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Eddie Redmayne is reportedly favourite to play Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

JK Rowling wants Eddie Redmayne to lead Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts

Rowling has penned the movie about 'magizoologist' Newt Scamander

Rapper Nelly will appear in court on drugs charges in June

Nelly arrested after drugs found on tour bus

The US rapper was pulled over for not displaying a legal traffic sticker

Andy Murray and Kim Sears married on Saturday 11 April

Andy Murray wedding: Tennis player describes Kim Sears nuptials as 'alright'

His toothy grin said otherwise...

The Simpsons turn black for artist's hard-hitting response to Walter Scott police shooting

Black Lives Matter protests began afresh after the death of Michael Brown

Maisie Williams toughens up as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones season 5 leak: Best reactions as fans celebrate arrival of four illegal episodes

Others are struggling with the moral dilemma of whether to revise or tune in

Daenerys in the new Game of Thrones season 5 trailer

Game of Thrones leak: First four episodes of season five arrive ahead of HBO premiere

The HBO series is repeatedly the most pirated TV show in the world

Mike Tindell, Zara Phillips and friends celebrate Monbeg Dude's third placing in the Grand National 2015

Grand National 2015: Mike Tindall wins more than £100,000 as Monbeg Dude comes third

The former rugby player was seen celebrating wildly with wife Zara Phillips

Katie Hopkins makes a living out of courting controversy

Katie Hopkins so terrified for own safety she has a panic button in her family home

The TV motormouth's Exeter home is 'rigged up to the local police station'

Ian McKellen will play Cogsworth in Disney's Beauty and the Beast live action remake

Beauty and the Beast: Ian McKellen to play Cogsworth the clock in Disney remake

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens are confirmed to star in the lead roles

By pretending to be a man, Mulan was able to join the army, defeat the Huns, and save China

Disney fans protest against 'whitewashing' as 40,000 sign Mulan live action petition

The film was only announced last month but fears of racism are growing

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Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before