Adam Sherwin

Adam Sherwin is Media Correspondent at The Independent and an award-winning writer who specialises in covering the entertainment, broadcasting, music and popular culture industries. Previously Media writer and diarist at The Times, he was a co-founder of the Beehive City media and entertainment website. As regular contributor to BBC London 94.9 Radio station, he was named Music Business writer of the year at the awards of influential music industry site Record of the Day in 2006.

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Jamie Oliver says he holds a 'categoric belief in a sugar tax'

Jamie Oliver: I failed on school dinners because eating well is a 'posh and middle class' concern

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Tom Robinson: Singer shows new generation the power of the protest song in his first album for 20 years

Robinson is a vocal supporter of Amnesty International and LGBT rights

Zane Lowe performs at the Scala, London (Getty)

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Sir Nicholas Macpherson said the Treasury risked losing staff if a pay freeze went ahead

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The Permanent Secretary to the Treasury said special consideration should be given to lifting the pay 'hair shirt' in order to retain top Treasury officials

David Gilmour playing on stage with Pink Floyd in 2005

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour records single with ex-inmates from prison where son served time

His son Charlie served four months in Wandsworth in south London in 2011

Theo Clifford's article suggested that establishing more slums could help to solve the UK housing crisis

'Britain needs more slums': Think-tank forced to defend blog proposing favela-style dwellings in the UK

Author Theo Clifford received death threats on social media over the article

If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra features new versions of classic hits including Burning Love and Love Me Tender

Elvis Presley: King of Rock 'n' Roll to return in collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic

The album If I Can Dream was recorded at Abbey Road Studios

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