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Zayn Malik's Reason For Shaving His Head Is Not Too Pretty

The Huffington Post | Patricia Yaker Ekall | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Style

There’s been a bit of trend with young celebrity heart throbs suddenly lopping off their gorgeous locks. Brooklyn Beckham was the latest to cut his ...

Nigel Farage Put In His Place After Whining About The BBC Licence Fee And Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK

Nigel Farage has been slapped down after implying the BBC had given Jeremy Corbyn too much air time while speaking at Glastonbury. Unless you’ve bee...

Everything You Need To Know About The 'One Love Manchester' Benefit Concert

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Entertainment

The BBC has today confirmed their plans to broadcast the weekend’s huge music event titled One Love Manchester, the special concert being held to ho...

Katy Perry Follows Brit Awards Performance With Exciting UK Festival Headlining Slot

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

Katy Perry has been confirmed as the first headliner of Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2017, which will take place in Hull in May. The ‘Chained To The Rhyt...

Watch Student Pride 2017 Live

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Watch live from Westminster University as National Student Pride 2017 gets underway. At 13.30pm the main stage will be featuring Being Me’s Interse...

We Must Talk About Multiple Sclerosis More

Scott Mills | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Scott Mills

I don't feel like MS is talked about enough. There are people who still think that it's something that only happens once you're older - to people like my mum - but you just have to look at my producer and good friend Beccy to know that's not the case. I think I'm very privileged to have a platform to be able to talk about MS, and if me talking about it in the press makes someone go and get checked, or just generally raises awareness, that's all I can ask for.

Radio's New Lease of Life in 2015

Ben Cooper | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ben Cooper

In the run up to Christmas we will see more questions asked of the BBC and there will be plenty more speculation about the future broadcasting landscape of the UK. However, one thing is certain this year - radio remains vital in people's lives. Radio showed everyone that it is still the place in the media that is busy with innovation, has famous names people want to talk about and stations that millions of listeners are passionate about.

Radio 1 and Radio 2 Are Much-Loved - Listeners Should Decide Their Future

Helen Boaden | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK
Helen Boaden

The key argument seems to be that it these stations lack 'distinctiveness'. The shorthand we often hear - Radios 3 and 4 embody public service broadcasting whilst Radios 1 and 2 are easily replaced by commercial counterparts - is wrong. Take Radio 1. It informs, educates and entertains 10million young listeners a week. It offers daily news (up to six times more news per week than its commercial competitors), regular documentaries (rarely heard on commercial networks) and social action campaigns, highlighting issues like online bullying and teenage suicide. In fact, we estimate around 40% of Radio 1's daytime output is speech - twice as much as comparable commercial outlets.

Fearne Cotton Announces She's Pregnant... But That's Not All

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Fearne Cotton has announced that she’s pregnant for the second time. On Friday afternoon, she broke her exciting news through a statement on her ...

Ed Sheeran Shows Off A Hidden Talent

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

It’s been a good old week for celebrities showing off their hidden talents, hasn’t it? Ray Quinn winning ITV’s ‘Get Your Act Together’ (in f...

Former Radio 1 DJ Admits 41 Sex Offence Charges Against Young Boys

PA | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning has admitted a total of 41 sex offence charges against young boys in a series of crimes spanning 20 years. Denning, 73...

BBC Radio 1 - Don't Just Count Our Listeners

Ben Cooper | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Cooper

Sixty-three per cent of Radio 1 listeners over the age of 30 claim to be parents, so there will be a lot of shared listening with teenagers - as any frazzled parent will testify to keeping their offspring happy in the car or kitchen by putting their station of choice on. That issue of shared consumption really messes with judging the success of your brand by average age, just look at the average age of a CBeebies viewer who is 27 years old. So, if you are looking for a better way of assessing whether Radio 1 is successful at attracting 15-29yr olds, maybe you should look at mode, the most common age of a listener, which is 17 years old.

When Mike Smith Told Chris Moyles To His Face What He Thought Of His Show

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Mike Smith, who died on Friday, once told Chris Moyles to his face that he wasn’t a fan of modern radio broadcasting, nor of Chris Moyles’ own par...

The Risk of an All-Female Line Up

Darryl Morris | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Darryl Morris

The BBC's head of entertainment Danny Cohen insisted that he will put an end to all-male comedy panel shows, but I'm not entirely convinced its for the right reasons. Will the booking of more female panelists be seen as an honest recognition of the person's ability or simply an attempt to appease a growing movement?

Will Twitter and Direct-to-Fan Prove More Powerful Than Radio?

Jon McClure | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jon McClure

I don't do mornings. They remind me of being late for the call center and of running for buses, I was fated to miss. However, David was calling with good news, which stirred me from me from my slumbers. "Your album is bloody top five, Jon". Words I doubted I'd ever hear.

Audiences to Takeover BBC Radio 1's Studios During 'Access All Areas' Month

Rebecca Frank | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rebecca Frank

Just to get mushy for a minute, it's projects like these that make you proud to wear your BBC lanyard. Having the freedom to design a celebration around something as human as openness is pretty amazing, it's something only Radio 1 and 1Xtra would and could do.

The Lowe Down

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

Zane Lowe has, over the last decade, gained a reputation as one of the best known broadcasters in the business. With his distinctive (if opinion-splitting voice) boundless enthusiasm, and easy going nature with guests, he has carved out a niche as the man bands come and see when they touch down in the UK.

Sara Cox Injured In Horse Riding Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Sara Cox has been injured in a horse riding accident. The BBC Radio 1 DJ suffered a broken collarbone after falling off a racehorse, and has had t...

Torrid Tributes - The Legacy of the Anti-Thatcher Anthems

Malu Halasa | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Malu Halasa

Music has always offered the choice between escapism and counterattack. At the time of another Tory meltdown - with draconian benefit cuts and the increasing privatization of the NHS - there is no new sound expressing political protest. Ironically people are voicing their disgust through Judy Garland and a Hollywood escapist fantasy from seven decades ago.

Mila Kunis: Not Another Bloody Girl-Next-Door

India Ross | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
India Ross

An eruption of arbitrary internet love for one unwitting individual is a disturbingly common event. And the trend du jour, one can't help but notice, is for the 'charismatic young woman' - a title which by its very existence is a collective face-palm for feminists everywhere.

The Next Big Thing? Interview: Dan Howell (danisnotonfire)

Alex Perry | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Comedy
Alex Perry

Dan Howell is a London-based, 21-year-old YouTube vlogger. When watching his videos, you can't help but like him. And it seems like lots of people feel this way; Dan has 115,000 Facebook likes and 211,000 Twitter followers

The Next Big Thing? - The Power of 'Brand Me' Feat. Danisnotonfire

Alex Perry | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alex Perry

"This ain't the last you've seen of me!" shrieked Kemal Shahin at the cameras, the ninth person to leave the Big Brother House in 2005. Apart from a couple of random cameos, that really was the last we saw of him.

Travis Arrest 'Nothing To Do With Kids'

PA | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

DJ Dave Lee Travis today denied any wrongdoing after his arrest by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, stressing that allegat...

Rihanna Joins Jay-Z Onstage At Hackney Weekend

PA | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

US hip-hop star Jay-Z has been reunited with his protegee Rihanna at BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend. The Talk That Talk singer, who is headlining th...

Ferne's Revenge: 'Grown Men Who Slag Me Off Are Huge Bullies'

PA | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Fearne Cotton has hit back at criticism of her part in the BBC's coverage of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Her tweets come after the broadcaster rec...