Adam Sherwin

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

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Katy B, Claudia Winkleman and Laura Mvula launch BBC Ten Pieces nationwide classical music drive

Stars will appear in new film that aims to inspire a love of classical music

We might know about cooking thanks to shows like 'Great British Bake Off' but 10 per cent of the British population still can’t cook a thing

Britain is a nation of skilled chefs but 1 in 10 can't cook, BBC Good Food survey finds

We might know our soggy bottoms from sunken savarins thanks to The Great British Bake Off but 10 per cent of the British population still can’t cook a thing, a YouGov survey has found.

Clothing items bearing the badge have become popular among music aficionados

Northern Soul fans win right to protect clenched fist logo from trademark

Northern Soul fans have won a battle to prevent the music scene’s famous “clenched fist” logo being trademarked by a shop in Manchester after persuading the copyright authorities that the movement’s symbols belong to all its participants.

Actors from The Lion King musical perform on-stage

The theatrical version of The Lion King has become the most lucrative entertainment event in history, but who is profiting?

The musical has been seen by an estimated 75 million people in 22 productions around the world

Sam Pepper, a former Big Brother contestant who specialises in comic monologues and hidden-camera pranks.

YouTube star Sam Pepper faces assault claims

The YouTube star, who has built a lucrative career as a web personality, has also been accused of exploiting his instant celebrity status

Comedian David Mitchell has accused Amazon of 'rapacious near-monopoly' over the books market

Comedian David Mitchell accuses Amazon of 'rapacious near-monopoly' over the books market

Comic attacks internet giant's tax situation

Alan Bennett has criticised the “repellent” reality shows which dominate our screens

Alan Bennett attacks 'repellent' reality TV shows - from Big Brother to The Big Allotment Challenge

Playwright does enjoy the work of spiky comedian Stewart Lee, he tells Radio Times

Pink Floyd new album: Band unveil cover art for first record in 20 years

Unknown 18-year-old Egyptian digital artist Ahmed Emad Eldin fills Storm Thorgerson's boots

Apple chief Tim Cook (in blue shirt) with (from left) The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr, Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 at the iPhone 6 launch

Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned PR disaster

A free album on iTunes: what could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot, as U2 and Apple have discovered

Iraqi-British architect Dame Zaha Hadid has designed a homeware collection for Harrods

Dame Zaha Hadid launches luxury homeware range with Harrods

Line includes £9,999 serving platter with signature curves

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?