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EastEnders star Barbara Windsor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

[ad_1] The actress Dame Barbara Windsor has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, her husband has said.Speaking to the Sun, Scott Mitchell said his 80-year-old wife had been given the news in April 2014.He said the EastEnders star had been taking medication to manage her condition but that symptoms had worsened in recent weeks.The veteran of film and TV was made an MBE in 2000 and a dame in 2015 for services
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Looking for Rohmer challenges China’s cinematic gay taboo

[ad_1] Image copyright Weibo Image caption Looking for Rohmer tells the story of love and friendship between two men A low-budget film has made headlines in China, not for its glowing success at the box office or critical acclaim, but simply because it made it into cinemas at all. Looking for Rohmer, adapted from a novel, is a story of love and friendship between two men, one Chinese the other
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Bono’s son’s Inhaler band in name dispute

[ad_1] Image copyright Inhaler Image caption Luca Centro (pictured) appeared in a news article about Irish rock band Inhaler, rather than his own Hertford-based band with the same name A band formed by the son of U2 singer Bono has become involved in a dispute over its name.Eli Hewson, the third of Bono's four children, is the guitarist in Dublin-based band Inhaler, formed in 2016.But as reported by the Hertfordshire
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Ask The Host: How much help is Jeremy Clarkson’s new Millionaire lifeline?

[ad_1] Image copyright ITV Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is back. But not quite as we know it.The show has returned to ITV this week for a nightly series of specials, hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, to celebrate its 20th anniversary.And producers have been careful to make sure the reboot is 2018-proof.The "phone a friend" lifeline, for example, sees a producer sent to the friend's house to make sure they
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Cliff Richard case: Helicopter shots ‘used sparingly’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Helicopter shots of a police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's home in 2014 were used sparingly and nothing private was broadcast, lawyers for the BBC have told the High Court.Sir Cliff is suing the BBC over the misuse of private information and breaking data protection rules.Gavin Millar QC, for the BBC, said shots were focused on what the police were doing, not the singer's home.Mr Justice
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Childish Gambino and five other controversial music videos

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy Childish Gambino has people talking Childish Gambino's This is America exploded into the world on Saturday and already has about 50 million hits under its belt.If you've seen it yet (and if you've not, you should) you'll know why it's proving controversial. Powerful and graphic in equal measure, it stuns with the amount of violence - which includes Gambino executing
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Author Helen Oyeyemi reveals her top criteria for a great read.

[ad_1] Nigerian-born British Author Helen Oyeyemi reveals her top criteria for a great read, and why the Man Booker International Prize 2018 shortlist has them all. Find out why she thinks the authors and translators of the six books nominated for this year's award have got it right.Video by David Austin, Jasmin Souesi and Daniel South. Listen to BBC World Service's Weekend programme on the iPlayer. [ad_2] Source link
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FKA twigs: Uterus tumours knocked my confidence as a woman

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images FKA twigs has opened up about having surgery to remove six tumours from her uterus, saying she was "so scared".The singer says her "confidence as a woman was knocked" after an operation in December to remove the fibroids.Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the womb and cause heavy or painful periods. The 30-year-old paid tribute to other women with the common condition,
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Infinity War: Avengers cast get matching tattoos

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The original Avengers cast took time out from saving the galaxy (or not?) to get matching tattoos after filming Infinity War.Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner got inked to celebrate the blockbuster's success.They each got modified versions of the Avengers logo inked on their skin.Mark Ruffalo was the only one who didn't get tattooed - why risk angering his