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Motion radio show wins poetry award

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 19:58
A radio programme by former poet laureate Andrew Motion exploring the impact of war wins the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry.
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Bowie writes songs for stage show

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 17:57
Rock legend David Bowie is co-writing a stage show inspired by The Man Who Fell to Earth - including some new songs.
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'Community divided' over T in Park

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 17:45
Residents say the community of Strathallan has been left "divided" over plans to host the T in the Park music festival there.
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VIDEO: Following in Judy Garland's footsteps

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 17:36
Lorna Luft on following her mother Judy Garland into show business
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Portuguese director de Oliveira dies

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 15:20
Manoel de Oliveira, the Portuguese film director believed to be the world's oldest film-maker, dies in Porto aged 106.
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Telegraph chief Seiken steps down

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:59
The editor-in-chief of Telegraph Media Group, Jason Seiken, is stepping down after 18 months in his role.
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City's 'beating heart' moves home

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:42
The Manchester arts venue that hosted the UK premiere of Reservoir Dogs and was the first to commission art by Damien Hirst closes later after 30 years.
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Miniaturist up for £10K book prize

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:36
The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton's award-winning, best-selling first novel, is one of 10 titles in contention for a £10,000 prize for debut novelists.
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Scherzinger to perform at Oliviers

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:26
Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger will perform Memory from Cats at this year's Oliviers, organisers announce.
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Scary scout book scoops horror prize

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:12
A novel about a scout camping weekend that takes a scary twist wins the inaugural James Herbert award for horror writing.
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Ed Sheeran sings with Sesame gang

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:59
Ed Sheeran sings a special song recorded for Sesame Street which teaches schoolchildren about different ways of talking.
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'Dazzle' ship makes debut on Mersey

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:05
One of the ferries that operates on and across the Mersey is given a makeover to commemorate the centenary of World War One.
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Bacall collection fetches $3.64m

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:12
A two-day auction of art, jewellery, furniture and clothing owned by the late actress Lauren Bacall raises $3.64m (£2.45m) in New York.
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VIDEO: Peter Blake 'dazzle' ferry opens to public

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:25
A Mersey ferry has been treated to a dazzle ship makeover as part of plans to commemorate the centenary of World War One.
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Avril Lavigne 'thought she was dying'

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 05:52
The singer says she couldn't get out of bed for five months and could barely stand after contracting Lyme disease.
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VIDEO: What Gandhi wrote to Hitler

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:48
In celebration of London's Letters Live season, BBC Newsnight invited actor Clarke Peters to read a letter written by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler.
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VIDEO: Mirren on Woman in Gold role

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:28
One of the world's most famous paintings, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, is at the heart of the new film Woman in Gold starring Dame Helen Mirren.
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Victorian pottery 'saved' for city

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:29
An archive of Victorian pottery designs is "saved" for Stoke-on-Trent following a £1.5m fundraising campaign.
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Beatle's wife Cynthia Lennon dies

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 19:59
Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon, dies at her home in Spain following a "short but brave" battle with cancer.
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China cracks down on explicit anime

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 16:16
China says it will create a "blacklist" of banned Japanese anime cartoons, and plans to punish firms that hosted violent and sexual clips online.
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