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How I helped bring television history to an inglorious end

As the 'Big Brother' door opens for the last time, former housemate Jon Tickle spills the beans

Big Brother fans must pay for 24-hour online streaming

Big Brother bosses announced today that a live internet feed is to return for fans - but at a cost.

Jack Tweed tells of suicidal thoughts after rape arrest

Jade Goody's widower Jack Tweed said today he contemplated suicide after being arrested on rape charges, for which he was later cleared.

Katy Guest: Talk about me behind my back, but make it good

When the 11-year Big Brother phenomenon finally limps to an end this summer, it will have left us with several abiding legacies. Some of these are positive, such as the knowledge that we can always vote for the underdog/outsider/weirdo and really wind up the Daily Mail.

Jack Tweed cleared of raping student

Jack Tweed, widower of reality television star Jade Goody, walked free from court today after he was found not guilty of raping a student.

Rape accused Jack Tweed 'unaware friend was in room'



Jack Tweed today told the jury trying him for rape that he had no idea his friend was in the room watching until he knelt on the bed and started having sex with the same woman.

Jack Tweed friend claimed woman 'did not protest'

The man accused of raping a teenager at the same time as Jack Tweed told police she "did not protest" so he stayed to see if he could join in.

Student 'became withdrawn after Jack Tweed rape'

The 20-year-old student allegedly raped by Jade Goody's widower went from being a bubbly, active teenager to a vulnerable young woman who only feels safe in the comfort of her own home after the attack, a court heard today.

Student 'frozen with fear during Jack Tweed rape'

A 20-year-old student today described how her body went in to "complete lockdown" when she was allegedly raped by the widower of reality TV star Jade Goody and his friend.

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Jade Goody's children to visit grave on Mother's Day

Jade Goody's children have not stopped talking about their mother since the day she died, their father Jeff Brazier said

Big Brother auditions: The exhibitionists' exhibitionists

A Slice of Britain: It is their last chance. The final series of 'Big Brother' is casting, and so the Britons who are most desperate for fame – and least encumbered by inhibition – queue through the night for auditions and their turn to out-humiliate everyone else

C4 sends the cameras in to Notting Hill to explore unknown reality show territory

David Cameron's London neighbourhood of Notting Hill is to be the setting for a long-running observational television series that Channel 4 hopes will fill the void left by the departure from its schedules of Big Brother.

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Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

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Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

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The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

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Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

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Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

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