News Danny Dyer ‘proud’ he’s helped young gay men come out

The new star heaped praise upon the touching EastEnders storyline his character Mick Carter has been part of

Ian Burrell: Jonathan Ross and the BBC - how it went sour

So the BBC is to be free of Jonathan Ross. The corporation's best-paid presenter, on a salary package of £18m over three years, announced this morning that he would be quitting the organisation after 13 years service.

My Secret Life: Fyfe Dangerfield, musician, 29

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.

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.

Dominic Lawson: Can we please stand up for Michael McIntyre?

Comedy shows based on shocking us carry the seeds of their own destruction

Sachs made on-air prank call in the 1980s

As the victim of Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand's offensive answerphone messages, Andrew Sachs received almost as much sympathy as his persecutors did vitriol. But the Fawlty Towers star is not as innocent as first thought, it has emerged.

Party Of The Week: Monday night with Jonathan Ross

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

Raymond Snoddy: The case against has not been proven

Who would have thought that Labour and the Conservatives would form an unholy alliance to abolish such a social menace as – the BBC Trust?

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.

Business Diary: 19/10/2009

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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The nation's favourite animal revealed

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Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn