Adam Sherwin

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

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80s trailblazer: comedian Tracey Ullman

Tracey Ullman returns to BBC with new show

Emmy-winning comedian to leave the US

Jeffrey Archer holds up a copy of 'Kane and Abel', a book he says was ripped-off by Bollywood

Jeffrey Archer accuses Bollywood of stealing his bestselling storylines

“Forget Hollywood, just look at your Bollywood!”

Rona Fairhead said she would not act as a 'cheerleader' for the BBC

BBC Trust should be abolished and replaced with external regulator, says trust chairwoman Rona Fairhead

'It's clear the BBC has been damaged in recent years'

Graham Norton is believed to be the BBC's highest earner

BBC cuts talent costs but faces an exodus of star presenters, report warns

Overall spending on talent has gone down from £221 millon to £188 million

DJ and broadcaster Paul Gambaccini gives evidence to the Home Affairs Committee on Tuesday

Paul Gambaccini hits out at Yewtree police over false sex assault arrest

DJ told MPs of the “12 months of hell” over a false allegation of sexual assault

Sara Mohr-Pietsch joined Radio 3 in 2005, after winning a BBC Talent competition

Classical music needs to address lack of female composers, Radio 3 presenter claims

Sara Mohr-Pietsch was speaking ahead of International Women’s Day on Sunday

Travis Kalanick, the co-founder of Uber, is now worth $5.3bn

Forbes billionaires list: Founders of Uber car app make first appearance

Bill Gates is the richest man for the 16th time, with $79.2bn

Tony Hall, the BBC director-general, described last year as being 'fantastic' for the corporation

BBC boss promises myBBC digital revolution will protect personal data

Lord Hall was discussing BBC's future plans

The BBC will back a radical overhaul of the licence fee, paving the way for the end of the current system of funding the state broadcaster

End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded

Director-General backs idea for 500,000 more households to pay universal levy

Buyers from around the world attend the BBC Worldwide Showcase to ‘shop’ for television programmes

The Media Column: Brilliant run of dramas sees foreign buyers snap up the best of British TV

Wolf Hall might have completed its BBC2 run but the series is now a hot property for international broadcasters

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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
LGBT History Month: Pupils discuss topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage

Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
11 best gel eyeliners

Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot