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The TV presenter was arrested and cautioned after admitting to the offence

Thomas Cohen and Peaches Geldof attend the Elle Style Awards at The Savoy Hotel on February 11, 2013 in London

Peaches Geldof gives birth to baby Phaedra on her late mother's birthday

Peaches Geldof gave birth to her second child on her late mother Paula Yates’ birthday this week.

Security job for former Met chief John Yates

'Yates of the Yard' handed consultant role at G3, firm that advised on Wills and Kate's wedding

Paper 'sloppy' over Peaches Geldof article

The press watchdog said today the Daily Star newspaper was guilty of "sloppy journalism" over an article which claimed Peaches Geldof received money for "showing up to parties".

My Mentor: Martin Townsend on Richard Desmond

'Richard knows the business inside out, and I've drawn on that shamelessly over the years'

More than forty years on, Sir John Mortimer discovers he has a son to actress Wendy Craig

What would Rumpole say? Paula Yates was horrified, Peter Snow was delighted and yesterday Sir John Mortimer, the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, said he was "very happy".

I don't know how to describe five million starving kids any more. I'm sick of it myself

Two decades on, rock star turned entrepreneur returns to Africa as 12.6 million more face starvation because of droughts

The secret of my success: Jools Holland

Musician and presenter Jools Holland made TV history as presenter of the iconoclastic Eighties music programme The Tube, and achieved fame as a musician with Squeeze and later his own band. He presents BBC2's Later With Jools Holland.

Right of Reply: Andy Barnes

Channel 4's commercial director answers Richard Cook's criticisms of The Big Breakfast

Media: Big trouble for breakfast

These days more people watch re-runs of Top Cat than tune in to The Big Breakfast, whose ratings have been declining since the glory days of Chris Evans and Gaby Roslin. Can they ever get the chemistry right again?

Rugby League: Leeds' clean bill of health

THE FULL scale of the London Broncos' task in the Silk Cut Challenge Cup final at Wembley on Saturday has become a little clearer with Graham Murray naming a full-strength Leeds side for Wembley. The last injury doubt was cleared up yesterday when the New Zealand Test centre, Richie Blackmore, was included in the team despite not having played since the semi-final victory over Bradford.

Television Corp seeks acquisitions

TELEVISION Corporation, the TV production and programme supplier, is prepared to spend up to pounds 50m on acquisitions as it attempts to exploit the explosion of digital TV channels.

John Peel wins top radio award

ONE OF Radio 4's most controversial new programmes received an award yesterday when John Peel was named radio broadcaster of the year by the Television and Radio Industries Club.

SEEN LATELY: GRAHAM FELLOWS, COMEDIAN

A friend lent me a series of tapes by a spoof American DJ called Roy D Mercer who rings up unwitting people to complain about something. He's a country hick who starts politely but by the end of the call he tells them he's going to come down town and "whip your arse". What is so artistic about his show is the way he reveals lazy southern America. It has kept me going while I've been on the road.
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Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

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A descent into madness in America's heartlands

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