Jennifer Saunders isn't too pleased with the BBC

Jennifer Saunders attacks BBC: 'It's an executive-run place for idiots'

The creator of Absolutely Fabulous is sick of the Corporation's red tape

Twilight star Kristen Stewart named world's best-dressed woman for second time

Kristen Stewart was crowned the world's best-dressed woman for the second year running, despite competition from Emma Watson and the Duchess of Cambridge.

Justin Bieber performs live on stage at 02 Arena on March 4, 2013 in London, England.

Baby, baby, baby ooh: Time for Justin Bieber to grow up?

Some might say Justin Bieber, who was recently photographed wearing two watches, has had too much time on his hands - and last night's delayed performance added to a string of recent controversies that have tarnished his squeaky-clean image.

Mensch: 'I felt I no longer had to wear the straitjacket of the uniform of the professional woman'

What now for the Über-Mensch?

The latest string to former MP Louise Mensch's bow is a fashion website

Robert Pattinson retains world's sexiest man title

Twilight star Robert Pattinson has maintained his place as the world's sexiest man - despite being publicly humiliated over Kristen Stewart's cheating scandal.

Victoria Beckham's 'mummy porn' blushes after buying her mother Fifty Shades

Victoria Beckham has revealed she has been left red-faced after buying her mother a copy of the steamy bestseller Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Pakistani edition of Hello! magazine talks about Sean Penn's recent visit to flood-stricken parts of the country

Sean Penn fronts launch issue of Hello! magazine in Pakistan

A magazine known for celebrating the glamorous side of life hit the newsstands in Pakistan today and was soon sold out in the country’s biggest city.

Classic FA Cup Third Round ties

The FA Cup third round takes place this weekend with the 'big boys' entering at this stage of the world's oldest club competition.

Bipolar sufferers likely to be creative

"No great genius has ever existed without a strain of madness," according to Aristotle. Now psychiatrists have found there is truth in the Greek philosopher's claim.

Richard Mortimer in the Ponystep offices

Step To The Beat: Richard Mortimer joins the fashion fray

Richard Mortimer was the man behind London's biggest parties. Now he is joining the fashion fray, with a magazine inspired by his club nights

Co-operative deal saves Tribune

A left-wing newspaper which counts George Orwell and Michael Foot among its former staff has been saved from closure.

New heir to the throne confirmed

The Saudi King has named the conservative Interior Minister as the new crown prince.

As a third inquiry is launched, is number up for Desmond's lottery?

Investigations spread to coverage of charity venture in media mogul's newspapers

Future loses its CEO and finance boss

Future's chief executive and finance chief resigned with immediate effect yesterday, months after the magazine publisher warned on its full-year results and said it would undertake a restructuring of its businesses.

Company in news-fixing row goes into administration

A London-based media company at the centre of a global news fixing row that has engulfed the BBC and CNBC has gone into administration after it was revealed in The Independent that it made programmes for the BBC about Malaysia while taking £17m from the Malaysian government to promote its image.

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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
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Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...