Russell Brand: “The reason I don’t vote is the same reason I don’t eat glitter; there’s no fucking point”. Photo: EPA

Brand has been good at many things in his 39-year life. He has made people laugh. He has made them cross. He has had a genius for getting into scrapes(...)

British comedian Russell Brand attends the Britain Needs a Pay Rise march in London on October 18th last. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

Poor Russell Brand. Not only has he been (to use the vernacular) “threwn out” by the biggest pop star on the planet (Katy Perry) and the super posh “h(...)

Jeremy Paxman, the long-time BBC broadcaster, is to anchor Channel 4’s general election night coverage next year. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.

Jeremy Paxman, the long-time BBC broadcaster, is to anchor Channel 4’s general election night coverage next year.Channel 4 announced the development t(...)

Alex Salmond (left) and Alistair Darling (right ) with host Bernard Ponsonby as they took part in a live television debate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images 2:13

Scottish first minister Alex Salmond faced repeated demands during a key TV independence referendum debate last night to guarantee the currency an (...)

 Evan Davis  has been announced as Jeremy Paxman’s replacement on Newsnight. Photograph: Jude Edginton/BBC /PA Wire

Presenter Evan Davis has been announced as Jeremy Paxman’s replacement on BBC’s Newsnight.Paxman bowed out of the BBC2 news programme after 25 years i(...)

BBC Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman allows himself a little liberty putting the feet up as he signs off as presenter of the flagship current affairs show after 25 years last night. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Jeremy Paxman bowed out of Newsnight after 25 years with a parting joke, bringing his sardonic style to a spoof presenting the weather.London mayor B(...)

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So, what kind of inner chimp have you? Rowdy or calm? Confident or fearful? Combative or timid? In Ronnie O’Sullivan’s case, his probably has a bit of(...)

The advent of “big data” is a well-documented aspect of our digital age. But the abuse of statistics is also a well-known phenomenon; telling lies wit(...)

Undated BBC handout photo of Jeremy Paxman on the set of Newsnight. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

One of the BBC’s biggest stars, dogged interviewer Jeremy Paxman, has announced he is quitting the flagship current affairs show Newsnight.The BBC sai(...)

We do not trust our public institutions. Some say this doesn’t matter too much: it was ever thus. Others argue lack of trust in public institutions ha(...)