Adam Sherwin

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

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The Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee said the licence fee must be amended

BBC licence fee alternative should be paid by everyone – even if you don't watch TV

Culture, Media and Sport committee have called for a broadcasting levy paid by all households

Brits 2015: Pharrell Williams only non-white winner as music awards follow Oscars 'white wash'

Madonna's tumble might have overshadowed proceedings, but the awards' failure to recognise diversity didn't go unnoticed

Ed Sheeran, followed by Sam Smith, topped the list

Brits 2015: Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and rest of the winners' list in full

At an O2 Arena ceremony which will do little to quell criticisms that the music industry is dominated by white, polite, middle-class voices, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith both took home a brace of awards.

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith both performed at the ceremony

Brit Awards 2015: Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith share top prizes as Brits play it safe – again

Not even Kanye West and Kim Kardashian could liven things up at the 02

Television Centre was allegedly sold to companies that that used Luxembourg based financing structures to avoid tax

BBC sold Television Centre to tax-avoiding companies, claims Public Accounts Committee chairman Margaret Hodge

The historic White City base was sold to a consortium for £200m in 2012

On average, families with school-age children spend £316 a year on items for a child at a state secondary and £251 annually on average for a child at a state primary

High price of school uniforms leaves children at risk of bullying

95 per cent of mothers and fathers think school uniform costs are “unreasonable”

UKIP: The First 100 Days imagined Ukip leader Nigel Farage as Prime Minister; the programme received over 6,500 complaints

Ukip: The First 100 Days - Ofcom investigates C4's spoof documentary after over 6,500 complaints

Ofcom said it had launched an official investigation

Noel Gallagher: 'The working classes have not got a voice any more. There doesn’t seem to be a noise coming from the council estates.'

Brit Awards boss: The middle classes dominate the music world

'We all yearn for diversity in music. That doesn’t in any way make anything that’s successful less valid'

Max Lousada believes the Brits are the most democratic of all music awards

The Media Column: The Brit awards reflect the state of a music industry in flux

Max Lousada, who chairs the Brits committee: 'Certain artists are starting to experiment but they are not necessarily doing it like The Clash did'

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste arrived back in Australia after he was released from a Cairo jail at the start of February

Peter Greste interview: 'I didn't see a single sunset for 400 days'

Al Jazeera reporter on his first taste of freedom

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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
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn