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Booker Prize: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share award

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have been named the joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize after the judges broke the rules by declaring a tie. Atwood’s The Testaments, ...

Celebrities who misbehaved in Buckingham Palace

Whether they’re stealing loo rolls or doing drugs, celebrities have taken a few liberties on visits to Buckingham Palace. Here’s a rogues’ gallery of the famous ...

Booker Prize 2019: Margaret Atwood leads six authors in the frame to win

The winner of this year’s Booker Prize is to be named later, with the six contenders led by Margaret Atwood for her follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale. Atwood’s The ...

Hitchhiker’s actor Stephen Moore dies aged 81

Stephen Moore – known as the voice of Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy’s Marvin the Paranoid Android – has died aged 81. He also played Adrian Mole’s ...

Angelina Jolie: Strong women are ‘shaped by men around them’

Angelina Jolie has championed the role men can play in shaping the personalities of young girls. The actress, who stars in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, also said female characters ...

Hammed Aminashaun: ‘I was the only clown in the family’

When growing up Hammed Animashaun knew he wanted to be a performer. But he assumed an actor’s life would never be open to him until an insightful teacher started him on a theatrical ...

England’s libraries and museums get share of £250m boost

Libraries, museums and other cultural institutions in England are to benefit from a five-year £250m government fund. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport said it would set ...

Billy Connolly: ‘I’m not ready to go back on stage’

Comedian Billy Connolly says he would love to perform live again but he’s “not ready”. The 76-year-old, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s six years ago, told ...

Ringo Starr: Abbey Road wasn’t meant to be The Beatles’ last album

Last week, The Beatles’ Abbey Road returned to number one, almost 50 years after its original release. Until recently, it was believed the band had entered the studio knowing ...

TV licences: Call for government and BBC to save free over-75s licences

The BBC and the government should find a way to save free TV licences for all over-75s, a committee of MPs has said. The media select committee said the current position where only ...