Adam Sherwin

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

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DJ and broadcaster Paul Gambaccini gives evidence to the Home Affairs Committee on Tuesday

Paul Gambaccini hits out at Yewtree police over false sex assault arrest

DJ told MPs of the “12 months of hell” over a false allegation of sexual assault

Sara Mohr-Pietsch joined Radio 3 in 2005, after winning a BBC Talent competition

Classical music needs to address lack of female composers, Radio 3 presenter claims

Sara Mohr-Pietsch was speaking ahead of International Women’s Day on Sunday

Travis Kalanick, the co-founder of Uber, is now worth $5.3bn

Forbes billionaires list: Founders of Uber car app make first appearance

Bill Gates is the richest man for the 16th time, with $79.2bn

Tony Hall, the BBC director-general, described last year as being 'fantastic' for the corporation

BBC boss promises myBBC digital revolution will protect personal data

Lord Hall was discussing BBC's future plans

The BBC will back a radical overhaul of the licence fee, paving the way for the end of the current system of funding the state broadcaster

End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded

Director-General backs idea for 500,000 more households to pay universal levy

Buyers from around the world attend the BBC Worldwide Showcase to ‘shop’ for television programmes

The Media Column: Brilliant run of dramas sees foreign buyers snap up the best of British TV

Wolf Hall might have completed its BBC2 run but the series is now a hot property for international broadcasters

Attenborough with the primates

Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Producers thought it was too trivial for the landmark series Life on Earth, dismissing it as 'Johnny Morris stuff'

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.

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Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor
How to make your own Easter egg: Willie Harcourt-Cooze shares his chocolate recipes

How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef declares barbecue season open with his twist on a tradtional Easter Sunday lamb lunch

Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

Next weekend, our chef plans to return to his Aussie roots by firing up the barbecue
Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

The England prop relives the highs and lows of last Saturday's remarkable afternoon of Six Nations rugby
Cricket World Cup 2015: Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?

Cricket World Cup 2015

Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?
The Last Word: Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing