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Shane Smith interview: Vice chief eyes TV news for 'Generation Y'

Exclusive: Edgy, youth-focused media group is going global, but has it sold out?

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Drunk furniture: Not here Steve

When Rhodri Marsden posted on Twitter a picture of two armchairs in a clinch like inebriated lovers, his 'Drunken Furniture' became an instant hit. Sofa, so good, he says
The Daily Mash Annual 2015: Random Acts of Foul-Mouthed Cruelty
Australia's Marianna Tolo (L) vies for the ball with Canada's Tamara Tatham (R) during the 2014 FIBA Women's World Championships quarter-final basketball match between Australia and Canada at Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena in Istanbul

Men’s Health Magazine angers sports fans with 'sexist talking about sports with women' tweet

The magazine has now apologised over the incident

Brenda Leyland was approached by Sky News at her home in Leicestershire last week

Brenda Leyland dead: Death of 'Twitter troll' targeting Madeleine McCann's parents sharpens focus on cyber-abuse

Her unmasking on TV and her death has sparked fresh questions over 'trial-by-Twitter'

Technology is said to be shifting the dynamic between the catwalk and the high-street

London Fashion Week: How the internet has helped break the big name monopoly

London Fashion Week opens today but the power of big catwalk shows is being rapidly eroded by young designers exploiting fast-changing technology to sell their wares directly to a global customer base.

Ms Itziar Bilbao Urrutia, who runs the website The Urban Chick Supremacy Cell (UCSC)

Web dominatrix wins David and Goliath battle with regulators

A dominatrix whose website provides paid-for bondage and sadomasochistic content has won her David-and-Goliath battle against a quango’s attempts to regulate her site in the same way as ITV Player.

Fears rise that tablets won't save magazines as digital sales fall

Hopes that the tablet was the saviour of magazines have been undermined by official figures showing a fall-off in sales of digital editions of iconic publications including the fashion titles Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Vogue.

Google makes another enemy: Mathias Döpfner writes an open letter to Google boss Eric Schmidt

It seems a long while since Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp was at war with Google and his minions were referring to the search engine as “parasites or tech tapeworms in the intestines of the internet”.

Angelina Jolie begins legal action over Mail's 'heroin' video

Reports come days after website's row with George Clooney

The PR companies have promised to make clear to their clients the guidelines by which Wikipedia operates

International PR firms sign agreement to stop abusing Wikipedia

Some of the biggest PR companies in the world have signed a collective pledge to abide by the policies of Wikipedia after a “sock puppet” scandal in which spin doctors manipulated references to their clients on the site.

Time Warner may take big stake in edgy Vice Media

Time Warner could be set to buy a big stake in edgy news and media company Vice Media that would value the whole of Vice at more than $2 billion.

The NLA is only seeking to licence those who are making commercial use of newspaper content

PR v newspapers: European court to rule on test case which has implications for the future of the Internet

A European Court will tomorrow issue a landmark judgment that could have major implications for the public’s future use of the Internet as it decides a bitter five-year dispute between the press and the public relations industry.

Matt Drudge, the founder of Drudge Report, who has mysteriously deleted every single tweet he has ever posted - except one

Drudge Report founder and right-wing commentator Matt Drudge mystifies readers by deleting all of his tweets – except one

Cryptic remaining message posted late on Saturday laments ‘manic Digital Age’

Danger zone: rebel fighters run past a journalist in Aleppo, where being captured is the nightmare of all those reporting on the war

65 journalists have been killed in Syria since the war began - so how do reporters stop themselves from becoming the story?

There's never been a more dangerous time to be a reporter; and there's never been a more dangerous place to report from than Syria

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Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
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US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there