News Dave Lee Travis, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, arrives at Southwark Crown Court on 17 January 17 2014

Former Radio One disc jockey Dave Lee Travis has told his trial he is “astonished” at sex offence allegations against him and told jurors he is a “normal, decent human being”.

Jimmy Savile's former flatmate Ray Teret released on bail

Jimmy Savile's former flatmate and chauffeur was released on bail today after he was arrested over historic abuse allegations.

Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi: Jimmy Savile invited me to 'sex party' in his dressing room

Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi has described how Jimmy Savile invited him to a ‘sex party’ when he was just 18-years-old in 1968.

Freddie Starr denies Jimmy Savile show girl claim

Comedian Freddie Starr has denied any wrongdoing after claims that he groped a teenager following the recording of one of Sir Jimmy Savile's show.

Savile was investigated after a complaint at Haut de la Garenne

BBC agrees to co-operate with any Savile inquiry

The BBC last night agreed to open its files and co-operate with any fresh criminal examination into claims of sexual assault by Sir Jimmy Savile.

Savile was investigated after a complaint at Haut de la Garenne

I saw Jimmy Savile and Gary Glitter abuse girls at BBC, says woman

Corporation under pressure after victim says she first told her story to Newsnight team

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Bon Iver, Hammersmith Apollo, London

Boom time for the mountain men as they reach new heights

Show's over for the man who saved Radio 1 from 'Smashie and Nicey'

The man who saved BBC Radio 1 from ridicule by rescuing its credibility in the wake of the "Smashie and Nicey" era yesterday announced he was leaving the station after 13 years.

Album: Wiley, 100% Publishing (Big Dada)

In the two years since Wiley's last album, grime's gone mainstream, with assorted mediocre MCs selling millions.

Letter from the editor: The phenomenon of Twitter

It was once dismissed as a symbol of the trivialisation of modern life.

Radio 1 DJs' choices 'would lose listeners'

Radio 1 would "rapidly lose listeners" if its daytime DJs were given more choice over what records they played, according to its head of music.

A pity for Morgana that first impressions last

It’s good to take risks with new comedy talent on TV, says FionaSturges, but Channel 4’s latest starlet has badly misfired

'Some do coke. Others do ciggies instead of eating'... Who do you mean, Beth?

The singer insists that, though fat, she is not unhealthy, and challenges the belief that skinny people are healthier.

Harry Goodwin - 'Over the years I took photographs of the biggest names in pop'

Harry Goodwin recalls his glory years as the first Top of the Pops photographer, a time when he snapped The Beatles and Pink Floyd, and made Michael Jackson wait while he finished his cup of tea
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War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
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Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?
Finally, a diet that works: Californian pastor's wildly popular Daniel Plan has seen his congregation greatly reduced

Finally, a diet that works

Californian pastor's wildly popular Daniel Plan has seen his congregation greatly reduced
Say it with... lyrics: The power of song was never greater, according to our internet searches

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The power of song was never greater, according to our internet searches
Professor Danielle George: On a mission to bring back the art of 'thinkering'

The joys of 'thinkering'

Professor Danielle George on why we have to nurture tomorrow's scientists today
Monique Roffey: The author on father figures, the nation's narcissism and New Year reflections

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The author on father figures, the nation's narcissism and New Year reflections
Introducing my anti-heroes of 2014

Introducing my anti-heroes of 2014

Their outrageousness and originality makes the world a bit more interesting, says Ellen E Jones
DJ Taylor: Good taste? It's all a matter of timing...

Good taste? It's all a matter of timing...

It has been hard to form generally accepted cultural standards since the middle of the 19th century – and the disintegration is only going to accelerate, says DJ Taylor
Olivia Jacobs & Ben Caplan: 'Ben thought the play was called 'Christian Love'. It was 'Christie in Love' - about a necrophiliac serial killer'

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Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's breakfasts will revitalise you in time for the New Year

Bill Granger's healthy breakfasts

Our chef's healthy recipes are perfect if you've overindulged during the festive season
Transfer guide: From Arsenal to West Ham - what does your club need in the January transfer window?

Who does your club need in the transfer window?

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The Last Word: From aliens at FA to yak’s milk in the Tour, here’s to 2015

Michael Calvin's Last Word

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