Strictly Come Dancing: Joanne Clifton quits and new dancers revealed

Strictly Come Dancing: Joanne Clifton quits and new dancers revealed

Current Strictly Come Dancing champion Joanne Clifton is stepping down to concentrate on musical theatre. The professional dancer lifted the glitterball trophy with BBC presenter Ore Oduba in December. Oksana Platero – who danced with Judge Rinder – is also leaving the show, as is Natalie Lowe, who announced she was stepping down last month. The new dancers are Amy Dowden, from South Wales, Australian Dianne Buswell and Nadiya Bychkova from Ukraine. They will join…

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UK's fraud hotspots revealed by Which?

UK's fraud hotspots revealed by Which?

Norfolk is a dating scams hotspot, Surrey succumbs to investment fraud and west and mid-Wales suffers cold calling computer cons, according to data from UK cyber-crime centre Action Fraud. Consumer watchdog Which? has collated the data, which came via a Freedom of Information request And it wants the government to do more to tackle the problem. A recent Office of National Statistics survey suggested there are 5.4 million fraud and computer misuse cases a year….

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Exclusive: Has Zoe Saldana revealed Avengers 4 title?

Exclusive: Has Zoe Saldana revealed Avengers 4 title?

Has Zoe Saldana let slip that the title of the fourth Avengers film is Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet? Speaking at the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere, the actress, who plays Gamora, talked about the involvement of Guardians stars in the Avengers films. Asked about the third Avengers film, she said: “I think the Guardians just shot their part when it comes to Infinity War. “And we all have to go back for Gauntlet later…

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Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard

Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard

A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider Mastercard. The rollout follows two successful trials in South Africa. The technology works in the same way as it does with mobile phone payments: users must have their finger over the sensor when making a purchase. Security experts have said that while using fingerprints is not foolproof, it is a “sensible” use of biometric technology. ‘Nine changes’ Mastercard’s chief of safety…

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Nintendo Switch’s CPU, GPU clock speeds revealed

Nintendo Switch’s CPU, GPU clock speeds revealed

Last week, news leaked that Nintendo’s upcoming Switch wasn’t based on Pascal at all. Previously, all Nvidia had stated was that Switch was based on “the same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards.” Given this statement, some of you doubted reports that the new console would rely on Maxwell-era technology instead of Pascal. The truth may be a bit more complex, since the X1 inside Tegra could have been customized to one…

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BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016: Shortlist of 16 revealed for award

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016: Shortlist of 16 revealed for award

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 Venue: Genting Arena, Birmingham Date: Sunday, 18 December Time: From 18:40 GMT Coverage: BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website Sixteen contenders have been shortlisted for the 2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. They will go forward to a vote on the night of the live show in Birmingham on Sunday, 18 December. The nominees are: Nicola Adams – Boxing, Gareth Bale – Football,…

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Strictly Come Dancing: Christmas special line-up revealed

Strictly Come Dancing: Christmas special line-up revealed

Melvin Odoom is returning to the Strictly dance floor, weeks after leaving the BBC One show. The DJ, the first contestant to be voted out of this year’s series, will take part in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special alongside five other former contestants. The Christmas Day broadcast will be the final time Len Goodman will be seen on the judging panel. He announced in July that this series of Strictly would be his last….

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Mary Berry's first post-Bake Off show revealed

Mary Berry's first post-Bake Off show revealed

The BBC has announced details of Mary Berry’s first show since leaving The Great British Bake Off. She will sample the culinary histories of stately homes and create new recipes inspired by her visits in Mary Berry’s Secrets From Britain’s Great Houses. In September, she announced she would not remain as a judge on Bake Off when it moves from BBC One to Channel 4. In a statement, she said she was “so excited” to…

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