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Is TikTok Safe To Use? Concerns Raised About Harmful Content And User Data
While social networks like Facebook and Twitter are stagnating, TikTok is growing fast. With such growth comes plenty of attention, and TikTok is now facing scrutiny in several areas, from the algorithmic distribution of harmful content to how it han
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Vermeer At The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - A Once In A Generation Show, Don’t Miss It
Yes, before you ask, she’s here. How could she not be? In this, not just the first retrospective exhibition of works by the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer in the history of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, but the most complete ever mounted. It has 28 of his
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BBC One’s The Gold: The Incredible True Story Behind The Real Brink’s-Mat Robbery
With its star-studded cast and heist-themed plot, BBC show The Gold has already been garnering a fair amount of interest ahead of its launch on February 12. The events in the show were actually based on an infamous real-life crime dubbed the Brink’s-
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Loved Happy Valley? Here Are Creator Sally Wainwright’s Other Shows
We’re still reeling from Sunday night’s Happy Valley final. After seven years and three series, creator Sally Wainwright OBE concluded the drama perfectly with a showdown between Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton) and Sergeant Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lan
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Who Is The New Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer?
Michelle Donelan has been replaced by Lucy Frazer as the Culture Secretary in today’s Cabinet reshuffle. The change comes as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak detached the digital arm of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Now, a new strea
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Beyoncé’s 10 Most Iconic Moments As The Singer Wins Record-breaking 32nd Grammy
Queen Bey has become the most decorated artist in Grammys history, winning her 32nd Grammy Award last night, for her seventh studio album Renaissance. “I’m trying not to be too emotional,” she said as she took to the stage to accept her award. “I’m t
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The Best True Crime On BBC, Netflix, Amazon Prime And Hulu, From The Killing Season To Sins Of Our Mother
What’s the strange fascination we have with true crime on TV? It usually has the satisfying components of a good story – a hero, a victim, a villain and (sometimes) a resolution. For those many unsolved mysteries, there’s also the ego massage that co
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Darren Aronofsky: “The Whale Allows People To Have A Good Cry”
“For whatever impatient aggression I have, it’s now balanced out with a more patient chill,” says Darren Aronofsky, sipping water in the junket carousel, very much from the David Cronenberg school of directors where a reputation as a Lord of Cinemati
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Who Won At The Grammys 2023? Full List Of Award Winners, From Lizzo To Adele
The 65th Grammy Awards were presented on Sunday(February 5), which saw major wins for Harry Styles, Beyoncé, Adele, and Kendrick Lamar. Beyoncé led the night with a total of nine nominations. She also set a new record with 88 nominations over the cou
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From Kylie Stan To Grammy Winner: Who Is Kim Petras?
German pop star Kim Petras made history last night by becoming the first transgender woman to win a Grammy for Best Pop/Group performance with her hit single, Unholy, on which she collaborated with Sam Smith. The track went to number one in multiple
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Hogwarts Legacy Review: Roll Up For The Magical Mystery Tour
Dust off the robes and dig the wand out from the back of the cupboard: Harry Potter is back with a bang. Many column inches have been devoted to the various controversies associated with the franchise’s newest (and hotly anticipated) game, Hogwarts L
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Happy Valley Series Finale: The Internet Reacts To The Thrilling Ending
It was the final we’d all been waiting for: after three series running across seven years, Happy Valley came to an end last night. In a special 70 minute episode, Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton) and Sergeant Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) faced o
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The 20 Best Films To Watch On MUBI Right Now, From Aftersun To Drive My Car
One of the streaming platforms that has really come into its own over recent years is MUBI, home of foreign-language favourites, cult hits and undiscovered gems. For years, the service worked by recommending a new film every day, with a rolling selec
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How We Made Women Talking With Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley And Sarah Polley: ‘I Love An Unpalatable Woman’
When Claire Foy picked up the script for Women Talking, there was no question about whether or not she wanted to be involved. “I had never read a script like it. And I found it really moving, intriguing, terrifying. And hopeful, actually,” she tells
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Singer-songwriter SG Lewis: ‘We’re In A Hyper-poppy Moment. The Industry Is Obsessed With Speed’
SG Lewis remembers the first time he ever set foot in a nightclub. He was a fresher at university and his friends had taken him to East Village in Liverpool where industrial techno DJ Ben Klock was playing: “I remember feeling a kick in the chest eac
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How To Buy Apple Stocks & Shares (AAP)
While many of its technology peers have suffered substantial falls in share price over the last six months, Apple has continued to buck the trend. Although the US technology giant’s share price fell by 25% from March to June, it has since recovered t
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UK Festivals 2023: Music Events And Line-ups Confirmed For Next Summer, From Glastonbury To Parklife
First, the bad news: festival season is over for 2022. But there’s good news too: plans to do it all again in 2023 are well underway. With the sounds of summer still ringing in our ears, thoughts immediately turn to next year, and many of the UK’s bi
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Happy Valley’s 11 Big Unanswered Questions Before Sunday’s Finale
In two days, the final episode of Happy Valley ever will air on the BBC. We’re going to be bereft without the marvellous Sergeant Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire), but hopefully creator Sally Wainwright will give us a grand finale to remember. As
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Gordon Ramsay: Five Of The Chef’s Funniest Moments
Gordon Ramsay has long divided his time between Los Angeles and London, but his star is increasingly global — and stretched in all sorts of directions. His latest UK show, Next Level Chef, available on ITVX in the UK, has hardly been the talk of the
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The Lehman Trilogy’s Michael Balogun On His Extraordinary Journey From Prison To Starring In The West End
For anyone questioning the power of art to change lives, look no further than Michael Balogun. He was at his lowest ebb, sitting in a prison cell, when he had an “epiphany” – he should try to become an actor. Fast forward a decade or so, and with a s
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Our Music Recommendations: What We’re Listening To, From Jamie Jones To Olivia Dean
Is your playlist in need of some refreshment? We have some suggestions. Taylor Swift — Evermore Surprise! Again! Taylor Swift’s lockdown adventures continued with the news that she has a recorded second secretly written album. Evermore is the “sister
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Top 10 cryptocurrencies in February 2023
Cryptocurrencies are a digital-only form of financial exchange that use cryptography as a means of security. They are not physical currencies in the same way as, say, pounds or dollars. Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, made its debut over a deca
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How To Buy Amazon Shares (AMZN)
Investors in Amazon suffered a near 50% fall in the value of their shares in the first six months of 2022. Concerns over a slowdown in consumer spending, along with the company reporting its first quarterly loss for some years, have taken their toll
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How To Buy Alphabet Stock (GOOGL)
Shares in Alphabet, Google’s parent company, have fallen by as much as 30% this year from their high of $152 (£126) in late 2021. As with other US technology companies, rising interest rates, soaring inflation and fears of an economic recession have
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How To Buy Facebook Stocks & Shares (META)
Originally founded in 2004 as Facebook, Meta Platforms Inc is one of the world’s largest and best-known technology conglomerates. It is divided across two main business segments: Family of Apps (FoA) and Reality Labs (RL). FoA encompasses a range of
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Who Will Rihanna Bring Out For Her Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show? Our Top Picks
As the days draw nearer for the biggest NFL game of them all, with the Philadelphia Eagles taking on the Kansas City Chiefs, excitement levels are building for one of the most anticipated Super Bowl halftime performances in history. Rihanna is set to
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What Is A Pre-payment Energy Meter And How Do They Work?
Pre-payment meters are electricity and gas meters that work on a pay-as-you-go basis. While they can help you budget, they normally work out more expensive than households with standard meters. British Gas has now suspended the use of court warrants
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Our Film And TV Recommendations: What To Watch, From Nolly To Pamela, A Love Story
The  clocks have gone back, the weather’s grim - it’s the perfect season for hibernating in front of the television, or a night at the cinema. Here are the films and TV shows on our cultural radar this week… Wolfwalkers I can’t remember the last time
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New Music: Albums Being Released In February 2023, From Shania Twain To RAYE
Want to keep up with the best new album releases? Look no further! Consider this your essential monthly album calendar — where we will run down the most unmissable albums of each month of 2023, so you don’t miss a thing. RAYE - My 21st Century Blues
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All The Beauty And The Bloodshed Director Laura Poitras: “Nan Goldin Is Doing Great Things In A Dark Time”
Laura Poitras typically zones in on what she calls “individuals who are confronting abuses of power, particularly in the context of the United States” – such as Julian Assange, or Edward Snowden, the subject of her Oscar-winning film Citizenfour. Her
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