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VIDEO: Music transforms children's lives

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:37
Classical music is transforming children's lives in a Tyneside's inner city areas as part of an innovative project at Sage Gateshead.
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VIDEO: Eighty books and still writing

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:27
Novelist Claire Lorrimer has loved writing since she was 10 years old. She speaks to BBC Breakfast about her 80th book.
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Hometown honour for Gandalf star

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:21
Sir Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, is to be honoured by his childhood hometown of Wigan.
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Oscars producer duo 'moving on'

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:14
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have produced the last three Academy Awards, will not be returning for next year's Oscars.
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Top Gear: Tymon 'won't press charges'

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:00
Oisin Tymon, the Top Gear producer physically and verbally attacked by Jeremy Clarkson, tells police he does not want to press charges.
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'Rebel' museums face funding cuts

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:45
Museums that break codes on selling their collections could face severe funding cuts, it is announced.
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Blur to headline Isle of Wight

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 09:37
Britpop veterans Blur will headline the Saturday night of this year's Isle of Wight Festival.
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Folk guitarist John Renbourn dies

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 09:16
Influential folk guitarist John Renbourn dies in his home in the Scottish Borders at the age of 70.
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Travel book wins odd title prize

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 09:14
A self-published travelogue called Strangers Have the Best Candy wins the Diagram Prize for oddest book title of the year.
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Zayn Malik says 'I've let fans down'

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:55
The former One Direction star Zayn Malik reveals in his first interview since quitting the boyband that "I've let the fans down".
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Penguin book picks up book prize

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:35
A book about a penguin who flies to the tropics with the aid of a kite is named the winner of the 2015 Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
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Branagh's Cinders goes back to basics

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:34
Branagh goes back to basics for new Cinderella movie
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Downton Abbey to end after six series

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:47
The next season of ITV's period drama Downton Abbey will be its last, its makers announce.
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VIDEO: Clarkson: 'Leave the producer alone'

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:37
Jeremy Clarkson has said that he wants people to stop blaming the producer he hit for his departure from Top Gear.
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Twitter divided over Clarkson sacking

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:24
Social media users respond loudly to Clarkson departure
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Clarkson return 'not ruled out'

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:02
BBC creative director Alan Yentob says he would not rule out Jeremy Clarkson making a return to the BBC in the future.
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Online music videos get age ratings

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 15:08
Fans watching music videos on YouTube and Vevo will be presented with cinema-style age certificates from Thursday.
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Joan Collins made a dame by prince

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:57
Actress Joan Collins says becoming a dame had "never even crossed her mind" as she receives the accolade from the Prince of Wales for services to charity.
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Breaking Bad to get full UK TV run

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:09
Cult US drama Breaking Bad is to be broadcast in full on UK terrestrial television for the first time.
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VIDEO: How to act like Nick Clegg

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:51
A new Channel 4 drama charts the days leading up to the decision by the Lib Dems to work with the Conservatives after the 2010 election.
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