Alan Partridge to battle media giant in upcoming movie

Armando Iannucci has revealed the highly anticipated Alan Partridge movie will see the hapless presenter doing battle with a media giant. 

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France has elected its first ever MPs for expats, including the so-called “MP for South Kensington”.

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Forget the antics of Joey Barton, the toughest footballers these days are to be found playing in charity games. It's something that Gordon Ramsay discovered at the weekend, after he was floored by Teddy Sheringham during the Soccer Aid event at Old Trafford.

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There were no revelations and anyone who was expecting news should have known better

Lord Mandelson at the Leveson Inquriry with his own book, 'The Third Man'

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Spotlight On... Tim Allan; Founder of Portland public relations consultancy

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John Rentoul: The wackiness has gone from No 10

David Cameron protests too much when he suggests that the departure of his adviser Steve Hilton will change nothing
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Coogan: 'Neither the police nor the Government were willing to hold those responsible accountable for unlawful acts'

Coogan: Determined to show depths press can sink

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Leading article: A fascinating battle begins

We can see why David Cameron chose to confront Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, last week. The Prime Minister recognised that he would have to grasp the thistle at some point, and it would be better to do it early, and at a time of his choosing, than to be forced into it later. However or whenever he did it, Mr Salmond would find a way of portraying him as a colonial master telling the bonded slaves about changes in their work rotas. That said, Mr Cameron did not handle the Government's decision to facilitate a Scottish referendum brilliantly. Lord Forsyth, who as Michael Forsyth was the Conservative minister associated with using Scotland as a laboratory for the poll tax, should have been dissuaded from making any media appearances.

Terence Blacker: We're not world class at many things, but looking after animals is one

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Simon Kelner: Blaming society’s ills on Godlessness is senseless

I wonder what Christopher Hitchens, who died some 24 hours earlier, would have made of David Cameron’s speech, in which he implored Britain to follow the values espoused in the Bible. In fact, there’s no need to wonder. He’d have employed his most excoriating polemic.

BBC's Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson

Matthew Norman on Monday: Pity poor old Clarkson, his mind is simply not in top gear

Sorry to you all if what follows seems even more nonsensical than usual, and riven by inexplicable lapses in ... Where the hell were we? Ah yes. Apologies but, as The Mail on Sunday reported, "There were growing concerns yesterday about Jeremy Clarkson's state of mind," and truth be told I haven't had a wink for fretting about him. Perhaps it's the lack of sleep, but after a long and sensationally undistinguished career observing the media, I can't remember a more heinous case of persecution for a harmless Wildean thrust.

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