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My parents were ... encouraging without being pushy, which is a tough balance to achieve. My dad worked in an office and my mum brought up us three boys.

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Russell Brand made a bee-line for Noel Gallagher at a champagne reception before the Music Industry Trusts' awards in London on Monday night.

Jonathan Ross buys David Bowie self-portrait for £20,000

Jonathan Ross forked out £20,000 at a charity auction last night for a self-portrait of his hero, David Bowie.

BBC 'will lose trust for giving airtime to BNP'

Rules on impartiality being broken, says radio presenter Rosen as Hain fails in bid to have Griffin's Question Time appearance blocked

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Mock the Week rapped over Adlington joke

A "bad taste" joke made by comedian Frankie Boyle on Mock The Week about the Queen did not breach editorial guidelines, the BBC Trust found today.

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The Wheels come off at National Express

Spinners at the troubled transport business National Express have spent much of the weekend trying to tell anyone who will listen that holding a rights issue had been their plan all along, and that the takeover by Spain's Cosmen family, which was aborted on Friday with ruinous effect on the share price, was only ever a Plan B. Keep telling yourself that, chaps.

BBC to unveil new editorial guidelines

The BBC Trust, the broadcasting corporation's internal regulator, will today unveil new editorial guidelines aimed at rebuilding the trust of viewers in wake of a series of high-profile breaches of standards.

Leading article: A cherished institution in need of confidence and rigour

The BBC is right to prepare itself for chilly political and economic winds

The Audacity of Hype, By Armando Iannucci

The Audacity of Hype - a pun on the name of Barack Obama's pre-presidential campaign book - presents Iannucci's grumpy old man's view on his everything from reality TV to terrorism, and most profanely of all - Obama himself. "Am I the only person left on the planet who finds Barack Obama a little bit dull?" in These short essays by the comedian which began life as newspaper columns, it is not the more predicatable swipes at British political figures or his satire on the American invasion of Iraq that best showcase his skills for humorous invention but his eccentric flights of fancy. Passages such as that in which the world's population has been eliminated by terrorists, save for comedians - Jonathan Ross is forced to become interim president - make this an original armchair read.

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