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The Wonders, film review: Family saga combines social comment with Fellini-esque humour

This sprawling, neo-realist-style family saga combines lyricism and social comment with bursts of Fellini-esque humour. It is set in the Italian countryside. Dreamy but tough-minded ...

The Salt Of The Earth, film review: Showcasing Sebastião Salgado's awe-inspiring work

"Our history is a history of wars. Everybody should see these images to see how terrible our species is," the great Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado ...

The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson, film review: Modern-day renaissance man celebrates life

This is a follow-up of sorts to Julien Temple's tremendous 2009 feature doc Oil City Confidential, about Canvey Island pub band Dr Feelgood. The new ...

13 Minutes, film review: A gripping interrogation of a close call for Hitler

The rousing new film from Oliver Hirschbiegel, the director of Downfall, tells the story of one of recent German history's almost forgotten figures. Georg Elser ...

Is Melvyn Bragg the only broadcaster interesting enough to be his own subject?

If you type the words "Melvyn", "Bragg" and "documentary" into a search engine, you'll quickly find pages on The Most Dangerous Man in Tudor Britain, ...

True Story, film review: First feature from theatre's Rupert Goold is an unfocused affair

There have been many books and movies about writers and the killers whose stories they've tried to tell for gain. The first feature from theatre's ...

Self/less, film review: Sleekly shot sci-fi thriller loses its identity

Tarsem Singh's sleekly shot sci-fi thriller begins intriguingly but loses its identity. Billionaire property mogul Damian Hale (Ben Kingsley), suffering from a terminal illness, strikes ...

Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners, TV review: Who do you think you are but wish you weren't

Like Ben Affleck, we British would like to edit out slave owning from our history and would definitely prefer it if they weren't part of ...

OAP Internet Virgins, TV review: A patronising premise, albeit rather endearing

Sky One's OAP Internet Virgins, which involves teaching the old folk the ways of the inter-web, sounds like a bewilderingly patronising premise and it proves ...

Neil Young opens new front in war on streaming: 'Sound quality is worst in audio history'

For younger pop stars such as Taylor Swift, the problem with music-streaming services is that they don’t generate enough money for artists. For veteran rocker ...

German artists threaten to 'flog off' their work in protest at national treasure law

Germany’s art world is in uproar over plans by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to introduce a cultural protection law banning the sale of paintings and ...

Emmys 2015: Game of Thrones leads nominations while Downton Abbey and Emma Thompson head up British cohort

Game of Thrones leads the Emmys charge for a second year running with 24 nominations for the hit HBO drama series. American Horror Story: Freak Show ...

Emmy Awards 2015 nominations list: Game of Thrones leads charge with 24 as House of Cards and Mad Men also earn nods

Game of Thrones has picked up the most Emmy Awards nominations this year with a massive 24, while American Horror Story: Freak Show and Olive ...

Emmy Awards 2015 nominations from Game of Thrones to Orange is the New Black

Game of Thrones has picked up the most Emmy Awards nominations this year with a massive 24, while American Horror Story: Freak Show and Olive ...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Lily James plays 'the most kickass Elizabeth Bennet ever', says Mr Darcy co-star Sam Riley

Lily James is best known for playing the demure Lady Rose in Downton Abbey, but her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet in the upcoming film Pride ...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Lily James plays 'most kickass Elizabeth Bennet ever', says Mr Darcy co-star Sam Riley

Lily James is best known for playing the demure Lady Rose in Downton Abbey, but her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet in the upcoming film Pride ...

Narcos versus Breaking Bad: The Netflix Original set be more addictive than Walter White

Stock up on food, pull the curtains closed, sit back and prepare for a television binge that will leave you with square eyes and white ...

Narcos versus Breaking Bad: Netflix Original set to be more addictive than Walter White

Stock up on food, pull the curtains closed, sit back and prepare for a television binge that will leave you with square eyes and white ...

Narcos versus Breaking Bad: The Netflix Original set to be more addictive than Walter White

Stock up on food, pull the curtains closed, sit back and prepare for a television binge that will leave you with square eyes and white ...

Game of Thrones: Stunning visual effects reel separates the real from the fake in season five

Ever wondered which buildings and sets are real and which are fake on Game of Thrones? Well now you can see the visual effects process ...

On Air With Annie Nightingale, review: Radio 2 fails to learn from The First Lady of Radio

This week, on Radio 2, a woman's contribution to radio wasn't just acknowledged, it was celebrated. I know, right? A radical move for a network ...

The Parrots by Alexandra Shulman, book review

Set in the affluent private-security-patrolled environs of London's most exclusive boroughs, the characters of Vogue editor-in chief Alexandra Shulman's second novel are a stock cast ...

Sinead O'Connor declares 'music is dead' after Rolling Stone puts Kim Kardashian on cover

Music has officially died, according to Sinead O’Connor. The outspoken musician has called for a boycott on Rolling Stone magazine after it placed Kim Kardashian on ...

Sinead O'Connor declares 'music is dead' after Rolling Stone puts Kim Kardashian on its cover

Music has officially died, according to Sinead O’Connor. The outspoken musician has called for a boycott on Rolling Stone magazine after it placed Kim Kardashian on ...

Veep, season 4, episode one, Sky Atlantic - TV review: With such brilliant performances, who could vote against this?

Maiden speeches don’t have to be a big deal – look at the SNP’s Mhairi Black. In the season four premiere of Veep however, Selina Meyer’s ...

Riba Stirling Prize 2015: Shortlisted entries for British architecture's 'Oscar' are bling-free and created with people in mind

Three cheers for excellent ordinary architecture. Five of the six buildings shortlisted for British architecture's annual Oscar, the 2015 Riba Stirling Prize, haven't got a ...

People Just Doing Nothing, TV review: BBC3 comedy will make you wince and 'lol'

My tip for the week: get People Just Doing Nothing on your radar now. The Brentford-set mockumentary following Kurupt FM, a pirate radio station run ...

Dispatches: Escape From Isis, TV review: Atrocities don't end when the cameras stop

Such is the public interest in the workings of the so-called Islamic State that I'd already seen footage from Dispatches: Escape From Isis splashed across ...

Casualty's 'Sin City' episode branded worst ever

It's easy to see how the idea came about. When a television series has been on air as long as medical drama Casualty the urge ...

Why writers treasure islands: Isolated, remote, defended - they're great places for story-telling

In Enid Blyton's The Secret Island the children look longingly at the setting for their adventure. "The little island seemed to float on the dark lake-waters. ...

Controversial Slovenian band Laibach will be first foreign group to play in North Korea

The first foreign band to play Pyongyang will be a veteran Slovenian outfit who wear military uniforms, perform songs from The Sound of Music and ...

Sisters trailer: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's new film looks typically hilarious

The first full trailer for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s new film Sisters looks every bit as fun-filled and watchable as can be expected from ...

Zoe Kravitz rejected from The Dark Knight Rises because the film was not 'going urban'

Zoe Kravitz may be rising Hollywood's ranks after roles in blockbusters X-Men: First Class and Mad Max: Fury Road, but the US actress recently revealed ...

Zoe Kravitz rejected from The Dark Knight Rises auditions because the film was not 'going urban'

Zoe Kravitz may be rising Hollywood's ranks after roles in blockbusters X-Men: First Class and Mad Max: Fury Road, but the US actress recently revealed ...

Stunning rare colour photographs of Blitz time Britain released by Imperial War Museum

Take a glimpse at some of the hidden treasures of the Imperial War Museum archives. These extremely rare colour photographs of life in London and ...

Doctor Who series 10 confirmed

Everyone's favourite time-travelling doctor will be back in his Tardis for a tenth series of Doctor Who. The news was revealed under the radar on page ...

Meet 'art terrorist' AK47: The Art Kieda leader on exposing the 'faeces' of conceptual art

“Art terrorist” AK47, the so-called leader of an “underground global network of arto-politkal activists” calling themselves Art Kieda, is the interviewee equivalent of being slapped ...

Best films to watch on Netflix this summer

Some might say that summer and Netflix do not go together, but we know you know differently, as there's always at least one rainy day ...

Joy: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper reunite in first trailer for Joy Mangano drama

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are reunited again in the first trailer for David O Russell's upcoming drama Joy. Lawrence takes the lead as a determined ...

#BackTheBBC is trending, but why do people care about the British Broadcasting Corporation?

With the future of the BBC under threat, some of the country’s biggest stars have written to David Cameron, to let him know they want ...

Jenny Holzer: Softer Targets at Hauser & Wirth, Somerset, review: Combining bones, CIA reports and torture diaries in a peaceful setting

“Protect me from what I want,” was writ large in lights high above Times Square in 1982, competing with the ads for the attention of ...

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What a washout! Heavy rain forces play to be suspended in The Open at St Andrews after lightning and 50mph winds hit Britain... and there's more on the way

Conditions halt play before first group had even finished first hole on second day of championship in FifeDownpour saw torrent of water gushing down ...

Findon road rage motorist who stabbed man after car crash hunted by police

It happened on the A24 at Findon, West Sussex, at about 8.30pm, last nightSuspect got out of car in front and knifed driver in other ...

Heathrow Airport in chaos after self-service machines 'run out of paper' creating delays

Furious holiday goers complained of long queues at Heathrow's Terminal 2Passengers claimed 'chaos' due to self-service machines running out of paperHappened as 3,000 people descended on ...

Son of NHS doctor from Middlesbrough helped to recruit up to 18 fellow medical students to join Isis 

Mohammed Fakhri Al-Khabass' father ran a GP practice on Teesside25-year-old grew up in Middlesbrough but went to university in SudanHe then radicalised other ...

Pictured: The tattered party dress, dirty shorts and ripped t-shirt found next to a child's body and a battered suitcase by the side of a road

Police release images of suitcase and clothes found with dead childA girl's black dress, undergarments, and a girl's shoe were picturedGender of the child still ...

Russian-backed rebels rifle through MH17 victims' belongings in video

Shocking footage shows Russian-backed rebels rifle through belongingsThey initially believed they had shot down a Ukrainian fighter jet Donetsk People's Republic and Kremlin have always denied responsibility 298 passengers and crew ...

Mayor says children must be kept inside between 2pm and 5pm and tells town to be quiet as it becomes the first in Spain to have an official afternoon nap time 

Joan Faus Vitoria, mayor of Ador in Valencia, has brought in official siestasFor three hours every day, locals are able to return home and go to ...

Britain's public schools have 'average teaching and are too soft', Arnold Holle says

Arnold Holle urged Germans not to send children to UK public schoolsInvestment banker spent 'seven-figure' sending all four of his childrenBut said pupils learn same ...

Metropolitan Police’s Paul Cahill collapses on way to court for drugs charges

Chief Inspector Paul Cahill allegedly found slumped over wheel of his carOfficers searching vehicle found MDMA, mephedrone and controlled sedativeCahill was on way to court to ...

Prince Harry's critics fear Africa trip will turn into a publicity stunt 

Prince Harry is at front line of a war against the illegal trade in rhino horn Royal is raising awareness of a deaths of thousands of ...