Simpsons actor Hank Azaria says he will no longer voice Apu

[ad_1] Image copyright TCFFC Image caption Hank Azaria has voiced Apu for 30 years The voice actor who plays the Indian character Apu in The Simpsons has said he is stepping down from the role, following years of controversy.White actor Hank Azaria has performed the voice of the Indian convenience store owner since the character was created in 1990.But the character has been accused of reinforcing racial stereotypes. It was

‘Value for money’ review of £1.3bn university funding

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Universities in England are to face a "value for money" review of how £1.3bn per year of funding might give more support to "priority" subjects. Higher education watchdog the Office for Students (OFS) is understood to be launching the review in the spring.But it will not consider tuition fees - with the government set to publish a separate response to calls to cut fees.Universities UK

Unprofessional TikTok medical videos ‘not the norm’

[ad_1] Image copyright Rose Marie Leslie Image caption TikTok videos featuring doctors giving health information are popular on the social media platform Viral videos made by US doctors and nurses made headlines this week after they were accused of being unprofessional and spreading misinformation.One now-deleted TikTok (a social media platform popular with teens) video featured a nurse telling her followers that the way to avoid STIs was to abstain from

Wiggles singer Greg Page has cardiac arrest at bushfire relief show

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Greg Page, seen here at a reunion show in 2012, retired from the group due to ill health Greg Page, a founding member of the popular children's music group The Wiggles, has collapsed at a bushfire relief show in Sydney.Page - who used to perform as the yellow Wiggle - sang on stage for an hour and a half before suffering a cardiac

Manchester mayor criticises Eminem for rap about Ariana Grande gig bomb

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The lyric appears on the star's album Music To Be Murdered By, which was released on Friday Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has hit out at Eminem for an "unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespectful" lyric about the 2017 bomb attack in the city.In a song on his new album, the US star raps: "I'm contemplating yelling 'bombs away' on the game/Like I'm outside of

Ban on spiked collars at Slipknot gig in Glasgow ‘ridiculous’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Corey Taylor of Slipknot on stage at Manchester Arena earlier this week Event organisers have been criticised for introducing "ridiculous" clothing bans at a Slipknot concert in Glasgow.The US heavy metal outfit is scheduled to appear on Saturday at the Hydro, where they performed in January 2015.The venue published a list of banned accessories ahead of the gig, including spiked collars, large belt

Susan Warby death: Whistleblower letter to husband ‘revealed blunders’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media Image caption Jon Warby's wife Susan died at West Suffolk Hospital on 30 August 2018 A former police officer whose wife died five weeks after bowel surgery said he was "knocked sideways completely" when he received an anonymous letter highlighting blunders in her treatment.Susan Warby, 57, died at the West Suffolk Hospital on 30 August, 2018.During an inquest into her death, it was heard she

Mac Miller sounds ‘at peace’ on posthumous album

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Before Mac Miller died in 2018, he was working on an album called Circles. The songs were being finished with the help of songwriter and producer Jon Brion, who went on to complete the album after Mac's death.The rapper's family decided to release the album, which is out today, saying in an Instagram post that it's a "complicated process that has no right answer".There can

Derek Fowlds: Yes Minister and Heartbeat actor dies aged 82

[ad_1] Image caption Fowlds' character Bernard in Yes Minister was the principal private secretary to politician Jim Hacker Actor Derek Fowlds, known to millions for playing Bernard Woolley in Yes Minister, has died at the age of 82.He also played sergeant-turned-publican Oscar Blaketon in ITV police drama Heartbeat for 18 years, and was "Mr Derek" on the Basil Brush show in the 70s.The actor died at Royal United Hospital in