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Miracle surgery saves tiny fish from cashing in her chips | Offbeat News

A tiny fish, just an inch long and weighing less than a gram, has made a full recovery after radical surgery to remove a growth from its stomach. So small is the poecilia sphenops, known as Molly, that any point of the 40 minute procedure, from being anaesthetised to the operation itself, could have proved …

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Camp meets politics: Queens on the pink carpet of Drag Race UK premiere | Ents & Arts News

The stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK are on a mission: to bring “camp” and LGBT+ visibility to Britain. Speaking to Sky News at the pink carpet event in London, the 10 contestants taking part in the competition to find the UK’s best drag queen said audiences could expect “a showcase of queer stories” and …

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Unhappy Meal? Rutland resists McDonald’s plans to open a new drive-thru | UK News

By Chris Robertson, news reporter There are two things that Rutland residents are especially proud of: being England’s smallest county, and being the only county that doesn’t have a McDonald’s. But after spending years resisting the rise of fast food restaurants, all of that might be about to change. McDonald’s has recently submitted a planning …

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Second arrest over theft of £5m gold toilet from Blenheim Palace | UK News

A second man has been arrested in connection with the theft of an 18-carat gold toilet from Blenheim Palace. The artwork, which is fully functioning and called America, was taken in the early hours of Saturday, Thames Valley Police said. Officers are still looking for the stolen loo. It was installed opposite the room in …

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Quadrophenia at 40: Stars reminisce about the film for ‘every generation’ | Ents & Arts News

By Claire Gregory, arts and entertainment reporter Released in 1979 and loosely based on The Who’s album of the same name, Quadrophenia’s coming-of-age tale of a young mod is very much a cult classic. Forty years on, a new documentary for Sky Arts, Quadrophenia – Our Generation, explores the style of filmmaking and the movie’s …

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Top Boy, Downton Abbey and Jesy Nelson | Ents & Arts News

Katie’s on holiday so it’s left to Stevie and Claire to discuss the new series of Top Boy, Sky’s doctor drama Temple and Jesy Nelson’s documentary. Stevie also gives us his top picks from the Toronto International Film Festival so far, and Claire’s been chatting to the cast of Downton Abbey. Plus, drama at the …

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Friends: Ross and Rachel’s baby Emma ‘would be in therapy in 2019’ | Ents & Arts News

After 10 years of friendship, romance, being on a break, a Vegas marriage and lots more on-again-off-again romance, Ross and Rachel finally got back together in the last ever episode to give Friends fans their happy ending. She got off the plane, and the rest is… well, is left for us to imagine. Fifteen years …

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Ja Rule: Rapper behind disastrous Fyre Festival ‘re-releasing all his music as visual albums’ | Ents & Arts News

By David Mercer, news reporter Rapper Ja Rule – who co-founded the disastrous Fyre Festival – has announced he is re-releasing all his music as “visual albums”. The US hip-hop star, who has brought out seven solo albums over the last 20 years, revealed on social media his ambitious plan to record new videos for …

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Downton Abbey stately home to be listed on Airbnb for one night only | UK News

Fans of Downton Abbey are being given the chance to stay at the stately home where the TV series is set. Two guests will be allowed to stay at Highclere Castle for one night on 26 November if they can show they are passionate about Downton Abbey. They will stay in one of the main …

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Shane Gillis: Saturday Night Live sacks new comedian over ‘hurtful’ racial slurs | Ents & Arts News

A new Saturday Night Live comedian has been axed from the show before his first appearance after a video emerged of him making “offensive, hurtful and unacceptable” slurs about Chinese people. Shane Gillis faced a backlash soon after it was announced he was joining the long-running US sketch show. After footage of him making offensive …

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