House of the Dragon: TV critics give verdicts on Game of Thrones prequel

Image source, HBOImage caption, Emma D'Arcy plays Rhaenyra Targaryen, with Matt Smith as Daemon TargaryenDoes Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon live up to the original?That's the question critics have tried to address in the first reviews of the hotly-anticipated new series - but the answer is somewhat inconclusive.Some, like The Guardian, declared

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What Hollywood is doing with props to cut waste

By Christine RoTechnology of Business reporterImage source, Christine RoImage caption, What have you been in? These items from film and TV await new ownersThe Materials Oasis in Los Angeles is a warehouse that looks like a sorting area for the world's biggest charity shop. It's full of vases, sofas, artwork, artificial plants, plastic bins of

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Sam Ryder sings with fans in new music video

Sam Ryder's new single, Somebody, is his first song since finishing second at Eurovision in May.The singer, from Maldon in Essex, also had the highest charting UK Eurovision entry in over 25 years when his song, Spaceman, reached number two in the UK charts.The BBC’s Mark Savage was given behind the scenes access to see

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R. Kelly trial: Witness testifies she was sexually abused by the singer

Image source, ReutersA woman at the heart of R. Kelly's second federal trial has testified that the R&B singer had sex with her "hundreds" of times before she turned 18. The 37-year-old woman, known as "Jane", said that improper contact with Kelly began when she was just 13. The singer is on trial in Chicago

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Rose Ayling-Ellis: Strictly winner to leave EastEnders after two years

Image caption, Rose Ayling-Ellis has played Frankie Lewis in the soap since 2020Actress Rose Ayling-Ellis is leaving EastEnders after two years, the BBC has announced.Ayling-Ellis has played Frankie Lewis in the BBC One soap since 2020, and was the first deaf actor to play a regular character. Last year, she became the first ever deaf

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Mapledurham Watermill: Black Sabbath album location vandalised

Image source, Chris WoodImage caption, Mapledurham Watermill has been targeted by vandalsA picturesque watermill, which featured on the cover of a Black Sabbath album, has been vandalised.The picture adorning the band's 1970 debut album, depicting a woman in a black cloak, is one of the most famous images in heavy metal.Police said the windows of

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Spook's author Joseph Delaney dies aged 77

Image source, PA MediaImage caption, Delaney's books sold more than 4.5 million copies around the world and have been translated into 30 languagesAuthor Joseph Delaney, who was best known for the Spook's series, has died at the age of 77, his family have said.The former teacher, who was born in Preston and lived in Manchester

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Joy Division: Peter Hook says mural row should prompt Ian Curtis statue

Image source, Google/BBCImage caption, The mural was on a commercial advertising siteA row that followed the painting over of a mural of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis should be an incentive to create a statue of him, his ex-bandmate says.Peter Hook, co-founder of Joy Division with Curtis, said the singer and late band manager Tony

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'Madame Butterfly': Japanese fashion pioneer Hanae Mori dies

By Melissa ZhuBBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Hanae Mori was the first Asian person to become a haute couture designerJapanese fashion designer Hanae Mori, nicknamed "Madame Butterfly" for her signature winged motifs, has died. She was 96.She died of old age in her Tokyo home on 11 August and was given a private funeral

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Amol Rajan to take over from Jeremy Paxman as University Challenge host

Image caption, Rajan will remain as one of the presenters of BBC Radio 4's Today programmeAmol Rajan will take over from Jeremy Paxman as the host of University Challenge, the BBC has announced.The journalist and broadcaster, who is also one of the hosts of Radio 4's Today programme, will start presenting the BBC Two quiz

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