Entertainment 

Witness the revival of The Old Grey Whistle Test

BBC The Old Grey Whistle Test was unabashedly about the music But where Top Of The Pops, its glitzier BBC One cousin, was all about chart positions and celebrity DJs, The Old Grey Whistle Test was defiantly, unrepentantly – and often unfashionably – about the music. Or as its most famous presenter Bob Harris put it: “Whistle Test was an albums show. Top Of The Pops was singles.” Now, to mark 30 years since its final broadcast, BBC Four is resurrecting the Whistle Test. This Friday a live three-hour special…

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Entertainment 

BRITs 2018 winners list: Who won what at iconic awards bash?

Tonight the very best in British and international music will be rewarded at The O2 in London. Performances are promised as well; with the likes of Rita Ora and Sam Smith set to take to the stage. So who’ll win? Can Dua Lipa make good on any of her five nominations? Will favourites like Stormzy and Ed Sheeran come away with silverware? The BRIT Awards ceremony starts at 8:00pm, and you can refresh this page throughout the night to see the results as they come in. Scroll down for the…

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Science 

How you speak predicts if psychedelic therapy will help you

Psychedelic therapy may relieve depression in some peopleGeorgePeters/Getty By Jessica Hamzelou The way you speak may reveal whether a psychedelic drug could help treat depression or anxiety. Robin Carhart-Harris and his team at Imperial College London have been testing psilocybin – a hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms – in people with treatment-resistant depression. Their pilot study found that when it was given to 12 volunteers alongside psychological support, five of them no longer met the clinical criteria for a depression diagnosis three months later. But how can you tell if psilocybin might help…

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Top Stories World 

Is there a peanut farmer from Plains in the field of 2020 Dems?

The signs are everywhere that the 2020 Democratic presidential field will be much larger than usual — maybe larger than ever. Barely a year into Donald Trump’s presidency, one declared candidate, Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., is already running ads in Iowa. Julian Castro, the former HUD secretary, is telling reporters to consider him a White House prospect as he travels to New Hampshire. And former Attorney General Eric Holder is hinting he might be interested. These are just the most recent developments. The list of would-be Democratic candidates is exhausting…

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Sport 

NBA All-Star: Shaquille O’Neal cracks WITTY joke about Eric Gordon in three-point contest

The Houston Rockets guard was entering the competition as one of the favourites to win back-to-back titles. As the defending champion he went last with just three going through to the final round. But Gordon was unable to beat the scores of Tobias Harris, Devin Booker and Klay Thompson with just 12 points. And NBA legend O’Neal couldn’t help thinking there was one reason Gordon was unable to match his usual best. “I know snitches get stitches but I can tell who went out last night,” O’Neal said. “I’m just…

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Sport 

NBA All-Star 2018 LIVE stream: How to watch dunk and three-point contests FOR FREE online

The NBA All-Star game takes place tomorrow night but this evening sees some of the league’s best stars take on the dunk contest and three-point challenge to prove who is the best. The night begins with the Taco Bell Skills Challenge before Eric Gordon aims to defend his title in the three-point challenge.  To do so, he will have to beat former champion Klay Thompson and he is also joined by fellow All-Stars Bradley Beal, Paul George and Kyle Lowry. The Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker, Miami Heat’s Wayne Ellington and…

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Sport 

West Brom v Southampton, Brighton v Coventry and more – live!

West Brom’s marking here looks to be utterly atrocious. Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) Smart finish, @wesleyhoedt! 😎 #saintsfc pic.twitter.com/0eeikEIp7E February 17, 2018 OFF THE BAR! Nearly a dream debut for Locadia at Brighton as he got on the end of a knock down but he could only smash the ball against the crossbar. Better luck next time. If Pardew wanted to embarrass any of his taxi-stealing stars, he might consider subbing him off for his own amusement. Not that it would really help him today seeing as they are already losing.…

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Technology 

Journalist covering Parkland shooting impersonated on Twitter – CNET

A reporter for the Miami Herald says her ability was cover the deadly shooting spree in Parkland, Florida, was hampered by impersonators harassing her on Twitter. Joe Raedle / Getty Images Twitter users tried to hamper a newspaper reporter’s efforts to cover the deadly high school shooting in Florida on Wednesday by harassing her and doctoring her tweets. As the shooter began a rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that would claim at least 17 lives, many students at the school began posting to social media about their experience…

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Top Stories World 

In Houston, outrage over a school arrest that landed a student in immigration detention

WASHINGTON – The Houston school district is under fire after a student without legal status ended up in immigration detention following his arrest by a school police officer for an altercation with a female student. A lawyer for Dennis Rivera Sarmiento, 19, said his client was bullied by the 15-year-old girl and retaliated only after she taunted him with racial slurs, threw a full bottle of Gatorade at him and confronted him. “He’s very fearful of being deported to Honduras,” said Rivera’s attorney, Brandon Roché. On Wednesday, students at Stephen…

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Familiar responses from Congress after latest mass shooting

WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday began the familiar process of discussing the nation’s gun laws with little likelihood of taking action following the 18th school shooting of the year. Congressional reaction to the death of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday broke down along predictably partisan lines as Republicans urged caution against drawing abrupt conclusions and Democrats expressed outrage over a lack of legislative action as the number of mass shootings mount. And the prospects for any legislative action continue to remain dim…

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