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Dappy pleads not guilty to assaulting man outside nightclub in Essex

The former N-Dubz star appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court today

In death Tony Benn is likely to become only the second politician – after Margaret Thatcher - to rest overnight in a Westminster chapel on the night before his funeral, if a request to Buckingham Palace is granted.

Tony Benn to become only the second politician (the other being Margaret Thatcher) to rest in Westminster chapel after request from speaker

The request was made by speaker John Bercow who cited the "almost unique" contribution made by Benn

The advert prompted a record number of complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority

Paddy Power Oscar Pistorius ‘money back if he walks’ ad broke rules and brought UK advertising into disrepute, ASA finds

The advert received a record 5,525 complaints since it appeared in the Sun on Sunday two and a half weeks ago

Michael Douglas's son Cameron released from two years solitary confinement after father’s emotional Emmys plea

The actor has been campaigning for his eldest son, who was convicted of heroin possession and conspiracy to distribute, to be let out of isolation

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Kevin Spacey to star in one-man show at The Old Vic

Kevin Spacey will play pioneering American lawyer Clarence Darrow

Oscar Pistorius holds his head in his hands in the dock during cross examination of a witnesses in court in Pretoria

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Reeva Steenkamp had her arms crossed above her head as she tried to protect herself from bullets fired by Oscar Pistorius through a locked door, his murder trial heard.

Miley Cyrus’s Bangerz tour bus carrying mum, sister and entourage burns down near New Orleans

The blackened interior was gutted beyond recognition after the blaze destroyed the vehicle carrying the singer's family and entourage

L’Wren Scott dead: Rolling Stones cancel entire Australia and New Zealand tour

The band told fans they were 'deeply sorry'

Sir Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott had been together since 2001

L’Wren Scott dead: Mick Jagger pays tribute - ‘I am struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way'

The Rolling Stones frontman posts a moving statement about the late fashion designer on his website

Pope Francis looks out as he greeted crowds earlier this month

Did Pope Francis stand Noah stars Russell Crowe and Darren Aronofsky up in Rome?

The Vatican apparently cancelled a scheduled meeting with the star to bless their Biblical new movie

A judge has ordered rapper Chris Brown should remain in jail until April

Chris Brown: Singer jailed after telling rehab 'I'm good with guns and knives'

Judge orders singer should remain in jail until probation violation hearing

Eddie Izzard campaigns against Scottish Independence: ‘The UK would feel a deep sense of loss if Scotland left’

The British comedian leads the Scotland, Please Don’t Go campaign to persuade nationals to vote against it

Kanye West given two years probation, 250 hours community service and anger management sessions

The rapper was sentenced in Los Angeles after entering a no contest plea to assaulting a photographer at an airport last summer

David Harewood is to play Oberon in Midsummer

Homeland star David Harewood still struggling to find work as black actor in UK

Harewood 'upset' offers in the UK have not been more forthcoming

L’Wren Scott dead: ‘I am a fashion designer, I don’t want to be known as Mick Jagger's girlfriend’

The achievements of the late designer, who was found dead yesterday, have been largely overshadowed in reports

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Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC
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British Muslims's Happy video attacked as 'sinful'

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Church of England-raised Michael Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith

Michael Williams: Do as I do, not as I pray

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Jenny Collier: 'Sexism on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

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Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

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Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

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Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail'

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Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground

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