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Prosecution says soap star was lying when he denied sexually abusing five girls

Radio station apologises after encouraging listeners to troll Helen Flanagan

Listeners to the Manchester station hit back, accusing it of promoting bullying

'World's first practical jetpack' cleared by aviation regulators

New prototype shows a 'quantum leap' forward in performance

Peter Capaldi

Foul-mouthed tributes paid to new Doctor Who Peter Capaldi

Internet wags have celebrated the appointment of Peter Capaldi as the new lead in Doctor Who by creating expletive-packed spoofs.

Actor Peter Capaldi

From spin doctor to Doctor Who: Is Peter Capaldi the right choice to play the regenerated Time Lord?

The well-respected Capaldi is a popular choice, but as the oldest actor to take on the Time Lord for some time, will he be able to connect with younger fans?

Video: Peter Capaldi

The Scottish star is best known for playing foul-mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in the BBC's political comedy The Thick oft, which won him both a BAFTA in 2010 for Best Comedy Performance, as well as two British Comedy Awards for Best Television Actor in 2010 and 2012.

Peter Capaldi is revealed as the new Doctor Who

It's been a long day for Doctor Who fans.

Honor Blackman who is set to star in Casualty on 3 August, as the Saturday night drama welcomes two brand-new characters in the series return.

From Goldfinger to Holby: Honor Blackman to star in Casualty

Former Bond girl Honor Blackman is set to make a guest appearance in Casualty playing a feisty pensioner on a mission.

Olivia Colman with her awards for comedic and dramatic acting

Olivia Colman says she gets recognised more from Broadchurch than Peep Show

Tyrannosaur actress: 'Someone knows your face, but you don't know theirs. It's a bit peculiar'

The new advert for the first-class private suites being offered by Emirates Air

Emirates Air first class suites: A bit of razzle dazzle for club international fliers

Squint at the advert for the new first-class private suites on Emirates Air, and you could be forgiven for thinking that the last 40 years never happened.

The North (and Almost Everything in It), By Paul Morley

Mancunian bias, dodgy theories – but this groaning table of northern relish has flavour to spare

Doctor Who: We’ve had 50 years of the same thing - isn't it time for a black actor to step into the tardis?

It’s time for a change, and the sad truth is that we seem to be decades behind our American counterparts when it comes to television casting

Apple CEO Tim Cook

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Four-eyed nerd?

A peep in the dark: ‘Wireless Nights’ presenter Jarvis Cocker

The Week in Radio: Jarvis Cocker's night crossing is the stuff of dreams

I'm not quite sure how I missed Radio 4's Wireless Nights the first time around. This is the late-night, awards-strewn show in which the Pulp frontman-turned-national treasure Jarvis Cocker reveals the peculiar stuff that British people get up to under cover of darkness. (Oh, stop it, not that).

Page 3 Profile: John Simm, actor

He was brilliant in The Village. Does Hollywood beckon?

Bercow's reliably indiscreet daily missives are notably absent from cyberspace

There’s a hole in cyberspace where Sally Bercow used to tweet

The costly libel judgment against the Speaker’s wife Sally Bercow has been widely seen as a timely warning for other would-be controversialists on social media.

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Evolution of swimwear

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Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

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'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine