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The 10 best TV shows of 2018

In a year where politics split the nation, television brought everyone back together. Ed Cumming names the best series of 2018

Ed Sheeran tour earned more in 2018 than any other artist in 30 years

Sheeran topped the list of highest-grossing tours, in what was a record-breaking year for live music

Mahershala Ali apologises to family of character he plays in new film

Dr Don Shirley's estate have called the film a 'symphony of lies'

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Paloma Faith: 'Theresa May should step down. Her career is over'

Exclusive: The singer and actor talks to Roisin O'Connor about why the prime minister should admit Brexit is a mistake, society’s misconceptions about women and sexuality after childbirth, and her new role as a ‘horrible villain’ in a forthcoming Batman prequel

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The best music releases this week, from Ariana Grande to Cass McCombs

In her weekly column, music correspondent Roisin O'Connor goes through the best new releases of the week

The Cane review: Clever, witty and slyly provocative

A baying mob of schoolchildren gang up on a teacher over his past use of the cane, in a play that asks if it’s fair to judge past actions by the standards of the present

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake review: Still a marvel

First seen in 1995, this revival of Matthew Bourne's spellbinding production is as urgent as ever