Adam Sherwin

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

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An artist’s impression of the Mars One colony on the Red Planet where 20 people are expected to live. About 200,000 people applied for the planned one-way trip to Mars in 2025

Big Brother creators to turn the first Mars colony into global reality TV event

The amateur astronauts competing for a one-way ticket to Mars must demonstrate the supreme physical and psychological skills which will enable them to survive in one of the universe’s most inhospitable landscapes.

Top Royal Ballet dancers boycott Russia tour over Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay stance

Two senior dancers with the Royal Ballet are to boycott the company’s first visit to Russia for more than a decade in protest at President Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay legislation.

Gary Barlow performing on his current UK tour

FA drops Gary Barlow's official England 2014 World Cup song from starting line-up

When the FA announced that Gary Barlow was to record the official England 2014 World Cup song, the football body hailed the star for gathering an “incredible line-up” of “pop’s finest stars”.

Riffs of Noel Gallagher’s “AKA…What A Life” provided the soundtrack to a Vauxhall Motors advertising campaign backing the England football team

Cheques and plugs and rock’n’roll: how ‘sync’ is changing pop

When the Human League recorded their 80s smash Don’t You Want Me, they could not have imagined that 30 years on their song would be squawked by a team of performing chickens advertising Foster Farms’ “amazing nuggets”.

Life after Splash! Get ready to Tumble as BBC launches celebrity gymnastics series

After Splash!, get ready to Tumble. A celebrity gymnastics challenge, judged by former Olympic champion Nadia Comaneci, will be BBC1’s latest attempt at securing a Saturday night entertainment hit.

'A Very British Airline' starts next week

Don't hide dead bodies in the toilet, British Airways cabin crew warned in BBC documentary

It’s a delicate challenge for any cabin crew: how to deal with a passenger who has passed on mid-flight?

Piers Morgan and Joey Barton will appear together on Question Time

Joey Barton and Piers Morgan trade insults in bitter row ahead of Question Time debate

The Mirror editor and the QPR midfielder, who have previously clashed on Twitter, will join a panel on Question Time this week

One Direction enjoyed success at last month's Brit Awards

One Direction's credibility will hit new highs after 'dope' scandal, brand experts predict

Footage of band members smoking joint could be the making of a new, mature One Direction, according to PR experts

Charles' comments have reignited debate about the British monarchy

Prince Charles set to court controversy again with comments on reforming capitalism

Prince Charles prompted a diplomatic spat with Russia last week when he compared Vladimir Putin to Hitler

Scientific tests confirmed in February 2013 that the skeleton with spinal curvature dug up from underneath a council car park was that of Ricard III
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Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W Bush’s gormless reaction to 9/11 , says Robert Fisk
Ebola outbreak: Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on the virus

Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC

Not even Jeremy Clarkson is bigger than the BBC, says TV boss

Corporation’s head of television confirms ‘Top Gear’ host was warned about racist language
Nick Clegg the movie: Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise

Nick Clegg the movie

Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise
Philip Larkin: Misogynist, racist, miserable? Or caring, playful man who lived for others?

Philip Larkin: What will survive of him?

Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?

Waxing lyrical

Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?
Texas forensic astronomer finally pinpoints the exact birth of impressionism

Revealed (to the minute)

The precise time when impressionism was born
From slow-roasted to sugar-cured: how to make the most of the British tomato season

Make the most of British tomatoes

The British crop is at its tastiest and most abundant. Sudi Pigott shares her favourite recipes
10 best men's skincare products

Face it: 10 best men's skincare products

Oscar Quine cleanses, tones and moisturises to find skin-savers blokes will be proud to display on the bathroom shelf
Malky Mackay allegations: Malky Mackay, Iain Moody and another grim day for English football

Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

The latest shocking claims do nothing to dispel the image that some in the game on these shores exist in a time warp, laments Sam Wallace
La Liga analysis: Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Pete Jenson starts his preview of the Spanish season, which begins on Saturday, by explaining how Fifa’s transfer ban will affect the Catalans
Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape