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The choir that can never sing together (16/12/2017)
The Christmas song recorded by singers at risk of serious infection if they meet face-to-face....

How the lightsaber was born (16/12/2017)
The fantasy weapon was made from the handle of a 1940s press camera....

Hugh Jackman's novelty top hat trick (16/12/2017)
The Australian actor performed the trick for the "6,000th" time and described how he'd be spending Christmas....

Glenn Miller mystery: Notebook sheds light on death (15/12/2017)
Glenn Miller's plane vanished over the Channel without a trace in 1944....

BBC appoints Fran Unsworth as new head of news (15/12/2017)
Fran Unsworth is appointed the new BBC director of news, replacing James Harding, who leaves in 2018....

V Festival: 'No police stationed' at 2017 event (15/12/2017)
No police were present inside V Festival in Essex this summer because of a dispute over money, the BBC understands....

Why Pitch Perfect stands out in Hollywood (15/12/2017)
The Pitch Perfect movies may have been successful, but they also remain unique in the film industry....

Dick Whittington panto jokes 'too smutty' for children (15/12/2017)
The star told rude jokes and invited the audience to chant 'Alice loves Dick', says an angry mum....

Disney-Fox: Five things it could mean (15/12/2017)
The BBC's Andrew Neil has five things the $52.4bn (39bn) tie-up could mean....

Harry Potter gets a weird new chapter from a computer (15/12/2017)
Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash is the title of a new story created by computer wizards....

Oprah Winfrey to receive top Golden Globe honour (15/12/2017)
The US star will be presented with the Cecil B DeMille Award at the awards in January....

Star Wars: These aren't the spoilers you're looking for (15/12/2017)
Star Wars may be shown on the ISS, but Twitter says they may be surprised by a few things (no real spoilers)....

Grayson Perry to chair Summer Exhibition art show (15/12/2017)
The artist is co-ordinating 2018's Royal Academy contemporary art show, where anyone can submit an entry....

Here are the Fox/Disney movie mashups you didn't know you needed (15/12/2017)
Disney's 39bn takeover of Fox opens up a world of possibilities for movie franchise crossovers....

Hollywood awards choose all-female presenters (15/12/2017)
In a first for Tinseltown, the Screen Actors Guild Awards will only feature female presenters next year....

Bryn Terfel is the latest star to quit Tosca (15/12/2017)
The baritone pulls out of an ill-fated production, which has already lost all its other main stars....

Russell Simmons accused of sexual assault by more women (15/12/2017)
The Def Jam Records founder "categorically rejects" accusations of sexual assault and harassment....

Hull 2017: Highlights from the City of Culture (14/12/2017)
Everyone from superstars to schoolchildren have played their part in a triumphant year....

'Flat-chested' K-pop star responds to 'cruel' body comments (14/12/2017)
Online critics said she didn't look right for K-pop, but Amber Liu from girl group f(x) is fighting back....

Penis cliffhanger is New Zealand quote of the year (14/12/2017)
The now infamous line "please tell me that's not your penis" captured the minds of New Zealanders....

How vocal problems nearly spelled the end for The Script (14/12/2017)
Frontman Danny O'Donoghue says he was "terrified" that his singing career had been cut short....

BBC Breakfast presenters get singing lessons before performing in concert (14/12/2017)
The TV hosts have been put through their paces before performing live on stage....

DanTDM: 2017's richest YouTuber on responsibility to young fans (14/12/2017)
DanTDM became successful by streaming videos of himself playing Pokemon and Minecraft....

Four arrested in Trading Standards ticket tout investigation (14/12/2017)
Raids are carried out as part of a probe into people who buy and sell concert tickets in bulk....

Facial recognition targets Liam Gallagher gig thieves (14/12/2017)
Fixed cameras are installed at a concert venue in Cardiff to try and catch thieves and pickpockets....

Shakespeare's First Folio in Stonyhurst College museum display (14/12/2017)
A copy of the Bard's First Folio is on display in a new museum at a public school....

Royal Court theatre scraps play after harassment complaint against director (14/12/2017)
The Royal Court scraps Rita, Sue and Bob Too after allegations against director Max Stafford-Clark....

Meryl Streep bemoans Hollywood inequality (14/12/2017)
She says sexual harassment wouldn't have been tolerated if there were more women in boardrooms....

Morrissey: Der Spiegel releases audio of controversial interview (14/12/2017)
A recording of the star's comments about Kevin Spacey and sexual harassment is made public....

Gwyneth Paltrow is taking a Go-Go's musical to Broadway (14/12/2017)
The star is producing a Broadway show using the music of Belinda Carlisle's first band....

Peter Kay cancels comeback comedy tour for family reasons (14/12/2017)
The comedian axes "all upcoming work projects" due to "unforeseen family circumstances"....

Star Wars: 'It's time for a female or non-white director' (14/12/2017)
The Last Jedi director says it's time a woman or "director of colour" took charge of an instalment....

Hannah Witton: 'Why doesn't anyone wear condoms on TV?' (13/12/2017)
Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters....

Star power: Princes turn out for Star Wars premiere (13/12/2017)
William and Harry joined cast and crew of The Last Jedi at London's Royal Albert Hall....

Harry Styles steps in for James Corden to host the Late Late Show (13/12/2017)
Former 1D star Harry Styles steps after James Corden's wife goes in to labour with their third child....

The Twilight Zone returns to spook theatregoers (13/12/2017)
How the groundbreaking 1960s sci-fi TV series was adapted for the stage....

Peppa Pig's GP visits set bad example (13/12/2017)
There are concerns the Pig family's inappropriate doctor calls encourage people to behave similarly....

William and Kate are awarded Blue Peter badges (13/12/2017)
The royal couple receive the accolade for their campaign work on mental health issues affecting children....

Danny Boyle and Banksy's 'Alternativity' to be on BBC Two (13/12/2017)
BBC Two is to show Danny Boyle staging an alternative nativity play at Banksy's Bethlehem hotel....

Victoria drama gets another series (13/12/2017)
Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes will be back for the show's third series, which picks up the story in 1848....

Star Wars: Fans shouldn't worry if The Last Jedi gets bad reviews (13/12/2017)
If The Last Jedi isn't an instant hit with the critics, it won't be the first time a Star Wars film's been wrongly panned....

Apprentice winner's cake recall (13/12/2017)
Ceredigion Apprentice winner Alana Spencer is recalling products over health risks....

Netflix mocks viewers of Christmas film (13/12/2017)
The platform sent a tweet addressing the "53 people" that have watched the film 18 days in a row....

THIS is how you react to a Golden Globes snub (13/12/2017)
The Big Sick star Kumail Nanjiani pretends to be Steven Spielberg after missing out on a Globe nod....

JK Rowling made Companion of Honour (13/12/2017)
The Harry Potter creator is given a special award that can only be held by 65 people at any one time....

Chaplin family plead to save London Cinema Museum (13/12/2017)
The family of Charlie Chaplin is asking for the museum associated with the famous film star to be saved....

Katie Price breaks down over what could be 'last Christmas' with her mum (13/12/2017)
The star's mother is suffering from the same incurable lung disease that killed Keith Chegwin....

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has critics in raptures (13/12/2017)
The latest film in the sci-fi saga gets glowing reviews ahead of its European premiere in London....

Keith Chegwin: 'True telly legend' dies aged 60 (12/12/2017)
The veteran TV presenter has died aged 60 after a long illness, his family says....

Golden Globes: Full list of nominees (12/12/2017)
The full list of nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards....

Australia ups the ante for Eurovision (12/12/2017)
Jessica Mauboy, one of Australia's most popular singers, will represent her country in Lisbon next year....

Borehamwood blockbuster (11/12/2017)
The British film artists and technicians who brought a galaxy far, far away to life....

Saudi Arabia to allow cinemas to reopen from early 2018 (11/12/2017)
The measure is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030 reform programme....

I'm A Celebrity 2017 winner revealed (11/12/2017)
The winner of the ITV show was crowned by Ant and Dec on Sunday evening....

Paddington 2: The challenges of making the film (10/12/2017)
An exclusive look at the visual effects behind the film Paddington 2....

Actress Zaira Wasim: I was molested on flight (10/12/2017)
Indian star Zaira Wasim, 17, says she was touched inappropriately on a flight from Delhi....

Brick Wonders: Norwich Lego exhibition showcases the world (10/12/2017)
The Lego models have been created at an exhibition in Norwich....

Liam Payne and Camila Cabello to host on Radio 1 (10/12/2017)
They'll be joined by other pop stars and actors to host Radio 1's Superstar Playlist...

Portugal's Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has heart transplant (10/12/2017)
Salvador Sobral, who won the contest for Portugal this year, is doing well, surgeons in Lisbon say....

Stormzy is BBC Music's artist of the year (9/12/2017)
The grime artist caps a huge year by taking home the main prize at the 2017 BBC Music Awards....

Has original music saved The X Factor? (9/12/2017)
The most recent series was praised for the number of contestants who performed their own material....

The scene-stealing actress on the hit TV series (and whether the Royals have seen it) (9/12/2017)
The Crown's Vanessa Kirby on how playing Princess Margaret changed her opinion of the Royals....

Who was Muriel Spark? (9/12/2017)
With the opening of a new exhibition devoted to her works, BBC Rewind looks back at the life of the poet and writer....

UK City of Culture 2021: Can Coventry rise up from grimy decline? (9/12/2017)
The city was a Ghost Town in the 70s but has now been picked to be the UK's City of Culture in 2021....

Conductor James Levine denies sex abuse claims (9/12/2017)
The renowned musician said sexual misconduct allegations against him are "unfounded"....

Ed Sheeran set for Christmas number one (9/12/2017)
Ed Sheeran says he has a "cool trick" to boost his chances of getting the Christmas number one....

I'm a Celebrity: Iain Lee's friend slams the 'sniping' from grown men (8/12/2017)
Iain Lee's friend and producer Katherine Boyle responds to "bullying" claims on the ITV jungle show....

Ed Sheeran picks up MBE at Buckingham Palace (8/12/2017)
The singer is honoured at Buckingham Palace for services to music and charity....

Sia defends using 15-year-old dancer: I'm protective of her (8/12/2017)
The singer says she wants "empower" Maddie Ziegler, who is regularly seen on stage with her....

UK City of Culture 2021: Coventry wins (8/12/2017)
It will hope to get a major boost from hosting the year-long celebration of arts and performance....

Jack Whitehall to host 2018 Brit Awards (8/12/2017)
The comedian says he's "thrilled" to be taking charge of the music ceremony....

Geoffrey Rush sues newspaper over 'spurious' claims (8/12/2017)
The actor says an Australian newspaper has caused "irreparable damage" to his reputation....

James Arthur: 'I've been a tortured soul' (8/12/2017)
The star says he pours his troubled past into music - and suggests he'd like to stop making ballads....

Bryan Singer: Director denies raping 17-year-old boy (8/12/2017)
The film-maker "categorically denies" allegations that he assaulted a 17-year-old boy in 2003....

Fashion models expose sexual harassment (8/12/2017)
Models who have been sexually harassed while working tell the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme their stories....

Shiva Feshareki: The innovator who doesn't try to be original (8/12/2017)
We speak to the 30 year-old who mixes electronic music and turntables has won the innovation award at the British Composer Awards....

Ryan Reynolds 'to play Detective Pikachu in Pokemon film' (8/12/2017)
The Deadpool star will play Detective Pikachu in the live-action movie, according to reports....

Sir Elton John makes moving tribute to his mum in first concert since her death (8/12/2017)
The star dedicates Your Song to his mother, as he plays his first concert since her death....

Now That's What I Call Music dominated UK iTunes in 2017 (8/12/2017)
The long-running compilation series produced four of the biggest-selling albums of the year....

Daisy Ridley: Social media is bad for mental health (8/12/2017)
The Star Wars actress says becoming famous has made her reconsider how she lives her life....

Dexter Fletcher to direct Freddie Mercury biopic (8/12/2017)
Bafta-nominated Dexter Fletcher will take on Bohemian Rhapsody following the firing of Bryan Singer....

Greta Gerwig on Lady Bird's perfect Rotten Tomatoes score (8/12/2017)
The actor and director on having positive reviews - and what she hopes happens at the Oscars....

UK City of Culture 2021: The contenders (8/12/2017)
Coventry, Paisley, Sunderland, Swansea and Stoke-on-Trent will find out soon whether they have won....

Ed Sheeran picks up MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace (8/12/2017)
He gets his gong from Prince Charles - and would be up for performing at Harry and Meghan's wedding....

Streep, Hanks and Spielberg film The Post gets warm reviews (8/12/2017)
Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star as real-life Washington Post journalists battling for press freedom in the 70s....

Hamilton musical wows first London audience (8/12/2017)
The first UK performance of the Broadway hit leaves audience members singing the musical's praises....

JK Rowling 'happy' about Johnny Depp casting (8/12/2017)
The author publicly backs the Fantastic Beasts star following speculation his role might be recast....

Will Swansea coast to culture crown? (7/12/2017)
Swansea is one of five cities hoping to be announced as UK City of Culture 2021 on Thursday....

Stanley Johnson: 'Is Boris still foreign secretary?' (7/12/2017)
Stanley Johnson emerges from 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' and asks after his son....

Ellie Goulding in Kenya for new UN environment role (7/12/2017)
The UK singer is in Kenya as part of her new role as an environmental champion for the UN....

Declan McKenna wins BBC Introducing prize (7/12/2017)
The teenage singer-songwriter is named artist of the year by BBC Music Introducing....

Nile Rodgers reveals he has had cancer surgery (7/12/2017)
The Chic musician says his prognosis is "100% recovery" and that he is now "done" with the illness....

Spoof art triumphs once again at the 2017 Turnip Prize (6/12/2017)
Organisers award annual prize to spoof art created with the least amount of effort....

BBC to help students identify 'fake news' (6/12/2017)
Kamal Ahmed and Tina Daheley are among BBC journalists who will take part in events targeted at pupils....

Gwen Stefani wants an enduring Christmas hit like Mariah Carey (6/12/2017)
The pop star says it's the "ultimate dream" to have a song that gets played every Christmas....

Lubaina Himid in historic Turner Prize win (6/12/2017)
Lubaina Himid is the art award's oldest winner and the first black woman to win....

Nicola Sturgeon's Christmas card unveiled (6/12/2017)
Say It With A Kiss! by artist and writer John Byrne features a couple under the mistletoe....

The Ashes and big sporting events on TV: Blowers and Grogan (6/12/2017)
The Ashes have not been on free-to-air TV since 2005, and MPs are lobbying for at least some of the coverage back on the more mainstream channels....

BBC apologises for Shashi Kapoor error on News at Ten (6/12/2017)
The bulletin showed incorrect clips of two different actors while reporting the death of Shashi Kapoor....

Gemma Collins says she ISN'T suing the BBC after fall (6/12/2017)
The TOWIE star won't sue over fall at Radio 1's Teen Awards, adding she wants to do Strictly....

Danny Masterson: Netflix writes accused actor out of The Ranch (6/12/2017)
Danny Masterson is being written out of comedy The Ranch after being accused of sexual assault....

Katy Perry and the Catholic Church awarded $10m in convent case (6/12/2017)
The pop star is awarded $3.3 million over her planned purchase of a convent in Los Angeles....

'I know this will resonate in Glasgow' (5/12/2017)
Sting draws on his childhood to bring his musical The Last Ship to life....

What happens when you get kicked off Twitter (5/12/2017)
Grime promoter Unclebantzz doesn't understand why he and his online friends got banned from Twitter....

Turner Prize 2017: What children make of the nominees (5/12/2017)
What happens when you invite a group of school children to judge the Turner Prize 2017?...

Cineworld to buy Regal cinemas in blockbuster deal (5/12/2017)
The $3.6bn (2.7bn) takeover will create the second largest cinema chain in the world....

Miniaturist hoping for a big audience this Christmas (5/12/2017)
We talk to the stars of BBC One's dramatisation of Jessie Burton's 2014 bestseller....

Beyonce 'unlikely' to use burner email (5/12/2017)
The claim was made half in jest by Ed Sheeran during a media interview....

Rak-Su: Boy band beat Grace Davies to win X Factor 2017 (5/12/2017)
Grace Davies faced boy band Rak-Su in the Sunday night final of the ITV singing contest....

Celebrity Big Brother: All-female launch 'to mark 100 years of women's votes' (5/12/2017)
The CBB house will be man-free at first, marking the centenary of women getting the vote....

Kem and Amber: Love Island winners split after four months together (5/12/2017)
There's no happily ever after for Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies, who rose to fame on the ITV2 show....

Shashi Kapoor, Bollywood legend, dies at 79 (5/12/2017)
The veteran actor starred in major Bollywood hits as well as several British and US films....

Sir Elton John 'in shock' after his mother dies aged 92 (5/12/2017)
"I only saw her last Monday," says the star, who was estranged from his mother for several years....

Glenda Jackson crowned best actress for her comeback as King Lear (5/12/2017)
The 81-year-old wins an Evening Standard Theatre Award for her first role since retiring as an MP....

UK City of Culture: Five things about Paisley (4/12/2017)
The town is up against four other UK locations all hoping to be the winner of the 2021 title....

X Factor final: The winner is... (4/12/2017)
Host Dermot O'Leary reveals the name concealed in a gold envelope....

Kezia Dugdale evicted from I'm a Celeb jungle (4/12/2017)
The former Scottish Labour leader was the second person to leave the I'm a Celebrity camp....

Daisy Ridley denies wanting to leave Star Wars movies (4/12/2017)
The British actress says her role is "awesome" and she has no plans to give it up....

The X Factor: Rak-Su dominated the live show public vote through the series (4/12/2017)
The Watford-based group beat Grace Davies in the final of the ITV singing competition....

Jorja Smith wins Brits Critics' Choice (4/12/2017)
The sensitive, streetwise soul of Jorja Smith has earned her the Brits Critics' Choice award....

Lighting dark skin for the screen (3/12/2017)
HBO's Insecure is making sure lighting people of colour is not an afterthought....

UK City of Culture: Five things about Coventry (3/12/2017)
Coventry is one of five cities hoping to become UK City of Culture in 2021, with the winner due be announced on Thursday....

Will Gompertz reviews season two of Netflix's The Crown ????? (2/12/2017)
After a successful first season, does The Crown still reign supreme?...

'Weinstein assaulted me in a bathroom' (2/12/2017)
British model Kadian Noble alleges the Hollywood producer groomed her in London before assaulting her in Cannes....

GQ editor: Jeremy Corbyn photo shoot was 'tortuous' (2/12/2017)
GQ editor says Corbyn photo shoot was 'as difficult as shooting any Hollywood celebrity'....

Despacito video watched 4.3 billion times across the world in 2017 (2/12/2017)
Despacito was the biggest music video of 2017 followed by French Montana's Unforgettable in second, says Vevo....

GQ editor criticises cover star Jeremy Corbyn (2/12/2017)
Dylan Jones says it was 'as difficult as shooting any celebrity,' prompting a Twitter backlash....

Why Celia Imrie was 'thrilled' to receive her WFTV award (2/12/2017)
The actress says it is "flattering" to be honoured at the Women in Film and Television Awards as "often women are quite critical"....

Noel Gallagher scores a 10th number one album (2/12/2017)
The star's latest album, Who Built The Moon, tops the charts after selling 78,000 copies....

From disguises to bad manners: How celebs avoid being pestered in public (2/12/2017)
Star Wars' Mark Hamill uses "the old wheelchair trick" while Jennifer Lawrence is "incredibly rude"....

Piper goes the extra mile on the V&A roof (1/12/2017)
A bagpiper has joined the St Andrew's Day celebrations on the roof of the new V&A Dundee museum....

Julia Roberts on Wonder child co-star's commitment (1/12/2017)
The actress stars alongside Jacob Tremblay in the film about a boy with a rare facial disfigurement....

George Michael death: Ambulance staff quizzed over leaked 999 call (1/12/2017)
A recording is said to feature the emergency call made by his partner Fadi Fawaz on Christmas Day....

Paul McCartney's gift to arena attack families (1/12/2017)
A collection of music by The Beatles is donated by Sir Paul McCartney to raise funds for two Hebridean families....

US author Christopher Bollen wins Bad Sex prize (1/12/2017)
He won for his third novel The Destroyers, for a love scene set on a Greek island....

Susan Calman: The real reason she unfollowed Strictly (1/12/2017)
The presenter and comedian denies there was a rift with those on the show after she was voted off....

Julia Roberts role in Wonder left her 'speechless' (1/12/2017)
The Oscar-winner says her latest film about a boy with a facial disfigurement left her feeling "just joyful"....

Avengers: Infinity War trailer - six things it tells us about the new film (1/12/2017)
Superheroes from all the Marvel films come together in Avengers: Infinity War....

NZ PM: Do you like pineapple lumps? (1/12/2017)
Jacinda Ardern gives Ed Sheeran a citizen test...

Dame Angela Lansbury says sexual harassment comments taken out of context (1/12/2017)
The actress says comments made about sexual harassment were taken out of context....

Joanna Lumley to embark on first tour (1/12/2017)
The Absolutely Fabulous star will perform 30 dates across the UK and Ireland next year....

Mr Underbed sells out after John Lewis ad boost (1/12/2017)
New copies of Chris Riddell's Mr Underbed, which he said inspired John Lewis's Christmas ad, go to print....

Rihanna: 'Transgender people aren't a marketing tool' (1/12/2017)
The star says transgender people shouldn't be used as a "convenient marketing tool" by advertisers....

Russell Simmons: Music mogul steps down after sex allegation (1/12/2017)
The Def Jam Records founder steps down from his firms after being accused of sexual misconduct....

JAY-Z admits to cheating on Beyonce and says music was their 'therapy' (30/11/2017)
The rapper says issues he had from his childhood led him to push his wife away, which led to infidelity....

Philip Pullman's La Belle Sauvage tops Waterstones Book of the Year list (30/11/2017)
Philip Pullman's return to the world of His Dark Materials is a hit with bookshop staff....

Mobos 2017: Stormzy steals the show with three award wins (30/11/2017)
Other winners at the event in Leeds include Giggs, J Hus, Stefflon Don and Dave....

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe: 'We travel on separate buses now? (30/11/2017)
Has fame changed the UK's two favourite tenors? Or are they making fun of each other... again?...

Mulan: Disney casts Chinese actress Liu Yifei in lead role (30/11/2017)
It follows several Hollywood "whitewashing" controversies where white actors were cast in Asian roles....

Brit Awards announces first all-female Critics' Choice shortlist (30/11/2017)
Jorja Smith, Stefflon Don and Mabel are nominated for the prestigious Critics' Choice award....

Jennifer Lawrence: 'I become incredibly rude' to avoid fans (30/11/2017)
The Mother! actress says she becomes "incredibly rude" to avoid unwanted fan attention....

Director Ridley Scott talks about replacing Kevin Spacey in new film (30/11/2017)
The film director says Kevin Spacey's alleged behaviour could not be tolerated....

When dubstep left the underground (29/11/2017)
Photographing the artists and clubs of London as the scene became mainstream....

League of Gentlemen stars go back to Royston Vasey (29/11/2017)
The cult sketch show's creators talk about its comeback, 15 years after the last series....

Exeter project for disabled people breaks down barriers (29/11/2017)
How music and dance is bringing disabled and able-bodied people together....

BBC takes on Netflix and Amazon with box set offer (29/11/2017)
The BBC is putting a raft of box sets including Peaky Blinders on the iPlayer in time for Christmas....

Rebekah Vardy reveals on I'm A Celebrity... that she 'tried to kill herself' as a teen (29/11/2017)
The I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! contestant says she tried to take her own life as a teenager....

How the Pirelli calendar went from pin-up to political (29/11/2017)
The images in the publication, once famed for nudity, now celebrate diversity with an all-black cast....

Shelagh Fogarty reveals 18-month stalking ordeal (29/11/2017)
LBC presenter vows to "throw the full force of the law" at man she claims has stalked her for 18 months....

Ex-Coronation Street actor Bruno Langley admits sex assaults (29/11/2017)
Bruno Langley avoids a custodial sentence after he admits groping two women in a music venue....

Grammys: Ed Sheeran overlooked while Jay Z tops nominations (29/11/2017)
The star had been expected to top the nominations list, but fails to make any of the main categories....

Dolly Parton makes festive return to CBeebies (29/11/2017)
The country star will make a return visit on New Year's Eve to read another bedtime story....

Strictly's Anton Du Beke is beating X Factor's Matt Terry in the albums chart (29/11/2017)
Matt Terry's album could be the worst-selling X Factor debut ever if midweek sales are anything to go by....

Charlie Brooker cancels 2017 Wipe (29/11/2017)
The writer and comedian says he ran out of time to compile the annual TV show....

Jack Maynard apologises for 2011 rape tweet (29/11/2017)
YouTube star says he is "truly sorry" for a tweet he posted in 2011 in which he made a joke about rape....

Stars from Game of Thrones and Bake Off on 'the hardest job in the world' (29/11/2017)
Lena Headey, Nadiya Hussain and Stacey Solomon strip bare the realities of motherhood....

Bath Rescue dogs studied to help actors (28/11/2017)
It will help human actors to realistically play four-legged characters in films and computer games....

Royal engagement gets EastEnders mention (28/11/2017)
News of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reached Albert Square....

Meghan Markle: Who could design the dress for the next royal wedding? (28/11/2017)
What kind of dress might Meghan Markle choose for the next royal wedding?...

Philippines: Actress Maria Isabel Lopez fined for using VIP traffic lane (28/11/2017)
The movie star has lost her licence after saying she needed to use the lane for a "bladder break"....

Amir Khan asks if there's ever been a female prime minister (28/11/2017)
The I'm a Celebrity contestant is swiftly reminded that the current prime minister is Theresa May....

Katie Hopkins leaves MailOnline 'by mutual consent' (28/11/2017)
The controversial columnist parts company with the popular web publication "by mutual consent"....

First UK civil claim against Harvey Weinstein (28/11/2017)
A woman who worked in the film industry is alleging a series of sexual assaults by the film producer....

Meghan Markle's career: In pictures (28/11/2017)
As Prince Harry and Ms Markle announce their engagement, we look back at her career....

BBC Music Sound of 2018: The Longlist (27/11/2017)
Discover what Sound of 2018 is all about, and meet this year's 16 acts on the Longlist....

Jacqueline Wilson: Children feel more worried than they used to (27/11/2017)
The renowned author and former children's laureate talks Baftas, cyberbulling and social media....

Why some men refuse to dance (27/11/2017)
Despite the 'Strictly Come Dancing effect' some men are still too embarrassed to dance....

BBC Music Sound of 2018: Will these artists define the year? (27/11/2017)
The BBC announces its Sound of 2018 longlist. Who will be this year's Adele or Sam Smith?...

Sky Sports anchor Simon Thomas 'crushed' by wife's death (26/11/2017)
Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas says his wife, Gemma, died three days after falling ill....

TV host Leslie charged with sex assault (26/11/2017)
The ex-Blue Peter presenter is alleged to have put his hand up a woman's skirt at an Edinburgh club....

How INXS Kick-started their career (26/11/2017)
The rock group look back at the 30th anniversary of their breakthrough album, Kick....

Review: Will Gompertz on George Clooney's Suburbicon ????? (26/11/2017)
Matt Damon and Julianne Moore star in the dark portrayal of 1950s suburbia....

Vicky Chen: Teen actress beats veterans at Golden Horse awards (26/11/2017)
Vicky Chen wins best supporting actress at the Golden Horse awards for her role in a crime drama....

Gary Oldman on what it was like playing Winston Churchill (25/11/2017)
The actor's been tipped for an Oscar for his portrayal of the wartime leader in a new film, Darkest Hour....

William and Kate arrive for Royal Variety (25/11/2017)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had been delayed by a security alert at nearby Oxford Circus Tube....

Pullman's plea to save school libraries (25/11/2017)
Philip Pullman, and scores of other authors, urge the education secretary to protect school libraries in England....

Poldark star Aidan Turner is heading to the West End (25/11/2017)
The actor will swap his scythe for a cut-throat razor in his new stage role as an Irish terrorist....

Sir Vince Cable 'too good' for Bad Sex book award (25/11/2017)
The Liberal Democrat leader's novel Open Arms isn't shortlisted for the prize, despite "many" nominations....

Celebrity Big Brother star Jeremy McConnell is jailed (24/11/2017)
Celebrity Big Brother star Jeremy McConnell had been carrying out community service in south Wales....

Question Time cut short as woman falls ill (24/11/2017)
The BBC TV show is curtailed after an audience member collapses....

Annie Lennox named Glasgow Caledonian University chancellor (24/11/2017)
The Eurythmics star will become the first woman to take on the role as chancellor at Glasgow Caledonian University....

Doctor Who: Tom Baker returns on camera for 1979 Shada serial (24/11/2017)
The actor makes a surprise return to complete an unfinished story 38 years after it was abandoned....

Burberry: How Christopher Bailey rescued the brand with the chequered past (24/11/2017)
As Bailey leaves Burberry, we look at the legacy he's left for the leading British fashion brand....

Rita Ora's egg freezing in early 20s 'a positive move,' doctors say (24/11/2017)
The singer, now 26, said she had the procedure done as she "always wanted a big family"....

East 17's Brian Harvey arrested over 'malicious tweets' (24/11/2017)
The former chart-topper is suspected of sending "malicious communications" via social media....

Little Miss Inventor joins Mr Men and Little Miss line-up (24/11/2017)
The new character has been created as a positive role model for girls, its author says....

Brexit 'bombshell' for UK's European Capital of Culture 2023 plans (24/11/2017)
The UK won't host the European Capital of Culture in 2023, disappointing five bidding cities....

Prince Harry and robot to edit Radio 4's Today (24/11/2017)
The BBC has announced this year's guest editors, who will take over between Christmas and New Year....

Playwright Jim Cartwright plans 'theatre of head, heart and two fingers' (24/11/2017)
Warren Brown and Julie Hesmondhalgh will help launch writer Jim Cartwright's theatre company....

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter denies rape claim (24/11/2017)
The singer says he is "shocked and saddened" to be accused of rape by a former member of a girl band....

 

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