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The Bisexual review: What British comedy needs to break through the stereotypes and move forward 10 Oct 5:40pm Updated The Bisexual review: What British comedy needs to break through the stereotypes and move forward
The Independent
Desiree Akhavan's energy is distinctive, both in her work and her onscreen demeanour: at once a little jittery, but also world-weary
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Bloomberg HQ in London wins Riba architecture prize 10 Oct 3:51pm Bloomberg HQ in London wins Riba architecture prize
BBC
The Royal Institute of British Architects gives out the award every year to the UK's best new building.
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The Apprentice episode 2 LIVE: Follow along as Lord Sugar continues his search for a new business partner 10 Oct 3:42pm The Apprentice episode 2 LIVE: Follow along as Lord Sugar continues his search for a new business partner
The Independent
The candidates are tasked with designing a new comic by the business magnate
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10 Oct 3:37pm Strictly couple apologise for kiss
BBC
The pair apologise on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, after being caught kissing in public.
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Viktoria Marinova: Arrest over Bulgarian journalist murder 10 Oct 2:02pm Viktoria Marinova: Arrest over Bulgarian journalist murder
BBC
German police arrest a man over the murder of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova.
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Alec Baldwin says 'black people love me' after playing Donald Trump on SNL 10 Oct 1:50pm Alec Baldwin says 'black people love me' after playing Donald Trump on SNL
The Independent
The actor will be returning to the role for some of season 44 of Saturday Night Live
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Katie Price arrested on suspicion of drink-driving 10 Oct 1:01pm Updated Katie Price arrested on suspicion of drink-driving
BBC
Police found the former glamour model inside a damaged car stopped on a roadside in south-east London.
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10 Oct 12:24pm James Gunn in discussions to write new Suicide Squad film
BBC
The director was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 in July for tweets sent 10 years ago.
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10 Oct 12:12pm BBC Parliament programmes saved - but the BBC warns of further cuts
BBC
Plans to axe programmes on BBC Parliament are shelved, but the BBC warns of further cuts to come.
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Ozark season 3: Netflix release date, cast and everything we know 10 Oct 12:00pm Ozark season 3: Netflix release date, cast and everything we know
The Independent
Will the Byrde enterprise expand under the leadership of Wendy this time around?
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Industry figures warn of 'serious' problems facing UK live music scene 10 Oct 11:51am Industry figures warn of 'serious' problems facing UK live music scene
The Independent
Experts warn Britain could lose its reputation for music if nothing is done to support the industry
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10 Oct 11:43am BBC News channels down: TV station stops working because of 'technical issue'
The Independent
The BBC's live news channels are broken and can only show pre-recorded shows.
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Bad Times at the El Royale review – twistily kitsch hard-boiled thriller 10 Oct 10:00am Bad Times at the El Royale review – twistily kitsch hard-boiled thriller
The Guardian
Jeff Bridges and Jon Hamm are among the secretive clientele checking in to an equally mysterious 60s motel Drew Goddard’s Bad Times at the El Royale is a single-location ensemble thriller with flourishes of brutal violence: prolix and theatrical in the manner of Tarantino, complete with flashbacks, rewinds and POV shifts. Like a lot of Goddard’s work – from
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Rihanna and other celebs urging fans to register to vote 10 Oct 9:14am Updated Rihanna and other celebs urging fans to register to vote
BBC
Celebrities have been getting political on social media ahead of the US mid term elections in November.
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The Greatest Showman soundtrack: Covers version featuring Zendaya, Panic! At The Disco, James Arthur and Pink gets release date 10 Oct 8:51am The Greatest Showman soundtrack: Covers version featuring Zendaya, Panic! At The Disco, James Arthur and Pink gets release date
The Independent
Also featuring Craig David, Kelly Clarkson, Years & Years, Missy Elliot, James Arthur and Zac Brown Band
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Dutch museums discover 170 artworks stolen by Nazis 10 Oct 8:15am Dutch museums discover 170 artworks stolen by Nazis
The Guardian
Forty-two institutions have identified items that were taken from Jewish families A project to return artworks stolen from Jewish families by the Nazi regime and its collaborators has discovered 170 such pieces in Dutch museums, including a painting in the royal collection. Of the country’s major collections, only the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has yet to complete its search, despite a team of five experts working on it daily since 2012.
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Netflix: The signs you might need a break from the site 10 Oct 8:07am Netflix: The signs you might need a break from the site
BBC
A handy guide on the telltale clues you might need a break from the streaming service.
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Katie Price arrested on suspicion of drink-driving 10 Oct 8:02am Katie Price arrested on suspicion of drink-driving
The Independent
The Loose Women panellist remains in custody at a south London station
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Martin Freeman break-up advert banned 10 Oct 7:52am Martin Freeman break-up advert banned
BBC
The Advertising Standards Authority says the advert implied customers could leave their contract any time.
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BTS, O2 Arena London review: Gigantic show offers hours of sugary pop ecstasy 10 Oct 7:43am BTS, O2 Arena London review: Gigantic show offers hours of sugary pop ecstasy
The Independent
If there wasn't a fanbase demanding it, a 150 minute show might seem a little baggy for an act who released their debut album just four years ago. But there's something about BTS's dedicated DNA as a band – part Michael Jackson, part Spice Girls – that allows them to get away with it
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Red Dead Redemption 2: three hours with the most anticipated game of the year 10 Oct 7:42am Red Dead Redemption 2: three hours with the most anticipated game of the year
The Guardian
Rockstar Games’ upcoming wild west adventure is a step forward for virtual world realism – and a reminder that cowboys, too, had to face up to modernity Left to my own devices with Red Dead Redemption 2 for a few hours, I was expecting to see sweeping open plains interrupted by mesas, dusty frontier towns with swing-door saloons and wary inhabitants, and a gang of crusty outlaws sharing stories around a campfire then riding through the woods on their way to a shootout. This astounding virtual wild west models itself on the classic Hollywood image of that time, the same fantasy as depicted in
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10 Oct 7:05am Taylor Swift breaks all-time American Music Awards record
BBC
The pop star wins four trophies at the American Music Awards, and again urges fans to vote.
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David Hare's 'I'm Not Running', National Theatre, Lyttelton review: An absorbing, flawed evening 10 Oct 7:01am David Hare's 'I'm Not Running', National Theatre, Lyttelton review: An absorbing, flawed evening
The Independent
Play starring Sian Brooke and Alex Hassell is a bemusing work that seems to be operating in a kind of vacuum or alternative past
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A Star Is Born: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper film not in Vue cinemas 10 Oct 6:22am A Star Is Born: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper film not in Vue cinemas
BBC
Warner Bros. and Vue say they are working hard to come to an agreement.
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AMAs 2018: Five biggest talking points, from Taylor Swift's call to vote to Gladys Knight's Aretha Franklin tribute 10 Oct 6:08am AMAs 2018: Five biggest talking points, from Taylor Swift's call to vote to Gladys Knight's Aretha Franklin tribute
The Independent
Also including Mariah Carey's static performance and Billy Eichner getting political
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Booba and Kaaris: French rappers given suspended sentences over airport brawl 10 Oct 5:36am Booba and Kaaris: French rappers given suspended sentences over airport brawl
The Independent
Fight between two rivals caused delays of up to 30 minutes at Orly airport
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10 Oct 5:00am Have You Eaten Grandma? by Gyles Brandreth review – good grammar, with jokes
The Guardian
The former Conservative MP has written an entertaining guide to how to write properly, with an anecdote about the Queen’s loo breaks thrown inIt beggars belief today, but
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Ruby Rose seen in first Batwoman picture 10 Oct 4:48am Ruby Rose seen in first Batwoman picture
BBC
The Australian star is seen in her superhero costume as filming begins on her introductory episodes.
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EgyptAir magazine apologises for 'surreal' Drew Barrymore article 10 Oct 4:46am EgyptAir magazine apologises for 'surreal' Drew Barrymore article
The Independent
The piece included a number of grammatical errors and has several dubious quotes attributed to Barrymore
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10 Oct 4:46am Giorgio Moroder announces first ever live tour at 78
The Guardian
The synthpop pioneer behind I Feel Love will play four UK dates in April After a long career in which he revolutionised the world of pop, Italian producer Giorgio Moroder is, at 78, embarking on his first live tour. He will play across Europe, including four dates in the UK in Birmingham, London, Glasgow and Manchester from 1-5 April 2019, performing on piano, vocoder and synths alongside a live band and vocalists. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, 12 October at 9am on the website
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Taylor Swift urges fans to vote as she sets American Music Awards record 10 Oct 4:09am Taylor Swift urges fans to vote as she sets American Music Awards record
The Independent
28-year-old overtakes Whitney Houston for most wins by female artist at fan-voted show
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10 Oct 4:00am Can Mad Men’s Matt Weiner escape the dreaded ’second show syndrome’?
The Guardian
The creator of Mad Men returns with his Amazon series, The Romanoffs, but recent history is littered with showrunners who struggled the second time round Next week, one of the big beasts of TV drama’s box-set golden age makes his comeback. Matthew Weiner, fastidious overlord of Mad Men, is the man behind
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Jeff Bridges interview: 'Trump's inspired me to take action' 10 Oct 3:31am Updated Jeff Bridges interview: 'Trump's inspired me to take action'
The Independent
The actor, who stars in the upcoming 'Bad Times at the El Royale', discusses his career and activism with Alexandra Pollard
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10 Oct 3:14am Brexiters like realism, remainers prefer impressionist art, study finds
The Guardian
Experts say findings reflect difference between social conservatives and liberals Brexit supporters are more likely than remainers to prefer artworks that realistically depict their subjects to more impressionistic paintings, according to a study from three Oxford University sociologists. The researchers surveyed thousands of British voters, asking them to pick their favourite painting from four pairs of artworks – each containing one realistic image – from artists including Thomas Kinkade and Michael Klein, and one impressionist work from artists such as Francis Bacon and Mark Rothko.
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A Dangerous Dynasty: House of Assad, review: 'Confronts the viewer with their crimes, but tries to understand' 10 Oct 2:43am A Dangerous Dynasty: House of Assad, review: 'Confronts the viewer with their crimes, but tries to understand'
The Independent
In a series of interviews with Syrian exiles, western diplomats and experts, a portrait of this dynasty of monsters is constructed
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Wanderlust, final episode, review: 'Surprisingly neat, understated and even saccharine' 10 Oct 2:42am Wanderlust, final episode, review: 'Surprisingly neat, understated and even saccharine'
The Independent
Joy and Alan Richards, played by Toni Collette and Steven Mackintosh, were reunited, their disastrous experiment with an open marriage turned full circle
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Becky Hill performs in street after gig cancelled 10 Oct 2:14am Becky Hill performs in street after gig cancelled
BBC
Becky Hill sings outside the Manchester Academy after a burst water pipe cancels her show.
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Get the picture: the Instagram accounts that post the same photo every day 10 Oct 2:00am Get the picture: the Instagram accounts that post the same photo every day
The Guardian
A host of online accounts are dedicated to posting an identical image every day – from pictures of Bake Off stars to Steve Buscemi. But why? If scrolling through your Instagram feed first thing has become an unavoidable morning ritual, then a posting trend that has recently garnered attention might just make sense to you. Teenagers – and they are by all accounts predominantly teenagers – have for the past couple of years taken to running daily “same picture” accounts, which do exactly as the title suggests. They post one pic and one pic only, the same one, every single day. That picture can be anything from
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Taylor Swift v Kanye West: A history of their on-off feud 9 Oct 8:24pm Taylor Swift v Kanye West: A history of their on-off feud
BBC
After feuding on-off for almost a decade, the pair now back opposite sides in the US mid-terms.
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Utoya on screen: How two film directors tackled the same tragedy 9 Oct 8:03pm Utoya on screen: How two film directors tackled the same tragedy
BBC
How successful are two new films that take different approaches to Norway's deadliest terror attack?
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9 Oct 7:52pm EgyptAir magazine apologises for bizarre Drew Barrymore article
The Guardian
Publisher of Horus magazine says offensiveness was due to translation errors amid suggestions that interview was made up The inflight magazine of Egypt’s national airline has apologised over a bizarre article purportedly based on an interview with actor Drew Barrymore that sparked an online furore. The interview in Horus magazine, which many readers said they believed was fabricated, rapidly drew attention
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