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Question time: Russell Brand interviewing Ed Miliband on his YouTube show

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Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd

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Nitrous oxide is more dangerous than laughing gas. Apparently

What's in a name: Twice as many people think nitrous oxide is safer than laughing gas - but they’re exactly the same thing.

Jason Manford (left) and Karl Oyston

Jason Manford 'apologises' for comparing Blackpool owner Karl Oyston to an 'odious ferret'

Comedian has said he is ferrets and ferret owners

Manny Pacquiao during training for the Mayweather fight

Manny Pacquiao 'ran away from home to live on the streets aged 12 because his father ate his dog'

Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach made the shock revelation

Harald Hassall

Harold Hassall: Gifted inside-forward who held his own alongside Finney and Matthews but was forced to retire at 25

He went on to work for Fifa, reporting on the 1966 World Cup in England, then became a PE lecturer and part of a study team promoting football in emerging countries

Murray: she played the cello, piano and harpsichord, and sang soprano until a few weeks before her death

Margaret Murray: Teacher inspired by Carl Orff to become a force in musical education in Britain and around the world

Murray believed that every child had music within that could be drawn out and developed

Harris with Orville: he always looked delighted, if slightly surprised, at being a celebrity

Keith Harris: Children's entertainer whose act with his dummies Orville and Cuddles was one of the last triumphs of the variety age

When he landed his own show he honoured the promise he had made to performers he had met on the circuit - "If I get my own show, I'll have you on it" - which led to TV breaks for Brian Conley and Bobby Davro

The Wire creator David Simon calls for Baltimore riots to cease: 'If you can't seek reform without a brick in your hand, go home'

Baltimore burned over the weekend, with widespread looting and violence

Abrams receives the 2013 National Humanities Medal from President Obama at the White House

MH Abrams: Author, critic and teacher who championed the Romantic poets and edited the 'Norton Anthology'

Abrams' groundbreaking work celebrated Byron, Keats and other Romantics, emphasising how authors' lives and feelings influenced their work

Maloubier in 2011: he resented the fact that while Resistance agents were treated as heroes by General de Gaulle, he downplayed the role of the SOE

Bob Maloubier: French SOE agent who led sabotage missions on Nazi installations and helped the Resistance liberate Limoges

Maloubier helped create France's Special Forces, notably its equivalent of Britain's Special Boat Service (SBS) and the US Navy Seals.

Margaret Rule

Margaret Rule: Archaeological director who led the teams that raised the 'Mary Rose' and excavated Fishbourne Roman Palace

Rule and her volunteers made hundreds of dives, and with meticulous planning and great dexterity they recovered an abundance of treasures

Hammond and May ridiculed the journalist for asking about their futures at the Motorbike show

‘You are allowed to kick him in the throat’: Top Gear's James May and Richard Hammond rib journalist after question about future

Both men indicated last week that they would not be returning to the show without Jeremy Clarkson

Australian sports reporter Scott McIntyre sacked by SBS over 'despicable' Anzac Day tweets

Station's managing director says McIntyre's on-air position is 'untenable'

Taylor Swift is applying to trademark song lyrics from 1989

Taylor Swift claims jibes about her 'long list of ex-lovers' amount to unfair public humiliation

The singer says she has been 'shamed' by the media for being 'boy crazy', despite basing almost her entire pop career on songs about former relationships

Frances Bean Cobain has to find a way to live her life in the shadow of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's old LA apartment listed on Airbnb for $150 a night

Cobain reportedly wrote 'Heart-Shaped Box' in the apartment's bath

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Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

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