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Jon Holmes and Mitch Benn have been axed from Radio 4’s Now Show – in the name of diversity. Both have been long-standing stalwarts of the 18-year-old topical show, but will not be returning when it returns to air this autumn. Holmes, who also hosts a daily show on TalkRadio, tweeted yesterday: ‘Sad to announce I've been axed from @BBCNowShow as "we want to recast with more women and diversity" Tsk.

Police responding to reports of a woman being assaulted in her car on the M62 were surprised at what they found when they pulled over the vehicle – zombies.

The Daily Mail has been fooled by impressionist Morgana Robinson.

JAMES CORDEN is to voice Peter Rabbit in a new big screen version of Beatrix Potter’s children’s classic to celebrate the author's 150th birthday.

Jim Davidson is paid £43,000 a year from a veterans’ charity he set up, it has been revealed.

David Walliams’s children’s book, Gangsta Granny, is heading to he West End.

Broadcast watchdogs have branded a Harry Hill routine about a transgender man offensive – seven years after clearing the same jokes.

Mrs Brown’s Boys is going back on tour.

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