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Since its debut six years ago, Little Britain has picked up more that its fair share of acclaim, earning a cabinet full of awards and a recent spin-off series in America.

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Complaints flood in after Mail writer links singer's death to his homosexuality

Matt Lucas stands down after former partner's death

The comedian Matt Lucas has pulled out of his debut performance in a West End play following the sudden death of his former civil partner.

Little Britain star's ex-partner found dead

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First the civil partnerships, now the civil dissolutions

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Welcome to Little Britain USA

On Tuesday, Bermuda marks the 400th anniversary of its discovery by the British. But, Simone Kane asks, is it growing closer to America these days?

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Showstopper!, Leicester Square Theatre, London

Little Briton with a large talent

Observations: Old pals' act will stop the show

Matt Lucas will be rejoining one of his old mates from his National Youth Music Theatre days, Adam Meggido, on Thursday [30 April] when he appears in the improvised musical Showstopper! at the Leicester Square Theatre.

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