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There are only so many variations you can spin on the lives or adventures of Peter Parker, says Geoffrey Macnab
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The Honesty Policy is a group of anonymous Muslims who believe that the community needs a space to express itself without shame or judgement
The clip has had more than 300,000 hits on YouTube but has been criticised by a vocal minority
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, began his career as a journalist
Boyd Tonkin recalls a recent pilgrimage to the author's former home in Cartagena and marvels at a writer whose fantasies helped define a country and continent
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Who laughs lass: Jenny Collier on stage
ComedyCollier was once told there were "too many women" on bill
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Ian Anderson, the leader of British rock band Jethro Tull, (right) and British guitar player Martin Barre (left) perform on stage
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The odd couple: Ricky Gervais with David Earl in ‘Derek’
As the second series of the divisive sitcom hits screens, the comedian reveals why he'll never bow to the critics
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Lembit Opik spent 13 years as Liberal Democrat MP for Montgomeryshire
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Made in Wales: Richard Harrington (centre) leads the cast of
'Hinterland'

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Benedict Wong at the Almeida Theatre where he is starring in Chimerica as Chinese dissident Zhang Lin

The production won the coveted Best New Play

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Jessica Pare as Megan Draper and Jon Hamm as the troubled, melancholy Don Draper
As the ad agency drama returns for its final series, Sarah Hughes considers its best (and worst) bits
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Sam Mendes's film made Wes Bentley’s career and drugs destroyed it. Now he’s back on top
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Sue Townsend now dictates to her son, Sean, whose kidney she received in 2009

The much-loved author was surrounded by her family when she died at home

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Meat and murder: Brendan Gleeson and Chris O’Dowd in Calvary

A caustic look at the sins of the fathers in religious comedy

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Veiled threat: a topless activist from Femen under attack in front of the Great Mosque of Paris last year
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As the two activist groups release their own books, we ask is this really the Third Wave?

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Andrew Scott performs sexy Jagger-like dance moves as band frontman in 'Birdland' at the Royal Court

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Sculptor Richard Serra in front of his new installation
The famed American sculptor says the work is "the most fulfilling thing I've ever done"
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Tom Baker who played the Doctor longer than any other actor
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Ken Loach (left) and Mike Leigh who will be going head to head for one of cinema's most coveted prizes at this year's Cannes Film Festival

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Don (John Hamm) and Megan (Jessica Paré) Draper are going their separate ways in the final series of ‘Mad Men’
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James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in Of Mice and Men on Broadway
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Review: Of Mice and Men

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By opportunistic local hoping to exhibit the work

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Leonardo DiCaprio will star in an adaptation of Michael Punke's thriller 'The Revenant'
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Fans will be hoping the role finally wins him an Oscar

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Cody and Paul Walker pictured in 2003.
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Down to earth: Fern Britton presents 'The Big Allotment Challenge'
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The London Mozart Players is the longest-running chamber orchestra in the UK
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Seeing red: James Dean with Sal Mineo in 'Rebel without a Cause'
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Heads up: Andy Scott's The Kelpies in Falkirk
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What do gigantic horse heads tell us about Falkirk?

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artGraffiti legend posts picture of work – but no one knows where it is
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A close-up of Tom of Finland's new Finnish stamp
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Finnish Postal Service praises the 'self irony and humour' of the drawings

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Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in 2002's Die Another Day
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The actor has confessed to his own insecurities

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Green fingers: a plot in East London
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Allotments are the focus of a new reality show

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Myleene Klass attends the Olivier awards 2014

Oliviers 2014Theatre stars arrive at Britain's most prestigious theatre awards
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Stars of The Book of Mormon by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park

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Lesley Manville with her Olivier for Best Actress for her role in 'Ghosts'

Oliviers 2014Actress thanked director Richard Eyre for a stunning production
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Book review: Gwynne’s Latin By N M Gwynne

If Mr Gwynne is to be believed, you really ought to cancel your weekend plans and concentrate on learning Latin instead. It’s not just that Latin is a brilliant subject per se (ah, see what I did there?), but through its study you’ll also develop other skills – problem-solving, strengthening your English, generally improving your character, et cetera. In fact, he believes a Classics-based education to be “many thousands of times better [sic!] than any education offered today”. The force of his conviction is hard to resist.

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    Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground

    Technology giant’s scientists say there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit