnight, she talks to Gaby Hinsliff about the stories behind the headlines, getting emotional over Grenfell and her now infamous ‘eye-roll’…In the mornings, after her sons leave for school, Emily Maitlis sets off for a run with friends. It’s a ritual that clearly matters to her, a chance to stretch both mind and body. “It sounds weird, but it’s my most sociable time of day,” she says. “I have three different groups of girlfriends and I swear to you, we put the world to rights between 8.15 and whenever we end. Some days there’s a lot of ru[...]

Life as the Guardian's Ireland reporter: my return home to a nation in flux (2 days old [20/04/19])

After two decades away, Rory Carroll reflects on going back to Dublin to cover everything from Brexit and border issues to abortion law and Game of ThronesI managed five months back in Ireland before falling into a bog. The patch of green moss looked firm, but when stepped on it dissolved into a pool of dark water. It swallowed my leg and encased a foot in muck, heralding a long day of squelching.A daft thing to happen, but in my defence I was doing a story about bogs. Bord na Móna, the semi-state company that harvests peatlands, was closing “active bogs”, partly in response to climate change,[...]

Leon Mann: ‘We need people in power to show they care about diversity’ (2 days old [20/04/19])

The former BBC and ITV presenter has become a campaigner for greater BAME representation in British sports media and is determined to see radical change to a stark issueLeon Mann tells a story which, by his own admission, is as depressing as it is amusing. It goes back to his early days at the BBC and when he first found himself in the company of the presenter Damian Johnson.“I remember asking him which football team he used to play for,” says Mann. “Growing up, all the black people I saw on TV talking about sport were former athletes, so I presumed Damian was the same. But of course he wasn’t[...]

National Enquirer sale: newsstand mogul James Cohen to buy tabloid (3 days old [19/04/19])

CEO of Hudson News will reportedly pay $100m for supermarket tabloid known for salacious stories and cozy relationship with TrumpThe National Enquirer’s owners have made a deal to sell the tabloid, after sparking scandal with the controversial tactics they have used to suppress stories damaging to Donald Trump. Related: Trump, 'blackmail' and a Pecker: Bezos delivers scandal with something for everyone Continue reading...

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