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Ship artist James Brereton bounces back after stroke

Image copyright Hansons Image caption James Brereton said his paintings were “rubbish” as he recovered from illness An artist renowned for his paintings of ships and seascapes is to hold his first exhibition following a stroke and double knee operation. Art by James Brereton, 64, from Derby, sells for thousands, but he had to stop […]

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BBC Sound of 2019: Which rising stars have made the longlist?

Flamenco singer Rosalía, R&B star Ella Mai and pop artist King Princess are among the rising stars who have made it onto the BBC’s Sound of 2019 longlist. Now in its 17th year, the list showcases 2019’s hottest new artists. Past winners includes Adele, Sam Smith, Years & Years and Sigrid. This year’s selection focuses […]

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I'm a Celebrity: Harry Redknapp wins ITV series

Image copyright ITV Harry Redknapp has been crowned King of the Jungle in the final of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! The football manager beat fellow finalists Emily Atack, who came second, and John Barrowman to take the crown, saying it was “so surreal” to win. Ten celebrities headed into the […]

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Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker won't return for a new series until 2020

Image copyright BBC/BBC Studios The next series of Doctor Who won’t start until 2020, it’s been confirmed. Series 11 ended on Sunday night, but after the festive special on New Year’s Day, Jodie Whittaker won’t be seen in the Tardis again next year. Showrunner Chris Chibnall said work on the new series had already begun. […]

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Priyanka Chopra: US writer sorry for 'scam artist' comment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Chopra (R) and Mr Jonas are in Udaipur for another big wedding A US journalist has apologised after writing that Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra was a “scam artist” who had trapped US singer Nick Jonas into marrying her to further her career. Mariah Smith said she took “full responsibility […]

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X Factor winner Dalton Harris enters chart at number four

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harris’s single features vocals from James Arthur, another X Factor winner Dalton Harris, the latest winner of The X Factor, has entered the UK singles chart at number four with his debut record, a cover of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s The Power of Love. That’s two places lower than […]

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Cardi B given protection orders by court after strip club brawl

Image copyright AFP Image caption The judge decided Cardi B was not a flight risk Cardi B has appeared in court and been ordered not to have any contact with two bartenders she allegedly attacked at a New York strip club in August. A judge issued two protection orders, meaning the rapper must not go […]

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Dame Mary Beard finds new title 'quaint'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dame Mary is known for such BBC documentaries as Meet the Romans and Civilisations Mary Beard has said she is happy to have been made a dame, even though she has not always agreed with what the honours system stands for. “Had somebody said to me at 23 that […]

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Grammys 2019: Snubs and surprises

More than 21,000 recordings were submitted, and 13,000 people voted. Now the Recording Academy has revealed the nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards. It’s a year of upheaval, with several major artists overlooked in favour of fresh, new, agenda-setting talent. Holy heck, why are there so many nominees? Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lorde […]

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Fiona Bruce confirmed to host Question Time

Image copyright Getty Images Fiona Bruce has said it is “an honour” to be confirmed as the new host of BBC One’s Question Time. Known for presenting the BBC News at Six and Ten and Antiques Roadshow, she will be the first full-time female host in the show’s 40-year history. A senior BBC source said […]

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Pete Shelley: The story of Buzzcocks' pansexual punk anthem Ever Fallen in Love

Image caption Pete Shelley on Top of the Pops in 1978Everybody has fallen in love with someone they shouldn’t have fallen in love with, so everybody can relate to the famous Buzzcocks song. But not everybody knows their late frontman Pete Shelley, inspired by a line from a musical, wrote it about a man. Manchester […]

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XXXTentacion's posthumous album Skins is released

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption XXXTentacion’s last album has gone platinum in the US since his death A posthumous XXXTentacion album has been released, almost six months after the controversial rapper was shot dead. Skins features 10 tracks – including a single, One Minute, featuring Kanye West – but is only 19 minutes long. […]