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The UK Council for Child Internet Safety will draw up a list of approved sites offering advice about topics such as sex and drugs

Sam Smith collaborated with Naughty Boy on 'La La La'

Sam Smith crowned BBC Sound of 2014 winner

The rising star beat competition from Ella Eyre and Banks to take the prize

Dee and Caitlin; Dee Roberts told the Birmingham Mail 'they said they wanted to film for a TV show about how great community spirit is in the street'

Benefits Street: Channel 4 boss denies show's residents were duped

Commissioning editor said residents knew the nature and title of the show

The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee has warned the BBC against jeopardising the output of the World Service

MPs worried about plans for funding of BBC World Service

The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee has warned the BBC against jeopardising the output of the World Service by pursuing a policy of funding the organisation through advertising.

Hazel Irvine, Clare Balding and Jonathan Edwards will lead the BBC's Winter Olympics coverage

Clare Balding and Charles Dance lead BBC's digitally-enabled Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics coverage

Channel promises 'the most complete digital coverage of a Winter Olympic Games to date'

Police were called to Still Game actor Ford Kiernan's house in Glasgow after his son was found dead.

Chewin' the Fat actor Ford Kiernan's 12-year-old son Sonny found dead in Glasgow

Police are treating the death as "unexplained" as inquiries continue

Louis Smith shows off his Olympic silver medal

Gymnastics: Louis Smith performs back-flip on retirement plans

British gymnast Louis Smith has put his retirement plans on hold and declared he wants to represent England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year.

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Boris Johnson on ‘hairbrained’ Sherlock barb: ‘The BBC’s raison d’etre is to attack Conservative politicians’

The Mayor of London has responded to the television show after it portrayed him as an 'incoherent' politician responsible for 'hair-brained' schemes

The 'Goldilocks' zone defines planets which are not too hot or too cold to support life - but has only ever scratched the surface, scientists say

Life could exist 'much further from the sun' than previously thought, scientists say

Research carried out in Scotland could redefine the so-called ‘Goldilocks’ zone of habitable planets and moons

Jeremy Paxman, with and without beard

Jeremy Paxman shaves off beard after claiming it's 'so 2013'

Paxman makes a clean start to the year on Newsnight

There were more than 21 million visits to A&E units last year

Some NHS patients 'attending overstretched A&Es more than 50 times a year'

One person visited accident and emergency 234 times in a single year

Life through a lens: David Morrissey and Sheridan Smith in 'The 7.39'

The 7.39, BBC1, review: David Nicholls charms once again with a romance that's on the right track

Poor old Olivia Colman doesn't have much luck with on-screen husbands, does she? In Peep Show, she was lumbered with drippy Mark, the less said about her Broadchurch spouse the better, and in The 7.39, on BBC1 last night, Colman played the unsuspecting "her indoors" of cheating commuter Carl (David Morrissey).

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Kylie Minogue welcomes lack of 'bitchiness' as sole female coach on The Voice UK

Will.i.am said the show was 'warmer' with the addition of Minogue

Jimmy Savile's victims are calling for a single judge-led inquiry.

Victims of Jimmy Savile call for a single inquiry

They fear current processes could leave questions unanswered

The baby was reportedly born in a Sports Direct warehouse in Shirebrook, Derbyshire on New Year's Day

Sports Direct baby: Police arrest woman on suspicion of wilful neglect

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