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Spider named after The Very Hungry Caterpillar author Eric Carle

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images/Manchester Museum Image caption Spider experts think the jumping spider (right) looks a bit like the famous caterpillar A jumping spider has been named after Eric Carle, the author of children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.The arachnid was found by naturalist Stefan Obenaue in a Hong Kong park, who contacted Manchester Museum's Dr Dmitri Logunov for help identifying it.After the spider expert found it was previously
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Strictly Come Dancing: Rylan joins Zoe Ball for It Takes Two

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Rylan Clark-Neal is to join the presenting team on Strictly's sister show, It Takes Two.He will split hosting duties on the programme with Zoe Ball when it returns later this year.Ball announced the news on her BBC Radio 2 breakfast show on Thursday, when Rylan called in as a surprise guest.He said: "I can't begin to explain how excited I am to be joining the
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Cannes Film Festival: Ken Loach up for Palme d’Or prize

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ken Loach has previously won the festival's Palme d'Or prize British filmmaker Ken Loach's new movie will premiere at next month's Cannes Film Festival, in what director Thierry Fremaux has described as a "highly political" year. Loach, 82, who won the Palme d'Or prize in 2016 with I, Daniel Blake, returns this year with Sorry We Missed You. Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a
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Carl Giles characters in ‘first’ musical in Ipswich

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ronald "Carl" Giles was best known for his cartoons which appeared in the Daily and Sunday Express newspapers The characters created by cartoonist Carl Giles are being brought to life in what is believed to be the first musical based on his works.Grandma Saves the Day! A Musical About the Giles Family has been written by Phil Willmott for the New Wolsey Theatre
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Radio 1’s Big Weekend: Mark Ronson joins extra dance music night

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Radio 1's Big Weekend has announced an extra night in Middlesbrough with performances from Mark Ronson and MK.They join Miley Cyrus, Stormzy, The 1975 and Little Mix who are already part of the line-up.We already knew about the stars playing on 25 and 26 May in Stewart Park, but the dance acts will now kick off the festival on Friday 24 May.Mark Ronson said: "Psyched
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Chloë Grace Moretz: ‘Kids should have the whole colouring box’

[ad_1] Image copyright Universal Image caption Moretz as the warm-hearted yet naive Frances in Greta US actress Chloë Grace Moretz knows a thing or two about same-sex education.Growing up in the conservative Christian town of Rome, Georgia, two of her brothers felt they had to "pray the gay away" before coming out.That led to her taking a role in last year's Miseducation of Cameron Post, where she played a character
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English National Opera artistic director Daniel Kramer quits

[ad_1] Image copyright Tristram Kenton Image caption Daniel Kramer said he was proud to be leaving after a season that innovated and broke box office records The artistic director of the English National Opera is to step down, less than three years into the role.Daniel Kramer will leave the position in July in order to focus on directing more theatre and opera, according to a statement on the ENO website.
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Beyonce drops live album with Netflix film

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Beyoncé's Netflix documentary, Homecoming, has arrived with a surprise: A new Beyoncé album.The star, who perfected the art of stealth releases with a self-titled album in 2013, announced the new record just hours before Homecoming premiered.Both the film and the album capture her 2018 Coachella set - which celebrated black power and liberation.They include live versions of Crazy In Love and Drunk In Love, as
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The baby as big as a double-decker bus

[ad_1] A giant 22ft high (6.7m) baby which stands taller than a double-decker bus has been installed at Halifax Piece Hall ahead of an outdoor production about a mother's fight for her child.The mechanical puppet, which takes nine people to operate, is set to be the centrepiece of a show which will feature a cast of more than 100 actors.Designer Francis Morgan said the structure will be moved so that