Adam Sherwin

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

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Eight per cent of tweets from Redcar were found to contain profanities

Redcar: where Twitter is a dirty word (actually - lots of them)

The Orkney and Shetland Islands - alongside Oxford - are the most temperate parts of the UK

Actor Bill Murray made an appearance a screening of the original 'Ghostbusters' film during the Toronto International Film Festival last week

Bill Murray backs all-female Ghostbusters reboot, requesting Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy

Bill Murray has given his endorsement to a mooted all-female Ghostbusters reboot – and even offered his own casting suggestions.

Classical musician James Rhodes has criticised the lack of music education in state schools

Top pianist James Rhodes blames Ofsted for lack of music in schools

Pianist is using a Channel 4 television series to launch Britain’s biggest 'instrument amnesty', asking the public to donate unused instruments

A Cardiff Crown Court judge gave Alan Blacker a dressing down for his courtroom clothing

Alan Blacker, ‘Harry Potter’ solicitor, investigated over ‘fake CV claims’

Judge David Wynn Morgan said the solicitor was “like something out of Harry Potter” after he appeared at Cardiff Crown Court sporting ribbons

Calvin Harris has generated £4m in royalties from the music platform

Calvin Harris becomes first British musician to reach 1bn Spotify streams

Scottish DJ earns more than £4m for his music

NHS cancer services are at a 'tipping point', with frontline staff warning that quality care is already deteriorating because of a funding squeeze

Cutbacks are harming NHS cancer care, warn medics

Report warns that the 'cracks will begin so show'

Jean Rondeau believes the harpsichord can be ‘really groovy’

French prodigy Jean Rondeau on a mission to make the harpsichord hip

Warner Music has signed up Rondeau, who won first prize at the Bruges International Harpsichord Competition

The Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera rocked as maestro picks up his baton and walks over 'artistic differences'

Conductor Franz Welser-Möst says decision to quit - half way through his tenure - was the culmination of many grievances

With Royal Blood's number one album, it seems that rock is not dead (again)

There’s no mistaking the thunderous riffs and screaming vocals. The surprise appearance of Brighton duo Royal Blood at the top of the charts has heralded a long-overdue revival for rock in its most primal and noisiest of forms.

Psychologist Stanley Milgram, pictured circa 1965

Famous Milgram 'electric shocks' experiment drew wrong conclusions about evil, say psychologists

Experiment in obedience was flawed, according to new research

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam