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Monday 27 January 2014
Tuesday 07 January 2014
Paxman makes a clean start to the year on Newsnight
Thursday 26 December 2013
Nearly three-quarters of the British public are either “angry” or “bored” with politicians or politics in general, according to a new survey.
Thursday 21 November 2013
If there's one thing students enjoy more than a few quiet pints, it's flexing their intellectual muscles at the same time.
Thursday 14 November 2013
The comedian lashed out at the prime minster on Alan Carr's chat show
Wednesday 13 November 2013
News that Zarin Patel is taking action over criticisms of the way the organisation paid stars emerged after The Independent revealed departing head of human resources, Lucy Adams, is using licence fee money to sue the NUJ
Thursday 07 November 2013
There’s been a lot of talk about revolution recently.
Wednesday 06 November 2013
The Newsnight host has been approached twice to appear on the show
Tuesday 05 November 2013
Russell Brand has attacked his fellow comedian's privileged Oxbridge roots
Wednesday 02 October 2013
Speculation suggests London Mayor could stand for Parliament in 2016
Wednesday 11 September 2013
The monstrously successful Jurassic Park series is to be brought back to life (again). Universal Pictures are planning another instalment of dinosaur-based carnage in the fourth sequel, Jurassic World, which will premiere in 2015.
No plot details have been announced at this stage (though the new film will show in 3D), and this blank slate has encouraged us to get in early with a few suggestions for any reading Hollywood executives (you're welcome, Mr Spielberg). Please leave more ideas in the comments - but keep it bitey, and no totally implausible pseudo-science.
Wednesday 14 August 2013
Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman's new beard continued to trend on Twitter last night as the broadcaster accused the BBC of "pogonophobia" (fear of beards).
Thursday 08 August 2013
The chat show host received a 12 per cent pay rise in wages and associated royalties last year, it has emerged
Tuesday 09 July 2013
The titan of University Challenge reckons it’s time the BBC stopped treating audiences like idiots
Tuesday 09 July 2013
Veteran broadcaster says University Challenge 'pays the audience the courtesy of assuming that we're quite clever enough to take part'
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Benefits 'smart cards' plan revealed by Iain Duncan Smith to stop claimants spending welfare money on alcohol
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- 2 Prince held a Facebook Q&A and this is the only question he answered...
- 3 'F*ck it, I quit': KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
- 4 35,000 walrus gather ashore on north-west Alaska beach 'for a rest'
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'