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Harry Styles going solo on Saturday Night Live

Harry Styles is to make his first TV appearance as a solo artist on Saturday Night Live.

The One Direction star will appear on the US sketch show with guest host Jimmy Fallon on April 15.

Comedian Fallon wrote on Twitter: "So excited!!! A young heartthrob and Harry Styles will be on ...

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Special one-off show pays tribute to fictional rocker Brian Pern

The creator of TV's aged fictional rock star Brian Pern has said he killed off the character because he had simply run out of ideas to take his story further.

Rhys Thomas began work on a star-studded tribute programme for the former Thotch band member after reading a review that suggested ...

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Sir Elton John working on Joseph animation

Sir Elton John is developing a new animated version of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The 70-year-old music star is working on the film with Sir Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who created the original 1960s musical.

Sir Elton's Rocket Pictures will produce the ...

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Louis Tomlinson to hear if he will faces charges over airport incident

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is expected to find out later whether he faces prosecution over an "altercation" with a photographer.

The 25-year-old singer was arrested after the alleged clash at Los Angeles International Airport on March 3, when he was travelling with his girlfriend ...

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Custard ravioli does not get any tougher as MasterChef returns

MasterChef returns on Wednesday with a fresh batch of quirky dishes as eight new hopefuls compete for a place in the quarter-finals.

The new cooks try their hand at mushroom jelly and custard ravioli, following presenter Gregg Wallace's advice: "Be bold, be brave, you cannot play it ...

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UK set to begin 'momentous journey' to life outside EU

Britain will take the first step on its "momentous journey" to a future outside the European Union when Theresa May launches divorce proceedings that will bring to an end a relationship of more than 40 years.

The Prime Minister has signed the letter that starts the formal exit process and ...

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100% business rates retention scheme to present 'risks', watchdog warns

A radical overhaul of local government funding could put councils' financial sustainability at risk unless the scheme is properly planned and designed, a spending watchdog has warned.

Under Government plans, councils in England will retain all the business rates they generate, a move aimed ...

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Cardiac arrest patients' survival chances 'better at specialist units'

Patients who suffer from cardiac arrest should not be taken to their nearest hospital but a specialist centre, a new study suggests.

Those taken to specialist heart centres to treat the condition - which occurs when the heart stops pumping blood around the body - are more likely to ...

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North Cumbria's hospitals 'to come out of special measures'

Special measures are set to be lifted from north Cumbria's hospitals - after nearly four years.

It comes after inspectors from the Care Quality Commission found improvements had been made at both the Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital.

North Cumbria University ...

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Protest hits flights at Stansted Airport

Flights were temporarily suspended at Stansted Airport as protesters blocked a non-commercial runway. 

Campaign group End Deportations said eight activists had locked themselves to a tripod to stop a "mass deportation charter flight" from the Essex airport to Nigeria and ...

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RNLI warning over Cumbrian lifeboat launches

The RNLI has issued a warning after figures revealed lifeboats in west Cumbria were launched 33 times in 2016.

Workington's RNLI station was called to 18 incidents, the highest number in the county. Barrow followed with 16 launches, Silloth with eight and St Bees with seven.

Figures ...

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Martin O'Neill: Seamus Coleman is in much better spirits

Seamus Coleman is expected to leave hospital on Wednesday as he starts the process of working his way back from a double leg fracture.

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill revealed after his side's 1-0 friendly defeat by Iceland on Tuesday night that he had visited the 28-year-old ...

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I can't remember doing Lord Voldemort's laugh, admits Ralph Fiennes

Actor and director Ralph Fiennes has admitted he cannot remember why or in what scene he voiced Lord Voldemort's famous laugh in the last Harry Potter film.

The strange sound produced by the spine-chilling villain when he believes he has killed the boy wizard went viral and became a ...

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Protest hits flights at Stansted Airport

Flights were temporarily suspended at Stansted Airport as protesters blocked a non-commercial runway. 

Campaign group End Deportations said eight activists had locked themselves to a tripod to stop a "mass deportation charter flight" from the Essex airport to Nigeria and ...

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Ed Sheeran: Let's treat the Royal Albert Hall 'like a scummy pub'

Ed Sheeran said he wanted to treat the Royal Albert Hall like "a scummy pub" as he took to the stage for a charity concert. 

The chart-topping star drew celebrity fans including David Beckham, Pippa Middleton and her fiance James Matthews, Michael McIntyre and James Blunt to his sold-out ...

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Magnusson's first-half effort proves enough as Iceland edge Republic of Ireland

Hordur Magnusson's first-half free-kick was enough to hand Iceland a friendly victory over the Republic of Ireland as Martin O'Neill's under-studies learned just how far they have to go.

The Bristol City full-back curled home a 21st-minute free-kick to secure a 1-0 win at the Aviva Stadium ...

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UK set to begin 'momentous journey' to life outside EU

Britain will take the first step on its "momentous journey" to a future outside the European Union when Theresa May launches divorce proceedings that will bring to an end a relationship of more than 40 years.

The Prime Minister has signed the letter that starts the formal exit process and ...

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Kate ponders George's first day at school as she visits gallery

The Duchess of Cambridge has joked with parents that she will see them "at the school gates" when Prince George starts his education in September.

Kate was chatting to guests at the 2017 Portrait Gala in the National Portrait Gallery in London when the subject of George's school came ...

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Emeli Sande says British politics has left Scottish people feeling 'insecure'

Singer Emeli Sande has shared her sympathy with the campaign for a fresh independence referendum, saying British politics has left Scottish people feeling "insecure".

The Scottish star said she could understand why dramatic changes in the UK political climate have upturned people's ...

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Direct rule from Westminster 'not an option', Sinn Fein says

Reintroducing direct rule in Northern Ireland would be an act of bad faith by the UK government, Sinn Fein has warned.

The republican party made clear it would not accept a return to Westminster rule after Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire told the Commons that it was one option ...

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No, David Beckham has not really disfigured his famous face

David Beckham has horrified fans by sharing a stomach-churning selfie of his apparently mangled face.

But while followers demanded to know what had happened, he admitted it was just some very clever make-up for his latest movie role in King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword.

The gruesome ...

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