Adam Sherwin

Adam Sherwin is a News reporter who specialises in entertainment, broadcasting, music and popular culture stories.

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Ian Anderson, the leader of British rock band Jethro Tull, (right) and British guitar player Martin Barre (left) perform on stage

The concept album makes surprise top ten return with neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

It is a three-act, musical history of Britain featuring songs about a nomadic Neolithic settler, Christian monks and an Iron Age blacksmith - the “concept album” is making a comeback with the surprise chart success of the latest release from Ian Anderson, the frontman of Jethro Tull.

The brand’s T-shirts display runic symbols and Nordic themes popular with neo-Nazis

Outrage as far-right's favourite outfitter 'Thor Steinar' opens shop in heart of London's Jewish community

A German clothing brand favoured by neo-Nazis in Europe, whose goods were banned because of their similarity to logos worn by SS officers, has opened a high-street store in the heart of London’s Jewish community.

Fiona Bruce earns an estimated £500,000 a year

BBC Trust to conduct fresh review into how much it pays biggest stars

The pay of high-earning BBC stars such as Graham Norton and Gary Lineker is to come under fresh scrutiny in a review by the BBC Trust which will look at how the costs compare to commercial rivals.

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. The actor’s father is Jewish

Oy Vey! Spider-Man is Jewish, Andrew Garfield confirms

He's neurotic, loves his aunt and feels the weight of the world on his shoulders, of course Spider-Man is Jewish, says star Andrew Garfield

Tim Dutton QC, who pulled the 100-strong group together, argues that there is a “strong link between musical performance and barristers”

Singing silks: The legal profession gets its own choir with the creation of the Bar Choral Society

They’re better known for raising their voices in the court room but now harmony will reign among Britain’s leading lawyers following the launch of the first Bar choir.

Tate Modern takes new Henri Matisse Cut-Outs show to big screen

You’ve visited the exhibition, bought the catalogue – now see the movie. Tate Modern’s Henri Matisse Cut-Outs exhibition will be broadcast live to cinemas across Britain in a first for the world’s most visited museum of contemporary art.

One of the exhibits at 'Death Salon' at Barts Pathology Museum

To die for: Death Salon mortality conference - the event meant to help you go out with a bang

Fun day out for embalmers as event hits London

A nationwide search has begun to discover a “brilliant” new children’s author

The Independent kicks off search for the next JK Rowling with new children's book prize

Could you be the next JK Rowling? A nationwide search has begun to discover a “brilliant” new children’s author, who will secure a publishing deal with the company behind The Hunger Games as their prize.

Kami Thompson with her mother, Linda Thompson

First family of British folk enters its next generation as Kami Thompson, daughter of Richard and Linda, makes her debut

When the pioneering folk guitarist Richard Thompson joined musical forces with his wife Linda, they recorded a series of acclaimed albums which soundtracked their turbulent marriage.

American pop artist Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol's 'famous for 15 minutes' quote may not be his, experts believe

“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Andy Warhol’s famous quote predicted fame’s fleeting nature in our celebrity-saturated culture.

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How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe: Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC

How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe

Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC
Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful'

British Muslims's Happy video attacked as 'sinful'

The four-minute clip by Honesty Policy has had more than 300,000 hits on YouTube
Church of England-raised Michael Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith

Michael Williams: Do as I do, not as I pray

Church of England-raised Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife
Comedian Jenny Collier: 'Sexism I experienced on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

Jenny Collier: 'Sexism on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

The comedian's appearance at a show on the eve of International Women's Day was cancelled because they had "too many women" on the bill
Cannes Film Festival: Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or

Cannes Film Festival

Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or
The concept album makes surprise top ten return with neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

The concept album makes surprise top ten return

Neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson is unexpected success
Lichen is the surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus, thanks to our love of Scandinavian and Indian cuisines

Lichen is surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus

Emily Jupp discovers how it can give a unique, smoky flavour to our cooking
10 best baking books

10 best baking books

Planning a spot of baking this bank holiday weekend? From old favourites to new releases, here’s ten cookbooks for you
Jury still out on Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini

Jury still out on Pellegrini

Draw with Sunderland raises questions over Manchester City manager's ability to motivate and unify his players
Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

The all-rounder has been hailed as future star after Ashes debut but incident in Caribbean added to doubts about discipline. Jon Culley meets a man looking to control his emotions
Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

The most prize money ever at an All-Weather race day is up for grabs at Lingfield on Friday, and the record-breaking trainer tells Jon Freeman how times have changed
Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail. If you think it's awful, then just don't watch it'

Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail'

As the second series of his divisive sitcom 'Derek' hits screens, the comedian tells James Rampton why he'll never bow to the critics who habitually circle his work
Mad Men series 7, TV review: The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge

Mad Men returns for a final fling

The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge
Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground as there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit

Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground

Technology giant’s scientists say there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit