95347617 clemcurtisivanward - Foundations singer Clem Curtis dies aged 76
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Foundations singer Clem Curtis dies aged 76

Image copyright Ivan Ward Photography Image caption Curtis was singer on the band’s 1967 number one hit Baby, Now That I’ve Found You The original lead singer of the British band The Foundations, Clem Curtis, has died at the age of 76. Curtis, who lived in Olney, Buckinghamshire, was singer on the band’s 1967 number […]

95336048 barlow pa - Gary Barlow lands role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Gary Barlow lands role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Image copyright PA Image caption Barlow is a huge fan of the Star Wars franchise Take That star Gary Barlow has revealed he has a part in new Star Wars film The Last Jedi. The singer revealed the news on ITV’s Lorraine show on Monday. “I’m not a stormtrooper but I am in it,” Barlow […]

95340040 tate neon epa - Let there be neon light: Tate Britain unveils 'drawing in space'
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Let there be neon light: Tate Britain unveils 'drawing in space'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Let there be light: A gallery assistant looks at the neon sculpture It is made from almost two kilometres of spiralling neon light and has been described as a “drawing in space” and a “celestial map”. The sculpture, by Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans, is the latest artwork to go […]

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Red Nose Day: Ofcom considering investigation into show

Image copyright Gary Moyes/BBC Image caption Susanna Reid faced a series of awkward questions from Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer More than 150 people have complained to TV watchdog Ofcom about the Comic Relief telethon. Most took issue with the content of Friday’s show. Ofcom is now considering whether to launch an investigation. Language used […]

95329922 origin - The UK's worst piece of public art?
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The UK's worst piece of public art?

Image caption The sculpture, officially entitled Origin, has won the Spectator’s ‘What’s That Thing?’ award Is this really the worst piece of public art in the UK? The Origin sculpture overlooks Belfast and was unveiled in September to coincide with Culture Night. It now has the unhappy honour of winning the “What’s That Thing?” award […]

95336234 portraits - J.K. Rowling and Ian McKellen feature in Hull portrait exhibition
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J.K. Rowling and Ian McKellen feature in Hull portrait exhibition

Image copyright Stuart Pearson Wright/Clive Smith/Craig Wylie Image caption Portraits of author J.K. Rowling, actor Ian McKellen and athlete Kelly Holmes all feature in the exhibition A collection of portraits depicting a host of household names is set to open in Hull as part of its city of culture celebrations. The National Portrait Gallery commissions […]

95330378 storey bbc - David Storey: Booker Prize-winning author dies at 83
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David Storey: Booker Prize-winning author dies at 83

Image caption Storey played for Leeds RLFC (now Leeds Rhinos) This Sporting Life author David Storey has died at the age of 83. His much-lauded 1960 debut novel was based on his experiences as a professional rugby league player and was made into a film three years later. Storey went on to win the 1976 […]

95338550 eltonepa - Britain's top visitor attractions revealed
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Britain's top visitor attractions revealed

Image copyright EPA Image caption An exhibition of photos owned by Sir Elton John was among the draws at Tate Modern last year A million more people visited Tate Modern in 2016 compared with the previous year. More than 5.8 million people went to the London gallery in 2016, an increase of 24%, making it […]

95329028 morelli wiley ap - Orange is the New Black: Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli tie the knot
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Orange is the New Black: Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli tie the knot

Image copyright AP Image caption Morelli (left) and Wiley met while working on Orange is the New Black It sounds like a storyline straight from Hollywood – but a star of Orange is the New Black has just married one of the show’s writers, in real life. Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli met on the […]

95338378 57ffe49f a8eb 41cf a789 b9ea9e5aff60 - The music video that changes each time you click play
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The music video that changes each time you click play

A Manchester band’s new music video contains an inbuilt code which means you’ll never see the same thing twice. The algorithm automatically pulls in short clips from video-sharing sites like YouTube when you hit play on Shaking Chains’ Midnight Oil. The short bits of footage are shown back to back with the band’s track playing […]

95329856 wizkhalifa - US rapper Wiz Khalifa in Colombia drug lord row
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US rapper Wiz Khalifa in Colombia drug lord row

Image copyright Instagram Image caption Wiz Khalifa visited Pablo Escobar’s grave after performing at a concert in Medellin US rapper Wiz Khalifa has angered Colombians by publishing photos of himself visiting the grave of the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar in the city of Medellin. Escobar terrorised Colombia in the 1980s and 1990s, bribing, kidnapping […]

95328936 antonio5 getty - Antonio Banderas: I had a heart attack
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Antonio Banderas: I had a heart attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Banderas attended the closing ceremony of the 20th Malaga Film Festival Spanish actor Antonio Banderas had a heart attack earlier this year, he has revealed. Speaking at a film festival in his home town of Malaga, the Mask of Zorro star said: “I suffered a heart attack on January […]