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No Scrubs writers given credit on Ed Sheeran's Shape of You

The team behind TLC’s 1999 single No Scrubs have been given writing credits on Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You. Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle and producer Kevin Briggs now appear on American copyright website ASCAP’s listing of the song. Ed Sheeran and co-writers Steve Mac and Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid were originally the only name on […]

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BBC's Brexit coverage pessimistic and skewed, say MPs

Image copyright PA A group of 72 MPs have written to the BBC accusing it of being pessimistic and skewed in its Brexit coverage – in the months since the vote on the EU. In a letter to the director general, they said the BBC is “unfairly representing” Leave voters by focusing on those who […]

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Saving Syria's heritage: Archaeologists discover invisible solution

Image copyright Smartwater Technology Image caption An ancient mosaic is painted with an invisible liquid that is detectable under ultra-violet light The recent plundering of priceless artefacts from Syria and Iraq by both terrorists and criminal gangs has taken place on an unprecedented scale. Stolen items have been turning up in Europe and the US, […]

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Kronos Quartet: Making free music for the future

For more than 40 years, the Kronos Quartet, a string quartet based in San Francisco, has been entertaining audiences worldwide. Now they are commissioning fifty new pieces – 25 from women and 25 from men – to entertain and help the next generation of musicians learn from the best, by sharing the scores online for […]

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Peppa Pig star Harley Bird on 10 years oinking

The actress who plays Peppa Pig is now 15. Harley Bird has been providing Peppa’s voice since she was five years old. With Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience hitting the big screen in April, BBC News went to meet the face behind the voice. Video Journalist Sophie van Brugen. Source link

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Gainsborough left with 'two scratches' after attack

An 18th century painting by Thomas Gainsborough on display at the National Gallery in London was damaged in an attack at the weekend. Dr Gabriele Finaldi, director of the National Gallery, told Radio 4’s PM that the attack had left “two scratches” on the surface of the work, forming “a large X”. Dr Finaldi described […]

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Orchestre Baobab singer's son replaces late father

Orchestra Baobab are one of the world’s best known Afro-Cuban bands. The group is almost 50 years old but are still full of energy. They have just released their first album for a decade, with the son of lead singer Ndiouga Dieng taking his place after he died last year. Video journalist: Maxime Le Hegarat […]

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BBC explains cutting Lady Gaga LGBT lyric

Image caption The One Show team went through to next week’s final with their version of Lady Gaga’s hit The BBC has defended cutting LGBT lyrics from two performances of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way in the past month. A group of One Show reporters performed the song on Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic […]

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Italy's state-owned broadcaster cancels 'sexist' talk show

Image copyright Rai 1 Image caption The controversial episode was hosted by talk show host Paola Perego An Italian talk show is taken off air after issuing sexist advice on dating Eastern European women, the Grand Mosque in Mecca poses as the backdrop for a Turkish proposal, and a Ghanian footballer mistakenly thanks both his […]

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Sesame Street to debut Julia, a muppet with autism

Image copyright Zach Hyman/Sesame Workshop via AP Image caption Julia, a new autistic muppet character, will arrive on screens in April Its much-loved muppets Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch have been charming viewers for almost 50 years. And now the children’s TV show Sesame Street is introducing a new muppet character with […]

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Man charged with damaging National Gallery masterpiece

A man has been charged with criminal damage after an attack on a celebrated painting by Thomas Gainsborough at the National Gallery. Staff and visitors restrained a man who allegedly scratched the work, known as The Morning Walk, with a sharp object. The gallery said the scratches had penetrated the paint layers but not torn […]

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Chuck Berry: Seven of his best songs

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption What are his best tracks? “There’s only one true king of rock ‘n’ roll,” said Stevie Wonder. “His name is Chuck Berry.” The St Louis bluesman, who has died aged 90, basically invented rock. Sure, there were other contributors: Bill Haley’s northern band rock ‘n’roll; Pat Boone and his […]