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BBC to help students identify 'fake news'

The BBC is to launch a new programme to help young people identify real news and filter out fake or false information. The project is targeted at secondary schools and sixth forms across the UK. From March, up to 1,000 schools will be offered mentoring in class and online to …

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Lubaina Himid awarded Britain's Turner Prize, oldest artist ever to win

LONDON (Reuters) – Lubaina Himid, a 63-year-old artist whose creations include dinner plates painted with vomiting aristocrats, became the oldest person ever to win Britain’s most prestigious art award – the Turner Prize – on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A gallery worker stands next to a painting by Turner Prize nominee …

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Danny Masterson: Netflix writes accused actor out of The Ranch

Netflix has written actor Danny Masterson out of its comedy The Ranch after he was accused of sexual assault. “As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of The Ranch,” the company said. “Yesterday was his last day of work, and we’ll make …

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John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman over harassment

John Oliver has confronted Dustin Hoffman in a tense public discussion about allegations of sexual harassment that have been made against the actor. Hoffman defended himself after Anna Graham Hunter wrote about how he groped her on a film set aged 17 in 1985. The actor questioned Graham Hunter’s claims, …

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The Ashes and big sporting events on TV: Blowers and Grogan

The Ashes have not been on free-to-air TV for more than a decade and MPs are lobbying for at least some of the coverage back on the more mainstream channels. Labour MP John Grogan told Daily Politics reporter Elizabeth Glinka children were not seeing cricket on TV and fewer were …

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Nicola Sturgeon's Christmas card unveiled

A painting by artist and writer John Byrne will feature on the first minister’s Christmas card this year. Say It With A Kiss! depicts a couple about to share a kiss under the mistletoe. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was “absolutely thrilled” by the image. The original artwork will …

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Gemma Collins says she ISN'T suing the BBC after fall

Media playback is unsupported on your device Gemma Collins has said she won’t sue the BBC after falling through a hole in the stage at Radio 1’s Teen Awards. The star of The Only Way Is Essex had originally said she would consult a lawyer after the accident last month …

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BBC apologises for Shashi Kapoor error on News at Ten

The BBC has apologised after showing two clips of the wrong actor while reporting the death of Shashi Kapoor. On Monday evening’s News at Ten, two video clips were played as presenter Huw Edwards announced the Bollywood actor had died aged 79. But neither of the men shown were Kapoor …

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Katy Perry and the Catholic Church awarded $10m in convent case

Katy Perry and the Catholic Church have been awarded almost $10m (£7.5m) in damages after the star’s plans to buy a former LA convent ended up in court. Perry agreed to purchase the hilltop property for $14.5m (£10.8m) in 2015. But two of the nuns who used to live there …

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New House of Cards will 'have biggest audience' yet says exec producer

Media playback is unsupported on your device The new series of House of Cards “will probably have the biggest global audience” in the show’s history, its executive producer has said. Production on the sixth season of the Netflix series was suspended after allegations of sexual harassment were made against its …