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Can’t afford his paintings? Buy David Hockney’s childhood home in Bradford

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption David Hockney made his name as an artist after leaving Bradford for London If you don't have a spare $90m (£70m) to buy one of his paintings but still want to own a piece of David Hockney history, you could buy the childhood home where he learned his craft.The Bradford house where the artist lived from the age of four until he was
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Preity Zinta: India outrage over Bollywood actress’s #MeToo comment

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Preity Zinta has starred as the leading lady in several hit Bollywood films Bollywood actress Preity Zinta has been criticised on social media for making comments perceived to be trivialising the #MeToo movement.She has in turn blamed "bad editing" of her interview for the controversy.The movement, which began in Hollywood a year ago, has seen thousands sharing their stories of sexual harassment.In recent
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Fiennes and Okonedo win London theatre awards

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo have won the top prizes at the 64th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.The couple's performance as Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre earned them the best actor and best actress awards."It's been an amazing journey and I couldn't be happier," said Fiennes.And despite missing the deadline for last year's awards, Lin Manuel Miranda's Hamilton came back to win this
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Dynasties: ‘Attenborough would have rescued penguins’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA group of emperor penguins became stranded during a harsh Antarctic winter Sir David Attenborough would have rescued the penguins at the centre of Sunday's episode of Dynasties, the show's executive producer says.The latest BBC nature series, fronted by the broadcaster, saw the crew step in to help a number of trapped birds.Mike Gunton, the series executive producer, told the BBC:
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Chinese erotic novelist jailed for 10 years for gay sex scenes

[ad_1] Image copyright iStock Image caption The book featured "male homosexual behaviour... including perverted sexual acts like violation and abuse" A Chinese writer has been given a 10 year sentence for writing and selling a novel which featured gay sex scenes.The writer, identified as Liu, was jailed by a court in Anhui province last month for producing and selling "obscene material".Her novel, titled "Occupation", featured "male homosexual behaviour... including perverted
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Little Mix rate seven years of photos: ‘I had a massive spot!’

[ad_1] Image copyright Boo George / Syco Image caption Little Mix (L-R): Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards Seven years is an eternity in pop. By all rights, Little Mix should have descended into bitter acrimony by now - going on "hiatus", shaving their hair, releasing whiffy solo projects and propping up ITV2 comedy shows.Instead, they're crushing it. Each of their four albums has outsold the last,
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Shed station DJ given BBC local radio slot

[ad_1] Image copyright BBC Archives Image caption DJ Deke Duncan at the mic on Radio 77 in 1974 A DJ whose shed-based radio station has only ever been heard by his wife is expanding his audience after 44 years.Deke Duncan, now 73, started playing pop records from his back garden in Stevenage in 1974.But with no licence, the station could only be beamed through a speaker in his living room
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Ruth Jones on ‘terror’ of The Nightingales stage return

[ad_1] Image caption Ruth Jones plays the newcomer to a village choir in the comedy The Nightingales Ruth Jones has revealed she was "terrified" of forgetting her lines during her return to the stage.The Welsh actress is starring in The Nightingales in Cardiff, after last performing a play in 2006.Jones, 52, said she had to employ techniques including setting lines to music in order to learn the script.The star of
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I’m A Celeb: Will it work with Holly Willoughby instead of Ant?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Holly Willoughby will co-host with Dec, while Ant takes a break from TV presenting When I'm A Celebrity returns to ITV for an 18th series tonight, one thing will be very different.While Ant McPartlin takes a break from TV presenting Holly Willoughby will be alongside Dec in the jungle. Ant announced in August that he wouldn't return to work until 2019, after admitting