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Philip Roth: Portnoy's Complaint author dies aged 85

Image copyright AFP Image caption Philip Roth was presented with the National Humanities Medal by then President Barack Obama in 2011 One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, has died aged 85. The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker International Prize-winning novelist’s work drew its inspiration from Jewish family life, sex and American […]

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'Modern' Wembley Park theatre announced

Image copyright Troubadour Wembley Park Image caption An artist’s impression of the new theatre venue A 2,000 capacity theatre is to open in Wembley Park this autumn as part of regeneration plans. The venue, run by Troubador Theatres, will feature a flexible performance space, as well as a modern bar, restaurant and open-air terrace. The […]

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Israel complains over Dutch TV Eurovision parody

Image caption Critics say the parody draws on anti-Semitic themes The Israeli embassy in the Netherlands has lodged a complaint over a parody of Israel’s Eurovision winner that criticised Israeli policies and prompted accusations of anti-Semitism. The skit on Netta Barzilai’s Toy was broadcast on Saturday during a primetime satirical show. The parody drew on […]

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More Car Share? 'Never say never', says Sian

With the apparent finale of Peter Kay’s Car Share airing over the forthcoming bank holiday, its star Sian Gibson has revealed it could return. When asked ahead of next Monday’s broadcast if it really is the “last-ever Car Share”, the actress and writer replied: “Never say never.” Many fans hope Monday’s episode will see John […]

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Royal Wedding 2018: The story behind Stand By Me

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Kingdom Choir performed Stand By Me at Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle “Oh darling, darling…” These sound like words from a straightforward love song, but everyone who heard it performed in St George’s Chapel on Saturday knew that Stand By Me was more than that. […]

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Luc Besson: French film director accused of rape

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Luc Besson’s lawyer said he “categorically denies” the rape allegation Police in Paris are investigating a rape allegation made against Luc Besson, one of France’s best-known film directors. The complaint was filed by an actress at a Paris police station on Friday. “Luc Besson categorically denies these fantasist accusations,” […]

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The 8 best dressed guests at the wedding

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Pastels, florals, as well as yellows and greens were key looks at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The bride kept it simple and sophisticated in her chic Givenchy gown – and the guests seemed to have had the memo too, with the majority getting their wedding looks spot on. […]