Strictly Come Dancing 2019 crowns its winners

Media playback is unsupported on your device Former Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher, who was only drafted into Strictly Come Dancing as a last-minute replacement, has been voted this year’s winner. Kelvin and professional partner Oti Mabuse lifted this year’s glitterball trophy on BBC One on Saturday. Although the pair came second on the judges’ scoring,…

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BBC Sound of 2020: Who’s on the longlist?

Media playback is unsupported on your device A selection of bedroom musicians, indie bands and retro-futuristic soul singers are being tipped for success on BBC Music’s Sound of 2020 list. The longlist features 10 rising acts, from punk-pop firebrand Yungblud to soul-baring songwriter Celeste. Other nominees include DIY musician Beabadoobee, who is signed to the…

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Naturalist and presenter David Bellamy dies at 86

Botanist and broadcaster David Bellamy has died aged 86, the Conservation Foundation he formed has said. London-born Bellamy, who became a household name as a TV personality, scientist and conservationist, died on Wednesday, according to the foundation. His colleague, David Shreeve, described him as a “larger-than-life character” who “inspired a whole generation”. In later life…

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Peter Handke receives Nobel Literature prize

Austrian author Peter Handke has received his Nobel prize for Literature at a ceremony in Sweden. The choice of Handke was controversial because of his support for the Serbian side in the 1990s Yugoslav war. The ambassadors of countries including Bosnia, Albania, Kosovo and Turkey boycotted the ceremony in protest. Olga Tokarczuk, who is considered…

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