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Diana Beard has left the Great British Bake Off 2014

Great British Bake Off 2014: Diana Beard quits after falling ill

The contestant was involved in last night's Baked Alaska 'bingate' scandal

Clara and the twelfth Doctor embark on their first adventure together

Doctor Who series 8: Ofcom will not investigate lesbian kiss

The TV regulator says it does not discriminate against same-sex couples

Caroline Flack will be showing off her dance moves on Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Caroline Flack joins celebrity line-up

The TV presenter will be hitting the ballroom when the series returns

Lisa Kudrow, Courtney Cox and Jennifer Anniston reunite for a mini Friends sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Friends reunion: Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox perform mini sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live

The surprise came ahead of the sitcom's 20th anniversary next month

Tom Hardy stars with Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders II

Peaky Blinders series 2: First images of Tom Hardy released

The period gangster drama is set to return to BBC Two in October

The eyes have it: Kate Bush

Kate Bush fans defy singer's request for no photos or video recordings

Footage from Bush's first London gig has appeared on YouTube and Twitter

BBC series 'Sherlock' scooped a hat-trick of awards on the night. Benedict Cumberbatch received the award for Actor, Miniseries or Movie ('Sherlock: His Last Vow') while Martin Freeman won the award for Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie. Neither actor was present to collect their awards

Sherlock series 4: Fans can expect 'darker' and more 'devastating' new episodes

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss dropped some hints backstage at the Emmys

Robin Williams' life story will be told in a biography written by a New York Times reporter

Robin Williams biography in pipeline from New York Times reporter

Dave Itzkoff will tell the late actor's life story in an as-yet-untitled book

Kate Bush performs her comeback gigs at The Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London

Kate Bush tickets selling for upwards of £1,000 outside London gigs

The British singer took to the stage last night for the first time in 35 years

Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch of Milky Chance, here seen performing during Fashion Week in Berlin

Milky Chance, KOKO London, gig review: A delectable mix of catchy sounds

The future looks promising for this refreshingly unique German duo

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Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference