Adam Sherwin

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

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A Tory election event earlier in April: journalists say party machines are controlling coverage

The Media Column: Jon Snow and YouTube launch initiative to boost the youth vote

The news anchor fears this election is being dominated by party spokesmen

From left, the ‘Sun’ reporters Neil Millard and Tom Wells, and Graham Brough, formerly of the ‘Daily Mirror’, leaving the Old Bailey after they were cleared of charges of paying officials for stories

Operation Elveden: CPS drops charges against nine journalists of making illegal payments to public officials

An urgent review of the £20m probe resulted in the CPS scrapping charges against all but three of the 12 reporters who were still facing trial or retrial

Pop picker: Tony Blackburn in 1967

BBC tells Tony Blackburn to 'down Periscope' after he streams live video at Broadcasting House

Periscope lets users broadcast live, unedited video feeds, which can be shot from iPhones and iPads

The actor stars as Frank Gallagher in Shameless

Shameless writer Paul Abbott's new cop drama No Offence to launch on Channel 4

If you thought Frank Gallagher was crude wait until you meet DI Vivienne Deering

Jonny Benjamin (front) and Neil Laybourn in a scene from Channel 4’s ‘Finding Mike’
Rebekah Brooks was spotted at the London Bridge offices of News UK

Rebekah Brooks poised for return to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp in new Digital role following phone-hacking acquittal

She was spotted last week at the London Bridge offices of News UK

Guitar hero: Johnny Marr

The Smiths' guitarist Johnny Marr writes song celebrating brutalist tower block in Manchester

The musician has revealed his love of architecture as the new patron of the Manchester Modernist Society

Taylor Swift removed her catalogue from Spotify last year
Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in the BBC series

Poldark should run for eight more years and BBC regulation could be given to Ofcom, says George Osborne

The Chancellor said that British broadcasters should follow the American model of long-running shows

Some councils spend £200,000 a year cleaning up gum from pavements with high-powered hoses

Jamie Oliver calls for a Singapore-style ban on chewing gum in public

He said the sticky residue made Britain look like a 'bomb site'

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Abuse - and the hell that follows

James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine