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    David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' superstar, in critical condition

    (CNN)David Cassidy, the wildly popular '70s heartthrob who shot to fame when he starred and sang in TV's "The Partridge Family," is in critical condition with organ failure. Cassidy is being treated at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area hospital, longtime publicist Jo-Ann Geffen told CNN on Saturday. "He is conscious and surrounded by family and friends, nothing is imminent and we are taking it day by day," Geffen said. Cassidy, 67, told People magazine earlier this year he was battling dementia.

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    NHS birthplace GP service 'unsustainable'

    Health services in the town often cited as the birthplace of the NHS are "unsustainable", a report has warned. Tredegar-born Aneurin Bevan, the then UK health minister, founded the national health service in 1948. But a report warns Tredegar's GP services are "not fit for purpose" with outdated buildings and a lack of doctors. Blaenau Gwent council and the health board are considering opening a new health and wellbeing unit in the town. A joint report by the health board and council says two GP practices are providing care for about 14,000 people in the town, which has high levels of deprivation and ill-health. It adds: "Health and well-being services are currently unsustainable to continue to

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    Anthony Atamanuik: The late-night comic who plays off Trump's 'inner self'

    Donald Trump was one of 17 candidates in the GOP primaries when actor Anthony Atamanuik did his first impersonation of him during an improv show at Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. "He announced on my birthday, on June 15, and I thought it was pretty silly at the time," Atamanuik recalled. Lots of reporters and commentators felt the same way. "But by August, I was like, 'Well, this guy's for real.' And I thought it would be funny to do him," the comedian said. Atamanuik's stock right rose along with Trump's. This year the comedian turned the Trump performance into a full-time gig, starring in 20 episodes of "The President Show" for Comedy Central. "It takes two hours to get into the makeup,"

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    Climbing Ben Nevis 'saved my life'

    A man who climbed the UK's highest mountain every day for a month has told 5 live Breakfast how it helped improve his mental health. Andy Cole decided to climb Ben Nevis after his doctor, who was treating Andy for depression, told him to do more outdoor activity. The forklift driver said: "The natural endorphins started to release, the medication intake was lowered - I've gained so much out of the natural outdoors."

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    Missed this week's entertainment news?

    Lots has happened in the past week in the worlds of TV, film, art and comedy. Here are some of the biggest stories, in case they passed you by. Cheers and applause greeted the record-breaking sale of a 500-year-old painting of Jesus believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci. The painting, known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World), sold for $450m (£341m) - considerably more than the £45 it fetched back in 1958. After weeks of speculation, ITV confirmed the line-up for this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here ahead of its launch on Sunday. The participation of UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's father Stanley was much remarked upon, possibly because he was one of the few names people

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    Jay-Z takes on criminal justice reform

    "What's happening to Meek Mill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day," Jay-Z wrote. "I saw this up close when I was growing up in Brooklyn during the 1970s and 1980s," he wrote. "Instead of a second chance, probation ends up being a land mine, with a random misstep bringing consequences greater than the crime. A person on probation can end up in jail over a technical violation like missing a curfew." MUST WATCH Lawyers: Judge wanted favors from Meek Mill01:56 The rapper has been one of the most outspoken proponents for Mill, posting about the case on social media and pausing his recent concert in Dallas to speak

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    Aled Jones denies 'inappropriate' behaviour

    Singer Aled Jones has said he is "deeply sorry" for any upset caused after allegations about his behaviour, but denied any "inappropriate contact". Responding to newspaper claims of inappropriate "messages", his spokesman said the Songs of Praise star accepted his behaviour more than a decade ago had been "occasionally juvenile". The spokesman said he had "voluntarily agreed not to go on the BBC whilst the matter is investigated". The BBC is not commenting on the story. Mr Jones's spokesman added that the allegations from a single female complainant of inappropriate messages and contact, reported in the Sun, did not relate to any broadcast work, and related to a matter more than 10 years ago.