Rolf Harris, the royal artist and television entertainer, has denied sexually assaulting four girls - the youngest aged seven - in a string of alleged attacks said to have spanned nearly two decades.
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Tuesday 20 November 2012
Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from Sesame Street in the wake of a new allegation that he had sex with an underage youth.
Wednesday 14 November 2012
A sex scandal will not tear apart Sesame Street. Days after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash, they have been withdrawn - the claimant recanting his story he had sex with Clash while still a minor.
Monday 12 November 2012
Not the curiously mute, wand-waving yellow bear?
Friday 02 November 2012
A colony of reptiles from Europe has set up home in a corner of north London. They're not the only exotic species to have moved in
Wednesday 24 October 2012
An advert for a brand of ham featuring a group of naked picnickers prompted 371 complaints, the majority objecting that it was offensive.
Monday 22 October 2012
Hurrah for Brandeis, the latest furry creature to join the cast of Sesame Street, a yellow Labrador retriever. This being Sesame Street, he is not just any old canine; Brandeis is a service dog, there to teach children that some people have special circumstances and need a bit of extra help. In his debut he starts his training, learning how to open drawers, turn on lights, and pick up and collect things.
'I was frightened to death of him': Jimmy Savile's former personal assistant Janet Cope slams the disgraced star as a 'manipulative' Peter Pan who 'thought he was untouchable'
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Janet Cope, who worked for Savile for 32 years until she was suddenly sacked in 2001
Sunday 12 August 2012
Darts broadcaster Sid Waddell has died at the age of 72, his manager has confirmed.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
Businesses are still bombarding children with sexualised and commercial messages despite Government-sponsored efforts to highlight and stop the practice, according to the marketing industry's own professional body.
Saturday 26 May 2012
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Thursday 17 May 2012
After more than 50 years as a teatime fixture for generations of children, Blue Peter will set sail from its flagship BBC1 home to a digital channel the BBC made earlier.
Thursday 17 May 2012
After more than 50 years as a children's teatime fixture, Blue Peter will set sail from its flagship BBC1 home to a digital channel that the BBC made earlier.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Children's television programmes including Blue Peter and Newsround will be moved off BBC1 and BBC2 as part of the corporation's cost-cutting measures.
Sex in dressing rooms and Play School presenters 'stoned out of their minds' - inside BBC Television Centre
Thursday 03 May 2012
Play School presenters went in front of the camera after smoking 'the biggest joint you've ever seen'
Tuesday 14 February 2012
Nearly a fifth was lost from the market capitalisation of media firm Entertainment One yesterday after it ditched plans to sell the company, following offers that did not "adequately reflect" its value.
Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'
Britain First criticised for using actress's memory to draw attention to their 'hate-filled home page'
Thought you'd seen it all after the Jeremy Paxman interview?
Greatest mystery about the hit BBC1 show is how it continues to be made at all, writes Grace Dent
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo