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JK Rowling excites fans with new children's book

   

   The Ickabog is her first non-Harry Potter children's story, and will be published in instalments.
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JK Rowling excites fans with new children's book

   

   The Ickabog is her first non-Harry Potter children's story, and will be published in instalments.
     * 5m6 minutes ago
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Gucci fashion shows go 'seasonless' to reduce waste

   

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   Oscar Murillo's papier mache people were nominated for last year's prize
   

Turner Prize, UK's top art award, axed for 2020

   

   The often controversial prize is replaced by bursaries worth £100,000 to help struggling artists.
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Brian May 'could have died' after heart attack

   

   The Queen guitarist says he was "shocked" to discover he needed surgery and was "very near death".
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JK Rowling excites fans with new children's book

   

   The Ickabog is her first non-Harry Potter children's story, and will be published in instalments.
     * 5m6 minutes ago
     * Entertainment & Arts

Related content

     * Radcliffe delights fans with Potter video
     * JK Rowling donates £1m to two charities
     * Harry Potter 1p first edition sells for £2.3K

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     * Radcliffe delights fans with Potter video
     * JK Rowling donates £1m to two charities
     * Harry Potter 1p first edition sells for £2.3K

   Doja Cat
   

Doja Cat denies 'stripping for white supremacists'

   

   The rapper denies participating in racist chatrooms and apologises for offensive lyrics from 2015.
     * 3h3 hours ago
     * Entertainment & Arts

   A Gucci bag
   

Gucci fashion shows go 'seasonless' to reduce waste

   

   The major label is moving to only two "seasonless" collections saying clothes need a longer life.
     * 2h2 hours ago
     * Entertainment & Arts

   Oscar Murillo's papier mache people were nominated for last year's prize
   

Turner Prize, UK's top art award, axed for 2020

   

   The often controversial prize is replaced by bursaries worth £100,000 to help struggling artists.
     * 3h3 hours ago
     * Entertainment & Arts

   The cast of Scrubs
   

Scrubs stars 'barely remember filming it'

   

   We ask the sitcom's stars how well it holds up 20 years on.
     * 7h7 hours ago
     * Newsbeat

   Zara Abid poses for a selfie posted to her Instagram
   

Model presumed dead abused online after jet crash

   

   Zara Abid, 28, was being mourned by friends and family, but then trolls began abusing her legacy online.
     * 8h8 hours ago
     * Asia

   Brian May
   

Brian May 'could have died' after heart attack

   

   The Queen guitarist says he was "shocked" to discover he needed surgery and was "very near death".
     * 1da day ago
     * Entertainment & Arts

   Doja Cat
   

Doja Cat denies 'stripping for white supremacists'

   

   The rapper denies participating in racist chatrooms and apologises for offensive lyrics from 2015.
     * 3h3 hours ago
     * Entertainment & Arts

   A Gucci bag
   

Gucci fashion shows go 'seasonless' to reduce waste

   

   The major label is moving to only two "seasonless" collections saying clothes need a longer life.
     * 2h2 hours ago
     * Entertainment & Arts

   Oscar Murillo's papier mache people were nominated for last year's prize
   

Turner Prize, UK's top art award, axed for 2020

   

   The often controversial prize is replaced by bursaries worth £100,000 to help struggling artists.
     * 3h3 hours ago
     * Entertainment & Arts

   The cast of Scrubs
   

Scrubs stars 'barely remember filming it'

   
   Zara Abid poses for a selfie posted to her Instagram
   

Model presumed dead abused online after jet crash

   
   Brian May
   

Brian May 'could have died' after heart attack

   

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   Posted at 14:11

JK Rowling excites fans with new children's book

   The Ickabog is her first non-Harry Potter children's story, and will be published in instalments.
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   Posted at 11:37

Turner Prize, UK's top art award, axed for 2020

   
   Oscar Murillo's papier mache people were nominated for last year's prize
   

   The often controversial prize is replaced by bursaries worth £100,000 to help struggling artists.
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Doja Cat denies 'stripping for white supremacists'

   
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   Mark Savage

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   The rapper denies participating in racist chatrooms and apologises for offensive lyrics from 2015.
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   Posted at 10:11

Harry Potter book printers to take on more staff

   The book printers that produced the bestselling Harry Potter series is recruiting staff again after not taking on any new roles for the past two and a half months during lockdown.

   Clays, based in Bungay in Suffolk, employs about 800 staff and is looking to take on 25 new people.

   Paul Hulley, its chief executive, said: "Online book sites are trading very well and trade is above expectations."
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Scrubs stars 'barely remember filming it'

   
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   We ask the sitcom's stars how well it holds up 20 years on.
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   Posted at 0:19 25 May

Artist adds Queen in face mask to collection

   
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   Emelie Hryhoruk said We Will Meet Again "shows everyone is vulnerable no matter who they are".
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   Posted at 16:19 25 May

Ayckbourn and actor wife in new audio play

   Playwright Alan Ayckbourn and his actor wife have performed the world premiere of his 84th play in their sitting room and people can listen to it online from today.

   The pair play all eight parts in Anno Domino which people can access via the Stephen Joseph Theatre (SJT) website until 25 June.
   Sir Alan Ayckbourn and his wife, actor Heather Stoney
   Tony Bartholemew
   Ayckbourn and his wife actor Heather Stoney perform all eight parts in the play

   A spokesperson for SJT said it was "thrilled" Ayckbourn - the theatre's emeritus director - had written, directed and performed the online-only play, at a time when all theatres in the country have had to cancel their summer programmes amid the coronavirus pandemic.

   The SJT said it was an added "bonus" Heather Stoney - a celebrated actor - was also performing.

   Paul Robinson, of SJT, said Ayckbourn had "pulled one out of the bag" for the theatre.
   Heather Stoney and Alan Ayckbourn
   Scarborough Theatre Trust
   Sir Alan Ayckbourn and Heather Stoney have not acted together since Two For The Seesaw in 1964
   Posted at 12:00 25 May

Brian May 'could have died' after heart attack

   
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   The Queen guitarist says he was "shocked" to discover he needed surgery and was "very near death".
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   Posted at 11:42 25 May

The Archers returns with a lockdown twist

   
   Annabel Dowler
   

   The stars of Radio 4's soap opera have been recording at home, after weeks of scripts were scrapped.
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   Posted at 10:20 25 May

Charlotte Martin on recording The Archers at home

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