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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The Factory project: New £110m arts venue named after Tony Wilson's Factory Records to open in Manchester

The new venue will hold up to 5,000 people and provide a permanent home for the Manchester International Festival

A UK spokesman for Uber has denied the claims, 'the cars you see in the app are the cars on the road'

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US Uber drivers have claimed that the car service often displays 'phantom cars', which are not actually circling the location, when customers request a journey

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The Media Column: The BBC is inching towards action on diversity but there's lots more it can do

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BBC iPlayer watched for free 'by more than 60 million people outside the UK'

Report suggests BBC is missing out by failing to monetise global use

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