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Friends 20th anniversary: The highs and lows of the cast's careers since 2004

Monday marks 20 years since a casual chat between Chandler, Joey, Monica, Phoebe and Ross in Central Perk was interrupted by a runaway bride called ...

The Novel Cure: Literary prescriptions for the tendency to believe everything in the news

Ailment: The tendency to believe everything you hear on the news Cure: The Testament of Mary by Colm TóibínHowever you harvest your news – in printed ...

I fantasised about killing Thatcher, admits Mantel

Author Hilary Mantel has described how she fantasised about killing Margaret Thatcher after finding herself within shooting range of the former Prime Minister. “I thought, if ...

Grace Dent on Scottish referendum TV coverage: 'I vote No for referendum coverage'

As through-the-night voting coverage goes, BBC1’s Scotland Decides and Sky News’s coverage were soporifically familiar. Jeremy Vine beside his terrific great flashing multi-screen vote-meter, arm flailing. ...

Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster

“Wasn’t that the most incredible single you ever heard?,” enthused Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, after U2 made a surprise appearance at the California unveiling ...

Roddy Doyle to pen book for adults with poor literacy

The award-winning writer Roddy Doyle is penning a new novel for adults who have difficulty with reading, after seeing “first-hand how low levels of literacy ...

Brother and Bones, The 100 Club, gig review

Despite the fact that Brother and Bones seem more comfortable on stage than they do off it; the opener to their first of three gigs ...

Brother and Bones,The 100 Club, gig review

Despite the fact that Brother and Bones seem more comfortable on stage than they do off it; the opener to their first of three gigs ...

The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

A Hard Day’s Night Reading the words now, and probably trying too hard to work out exactly what he [John] is trying to say, it would ...

Hilary Mantel on fantasising about murdering 'psychological transvestite' Margaret Thatcher

One presumably balmy day, back in 1983, Hilary Mantel – the award-winning author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies – saw Margaret Thatcher, ...

The Chuckle Brothers and Tinchy Stryder 'laying down some cool stuff in the studio'

Almost forgotten-about grime artist Tinchy Stryder has turned to an unlikely set of collaborators for his comeback: The Chuckle Brothers. Stryder posted a video of him ...

X Factor 2014 preview: Cheryl labels Raign Rabin 'annoying' as series struggles to find a star

The X Factor's judging panel may be rejuvenated this year thanks to the return of Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole, yet the series is still ...

John Cale & Liam Young at the Barbican: drones meet drones to sound out the hum of civilization

John Cale is no stranger to drones – it almost goes without saying. The 72-year-old former viola prodigy, John Cage protégé and founding member of ...

Michael Bay lands 'Untitled Cocaine Project'

Transformers director Michael Bay has landed a TV series at TNT with the working title 'Untitled Cocaine Project', which if there's any justice will also ...

Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea's 'Booty' music video is just a load of butts

With Nicki Minaj having thrown down the ass gauntlet with Anaconda, J-Lo and Iggy Azalea have responded with a music video for Booty the concept ...

Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

Over the past two years, one of the defining sounds of the charts and high streets has been the shiny blend of deep house and ...

Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast

Rachel’s glamorous haircut, Joey’s cheeky expression and Ross’s, erm, hat - these Friends photographs are reassuringly familiar but something’s not quite right. In fact, the images ...

Interview: Leonard Cohen's son Adam on his father's legacy and new album We Go Home

Bare feet slapping on the stone floor, holey vest hanging off his shoulders, old-time hat pushed back on his head, laid-back Adam Cohen is giving ...

Doctor Who Christmas special 2014: Nick Frost and Natalie Gumede to star

Nick Frost and Natalie Gumede will star in the Doctor Who Christmas Special, the BBC has announced today. The pair will be joined by Faye Marsay ...

Zach Braff interview: Scrubs star on 'pushing 40' and his new film Wish I was Here

It seems almost impossible to believe that Zach Braff is “pushing 40 next April”, as he puts it. Never mind that he still looks like a ...

DVD and Blue-ray film reviews: From Fargo to Goldfinger

Fargo: Season 1 (15) various directors DVD/Blu-ray. 550mins “Salesmen make their own wins,” snipes Lester’s aggrieved wife, but the Minnesotan life-insurance salesman is more concerned with ...

Nicole Kidman recalls how father Antony supported her during divorce from Tom Cruise

Devastated Nicole Kidman has bravely delivered an emotional tribute to her father, respected clinical psychologist Antony and spoken about how he comforted her during her ...

Celebrity Big Brother's Casey Batchelor displays recent breast reduction in Dubai

She might have reduced the size of chest, but Casey Batchelor proved she still fills out a bikini pretty well. The former Celebrity Big Brother star ...

Bear Grylls remembers his naked proposal to wife on Piers Morgan: Life Stories

By Hanna Flint for MailOnline Published: 02:13 EST, 19 September 2014 | Updated: 05:28 EST, 19 September 2014 ...

Rylan Clark confirms engagement to Big Brother boyfriend Dan Neal

By Nicola Agius for MailOnline and Jason Chester Published: 04:03 EST, 19 September 2014 | Updated: 05:22 EST, 19 September 2014 ...

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley offers a subtle glimpse of sideboob as she rocks a TINY plunging minidress and vertiginous heels

By Kate Thomas for MailOnline Published: 04:45 EST, 19 September 2014 | Updated: 05:13 EST, 19 September 2014 ...

Aphex Twin, Syro, album review: Impressively timeless

It’s been 13 years since Aphex Twin’s last “new” album, Drukqs, a hiatus that he’s spent cobbling together compilations  of old obscurities and remixes, and ...

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1: New pictures released

The first official photos have been unveiled from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, following the release of the trailer earlier this week. Scroll to ...

Harry Styles sports blue plaid shirt and cowboy boots for studio session in LA... after watching Coldplay gig with actress Daniella Monet

By Nola Ojomu for MailOnline Published: 02:28 EST, 19 September 2014 | Updated: 04:31 EST, 19 September 2014 ...

Grace Dent on TV: Cop drama The Leftovers is baffling but utterly absorbing

For anyone who watched the pilot episode of HBO’s The Leftovers – which began this week on Sky Atlantic – and worries I might spoil ...

Ryan Adams, Shepherds Bush Empire, review: Singer is still ripe for reinvention

He may have sobered up in recent years, yet Americana's former enfant terrible can still pull a surprise – tonight by bringing on Johnny Depp ...

Jessie Ware, iTunes Festival, review: Singer rockets into soft rock diva stratosphere

Two years since the release of Jessie Ware's lush and mature debut album and the London singer presents the follow up to 'Devotion' tonight with ...

Downton Abbey series 5: Michelle Dockery and Hugh Bonneville on uppity servants and sex before marriage

The leader of the trade union movement, Fran-ces O’Grady, recently warned that Britain was in danger of becoming a “Downton Abbey-style society” in which social ...

Noel Gallagher and his wife Sara MacDonald enjoy a date night at Chiltern Firehouse

By Kate Thomas for MailOnline Published: 02:50 EST, 19 September 2014 | Updated: 03:21 EST, 19 September 2014 ...

Deadpool finally gets release date thanks to 'the power of the internet'

Marvel's X-Men spinoff Deadpool is finally going to make it to cinemas, with Twentieth Century Fox giving it a release date and putting the wheels ...

The Riot Club film: Jessica Brown-Findlay and Holliday Grainger on the misogynistic scenes that left them 'shivering'

Holliday Grainger and Jessica Brown-Findlay are two strong young women. They must be, after starring in The Riot Club, Lone Scherfig's hard-hitting movie about a ...

Star Wars Episode 7 shows off Millennium Falcon in new video, gets in dig at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Star Wars: Episode 7 has teased the newly constructed Millennium Falcon in a YouTube video from JJ Abrams' Bad Robot Productions. It may be new but ...

The Riot Club review: The toff-taunting, Bullingdon-bashing Riot Club is a class act

By Brian Viner for the Daily Mail Published: 16:45 EST, 18 September 2014 | Updated: 19:59 EST, 18 September 2014 ...

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Everybody out! Gemma's girls are on the march

By Baz Bamigboye Published: 16:33 EST, 18 September 2014 | Updated: 17:18 EST, 18 September 2014 ...

Friends 20th anniversary: Six things we wouldn't have without the influential comedy series

Twenty years ago on Monday, the US network NBC broadcast the very first episode of a series which would go on to change your social ...

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Australian pilot killed in Papua New Guinea plane crash alongside female co-pilot and passenger

The aircraft came down about 10km from Goldie, near Port Moresby The Hevilift twin otter aircraft was carrying nine people   The two pilots, one Australian man and ...

Hunt is on for British couple missing after their yacht was overturned when Hurricane Odile hit Mexico last week 

Category three hurricane hit popular Baja California Peninsula last Sunday Buildings destroyed, power and water supplies damaged in 125mph winds  Paul Whitehouse and Simone Wood missing since their yacht ...

Seven British jihadis photographed in terror picture holding AK47 are mocked for not showing their faces 

Men pictured in combat gear, clutching guns with faces completely hidden UK jihadi uploaded the photo with words: 'A few of the British brothers' Image was posted ...

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Arnis Zalkalns, 41, is prime suspect in disappearance of Alice Gross He was jailed for seven years for murdering his wife in Latvia in 1998 But was ...

Family living in fear after invasion of aggressive monster spiders that attack with venomous bite 

Liam Forrester, 24, and Kirsty Garland, 27, may be forced from their homeTheir Bristol house has been plagued by giant, venomous hobo spidersMr Forrester has been ...

British Imams take to YouTube to warn Isis terrorists that kidnap and threatened murder of British taxi driver Alan Henning is against Sharia Law 

Muslim scholars call for release of kidnapped Alan Henning in YouTube pleaDescribe threats to murder taxi driver as 'totally prohibited' under Sharia lawThe 47-year-old appeared ...

So much for a dry weekend! Brits trapped in cars and underground after more flash flooding overnight ... but d forecasters STILL say it will clear up

Drivers in Essex had to be rescued from their cars as sudden torrential downpour flooded area last night Three men and a woman were trapped in ...

George the cockatoo found safe and sound after he was birdnapped from a Sydney pub that he's called home for almost 10 years

George the cockatoo was taken away by a brazen thief at a Sydney hotelThe brazen thief dropped by the pub and was 'friending' him ...

Gang who stole £200,000 Audis to strip for parts jailed after their sophisticated car cutting den was raided by police

Akhtar Zamir, Khuram Razaq and Nakash Javaid took four cars in five daysMechanics Thomas Winkett and Wayne Williams dismantled them for partsThey took two Audi ...

Glasgow 'riots': Footage shows Yes and No voters in running street battles in disorder after pro-Union rally

Footage has emerged of violent scenes in Glasgow as police struggled to contain a pro-Union rally that broke down into disorder in the city centre ...