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Arts and Entertainment Members of the public are invited to submit their 'sexcapades' to Russell T Davies' new series Tofu

The sex is aggressive and gratuitous, the language clichéd

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Ed Miliband, talks image politics with Andrew Marr

Head of State by Andrew Marr; book review

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Deft reincarnation: Hercule Poirot, as we know him

The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah, book review

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A dream boss? Sir Richard Branson

The Virgin Way by Richard Branson, book review

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Rich rewards: The crime writer James Ellroy

Perfidia by James Ellroy, book review

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A 'commonality of suffering': a displaced Palestinian boy in Beit Lahia, Gaza

Gaza: A History by Jean-Pierre Filiu; Trans. John King, book review

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LONDON - AUGUST 20: The Rolling Stones members Keith Richards and Ron Wood(L) perform on stage at Twickenham Stadium on 20 August, 2006 in London, England.

Storytime with The Stones: Keith Richards' children's story

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No jacket required: author and Man Booker judge Susan Hill

Calling all budding filmmakers - read this chilling passage for inspiration

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British author Howard Jacobson has been long-listed for the Man Booker Prize

The Independent columnist is the bookies' favourite to win with his new novel 'J'

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Why reading and writing is all about the adrenalin rush for the novelist
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'Jaws' follows the classic 'monster' narrative archetype

Is Peter Benchley's book a forgotten masterpiece?

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Queen Victoria in 1899 in a painting by Baron Von Angeli

Victoria: A Life by A. N. Wilson, book review: Slapdash and inconsistent, but never dull

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Elle Kaye demonstrates the art of taxidermy

The Taxidermist's Daughter by Kate Mosse, book review

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Nick Leeson arrives back at Changi airport in November 1995 after being extradited from Germany

The Shifts and the Shocks by Martin Wolf; How to Speak Money by John Lanchester, book reviews

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Moore: 'I prefer reading autobiographies and biographies. I'm curious about people I've met, heard of or know'

'I'm a terrible coward so it couldn't be a heroic character, more likely the Lion from The Wizard of Oz'

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David Cameron is likely to face fresh questions about his friendship with former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, recently cleared of charges relating to phone hacking, after it emerged that a retired police horse she was loaned by the Metropolitan Police was allegedly acquired by her partly for the Conservative leader’s use

The Establishment by Owen Jones, book review

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Easy eviction: Richard Nixon’s violence-free removal was possible because the alternative left US society essentially unchanged

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Roald Dahl, who died in 1990, was well-known for his titles The Witches, The Twits, and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. The author has failed to make it onto a top 10 of children's favourite books

The columnist extols the novelist on the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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George Clooney: Sudan

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Like Hugh Jackman in the title role of 20th Century Fox’s ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, Mr Murdoch may come back fighting

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Acclaimed book focuses on love and the letter 'J'
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Rob James-Collier, who plays under-butler Thomas Barrow, admitted to suffering sleepless nights over the Series 5 script

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Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence star in new film 'Serena'

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Some might argue that a fleeting moment in the actor’s scintillating, silver-tongued company is worth every penny.

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Colin Firth stars as master magician Stanley Crawford in Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight'

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U2 have released Songs of Innocence in partnership with Apple

musicBand have offered new record for free on iTunes
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Brad Pitt stars in David Ayer's World War II drama Fury

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Top hat: Pharrell Williams

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Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star as undercover cops in 22 Jump Street

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David Bowie is back with fresh music after last year's hit album The Next Day

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Keith Richards is publishing 'Gus and Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar', a children's book about his introduction to music

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Calvin Harris has generated £4m in royalties from the music platform

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Jenna Coleman stars as the Time Lord's companion Clara in Doctor Who

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Time and time again: the popular daytime quiz has been a fixture on Channel 4 since 1982

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To mark Tolstoy's 186th birthday

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Rachel McAdams is reportedly competing with Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss for a major role in True Detective

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Sam Smith returned to the top spot with his album 'In The Lonely Hour'

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Steve Backshall is set to dance with Ola Jordan on Strictly Come Dancing. 'I have a friend who's a dancer and she said to me 'You want Ola because she's a fantastic dancer and she can make anyone look good' meaning 'even you'!' he said.

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Sting and Paul Simon on stage together at Carnegie Hall in New York

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The Strictly Come Dancing 2014 contestants and their professional dance partners open the twelfth run of the celebrity ballroom contest

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    These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

    Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

    Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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    Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

    Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

    His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
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    'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

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    Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

    The Imitation Game, film review
    England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

    England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

    Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
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    ‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

    Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week