News Vinnie Jones ha revealed he has skin cancer

Snatch star says condition has 'knocked me for six and made me reassess my life and goals'

Full list of Oscar winners

Games developer held on child sex charges

A COMPUTER games developer at the firm behind the multi-million- pound cyber-heroine Lara Croft has been charged with trying to procure a nine-year-old girl for sex.

Theatre; Adult lust, teenage tenderness

THE CHANGELING/ BEAUTIFUL THING PLAYHOUSE SALISBURY

I have a dream, and it's not just an erotic one

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Network: Why Lara Croft is too hot for the world to handle

You thought a game was the same the world over? Think again. The Germans can't stand gore and Americans don't like anything difficult

Books: Salt-scurfed strangers and flannel undies

on children's audio books

Words: salt, adj.

THE GOVERNMENT decree on salt could be more subtle. If palate were on the national curriculum, more would abandon the magnesium-tainted stuff and crumble varieties of sea salt.

Eidos pays Lara Croft's creator pounds 3.9m bonus

THE CREATOR of Lara Croft, the character that has taken the computer games market by storm, earned a pounds 3.7m bonus last year - one of the biggest ever paid to a British executive.

Lara Croft becomes Britain's latest scientific role model

BRITAIN HAS a new ambassador for scientific excellence. Educated at Cheltenham Ladies College and barely out of her teens, her appointment might appear to be a blow both for youth and for political correctness.

30 copies of `Tomb Raider III' to be won

PlayStation and PC owners up and down the country will be rejoicing this month at the release of Tomb Raider III - Adventures of Lara Croft. Thankfully, despite hosting her own chart show, appearing on Internet web sites, doing photo shoots and embarking on a singing career, Lara has not been distracted from her day job as a computer-game character. In her latest outing, another extravagantly constructed plot-line sends her travelling from the deserts of Nevada to the islands of the South Pacific in search of four pieces of a meteorite rumoured to offer life- giving powers.

A visit to the fantasy world of Ian Livingstone

He made millions on Dungeons & Dragons, and millions more unleashing Lara Croft and Tomb Raider on the world. So just what kind of mind do they spring from?

Interview: Ian Dury: The Dury's out

`There ain't 'alf been been some clever bastards,' sang Ian Dury. And he's one of them, says Janie Lawrence

Preview: read joystick nation

They may have been around for less than 30 years, but video games have packed a great deal into their short life.
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Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz