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Arya Stark prepares to do her worst in the new Game of Thrones teaser clip

Game of Thrones season 5: New website and teaser clip excite fans on Twitter

The hit HBO drama is not expected to return until spring next year

Metallica are heading for the Main Stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals next summer

Reading and Leeds 2015: Metallica confirmed as first headliners with Jamie T also set to play

Two more headline acts are still to be announced for next summer's festival

Singer songwriter Bob Dylan performs on stage

Bob Dylan performs for one lucky superfan as part of Swedish experiment

The folk legend performed a series of covers solely for Fredrik Wikingsson

Bert Lahr's 'Cowardly Lion' costume from The Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz 'Cowardly Lion' costume sells for over $3 million at auction

The real lion hide outfit was worn by Bert Lahr in the iconic 1939 film

Jenna Coleman, Peter Capaldi and Nick Frost star in the Doctor Who Christmas Special, Last Christmas

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2014: 'Last Christmas' title hints at Jenna Coleman's exit

A new teaser clip of this year's festive episode has also been released

Michelle MacLaren accepts the Norman Felton Award for producing Breaking Bad

Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad's Michelle MacLaren to direct Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot stars as the lead in the DC Comics movie due out in 2017

James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond in the Top Gear Patagonia Special

Top Gear Patagonia Special to air at Christmas despite complaints from Argentina's government

The show sparked outrage in Argentina when a Porsche number plate was believed to be a deliberate reference to the 1982 Falklands War

Brendan O'Carroll as Agnes Brown in the 2014 Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas special

Christmas TV 2014: BBC announces schedule from Doctor Who to Mrs Brown's Boys

Plan your festive period sofa sessions for the likes of Doctor Who and Top Gear

Rachel McAdams will play Sheriff Ani Bezzerides in True Detective

True Detective series 2: Rachel McAdams cast in female lead as 'no-nonsense' detective

Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn have already been confirmed for the drama

French DJ David Guetta is remixing Band Aid 30's chart-topping song

Band Aid 30 to get David Guetta dance remix, says Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof asked the DJ to give 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' a makeover

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game