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Why It's Time to Talk Openly About Miscarriage

Anna Foster | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Parents
Anna Foster

I always planned to make a programme about the dark times, but I don't think I realised it'd take me five years to feel strong enough to do it. Now, after so many supportive and heartfelt messages, I'm glad I did.

Celebs at Home: Johnny Depp

Andy Bush | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Time once again to peer behind the sanitised public veil of the modern celebrity, this time we ponder whether the rich and famous have home IT problems just like the rest of us.

Celebs at Home: 50 Cent

Andy Bush | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Time to delve once again behind the public veil of celebrity life. This time I pose the question - does rapper 50 Cent actually put together his own flat pack furniture? If so, does he get really confused and angry like the rest of us?

Celebs at Home: Tom Odell

Andy Bush | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Tom Odell has got a new song out called Magnetised, it's good and that but I wonder whether he's trying to send us a secret message about a superpower he has. Could this be a late bid for being in the X-Men?

'The Archers' Star Alan Devereux Dies, Aged 75

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

'The Archers' actor Alan Devereux has died at the age of 75. The veteran star of the BBC Radio 4 soap, who played Sid Perks for nearly 50 years, died...

Celebs at Holiday: Keane on Holiday

Andy Bush | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Imagine seeing ZZ Top cycle past you at Center Parcs or the Stereophonics queuing behind you to see the lions at Cricket St. Thomas (near Chard)? With this in mind I have draw you a picture of how good it would be to see Keane on their band holiday. Enjoy.

Celebs at Home: Simon and Garfunkel

Andy Bush | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

I continue to look behind the veil of celebrity public life. I've always been fascinated by duos - they are all knowing looks and admiring glances on stage, but what are they like when they get home and kick their shoes off? Using Simon and Garfunkel as a test case I'm pretty sure that behind the scenes Art Garfunkel was a bit of a practical joker, I mean come on, look at the hair.

Women's Aid and 'The Archers': The Drama of Domestic Abuse

Polly Neate | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Polly Neate

When Women's Aid began working with The Archers on the depiction of coercive control - the gradual erosion of Helen's freedom, self-esteem and relationships by her controlling, abusive husband Rob - we hoped it would help increase public understanding of this sinister crime that is at the heart of domestic abuse. It has certainly done so.

'The Archers' Fans Raise Huge Sum For Domestic Violence Charity After Soap Plot

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

Fans of 'The Archers' have raised over £80,000 for a domestic violence charity, following an abuse storyline on the BBC Radio 4 soap. Listeners have...

Make Your Dreams A Reality

Charlie Hedges | Posted 26.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Charlie Hedges

Some of you might know me as 'Charlie from Kiss', others as 'Charlie the DJ' - you're going to see a lot more of my blogs on here and before that I wanted to properly introduce myself to you all...

Video Killed the Radio Star? Not even close.

Loren Treisman | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

In this global digital age, initiatives which give youth a chance to express their views and shape their futures are needed more than ever. Technology can help this information spread further and faster.

Jeremy Irons Just Managed To make Chris Evans' Week Even Worse

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

Chris Evans started the working week with a spot of controversy - and he’s ending it with even more, thanks to the actor Jeremy Irons. Yep, just fiv...

Celebs at Home: Kanye West

Andy Bush | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Ask yourself this one question - If Kanye West burns the toast at home what does he do? I've tried my best to depict this through the medium of cartoonery...

Closing Newspaper Review Show After 60 Years Is A Sign Of Changing Times

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK

Former hosts of the soon-to-be axed 'What The Papers Say' have hailed its closure as "sadly inevitable" in the changing media landscape. Print jour...

Celebs at Home: Marilyn Manson

Andy Bush | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

If you've ever strolled into a room in the house but then can't recall what reason you went in there for in the first place then you'll have some empathy with good old Marilyn Manson. I've drawn it for you. You're welcome.

Why 90% Of UK Tune In To Radio Every Week

Maisie McCabe | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Maisie McCabe

We have a real mix of broadcasters in the running for our Broadcaster of the Year category, although all four of them are from the BBC.

This Archers Plotline Inspired People To Give Thousands To Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

A donations page setup on behalf of a fictional character from the world's longest-running radio soap opera has raised over £11,000 for a domestic vi...

Please Tell me Something Good

Fi Glover | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK
Fi Glover

Good news struggles to find its place in the news agenda. As an editor, or journalist, at what point do you say that a policy or a scheme or a venture has become successful enough to justify attention with so much else to cover? How do you avoid a good news story looking like a puff piece?

Celebs at Home: Billy Idol

Andy Bush | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

It's time for another glimpse behind the scenes in a Celebrity's life in my Celebs at Home series. I've always been fascinated by Billy Idol, I love the fact that you never see him out of 'rebel character'.

Sir Terry Wogan: A Radio Legend and Why

David Spencer | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
David Spencer

His famous answer to being asked about the millions of listeners he had, was to say he had one listener. There in a single answer, a short sentence, is why Sir Terry Wogan was so good at radio. He made each listener feel like it was they that he was talking to.

Congratulations to the Media and Politicians for Helping Demonise Muslims!

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

The consequence of this portrayal was written on the wall in bold and brightly coloured letters: Muslims will become victims of terrible crimes motivated by racism and Islamophobia if this media onslaught continues. The media did not pay heed to those warnings, and that has happened, exactly as it was predicted.

Christmas Future: Sober?

Pete Jackson | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pete Jackson

Alcoholism gets in deep. And it doesn't ever really go away. Like a virus that lingers in your system, ever ready to rear it's ugly head and shout 'Oi dickhead!! Remember me?!'

Junior Choice: The Demise of Post-War Childhood's Soundtrack

Ed Green | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ed Green

Yuletide nostalgia from the BBC - Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart returns on Christmas Day with a special edition of Junior Choice. I remember this well - the only programme that would escape my parents' beeline for the off switch in the mid-70s, when shared frequencies meant accidental exposure to Radio 1.

Why Serial Is Killer Radio

David Spencer | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
David Spencer

With a bang and a crash of its website, the new series of the popular podcast Serial arrived earlier this month. Sarah Koenig and her colleagues are taking up the story of Bowe Bergdahl for their second investigation.

Celebs at Home: Kraftwerk

Andy Bush | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

I'm fascinated by the 'behind the scenes' bit of celebrity life, we're all used to seeing these famous people in news papers and on our TV screens but what about those moments when they have to do normal stuff like you and me?