Adam Sherwin

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

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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.

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith both performed at the ceremony

Brit Awards 2015: Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith share top prizes as Brits play it safe – again

Not even Kanye West and Kim Kardashian could liven things up at the 02

Television Centre was allegedly sold to companies that that used Luxembourg based financing structures to avoid tax

BBC sold Television Centre to tax-avoiding companies, claims Public Accounts Committee chairman Margaret Hodge

The historic White City base was sold to a consortium for £200m in 2012

On average, families with school-age children spend £316 a year on items for a child at a state secondary and £251 annually on average for a child at a state primary

High price of school uniforms leaves children at risk of bullying

95 per cent of mothers and fathers think school uniform costs are “unreasonable”

UKIP: The First 100 Days imagined Ukip leader Nigel Farage as Prime Minister; the programme received over 6,500 complaints

Ukip: The First 100 Days - Ofcom investigates C4's spoof documentary after over 6,500 complaints

Ofcom said it had launched an official investigation

Noel Gallagher: 'The working classes have not got a voice any more. There doesn’t seem to be a noise coming from the council estates.'

Brit Awards boss: The middle classes dominate the music world

'We all yearn for diversity in music. That doesn’t in any way make anything that’s successful less valid'

Max Lousada believes the Brits are the most democratic of all music awards

The Media Column: The Brit awards reflect the state of a music industry in flux

Max Lousada, who chairs the Brits committee: 'Certain artists are starting to experiment but they are not necessarily doing it like The Clash did'

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste arrived back in Australia after he was released from a Cairo jail at the start of February

Peter Greste interview: 'I didn't see a single sunset for 400 days'

Al Jazeera reporter on his first taste of freedom

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Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
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