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The soldier with a secret talent – ballet

Image copyright Rosie Kay Dance Company Twenty-two-year-old Alex Smith is a serving soldier in the British Army who nearly went into a very different profession – ballet. For two years he kept his talents a secret from his fellow soldiers. Trooper Alex Smith of the Queen’s Dragoon Guards is wearing his uniform and he’s ready […]

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The Gompertz guide to… Jeff Koons

Works by renowned artist Jeff Koons have gone on display in the UK, some for the first time. He hopes it will create a “dialogue” with visitors to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. But it’s not the first time the US artist has got people talking. The BBCs Arts Editor Will Gompertz explains Koons’ controversial […]

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UK needs black culture museum, says architect Sir David Adjaye

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir David thinks the move would benefit generations of black children Architect Sir David Adjaye has called for a “long overdue” museum celebrating black culture in Britain. He believes it would help generations of black children to feel part of “the language, DNA and roots” of the […]

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Phone-hacking: Sir Elton John and Elizabeth Hurley settle claims

Image copyright PA Image caption Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish were among those to reach settlements with NGN Sir Elton John, Elizabeth Hurley and Heather Mills have settled phone-hacking claims against News Group Newspapers, their lawyers have said. The case involving NGN, publisher of the Sun and the now-defunct News of the […]