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And the award for best Oscar prediction ...

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Travel Agenda: Manchester's skydiving centre; Dorchester's Bafta afternoon tea; Kenya's Roft Valley Festival

Today: Experience the sensation of freefalling, without jumping out of a plane, at the new Airkix Indoor Skydiving centre at Trafford Quays in Manchester. It's the UK's biggest indoor skydiving tunnel: imagine being suspended by a giant upturned hairdryer. Find it next door to the Chill Factore indoor snow centre ( airkix.com ).

Screenwriters accuse Bafta of obsession with starlets

Television screenwriters have criticised the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) for sidelining them in favour of "glamorous starlets" and relegating their awards ceremony to the "back room".

Baftas snub Ross to honour grand old man of television

Soap star June Brown loses out to actress Anna Maxwell Martin

Bafta award nominees announced

Chat show host Jonathan Ross received his fifth Bafta nomination today for "Friday Night With Jonathan Ross".

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