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  • Emmanuel Nwamadi may not have a voice for The Voice semi-finals
    Emmanuel Nwamadi may not have a voice for The Voice semi-finals 33 minutes ago

    The soulful singer is on the verge of losing his voice for the live semi-finals, after falling sick with the flu. More »

  • Lisa Faulkner thought she'd only be in Celebrity MasterChef for a day
    Lisa Faulkner thought she'd only be in Celebrity MasterChef for a day 33 minutes ago

    The actress-turned-cook got a whole new life out of the reality show. More »

  • The Voice final 'a dream' for Stevie McCrorie
    The Voice final 'a dream' for Stevie McCrorie 33 minutes ago

    The firefighter has made it to the semi-finals of the BBC singing contest. More »

  • How did the Gogglebox crew rate this week's TV?
    How did the Gogglebox crew rate this week's TV? 1 hour 55 minutes ago

    The Goggleboxers did what they do best, watch people on the telly and talk about it. More »

  • Coach passengers tell of crash
    Coach passengers tell of crash 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    Passengers on board a coach which left the road and rolled down an embankment have spoken of how it came to a stop near a loch. More »

  • Clarkson Row Producer Will Not Press Charges
    Clarkson Row Producer Will Not Press Charges 5 hours ago

    Oisin Tymon, the Top Gear producer punched by Jeremy Clarkson during a row over food, has told police he does not want to press charges. Mr Tymon had to drive himself to hospital when he was left with swelling and a split lip after the Top Gear presenter launched an "unprovoked" attack on him at a hotel in North Yorkshire on 4 March. Clarkson's Top Gear contract has not been renewed by the BBC after an internal investigation found he had " crossed a line ". The outspoken presenter received widespread public support - including from his friend, Prime Minister David Cameron - while one million people signed a petition calling for the BBC to reinstate him. More »

  • Pietersen return could 'tear apart' England - Buchanan
    Pietersen return could 'tear apart' England - Buchanan 7 hours ago

    Recalling sacked Kevin Pietersen could "tear apart the fabric" of the England team because the batsman is like a child who wants to get his own way, according to former Australia coach John Buchanan. Pietersen, sacked in February 2014 following England's 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia, joined Surrey on Wednesday in an attempt to earn an international recall after receiving encouragement from new English cricket chief Colin Graves. More »

  • Cricket-Pietersen return could 'tear apart' England - Buchanan 7 hours ago

    Recalling sacked Kevin Pietersen could "tear apart the fabric" of the England team because the batsman is like a child who wants to get his own way, according to former Australia coach John Buchanan. Pietersen, sacked in February 2014 following England's 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia, joined Surrey on Wednesday in an attempt to earn an international recall after receiving encouragement from new English cricket chief Colin Graves. More »

  • Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro 2016 bids
    Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro 2016 bids 8 hours ago

    A rejuvenated Spain recommence their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign at home to Ukraine in Seville on Friday, while the prospect of seeing Harry Kane make his debut is the main attraction as England face Lithuania. More »

  • See the official trailer for the Spooks film
    See the official trailer for the Spooks film 10 hours ago

    Kit Harington takes a leap into his new action role in the film version of the BBC One spy show. More »

  • Miliband vows NHS 'double lock'
    Miliband vows NHS 'double lock' 10 hours ago

    Ed Miliband has launched Labour's campaign for the May 7 general election with the promise of a "double lock" to safeguard the future of the NHS. More »

  • Ulster’s Chris Henry will make his comeback from heart surgery tonight
    Ulster’s Chris Henry will make his comeback from heart surgery tonight 11 hours ago

    The 27-year-old has been out of action since suffering a mini-stroke in November. More »

  • England fullback Brown to miss club match due to concussion
    England fullback Brown to miss club match due to concussion 11 hours ago

    England fullback Mike Brown suffered symptoms of concussion following the Six Nations win over France and will miss his club side Harlequins' match against Saracens on Saturday. Brown felt dizziness at the start of the week, the BBC reported, after England's 55-35 win over France which left them six points short of overhauling Ireland for the title. Brown missed England's 19-9 defeat by Ireland in Dublin after failing to recover from concussion having been knocked out during the first half of the victory over Italy at Twickenham. He returned for England's win over Scotland in their penultimate match before facing France. More »

  • Rugby-England fullback Brown to miss club match due to concussion 11 hours ago

    England fullback Mike Brown suffered symptoms of concussion following the Six Nations win over France and will miss his club side Harlequins' match against Saracens on Saturday. Brown felt dizziness at the start of the week, the BBC reported, after England's 55-35 win over France which left them six points short of overhauling Ireland for the title. Brown missed England's 19-9 defeat by Ireland in Dublin after failing to recover from concussion having been knocked out during the first half of the victory over Italy at Twickenham. More »

  • Are EastEnders Ian Beale and Sharon Mitchell related?
    Are EastEnders Ian Beale and Sharon Mitchell related? 11 hours ago

    Sharon thinks Ian might be her half-brother, but he’s not so bowled over by the news. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Friday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Friday 12 hours ago

    Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • Doctor Who celebrates 10 years since its relaunch
    Doctor Who celebrates 10 years since its relaunch 13 hours ago

    The sci-fi series returned to the BBC in 2005. More »

  • No charges says Clarkson producer
    No charges says Clarkson producer 13 hours ago

    The Top Gear producer attacked by Jeremy Clarkson in a fracas which cost the BBC presenter his job has said he does not want to press charges against his former colleague. More »

  • Miliband 'clinging to pretence'
    Miliband 'clinging to pretence' 13 hours ago

    Ed Miliband is still "clinging to the pretence" that he has a chance of winning an overall majority in the election, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said. More »

  • Labour renews debate challenge
    Labour renews debate challenge 13 hours ago

    Labour has renewed its challenge to David Cameron to face Ed Miliband in a head-to-head TV debate, after polls suggested that neither leader managed to secure a decisive lead in their first televised clash of the general election campaign. More »

  • Top Gear producer won't be pressing charges against Jeremy Clarkson
    Top Gear producer won't be pressing charges against Jeremy Clarkson 13 hours ago

    The BBC decided not to renew the presenter’s Top Gear contract after his tirade against Oisin Tymon. More »

  • The 9 at 9: Friday
    The 9 at 9: Friday 15 hours ago

    It’s Friday! Here’s everything you need to know as we head towards the weekend. More »