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Game of Thrones Arya among 200 most popular names

Game of Thrones Arya among 200 most popular names

Baby names are becoming increasingly adventurous - often inspired by characters and figures from the world of entertainment. More than 300 girls born in England and Wales last year were named Arya, sharing their name with the well-known Game of Thrones c

BBC, yesterday, 18:28
 
Aidan Gillen to play comic Dave Allen on BBC Two

Aidan Gillen to play comic Dave Allen on BBC Two

"Goodnight, good luck and may your god go with you." That was the sign-off of Dave Allen, the Irish comedian whose wit was as dry as his drink was wet. Now, 12 years on from his death, the BBC is to bring him back to life in a one-off drama...

BBC, yesterday, 16:59
 
Tomb Raider poster gets it in the neck

Tomb Raider poster gets it in the neck

A poster and action-packed trailer for the new Tomb Raider film has been released - but all everyone's talking about is Alicia Vikander's neck. The Oscar-winning actress appears to be the victim of some distinctly dodgy Photoshop in the poster for the fi

BBC, yesterday, 12:28
 
Female film casting same as 100 years ago

Female film casting same as 100 years ago

The percentage of women being cast in UK films has barely changed in more than 100 years, data released by the British Film Institute (BFI) shows. In 1913, 26% of the cast in 53 films was female and of the 74 films made so far in 2017, the percentage is

BBC, yesterday, 10:33
 
Seen a gig recently? You're not the only one

Seen a gig recently? You're not the only one

Live music now accounts for almost 25% of UK music industry revenues, new figures reveal. Concerts brought in £904 million in 2016, almost £300 million more than recorded music - which includes sales of CDs, vinyl, downloads and streaming. In total, 30.9

BBC, yesterday, 10:23
 
Music News LIVE: 20 September

Music News LIVE: 20 September

The music industry now contributes £4.4bn to the UK economy says a new report, the Foo Fighters share the O2 stage with a old/new friend, Morrissey's releases more controversial 'merch', new music from Macklemore and Kesha plus Professor Green pledges to

BBC, yesterday, 09:09
 
Nadiya Hussain opens up about her panic disorder 'monster'

Nadiya Hussain opens up about her panic disorder 'monster'

Nadiya Hussain has spoken about her constant struggle with a panic disorder, saying her "whole life revolves around not falling apart". Speaking on John Bishop's TV show, the former Bake Off winner described her condition as "a...

BBC, Tuesday, 12:33
 
Kingsman sequel The Golden Circle gets mixed reviews

Kingsman sequel The Golden Circle gets mixed reviews

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is out in the UK on Wednesday - and it's been met with a mixed reception from the critics. The follow-up to 2014's Bond spoof, Kingsman: The Secret Service, continues from where the first film left off. The Telegraph's Robbie

BBC, Tuesday, 12:04
 
Elisabeth Moss had a secret message 'to the patriarchy' in her Emmys outfit

Elisabeth Moss had a secret message 'to the patriarchy' in her Emmys outfit

Elisabeth Moss's stylist has revealed there was a hidden message "to the patriarchy" in the actress's Emmy Awards outfit. Moss won best actress in a drama series for The Handmaid's Tale on Sunday. But what no-one noticed was the message...

BBC, Tuesday, 10:44
 
French and Saunders reunite for Christmas special

French and Saunders reunite for Christmas special

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are to reunite for a Christmas special to mark the 30th anniversary of the first series of their sketch shows. The pair worked together for six series with the last airing in 2007. French told the Mirror:...

BBC, Tuesday, 10:44
 
Facial scans to identify bad Elvises at Porthcawl festival

Facial scans to identify bad Elvises at Porthcawl festival

Elvis impersonators will have their faces scanned by police in a bid to catch troublemakers and criminals. About 35,000 fans of The King are expected to attend the world's largest Elvis festival in Porthcawl, Bridgend, on 22 September. South Wales Police

BBC, Tuesday, 08:39
 

Bosses push new rogue scaffolders’ registration

THE safety-critical scaffolding industry is under threat of falling standards, builders’ union Unite warned yesterday. It said that the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is attempting to introduce a “rogue” regulatory scheme which

Morning Star, Tuesday, 00:03
 

Official’s removal ‘shows Tories’ chaos over Brexit’

THE Whitehall official heading the Brexit negotiating team has been shifted to a role as Theresa May’s EU adviser, triggering allegations yesterday that the government’s Brexit approach was in “chaos.” Oliver Robbins has been moved from Brexit Secretary

Morning Star, Tuesday, 00:03
 

Airlines ‘must fit filtration units now’

AIRLINES must fit air filtration units to their aircraft so that staff and passengers are not at risk of breathing in “toxic, contaminated air,” Unite demanded yesterday. Most aircrafts’ ventilation systems circulate air that can, in some circumstances,

Morning Star, Tuesday, 00:03
 

India claims group has ‘terror’ links

INDIA turned a cold shoulder to the Rohingya people yesterday, with the government insisting courts should not “interfere” with its “executive policy decision” to deport the persecuted Muslim minority. Two Rohingya refugees were challenging New Delhi’s e

Morning Star, Tuesday, 00:03
 


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