Oscar Quine

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Jared Harris: The British actor on avoiding ex-pats in LA, dabbling in the paranormal, and Christmas parties with the Mad Men cast

The Quiet Ones follows a maverick professor in his attempts to invoke paranormal activity. Is it true that it's based on a true story?

Mixed Martial Arts: Squaring up to middleweight champ Tom Watson in the ring

I'm not a particularly good lover, but I'm certainly not a fighter. Squaring up to all 186lb of former British mixed martial arts middleweight champ Tom Watson, my mind can't help but swim with the various stomach-turning cage fighting injuries I'd seen online earlier in the day.

Actors Alfie Allen (left) and Joe Dempsie, who first names are still popular while names such Horace and Clifford face 'extinction'

Britain's 'endangered' names: Nobody wants a child called Cecil or Gertrude – but Alfie and Joe dodge extinction

A survey by Ancestry.co.uk used online birth records to compare the popularity of forenames over the last 100 years

George Atkinson, Britain’s oldest punter

Page 3 Profile: George Atkinson, Britain’s oldest punter

Who’s your money on then, George?

Oscar Quine and his seven-year-old Jack Russell, Billie, enjoying the hospitality at The Arch hotel

It's a dog's life at The Arch - the latest five-star boutique hotel catering for Britain’s pet-pampering boom

Pipless fruit salad and peppermint tea on the menu for Oscar Quine's overfed Jack Russell Billie

Tessa Ross, theatre boss

Page 3 Profile: Tessa Ross, theatre boss

Enter stage left…

Page 3 Profile: Ed Houben, Prolific Sperm Donor

Who’s your daddy?

Bez aka Bez of The Happy Monday

Page 3 Profile: Bez, musician

Move over Russell Brand…

Jerry Hall recalls lunches with philosophers in Paris, the pageantry of Studio 54 - and turning down Salvador Dalí

Which photographer do you think took the best pictures of you?

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Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
11 best face powders

11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone