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Artists create Supershoes for children with cancer

Artists create Supershoes for children with cancer

A charity is sending out up to 20 pairs of custom-made shoes each week to children with cancer. Supershoes, based in Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire, has just delivered a pair of shoes to Aaron Pilcher, 10, who lives in Northamptonshire and was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. The charity was founded in 2013 ...

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J Hus arrested and charged with carrying knife

J Hus arrested and charged with carrying knife

J Hus has appeared in court, after being charged with carrying a knife. London’s Metropolitan Police confirmed to Newsbeat, using his real name Momodou Jallow, that the rapper was remanded in custody. The 23-year-old was arrested on 21 June, after being stopped in a vehicle by a marked police car. ...

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5 Seconds of Summer on dating, lies and gun control

5 Seconds of Summer on dating, lies and gun control

Image copyright Capitol Records Image caption 5SOS (left-right): Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings and Ashton Irwin Boy bands are all about momentum. Like whale sharks, they’ve got to keep moving or they die – constantly recording and touring to stay at the forefront of fans’ minds. So it was ...

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Game of Thrones: Kit Harington and Rose Leslie’s wedding is coming

Game of Thrones: Kit Harington and Rose Leslie's wedding is coming

Image copyright HBO/SKY Image caption Kit Harington plays Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, and Rose Leslie played Ygritte Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are due to marry in the north east of Scotland on Saturday. The couple – who played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and ...

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Can drama return to television?

Can drama return to television?

Recently, an iconic Malayalam play was produced for television by Thrissur Doordarshan Kendra and became a major hit. This compels one to revisit the question — can drama be revived on television for commercial success? The play was social reformer V.T. Bhattathiripad’s legendary Adukkalayil Ninnu Arangathekku (From the Kitchen to ...

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Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dies aged 54

Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dies aged 54

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vinnie Paul saw his brother and bandmate assassinated on stage Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of the metal band Pantera, has died aged 54, the band announced on Facebook. “Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away,” a statement said. There was no ...

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Nigerian street kids dance to fame with viral hit, win praise from celebs | art and culture

Seyi Oluyole and the Dream Catchers dance group perform at an event in Lagos.

A group of Nigerian street children have been transformed into celebrities thanks to a viral dance video that attracted the attention of singer Rihanna and supermodel Naomi Campbell. The “Dream Catchers” were seen in a video earlier this year dancing like double-jointed puppets in front of a battered red bus ...

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Meet Game of Thrones’ woman of weapons

Meet Game of Thrones' woman of weapons

Image copyright N Lee/Getty Image caption Natalia Lee has worked closely with Thrones star Kit Harington It’s probably not a good idea to get into an argument with Natalia Lee. The only female armourer working on Game of Thrones, she looks after all the show’s weapons, from flaming arrows to ...

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Great Exhibition of the North: Thousands see opening ceremony

Great Exhibition of the North: Thousands see opening ceremony

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLight display for Great Exhibition of the North More than 20,000 people lined the banks of the Tyne for a show marking start of the Great Exhibition of the North. Up to three million people are expected to visit the 80-day festival, ...

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Love Island’s Hayley Hughes and her Brexit questions

Love Island's Hayley Hughes and her Brexit questions

Love Island contestant Hayley Hughes appeared a little confused about Brexit when she appeared on the reality TV programme. But she got her chance to quiz the BBC’s man in Brussels, Adam Fleming, about the UK leaving the EU on the Daily Politics, before finding out what he knew about ...

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