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President Trump is making it tough to be a novelist - Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin says competing with "almost unbelievable" real-life political twists and turns at the moment is a new challenge for writers of fiction.

Linkin Park hearts 'broken' by Chester Bennington's suicide

Linkin Park have said their "hearts are broken" following the suicide of lead singer Chester Bennington.

Bake Off sponsors announced for first Channel 4 series

The Great British Bake Off will be sponsored for the first time as it moves from the BBC to Channel 4, but the identity of the companies concerned suggests the show's popularity with the public may not be matched by advertisers.

The Rock stars in 'movie' with Apple's Siri

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has made a "movie" co-starring Apple's voice assistant Siri.

Spielberg warns VR will rule the future at Comic-Con

Steven Spielberg has warned that a future ruled by virtual reality is coming "whether we like it or not".

Home Alone father John Heard dies aged 72

Actor John Heard, who played the father in the Home Alone films, has died at the age of 72.

Pudsey's death 'was hardest decision of my life'

The owner of Britain's Got Talent dog Pudsey has said putting him down was the "hardest decision" of her life.

Linkin Park cancel US tour after singer Chester Bennington's death

Linkin Park have cancelled their North American tour following the suicide of frontman Chester Bennington.

Justin Bieber banned from singing in China because of 'bad behaviour'

Despite his musical success, worldwide fame and millionaire status Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China.

Dick Van Dyke sorry for 'most atrocious Cockney accent' in Mary Poppins

Movie legend Dick Van Dyke has apologised for acting out "the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema".

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Bake Off sponsors announced for first Channel 4 series

Bake Off sponsors announced for first Channel 4 series

The Great British Bake Off will be sponsored for the first time as it moves from the BBC to Channel 4, but the identity of the companies concerned suggests the show's popularity with the public may not be matched by advertisers.

Addams Family cast (credit Matt Martin)

Spooky goings-on at Mayflower - as the Addams Family arrive!

The production starring Les Dennis and Samantha Womack is at the Southampton theatre for a week or so.

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