article 14 April 2015 UK
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Sue Perkins leaves Twitter after Top Gear death threats

The Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins has left Twitter following death threats after she had been touted as Jeremy Clarkson's successor to front the Top Gear TV show.

article 13 April 2015 Culture, Germany
GŁnter Grass: Nobel-winning novelist dies aged 87

Praised by politicians and fellow authors as a true giant and an inspiration, German author GŁnter Grass has died.

article 10 April 2015 World
Richie Benaud: Australian cricket legend dies aged 84

Richie Benaud, the face and voice of cricket for more than five decades, has died. He once told fellow commentators: "If you can add to what's on the screen then do it, otherwise shut up."

video 03 April 2015 World, United States

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Mac Conner: painting the original 'Mad Men'

His paintings are from a golden age, the 1950s, when Manhattan was the centre of the world. Now, at 101, Mac Conner's paintings are being brought to London.

article 31 March 2015 Culture
Jay Z's Tidal wave: the battle for streaming supremacy

Artists backing Jay Z's launch of online music streaming service Tidal say they are launching a revolution in music - but not everyone is happy.

article 25 March 2015 UK
Jeremy Clarkson: how the Top Gear scandal unfolded

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson's contract will not be renewed by the BBC, following an investigation into an alleged "fracas" with a producer.

article 25 March 2015 UK
Jeremy Clarkson's contract will not be renewed by BBC

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson's contract will not be renewed after a BBC investigation finds he launched an "unprovoked physical and verbal attack" on a producer.

post 24 March 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog How to live to 100: 'Everything in moderation'

One of the greatest trial lawyers of the 20th, Lord Jeremy Hutchinson will be 100 years old on Saturday.century. He says his longevity is the result of a life of moderation.

post 23 March 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Greece: Tsipras meets Merkel for eurozone crisis talks

It's the meeting that had to happen. A radical left-wing Greek prime minister and a centre-right German chancellor whose ministers have been urging her to throw Greece out of the eurozone.