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Sunday 31 January 2010
Friday 01 January 2010
'The Map of Me: True Tales of Mixed Heritage'; 'The Swimming Pool Library' by Alan Hollinghurst; and tons of short stories for the BBC National Short Story Awards, for which I was a judge last month.
Tuesday 08 December 2009
Poet and teacher Kate Clanchy today beat established names such as Orange Prize winners Lionel Shriver and Naomi Alderman to land the BBC's National Short Story Award.
Sunday 01 November 2009
Tuesday 06 October 2009
The former civil partner of Little Britain star Matt Lucas was found dead in his flat after leaving a tragic message on the social networking site Facebook, it was reported today.
Sunday 10 May 2009
Monday 13 April 2009
Tuesday 24 March 2009
Chris Moyles is famed not so much for failing the "cornflakes test" – the media benchmark by which bad-taste stories and remarks are tested for offence – as for spitting out the milk and smashing the breakfast bowl against the studio wall.
Monday 23 March 2009
The BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles was criticised by the broadcasting watchdog today for an item in his show in which he mocked the singer Will Young in a high-pitched, effeminate voice.
Thursday 19 February 2009
Friday 30 January 2009
Radio audiences increased by more than 400,000 in the last quarter of 2008, to a high of 45.5 million listeners a week.
Thursday 29 January 2009
Chris Moyles's listening figures have gone up - despite him causing controversy over near-the-knuckle remarks he has made on his radio show.
Wednesday 31 December 2008
Weather presenter Andrea McLean has bowed out of GMTV after more than a decade on the show.
Thursday 18 December 2008
Last weekend, in a dramatic show filled with tears and self-importance, Alexandra Burke was crowned winner of The X Factor. On the other side of London town, the original TV talent show graduate Will Young was enjoying a quieter celebration of sorts. It was the final night of his month-long UK tour promoting his album, Let It Go, and he was in a playful mood. Let's not forget that winning one of these shows is by no means a golden ticket to fame and fortune (David Sneddon anyone?) but Young has managed to come into his own as an artist, casting off the shackles of Pop Idol, the show that made his name six years ago, to become one of Britain's most respected pop stars.
Friday 05 December 2008
Which are the best and worst cover versions of all time? Jimi Hendrix doing ‘All Along the Watchtower’? Madonna’s version of ‘American Pie’? We've made our selection but let us know what you think by scrolling down to the comment section below.
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