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University of Edinburgh bans Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' from playing on campus

DJ ordered to fade out track in line with new anti-lad culture policy

Clean-cut Mumford and Sons have been thrown out of a strip bar in Atlanta

Clean-cut English folksters Mumford & Sons thrown out of Atlanta strip bar

Despite conquering both sides of the Atlantic with their wholesome folky charm, Mumford & Sons have revealed their bad boy side after reportedly getting kicked out of an American strip club.

Ex-BBC Norfolk broadcaster Michael Souter denies 19 sex offences

Michael Souter trial: Ex-BBC Norfolk DJ accused of giving teenager alcohol before molesting him

Alleged victim said he met broadcaster after starting casual job at the corporation in Norwich

Kylie Minogue performing at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert. The pop star has been confirmed as a new coach on The Voice UK

Can Kylie Minogue spin The Voice UK around? 'Lucky' singer unveiled as BBC's new talent show coach

The singer will join willi.i.am and Tom Jones on The Voice next year

Ex-Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning who was arrested this week by Operation Yewtree police

Ex-Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning re-arrested by Jimmy Savile police on suspicion of sex offences

Denning was part of the team that launched Radio 1

Bum decision: Britain's Got More Talent rapped by Ofcom over striptease

TV show Britain's Got More Talent has been rapped by the broadcasting watchdog for an episode in which a burlesque act stripped off.

Katy Perry has scored her fourth UK number one with 'Roar' after selling 179,500 copies in the last seven days.

Katy Perry roars to the top of the UK Singles chart

Katy Perry has roared her way to the top of the UK Singles charts for the fourth time.

Elton John closing Bestival 2013

Bestival: Elton John brings curtain down on summer

The last big summer festival of the year came to an end at Bestival last night, with ‘Rocket Man’ Sir Elton John bringing festivities to a close.

Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Ashley Taylor Dawson

Strictly Come Dancing's Ashley Taylor Dawson prepared to miss birth of his first child to dance in the live show

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ashley Taylor Dawson says he may have to miss the birth of his child - because it could clash with the first live show.

Festival-goers arrive for Bestival 2013 at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight

Bestival 2013: Festival-goers enjoy the sunny weather before impending heavy rain

Heavy rain is forecast for Friday with the 'odd rumble of thunder'

Taylor Swift at the Video Music Awards

Swift success for Taylor: Country singer enters Guinness World Records book twice

Taylor Swift has got one over on ex-boyfriend Harry Styles by clocking up two new entries in the Guinness World Records book - while his band One Direction achieved only one.

Revellers at Bestival 2012

Bestival 2013: Thousands don fancy dress and head to Isle of Wight-based festival

Thousands of revellers will be boarding ferries today to join one of the last big parties of the summer at Bestival.

Did Rob Brydon overstep the mark at last night's GQ Awards with his joke about Stephen Fry?

Rob Brydon joke about Stephen Fry's suicide attempt falls flat

Comedians often teeter on the edge between offensiveness and humour, but when Rob Brydon poked fun at his fellow QI star Stephen Fry's suicide attempt during a celebrity awards show his gag was reportedly greeted with silence not laughter.

Joan Bakewell on Sir David Frost: With David, I felt like I was in safe hands

David was blessed with a stratospheric confidence and insouciance about pulling off the impossible

TV review: Through the Keyhole: Who would work in a suit like this?

A long-gone, winning formula gets a revival – and the result is appallingly watchable

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Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
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Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
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Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

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