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Majority of Brits 'would like to know neighbours better'

Do You Know Your Neighbours: Tonight ITV 7.30pm.
Do You Know Your Neighbours: Tonight ITV 7.30pm. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A majority of Brits would like to know their neighbours better, but do not, a Tonight investigation has revealed.

A survey for the programme, due to be broadcast tonight at 7.30pm on ITV, revealed that 62% of people would like to know their neighbours and feel part of their local community.

More: Two fifths of Brits 'do not know neighbours'

Two fifths of Brits 'do not know neighbours'

43% of Britons do not know more than five of their neighbours, a Tonight investigation has revealed.

Two fifths 'do not know their neighbours'.
Two fifths 'do not know their neighbours'. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Almost a quarter of those surveyed said they had not spoken to their neighbours in over a month.

One in five said they would not recognise their neighbours in a supermarket.

Do You Know Your Neighbours: Tonight ITV 7.30pm

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Music production company champions artistic freedom

Svana Gisla, Head of Music Video at Black Dog Films - the company responsible for producing videos for Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines and Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball, says they champion artistic freedom.

In an interview with ITV's Tonight programme, she said: "What's offensive to one person is not offensive to another. You can’t ask an artist to conform to your own sensibility, I wouldn't ask you to conform to what I find offensive.

"As a mother, all I can say is I'm not necessarily a huge fan of all the images that we produce in videos but I'm a huge fan of the choice the artist has to make them."

Watch the Tonight programme 'Pop, Sex and Videotape' - Thursday, 7.30pm on ITV

Poll: 83% want age ratings for explicit online pop videos

More than four in five Britons appear to believe that online pop music videos containing sexual or explicit content should be subject to the age ratings and regulations, a poll suggests.

An exclusive poll for the Tonight programme, conducted by ComRes, found that 8% of those questioned did not believe that the content should be subject to age ratings and regulation.

Watch the Tonight programme 'Pop, Sex and Videotape' - Thursday, 7.30pm on ITV

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Lennox against exposing kids to explicit music videos

Singer-songwriter Annie Lennox has spoken out against children being exposed to explicit and sexualised music videos.

In an interview with ITV's Tonight programme, she said: "Personally I don't think it is appropriate that... that very young kids are exposed to entertainment in the form of pornography and what am I saying that I think is pornographic?

"I think it is when, and I am being specific, it's when you stand simulating masturbation with your clothes on or off... or bending over with your derriere in the air and thrusting your pelvis that's pretty hard core."

Watch the Tonight programme 'Pop, Sex and Videotape' - Thursday, 7.30pm on ITV

Annie Lennox calls for artists to act responsibly

Singer-songwriter Annie Lennox told ITV's Tonight programme that artists should act responsibly as role models to children.

She said: "Liberation always comes with responsibility. There is no such thing as absolute freedom. I just think in a way that you have profited in a way from that young audience and then you are just like 'I will do what I like'. I don't think that's fair. I think it is exploitative."

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