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Social media ‘gives everyone a fair shot’

By Rachel Foley Entertainment reporter Image caption George the Poet writes rap and poetry The acclaimed performer George the Poet says social media has helped poetry thrive. The poet – whose real name is George Mpanga – is known for singles like Follow the Leader, which he made with Maverick Sabre. He tells BBC News: […]

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Sam Fender, hot sauce and SXSW

Brits Critics’ Choice winner Sam Fender played six shows at last week’s South By Southwest festival in Texas. The event plays host to more than 2,000 artists – and aims to showcase the best in new music. Sam and his band shared their video diary from the festival, which included hot sauce shops and shooting […]

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Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer among RTS winners

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKilling Eve star Jodie Comer talks about the new series and why she loves Villanelle. British actress Jodie Comer has beaten her Killing Eve co-star Sandra Oh to be named best female actor at this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) awards. Lesley Manville, Lorraine Kelly and comedian […]

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Emily Maitlis becomes Newsnight’s lead host

Image caption L-R: Emma Barnett, Emily Maitlis and Kirsty Wark Emily Maitlis will become the new lead presenter of BBC Two’s Newsnight after Evan Davis’s departure. Kirsty Wark will have an “enhanced” role on the programme while 5 Live presenter Emma Barnett joins as a new presenter, the BBC confirmed. The announcement comes a month […]

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Lammy responds to Comic Relief donation drop

Image copyright Getty Images/PAImage caption David Lammy MP criticised Comic Relief for sending Stacey Dooley to Africa MP David Lammy has tweeted a response to a call for him to apologise after an £8m drop in donations to Comic Relief. The Labour MP previously criticised the charity appeal for sending documentary maker Stacey Dooley to […]