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Lily Allen, No Shame album review: Back and better than ever54m Lily Allen, No Shame album review: Back and better than ever
The Independent
Allen never overdramatises the already-dramatic – divorce, children, a stalker, media intrusion – rather she tackles it in an offhand and always bluntly honest manner
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Cliff Richard: Singer wins BBC privacy case at High Court33m Updated Cliff Richard: Singer wins BBC privacy case at High Court
BBC
The singer is awarded £210,000 in damages after the BBC breached his privacy with its reporting of a police raid at his home.
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​One or Two Questions review – gripping doc gets to heart of Uruguay37m ​One or Two Questions review – gripping doc gets to heart of Uruguay
The Guardian
Kristina Konrad’s four-hour epic is an unsettling but vital exploration of the effectiveness of referendums – and what peace means in a democracy This gruelling but vital film should be required viewing, perhaps in school-detention conditions, for Putin, Trump, Farage, opportunist Brexiters, amoral consultants, veteran lobbyists and anyone else from the current mob of democracy-bashers. Four hours discussing a 1989 Uruguayan referendum is probably not somewhere you ever thought you needed to be. But this surprisingly gripping patchwork of regular Joes expressing their intentions and apprehensions to director Kristina Konrad, then working for Swiss television, couldn’t have greater relevance. The immediate issue – whether a law granting immunity to members of the outgoing military regime who abducted, tortured and murdered their socialist insurgent opponents should be repealed – is interesting enough. As the interviews pile up in all their eloquence and clumsiness, what comes into focus is a sharp probing of the effectiveness and potentially destructive nature of referendums, and beyond that a stand for the sanctity of democratic debate.
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1h 5m Gareth Southgate prompts new round of an old game: cash-in books
The Guardian
His redemptive World Cup performance has set publishers chasing after a time-honoured goal: getting a hot topic on to shelves while it’s still warm. But can anyone beat a Michael Jackson written in 48 hours? Not content with winning the hearts of a nation, or transforming the humble waistcoat into the coolest thing that’s ever come out of M&S, England’s sweetheart Gareth Southgate has now inspired the country’s publishers. While they chase Southgate, Harry Kane and the rest of the squad to write books after their World Cup success, some are not waiting for their involvement at all. Zero to Hero: The Southgate Story, by sports writer Rob Mason, is set to trace Southgate’s journey from “zero to hero”, from his start at Crystal Palace until this year’s World Cup. The biography, like HarperCollins’s similarly rushed England’s Heroes: A Tribute to Our Young Lions, is due out in just three weeks. Celebrities capitalising on a brief glimpse of fame (there are a startling number of Love Island books); politicians using memoirs as a final hurrah before an autumnal career speaking to rooms of bored risk analysts; publishers scrambling to keep up with our rabid news cycle. Speedy cash-ins are a long, if not entirely respected, tradition. Aside from World Cup books, there are plenty more heading our way. The Thai cave rescue? Very likely, as three big
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Sea of Thieves: how Rare silenced the cannons and brought peace to the seas1h 46m Sea of Thieves: how Rare silenced the cannons and brought peace to the seas
The Guardian
When the open-world pirate adventure launched in March, every voyage seemed to end in a fight to the death. So the developers ripped up their plans – and summoned an old legless monster-hunter and a fleet of skeleton ships Soon after the online pirate adventure
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Cliff Richard wins £210,000 in damages over BBC privacy case1h 48m Updated Cliff Richard wins £210,000 in damages over BBC privacy case
The Guardian
Singer sued BBC for invasion of privacy over its coverage of child sex abuse claims Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC and will be awarded an initial £210,000 in damages following a lengthy legal battle after the broadcaster reported that the singer was being investigated over historical child sex assault claims.
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Cliff Richard: Singer wins BBC coverage case at High Court2h Updated Cliff Richard: Singer wins BBC coverage case at High Court
BBC
The singer is awarded £210,000 in damages after the BBC breached his privacy with its reporting of a police raid at his home.
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Dr Bumbum: Brazil plastic surgeon on run after patient dies3h Dr Bumbum: Brazil plastic surgeon on run after patient dies
BBC
The celebrity plastic surgeon vanished after a woman died following buttock enhancement injections.
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Sir Cliff Richard wins case against BBC3h Updated Sir Cliff Richard wins case against BBC
BBC
The singer is awarded £210,000 in damages after the BBC breached his privacy with its reporting of a police raid at his home.
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Elon Musk apologises to Thai cave diver for Twitter attack3h Updated Elon Musk apologises to Thai cave diver for Twitter attack
BBC
The tech entrepreneur lashed out at a British cave diver in Thailand for mocking his mini-sub.
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3h Cliff Richard wins £210,000 in damages from BBC in privacy case
The Guardian
Singer had sued for invasion of privacy over broadcaster’s coverage of child sex abuse claims Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC and will be awarded £210,000 in damages following a lengthy legal battle with the broadcaster after it reported the singer was being investigated over historic child sex assault claims.
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5h Elon Musk apologies to Thai cave diver for Twitter attack
BBC
The tech entrepreneur called a British cave diver in Thailand a "pedo guy" for mocking his mini-sub.
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6h There There by Tommy Orange review – Native American stories
The Guardian
A sorrowful, beautiful debut novel follows a group of young “Urban Indians” struggling to make sense of their identity How do you rewrite the story of a people? This question shapes Tommy Orange’s sorrowful, beautiful debut novel. Orange is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma.
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David Bowie on the set of The Man Who Fell to Earth – in pictures6h David Bowie on the set of The Man Who Fell to Earth – in pictures
The Guardian
It was Bowie’s most celebrated film – and photographer David James was on hand to capture the star at his intimate and engaging best
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The problem with Love Island – by the people who turned it down7h The problem with Love Island – by the people who turned it down
The Guardian
More than 100,000 people applied to appear on the hit show – but a surprising number were approached by producers and said no. What put them off? When Harry Sellers was asked to go on Love Island this year, he was acutely aware of the potential benefits, and the risks. “My modelling agency said it could be good – but it might all go very badly and potentially ruin my career,” says Sellers, 23, a London-based business school graduate and fitness trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp. He knew he wouldn’t have any control over the editing process, and so he “ummed and ahhed” about whether to go on the ITV2 reality dating show, before having a long conversation with his mother. In the end he decided: “I don’t want to be that guy who goes on Love Island and promotes tooth-whitening products and does club appearances for the rest of my life.” What does he think the producers are looking for? “Worryingly, it’s obviously a person who looks like me – which is probably why I’ve been asked three times,” he says. “People have a perception of me that I’m a classic lad and a love rat because I stay in shape and I’m a model. The phrase: ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ comes to mind. Although I project a certain image on Instagram, it’s very much for my modelling.”
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7h Now for a lampshade solo: how the Radiophonic Workshop built the future of sound
The Guardian
They chased bees, raided junkyards and banged household objects. Now, half a century on, the Radiophonic Workshop are festival material. Meet the sound effect visionaries whose jobs came with a health warning
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The story of how one compilation came to rule them all12h The story of how one compilation came to rule them all
BBC
The full, untold story of Now That's What I Call Music - by the people who made it.
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Batwoman: Lesbian comic hero to get TV series14h Batwoman: Lesbian comic hero to get TV series
BBC
The adaptation is to be the first live-action TV superhero series with an openly gay lead character.
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The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer review – inside London’s battle against the Great Stink15h The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer review – inside London’s battle against the Great Stink
The Guardian
If a deep dive into the new sewage system beneath the Thames smells a little dull, stay for the people, whose tales add drama to this documentary‘We’re wandering around all the way underneath London, just in our quiet little world of poo,” says Nick. Nick is a “
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Batwoman: lesbian superhero gets her own TV show19h Batwoman: lesbian superhero gets her own TV show
The Guardian
The show, based on the DC Comics character, will boast the first openly gay lead of a live-action superhero show A small screen adaptation of Batwoman is
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Louis Tomlinson and Robbie Williams named new judges on The X Factor19h Louis Tomlinson and Robbie Williams named new judges on The X Factor
BBC
Robbie Williams will be joined on the panel by his wife Ayda Field and One Direction's Louis Tomlinson.
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Spectator removes Harvey Weinstein quotes from interview19h Spectator removes Harvey Weinstein quotes from interview
The Guardian
Interviewer says he may have misrepresented conversation with movie producer The Spectator has formally retracted quotes it attributed to Harvey Weinstein, in which the disgraced former film mogul allegedly admitted to offering acting jobs in exchange for sex, in addition to deleting an unrelated description of Weinstein attempting to hit on women at a Christmas party. The
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Boy Erased: first trailer for Oscar-tipped gay conversion drama revealed20h Boy Erased: first trailer for Oscar-tipped gay conversion drama revealed
The Guardian
Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges stars as a young man sent away to a program aimed at ‘curing’ him of his homosexuality in the fact-based story The trailer for the Oscar-tipped drama Boy Erased has given a first look at the fact-based tale of gay conversion therapy.
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When Phil Mitchell met Trump: Coldwar Steve and his Brexit Britain mashups20h When Phil Mitchell met Trump: Coldwar Steve and his Brexit Britain mashups
The Guardian
The Coldwar Steve mashups are a Twitter sensation, portraying a grotesque future Britain full of world leaders and football managers – with EastEnder Phil looking on in horror. Meet the man who knocks them out on his bus to work
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Bollywood biopic in hot water over Sikh name20h Bollywood biopic in hot water over Sikh name
BBC
Sikh politicians criticise web series for using the name Kaur in the title.
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Royal Academy to host Bill Viola video art showcase23h Royal Academy to host Bill Viola video art showcase
The Guardian
Exhibition will bring together 12 pieces by American paired with works by Michelangelo The Royal Academy of Arts is to stage its first ever significant video art show displaying works by one of the giants of the genre, Bill Viola. It announced details of an exhibition that will bring together 12 video installations by Viola, once described as
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The stars of Mamma Mia film reveal whether or not the sequel is worth the 10-year wait.23h The stars of Mamma Mia film reveal whether or not the sequel is worth the 10-year wait.
BBC
Meryl Streep and Cher reveal why they wanted to be in the new Mamma Mia film.
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Annabelle Neilson, muse for Alexander McQueen dies23h Annabelle Neilson, muse for Alexander McQueen dies
BBC
The model, reality star and best friend of Kate Moss was found dead at her Chelsea home on Thursday.
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The Killers, Alt-J, Wolf Alice select their song of the summer26h The Killers, Alt-J, Wolf Alice select their song of the summer
BBC
Latitude headliners The Killers, Alt-J and more mark the UK heat wave by naming their hottest hit of 2018 so far.
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Johnny Depp settles lawsuit with former management26h Johnny Depp settles lawsuit with former management
BBC
The settlement resolves a case in which both sides blamed each other for Depp's money troubles.
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27h Cher to release album of Abba covers following Mamma Mia! role
The Guardian
Following her version of Fernando for the film sequel, the singer says she took on Abba classics “in a different way” for a covers album Cher has revealed that she has recorded an entire album of Abba covers, following her appearance in the jukebox musical film
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Sacha Baron Cohen channel defends Who Is America? against claims of mocking veterans27h Sacha Baron Cohen channel defends Who Is America? against claims of mocking veterans
The Guardian
Showtime, the US broadcaster behind the comedian’s new project, says claims from Sarah Palin that the show made fun of disabled former servicepeople are false The broadcaster behind Who Is America?, Sacha Baron Cohen’s
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28h Marcus du Sautoy and James Bridle – books podcast
The Guardian
On this week’s show, we’re exploring infinity and beyond with artist and writer James Bridle and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy. Through his visual art and writings on technology and culture, James Bridle has been at the forefront of our understanding of tech for the last decade – and from his perspective, the view of our future is both exciting and gloomy. He sat down with the Guardian’s technology reporter Alex Hern to talk about his book, New Dark Age.
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28h Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again review – feta fever dream sequel is weirdly irresistible
The Guardian
I was not among those begging for a followup to the wildly successful 2008 Abba musical. But after just a few scenes, all I could say was: Gimme, Gimme, Gimme Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of Abba must over the years have considered what they would do if they were asked to sign off on a second iteration of what can only be called the Mamma Mia! movie franchise – which first appeared in 2008. Perhaps they thought that, in the words of the song: “If I had to do the same again, I would my friend, because quite frankly it’s a licence to print money.” That first film made me break out in
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Fallout 76: what you need to know about one of the biggest games of the year30h Fallout 76: what you need to know about one of the biggest games of the year
The Guardian
Bethesda’s Todd Howard explains why the post-apocalypse simulator Fallout is becoming an online multiplayer, and why he is just as scared of it as the players While billionaires
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Everything Under by Daisy Johnson – review30h Everything Under by Daisy Johnson – review
The Guardian
A reunited mother and daughter delve into their eerie past in Johnson’s complex, Sophoclean melodramaDaisy Johnson’s debut,
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Nightcrawling with Kerouac, Ginsberg and the beatniks – in pictures30h Nightcrawling with Kerouac, Ginsberg and the beatniks – in pictures
The Guardian
A new book of photographs by Burt Glinn – featuring a recently discovered essay by Jack Kerouac – captures the beat generation in all their jazz-heavy, late-night glory
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How we made: Roni Size on the Mercury-winning album New Forms31h How we made: Roni Size on the Mercury-winning album New Forms
The Guardian
‘We just went to the Mercury prize ceremony to scoff all the free food and alcohol. Then Eddie Izzard said: You’ve won!’ I was born Ryan Owen Granville Williams but, because I was lighter-skinned, everyone called me Roni, after the only white character in the film
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World Cup: Pussy Riot protesters jailed over pitch demonstration 16 Jul 10:30pm World Cup: Pussy Riot protesters jailed over pitch demonstration
BBC
Four anti-Putin activists ran onto the pitch in the World Cup final between France and Croatia.
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Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker hopes role will inspire young girls 16 Jul 7:01pm Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker hopes role will inspire young girls
The Guardian
‘Showing children their heroes in shows don’t look the same is a huge honour,’ says Time Lord The new star of
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