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I'm A Celebrity: ITV ends 'bushtucker trials' that include eating live bugs

I'm A Celebrity: ITV ends 'bushtucker trials' that include eating live bugs

Live insects will not be eaten in this year's I'm A Celebrity, in a "permanent" change to the reality TV show. I'm A Celebrity has previously been criticised for using live bugs in its 'bushtucker trials'. Some tasks on the ITV show have...

Sunday, 08:46 in Art & Culture
 
The art of hunting down stolen treasures

The art of hunting down stolen treasures

Only a day after it was plumbed into one of Blenheim Palace's grand rooms, a solid gold toilet created by artist Maurizio Cattelan was ripped out and stolen. More than two months later, police are seemingly no closer to bringing charges over the raid,...

Sunday, 08:46 in Art & Culture
 
Taylor Swift's old label hits back in row over 'awards ban'

Taylor Swift's old label hits back in row over 'awards ban'

Taylor Swift's former record label has rebuffed her claims it is blocking her from performing her own hits at the forthcoming American Music Awards. The singer said music executives Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta would not let her perform songs...

Sunday, 08:46 in Art & Culture
 
How Mary Poppins has changed for the stage

How Mary Poppins has changed for the stage

The stage adaptation of Mary Poppins is not the kind of show where the actors can afford to let their concentration lapse. There are several precise and tricky cues for the cast to hit across the three-hour West End production. Props have to appear...

Sunday, 08:46 in Art & Culture
 
The pop star who walked across America

The pop star who walked across America

US singer Mike Posner is best known for the song I Took A Pill In Ibiza, which spent four weeks at number one in 2016. But after losing his father to cancer two years ago, the star gave up his old habits, disavowing drink and drugs, and embarking on a...

Sunday, 08:46 in Art & Culture
 
Emilia Clarke and Emma Thompson on Last Christmas and reading reviews

Emilia Clarke and Emma Thompson on Last Christmas and reading reviews

One thing we definitely aren't going to do in this article is give away any spoilers about Last Christmas. Apart from anything else, we're quite scared of Dame Emma Thompson. "The correct spoiler etiquette is: don't spoil it!" the actress...

Sunday, 08:46 in Art & Culture
 
YouTuber Nikki Lilly: 'Ugly is such a thrown-around word'

YouTuber Nikki Lilly: 'Ugly is such a thrown-around word'

YouTube star Nikki Lilly, 15, has already interviewed a prime minister, won Junior Bake Off and pulled off a ukulele rendition of Here Comes the Sun that would have made George Harrison proud. Now she is being officially recognised at next month's...

Sunday, 08:46 in Art & Culture
 
Will fibre broadband be obsolete by 2030 - and what about 5G?

Will fibre broadband be obsolete by 2030 - and what about 5G?

Labour has promised to give every home and business in the UK free full-fibre broadband by 2030 if it wins the general election. The plan would see millions more properties given access to a full-fibre connection, though Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

Sunday, 08:45 in Science &Technology
 
Golden Joystick awards: Resident Evil 2 awarded 'ultimate game' title

Golden Joystick awards: Resident Evil 2 awarded 'ultimate game' title

Resident Evil 2 has been named as the ultimate game of the year at the Golden Joystick awards. The remake of the 1998 game takes place in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and was praised by critics and players. The awards - which took place in London...

Sunday, 08:45 in Science &Technology
 
Election 2019: What big tech isn't telling us about ads

Election 2019: What big tech isn't telling us about ads

All over the country, voters, reporters and other observers have been going through something of an awakening about the extent that political parties are using social media to target us. In a post-Cambridge Analytica-scandal world there's suspicion...

Sunday, 08:45 in Science &Technology
 

Huawei launches foldable Mate X in China

Huawei's foldable smartphone, the Mate X, has, briefly, gone on sale in China. The handset went on sale for a price of 16,999 yuan (£1,900) via Huawei's online store and reportedly sold out out "within minutes". Phone fans who did not manage...

Sunday, 08:45 in Science &Technology
 
Apple removes vaping apps from app store

Apple removes vaping apps from app store

Apple is removing all vaping apps from its online store. It said it had taken the decision because of growing official concerns about the impact vaping can have on health. In the US, 42 deaths and more than 2,100 cases of lung injury have been linked...

Sunday, 08:45 in Science &Technology
 
Social-media influencers: Incomes soar amid growing popularity

Social-media influencers: Incomes soar amid growing popularity

The money made by social-media influencers has risen meteorically in the last few years, according to a new report. Marketing firm Izea found the average price of a sponsored photo on Instagram has jumped from $134 (£104) in 2014 to $1,642 (£1,276) in...

Sunday, 08:45 in Science &Technology
 
'Cryptoqueen' brother admits role in OneCoin fraud

'Cryptoqueen' brother admits role in OneCoin fraud

Konstantin Ignatov, the brother of "missing cryptoqueen" Dr Ruja Ignatova, has admitted his role in the OneCoin crypto-currency fraud. Ignatov pleaded guilty to several charges, including money laundering and fraud. OneCoin and the...

Sunday, 08:45 in Science &Technology
 
The £7,500 dress that does not exist

The £7,500 dress that does not exist

Earlier this year Richard Ma, the chief executive of San Francisco-based security company Quantstamp, spent $9,500 (£7,500) on a dress for his wife. That is a lot of money for a dress, particularly when it does not exist, at least not in a physical...

Sunday, 08:45 in Science &Technology
 


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