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"No crisps, coke or beer". Business reacts badly to the Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw’s restrictions on product placement on television

DJ Taylor: Keep it real, keep it pure

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Jeremy Clarkson breathalysed after crash

Jeremy Clarkson has described how he was recently breathalysed by police after a "small car crash" while filming Top Gear.

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Pandora: Burlesque dance troupe to hit Harman's house

Midway through your breakfast? Then look away now. Ben Westwood, photographer and ardent protector of all things erotic, is planning a new campaign.

Hit & Run: A Marr, superstar?

According to the advertisements for his latest book, The Making of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr is "Britain's favourite broadcaster". Marr may indeed be the favourite broadcaster of Britain's media and middle classes, though messrs Paxman, Dimbleby or Davies – Evan, not Alan – might have something to say about it. Surely, however, the BBC's former political editor can't lay serious claim to the title of most popular man on the box when the two big programmes he presents go out at 9am on a Sunday (The Andrew Marr Show, BBC1), when nobody but the cabinet minister being interviewed and a couple of their aides is even awake; and 9am on a Monday (Start the Week, Radio 4), when most of us are out of earshot on a tube somewhere, glazedly wondering where the weekend went.

Lunch with one fat lady: Fish lips and duck webs with Clarissa Dickson-Wright

If her political views are a little hard to swallow, her idea of a slap-up meal is no less challenging

Amy Jenkins: Not enough time – and no idea how to make the most of it

Time is money, they say. But is it? Time is an illusion (Buddha); time is joined with space in a single four-dimensional reality (Einstein); or time is the tick, tock, tick, tock measure of death's approaching footsteps. Take your pick.

Protesters dump manure on Clarkson lawn

Climate campaigners have dumped horse manure on TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson's front lawn in protest against his views on global warming, they said today.

Forsyth takes a pay cut for Strictly

Strictly Come Dancing presenter Bruce Forsyth will be taking home a slimmer pay packet for fronting the forthcoming series after taking a pay cut, he confirmed.

Alan Davies reveals a 25% BBC pay cut

The actor Alan Davies has offered fans an insight into the cost-cutting taking place at the BBC and said he was worried about production standards.

Brownhog day: Return of the 'Get rid of Gordon gang'

Here we go again – as the Labour rout at Norwich North brings out the 'Get Rid of Gordon' gang, what are their chances this time? Jane Merrick reports

Hang on! Top Gear take The Italian Job to Belfast

Television's notorious motoring trio are hoping to recreate the film of the world's most famous trio of Mini Coopers.

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson 'swears in his sleep'

Jeremy Clarkson even swears in his sleep, his Top Gear colleague James May has disclosed.

BBC 'talent' pay kept secret but executives' costs revealed

Details of BBC executives' expenses claims were revealed on the same day that the corporation said fees for individual stars will remain a secret.

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