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Grace Dent on TV: After watching Teens, thank goodness there was no social media when I was that age

Channel 4’s new documentary series Teens dragged many painful feelings up this week. Primarily, that I wouldn’t be 15 again for the moon on a ...

Zayn Malik gives first interview since quitting One Direction: 'I've never felt more in control in my life'

Zayn Malik has spoken of his decision to leave One Direction after being signed off with stress for the first time, saying that while it ...

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water, film review: Dialogue and jokes will keep both kids and adults entertained ... to a point

Intermittently, SpongeBob's latest feature is very funny indeed, even for non-devotees of the original series. In the live action prelude, Antonio Banderas is excellent value as ...

Get Hard, film review: Tackling social and racial taboos with goofy, grindingly unfunny inanity

As economists such as Paul Krugman tell us, America leads the world in income inequality. At least droopy buddy movie Get Hard is willing to ...

The Truth About Calories, TV review: Dr Chris van Tulleken offers some genuinely useful advice

The Truth About... Calories, is the second in Dr Chris van Tulleken's four-part series. Dr Chris can enjoy a supermarket ready-meal lasagne, just like the ...

Coalition: Channel 4 makes a drama out of a political crisis

With all the speculation over this year's leadership debates - who would be appearing and why and what colour underwear they'd have on when they ...

Seventh Son 3D, film review: Sword-and-sorcery fantasy has a taste of Ray Harryhausen about it

Oscar-winners Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore deliver two of the hammiest performances of their distinguished careers in Sergei Bodrov's overcooked sword-and-sorcery fantasy. As the sorceress ...

Inside No 9, TV review: Toilet humour with a twist - Pemberton and Shearsmith are in a different league

Of all the horrors conjured up by co-writers Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith in their twisted tale anthology Inside No 9, sharing a confined space ...

Dior And I, film review: Raf Simons appears cool and measured ... until time begins to run out

Frédéric Tcheng's fascinating documentary looks at the attempts by the Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons to revitalise Christian Dior with his first haute-couture collection. As a ...

Wild Tales, film review: Damián Szifron presents six anarchic tales of the unexpected

Wild Tales is a raucously entertaining collection of "six deadly stories of revenge". The brilliance of the film (produced by Pedro Almodóvar) lies in its ...

Cinderella, film review: Magnificent in parts, but Kenneth Branagh's magic begins to dissipate

Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella is, in parts, magnificent. Its brilliant use of colour, its lavishly detailed production and costume design, the swirling score from Patrick Doyle ...

The Face Of An Angel, film review: Winterbottom's sideways view of a killing

Michael Winterbottom's new feature is dedicated to Meredith Kercher, the 21-year-old British student murdered in Perugia, Italy, in 2007. It is loosely inspired by Angel ...

Banished episode 4, BBC2, review: Will there be any let up from the misery?

It's another grim day in the life of the English convicts of Banished. Admittedly it's less depressing than previous episodes but this is misery TV ...

Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

There's a popular online fan fiction series among Directioners (the fans of One Direction) called "#Imagine". One such story meme invites you to wonder what ...

Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

In these days of Hunger Games, Avengers and 50 Shades of Grey, it may seem improbable that a traditional family fairy tale should top the ...

Curvy model Kate Upton is returning to the big screen for the film The Layover

Model Kate Upton will reportedly star in sex comedy The Layover alongside actress Lea Michele. This would be her second acting job following her part in ...

Run The Jewels release new video challenging racially charged police violence in the US

Run The Jewels, the critically acclaimed US hip-hop duo of Killer Mike and El-P, have released the video for ‘Close Your Eyes (And Count To ...

Jeremy Paxman hosts leaders' debate: Remembering the time he once complained to the M&S CEO about the elastic in his underwear

Move over Clarkson, it’s time for the other acerbic Jeremy formally employed by the BBC to take centre stage. Enter Paxman, the indomitable sometime Newsnight presenter ...

Dylan Moran on quitting smoking, being about as sexy as the Pope and why comedy panel programmes are 'c*ck shows'

Dylan Moran became best known for playing a hard-drinking hard-smoking maniacal bookshop owner on Channel 4 sitcom Black Books as a superlatively angry, vaguely young ...

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Facebook test flies solar-powered drones over the UK in attempt to increase internet access

A pilotless plane with a wingspan bigger than a Boeing 737 but weighing less than a car has been tested over the UK by Facebook. Founder ...

MPs in new expenses row over London homes

Almost 50 MPs were accused last night of claiming hundreds of thousands of pounds in expenses for renting and using hotels in London despite owning ...

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: To the top of the UK's tallest structure? Hell, yes!

It wasn’t immediately clear why we had to be at the top of the “UK’s tallest sculpture” the ArcelorMittal Orbit, a fashionable £22m Anish Kapoor ...

Naomi Klein interview: The 'No Logo' author and climate change activist talks compost, Cameron, and the irresistible humour of otters

Was there a particular event that led you to write This Changes Everything? It wasn't one particular event. Unless it was Hurricane Katrina. My last book ...

David Threlfall interview: The actor takes a forensic approach in Code of a Killer as he leaves Shameless's Frank Gallagher behind

Actor David Threlfall, who is not to be confused with actor David Thewlis ("Ask him about Anna Friel," suggested one of my colleagues), doesn't grant ...

Cheapest European city breaks revealed: Vilnius beats Budapest to the top spot

Vilnius has been named the cheapest European city break destination, and with the Euro currently weak against the pound, British travellers can get even more ...

Postcard from... Barcelona

This is ground control to Major Tom. Or, actually, more accurately, this is Room 135 to room service. Earlier this week, I had a very quick ...

Can a revamped Dreamland help to reinvigorate the Kent town of Margate?

Everyday is a red-letter day in Margate. Scarlet capitals sloshed on to bashed-in brick proclaim 'DREAMLAND WELCOMES YOU'. This greeting on the side of the ...

David Cameron pledges all hospitals will provide key services seven days a week by 2020

All hospitals will provide key services seven days a week by 2020, David Cameron will pledge today, as he goes head-to-head with Labour on Ed ...

Wall Street should be afraid of Ruth Porat. And very afraid of Google

Ruth Porat’s move from Morgan Stanley to Google is a coup for the IT crowd, even if her close ties to California via her alma ...