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Celebrity Big Brother returns to UK screens

Weeks of speculation will come to an end tonight - and the humiliation will begin - as housemates are revealed for the return of Celebrity Big Brother.

Diary: Starkey caught in Mouse trap

Readers keen to confront David Starkey about the views he espoused on Friday's Newsnight could do worse than book a seat for his afternoon speaking engagement on 11 September, part of the Thames Festival.

Christina Patterson: Sometimes it's so bad that you can't just blame the politicians

Take your hand, you wanted to say, away from your mouth.

The Business On: Andy Duncan, Chief Executive, HR Owen

A case of from supermarket sweep to supercars?

Charlie Sheen to appear on Celebrity Big Brother

Charlie Sheen has signed up to appear on 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

The Jesus story with a hint of EastEnders

Tony Jordan's latest BBC drama proves you don't have to be a believer to make a good Nativity film, says Gerard Gilbert

Katy Guest: Rant & Rave (28/11/10)

Rant

Vanessa Feltz to take over Sarah Kennedy Radio 2 show

Vanessa Feltz is to join BBC Radio 2 to take over the early breakfast show slot vacated by Sarah Kennedy.

Tommy Sheridan illness sees perjury trial adjourned

The perjury trial of former MSP Tommy Sheridan was today adjourned until Friday after the jury was told the politician was unwell.

Coulson may be witness at Sheridan perjury trial

David Cameron's director of communications Andy Coulson may be be cross-examined under oath in a Scottish courtroom at the perjury trial of the former Socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan, it emerged last night. The top Tory aide and ex-News of the World editor has been added to the list of defence witnesses to be called, along with Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator. Mr Coulson gave a statement to Mr Sheridan's solicitor last month.

Tommy Sheridan to defend himself at perjury trial

Former Socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan today dismissed his legal team at his trial for perjury and will now represent himself.

Sheridan and his wife begin perjury trial over libel case

Four years after his £200,000 libel victory against the News of the World over claims that he committed adultery and took part in group sex sessions at a swingers' club, the one-time poster boy of Scottish socialism was back in court yesterday.

Sheridan 'told meeting of swingers' club visits'

A secretary who took notes at an emergency Scottish Socialist Party meeting told a court today that former MSP Tommy Sheridan admitted he had twice visited a swingers' club.

Coulson could be called to give evidence in perjury trial

The former editor of the News of the World, Andy Coulson, may be called to give evidence at the perjury trial of former Scottish Socialist Party leader Tommy Sheridan and his wife Gail.

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