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The Crown stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith get apology over pay

Image copyright Netflix Image caption Claire Foy and Matt Smith played the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in the first two series The makers of Netflix show The Crown have apologised to its stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith after it emerged that she was paid less than him. Production company Left Bank Pictures said […]

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Why Janelle Monae is 'standing up to bullies' on her new album

Image copyright Warner Music Image caption The star addresses social and sexual politics on her new album, Dirty Computer Janelle Monae has rarely avoided the opportunity to address inequality. The R&B star’s first three albums form a pointed dialogue about freedom, class, and acceptance – albeit in a futuristic, sci-fi setting. Her latest record, though, […]

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Ringo Starr receives knighthood: 'I'll wear it at breakfast'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFormer Beatles drummer Ringo Starr receives his knighthood for services to music Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been knighted for his services to music. The Duke of Cambridge bestowed the honour on the Liverpool-born star at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. “It means a lot actually,” the […]

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Newts could scupper Ed Sheeran chapel plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ed Sheeran announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn in January and lodged his chapel plans in February Ed Sheeran’s plans to build a private chapel on his Suffolk estate could be scuppered by newts. The 27-year-old singer, who lives near Framlingham, submitted an application to Suffolk Coastal District […]

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Presenters' stress over BBC 'tax pressure'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The BBC says it “wants to determine the right approach” A BBC local presenter has revealed to MPs that she tried to kill herself – partly because of stress over her employment arrangements. The anonymous presenter was among the BBC TV and radio presenters to submit evidence to a parliamentary […]

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Ready Player One stars 'didn't discuss salaries'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Olivia Cooke and Tye Sheridan at the premiere of Ready Player One at SXSW last week Tye Sheridan and British-born Olivia Cooke star in Steven Spielberg’s latest film, Ready Player One. They tell BBC News about their own technology use, how Olivia perfected her US accent and why they […]

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How Agatha Christie's Ordeal of Innocence was re-shot

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ed Westwick (left) was replaced by Christian Cooke The three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Ordeal of Innocence was set to be the BBC’s Boxing Day centrepiece. But after allegations of sexual assault were made against one of its stars, Ed Westwick – which he strenuously denies – it was […]

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BBC rejects complaints over Jeremy Corbyn's 'Russian' hat

Image caption Newsnight made a mock-up of Mr Corbyn alongside Moscow buildings The BBC has rejected complaints that Newsnight altered a photo of Jeremy Corbyn to make him look more Russian. On Thursday, a graphic of the Labour leader next to images of the Kremlin was the backdrop to an item about his response to […]

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Ant McPartlin 'goes back into treatment'

ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway will not air this week as host Ant McPartlin “returns to treatment” after arrest This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. […]

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Fifth Harmony are going on a break to pursue solo careers

Image copyright Getty Images Fifth Harmony have announced they’re going to be taking a break to focus on their solo careers. In a message to fans on Twitter, the band said they were going their separate ways “in order to stay authentic to ourselves and to you”. “We’re all very excited and grateful to be […]

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Marlon Bundo: John Oliver lampoons Mike Pence with LGBT book

Image copyright Chronicle Books/Getty Images Image caption Will Marlon Bundo’s new life leave Mike Pence hopping mad? “My name is Marlon, but my family calls me BOTUS. It’s short for Bunny of the United States.” These are the words of Marlon Bundo, a pet rabbit belonging to Vice President Mike Pence – or at least, […]