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Long-running folk festival cancelled – with no refunds

Image caption The Proclaimers were among the bigger names to have played the Beverley Folk Festival A long-running folk festival has been called off this year after the firm that runs it went bust. Beverley Folk Festival, a non-profit-making organisation run by volunteers, said it had lost its “primary source of funding”. Organisers said they […]

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Harry Potter show opens on New York's Broadway

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has opened at the Lyric Theatre in New York. At a star-studded premiere, the play’s author, JK Rowling, described having a show on Broadway as “incredible”. The show is an epilogue of Harry Potter’s life, to follow on from the series of books. The play opened in London’s West […]

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Van Morrison takes aim at fake news

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVan Morrison speaks to John Wilson on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. In his 2003 song Goldfish Bowl, Van Morrison sings: “Newspaper barons are the scum of the lowest degree / And they prey on everybody”. So it’s no surprise that he holds the press in low […]

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New Zealand's Hawera Cinema bans pyjamas and onesies

Image copyright PA Image caption The cinema is located in the small town of Hawera A cinema in New Zealand has banned people from wearing pyjamas, onesies and dirty boots to screenings, in a move designed to raise dress standards. Hawera Cinemas said in recent months it had seen an increasing number of patrons attending […]

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Shania Twain apologises after saying she would vote for Donald Trump

Image caption Twain also revealed to The Guardian that she had been abused as a childShania Twain has apologised after saying she would have voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 US election. The Canadian singer, who cannot vote in the US, told the Guardian she appreciated the President’s honesty. “I would have voted for […]

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The £20m replica Shakespearean theatre that's being built on Merseyside

Image copyright Shakespeare North Trust/Knowsley Council Image caption The interior of the theatre will be built to a 1629 design Lovers of Shakespeare have long made pilgrimages to Stratford-upon-Avon and the Globe theatre in London. Now, Prescot in Merseyside is building a replica Elizabethan theatre in the hope of becoming the third point in a […]

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Poppy Delevingne: Models face 'stigma' with acting

Image copyright Dusan Martincek Image caption Antonio Banderas as Picasso and Poppy Delevingne as Marie-Therese Walter A new TV series based on Picasso’s life begins on Monday, starring Antonio Banderas as the artist and Poppy Delevingne as Marie-Therese Walter. But, the actress says, the woman she plays was more than just a muse. “There’s no-one […]

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Avicii's ex-girlfriend posts tribute: 'I love you Tim'

Image copyrightGetty Images Avicii’s ex-girlfriend has posted a tribute online following the sudden death of the Swedish DJ. The 28-year-old, otherwise known as Tim Bergling, died in Oman and it’s not yet known what the cause of death was. Emily Goldberg wrote that during the two years they were together he was her “closest confidante”. […]

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The Lido author Libby Page on the power of uplifting fiction

Image copyright Getty Images It may feel like the world isn’t the happiest of places at the moment. But first-time author Libby Page is hoping that shining a light on the power of community and friendship in The Lido will be the uplifting read people need. Positive reviews of The Lido – about how residents […]

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Shaggy helps the Queen celebrate 92nd birthday

Image copyright PA Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 92nd birthday with a concert at the Royal Albert Hall featuring a range of stars. Kylie Minogue, Craig David, Sting and Shaggy are among the artists performing at the event. Sir Tom Jones opened the event with a performance supported by a group playing the dhol […]