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George the Poet: Social media gives poets ‘a fair shot’

Image caption George the Poet writes rap and poetry The acclaimed performer George the Poet says social media has helped poetry thrive. The poet – whose real name...

Lorraine Kelly wins £1.2m tax row against HMRC over ITV work

Image copyright Getty Images Lorraine Kelly has won a row over a £1.2m tax bill, after a judge ruled she was not employed by ITV, but performs as her...

White Crow’s star dancer ‘channelled’ Rudolf Nureyev

Image copyright Jessica Forde Image caption Dancer Oleg Ivenko, who stars as Rudolf Nureyev in The White Crow, had no previous acting experience In 1961, the dancer...

Mike Thalassitis death: Love Island stars to be offered therapy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mike Thalassitis was described as being “loved by so many people” by a friend Love Island stars will in future be...

EastEnders overrun set rebuild project criticised by MPs

Image caption The original set was only supposed to be used for two years The BBC has been criticised by a group of MPs for the way it has handled the redevelopment of...

Grime music is being ‘stifled’, MPs say

Image copyright DIY Gang Entertainment Image caption Croydon-born rapper ShaoDow told MPs he’d had difficulty staging gigs Grime music faces significant challenges...

Smack The Pony: Amanda Holden was first choice for show

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This is how the Smack The Pony line-up could have looked The groundbreaking female-led sketch show Smack the Pony burst onto...

Frozen musical heads from Broadway to London’s West End

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Caissie Levy plays Elsa in the current Broadway production of Frozen The stage adaptation of Frozen, which opened on Broadway...

Mike Thalassitis death: ‘Love Island has got to open its eyes to this’

Image copyright PA “Love Island portrayed him to be this character of Muggy Mike. He wasn’t – he was a proper gentleman.” That’s how Mario...

Pulp Fiction guitarist Dick Dale dies at 81

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An early photo of Dick Dale alongside a custom Fender guitar at an exhibit in California US rock guitarist Dick Dale, whose...