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Comedian 'overwhelmed' by response from public

With insights like these, Gerald Howarth must be a shoo-in for the Most Cerebral Backbencher award

This veteran intellectual giant of the frothing right has been a delight since first being elected in 1983

He's watching you: Celebrity Big Brother 2014

Celebrity Big Brother 2014: Ofcom receives over 300 complaints as Channel 5 plans to extend series

Homophobic remarks and the Certificate 18 task have angered viewers

Dappy’s management were allegedly forced to pay bailiffs £6,000 after the debt collectors threatened to raid the Celebrity Big Brother house to extract the money they claimed to be owed.

Celebrity Big Brother star Dappy’s management forced to pay bailiffs £6,000 after they threatened to raid CBB House

Dappy apparently signed a £100,000 deal for the latest series of the show

Tulisa Contostavlos drugs charge latest: Former X Factor judge makes first crown court appearance in London

Contostavlos will stand trial on 14 July accused of brokering a cocaine deal, after helping an undercover reporter to obtain 13.9 grams

Rapper Dappy used the anti-gay slur 'bent' in a conversation with Jasmine Waltz

Celebrity Big Brother 2014: N-Dubz rapper Dappy warned by producers after 'bent' remark

Channel 5 have 'reprimanded' the N-Dubz rapper for his language

Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Westminster Magistrates court

Tulisa Contostavlos drugs court latest: singer pleads not guilty to supply of Class As

The singer, who appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning, pleaded not guilty to all charges.

N Dubz star Fazer declared bankrupt

Rawson shot to chart success with his bandmates Tulisa and Dappy as part of the commercial grime trio

Tulisa Contostavlos charged for involvement in the supply of Class A drugs

Tulisa Contostavlos charged for involvement in the supply of Class A drugs: full statement

She is set to appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 19 December

The rapper Dappy is recovering after being kicked in the face by a horse

N-Dubz rapper 'recovering well' after being kicked in the face by horse

The rapper Dappy is recovering after being kicked in the face by a horse.

Sharon Osbourne at the X Factor press launch today in Mayfair

Sharon Osbourne's X Factor return: 'I left the show under a cloud, this makes it alright'

The X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne has revealed it is "wonderful" to return to the show, as the 10th series launched in London.

Laura Mvula performs on the Pyramid Stage during day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival

Proms review: Prommers were enchanted by Lauras Mvula and Marling - greeting a mixture of Grime, hip-hop and r'n'b with enthusiasm

Prom 37: Urban Classic Prom, FT Laura Mvula, Fazer and others (***)

Prom 40: 6 Music Prom, FT Laura Marling, Cerys Matthews and others (****)

Club classics: Laura Mvula

Grime and hip-hop mash with the Proms

Urban meets classical at the Royal Albert Hall tonight. Presenter Clemency Burton-Hill explains

Tulisa Contostavlos: The former X Factor judge’s ‘entire career is under threat until the drugs case is cleared up’, says a friend

Tulisa Contostavlos left 'utterly petrified' after 'stalker' hammers on the door of £5m home

Former X Factor Judge Tulisa Contostavlos was left 'utterly petrified' after an alleged stalker reportedly hammered on the door her £5 million Hertfordshire home late last night.

X Factor 2013 auditions: Nicole Scherzinger gets a lesson in regional accents from vocal fans

X Factor judge and singer Nicole Scherzinger got some vocal lessons of her own as fans helped her get the hang of the local accent on the second day of X Factor auditions today.

The X Factor judge and ex-N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos

Tulisa Contostavlos bailed following arrest on suspicion of supplying £800 of class A drugs

Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs.

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Refugee children let down by Washington's high ideals

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Children's books are too white, says Laureate

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Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

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Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'

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Madani Younis: Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

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Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

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