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Jason Orange leaves Take That - Twitter reacts: 'He lay in my lap during an interview. I rank this above my wedding day & giving birth'

Grief and cynicism flood the internet over the exit of Take That’s Jason Orange

Charlie Hunnam: Thinks geordies have nothing to fear from alien invaders

Charlie Hunnam suffered 'nervous breakdown': Sons of Anarchy actor turned down Fifty Shades of Grey role due to health problems

'I really didn't want to fail on such a grand scale and I just couldn't transition from Jax Teller', the actor said during a recent interview

Sophie Ellis Bextor interview: How motherhood helped (not hindered) her career and why she won't boycott Russia over anti-gay laws

The singer, who has just released new single "The Deer and the Wolf" and is about to embark on tour, speaks exclusively to The Independent

Simone Battle

Simone Battle dead: GRL band member took her own life, Los Angeles coroner rules

The band said in a statement that they plan to 'carry her memory with us in everything we do'

Blu Cantrell 'hospitalised and sectioned' after police called to erratic outburst in California

Cantrell, whose real name is Tiffany Cobb, has remained reclusive and away from the media spotlight, last appearing on TV in 2008

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Lorde’s Royals is the perfect way to herd cows farmer proves

Presumably the singer didn’t foresee the mesmerising affect her music would have on cattle

Beyonce flawless remix: Singer finally addresses Jay Z and Solange lift fight

'Of course sometimes s*** goes down when there's a billion dollars on an elevator,' she sings in a new remix

Massive Attack visit Palestinian refugees in Lebanon: 'All of them have a right to a life of dignity and beauty'

The band will stage a fundraising concert in the country this evening to raise money for the ambulance service in Gaza

Festival fans enjoy the music in the sunshine

Summer adventure on a student budget? Festivals in Europe may be your ideal retreat

As summer fast approaches and student budgets dwindle, you find yourself stuck in a dilemma when planning your summer getaway. Festival or holiday? Your poor party-animal heart, torn between hearing this year's best live music, or jetting off to a new, exciting country to unwind and let go. But what if you could do both without breaking the bank? It's easier and more affordable than you think.

Bryan Cranston as Walter White, in the acclaimed series 'Breaking Bad'

The best six TV series to 'help' student procrastinators

With exam season over and only the odd assignment on the horizon, all this spare time should be appreciated. Instead of spending this time doing something like extra reading or socialising with your mates, why not be productive and watch some of the best TV series available online?

Coming to a screen near you: New talent

It's never been easier to make a film of your own. But what's the best way to get it seen?

Six things I’ve learnt watching Fresh Meat

When Fresh Meat first aired in 2011, I had just gone through the ordeal most commonly known as Fresher’s week. Interested to know how Peep Show creators Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain would portray university life, I at first found Fresh Meat surprisingly realistic... except that university students do work some of the time, but that wouldn’t make for very entertaining television.

Pranks: A sign of a healthy local student population

50 things to do before you leave university

University is a very special time in your life. There are some incredible opportunities for personal growth. And also for being very, very silly. Studentbeans is all about this (plus, of course, the freebies, discounts and money saving - join now, it's free!) - so they've created this handy list to work through before you leave uni. How many have you already done?

Welcome to a new kind of student film festival

The British Student Film Festival awards are on in London tomorrow, a culmination of a monthlong tour of the UK

Interview with... Mylo: The musician and record producer looks back

The musician and record producer recalls uni life
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