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Harry Potter actor jailed for two years

A star of the Harry Potter films was yesterday sentenced to two years in prison for being part of a violent mob which took to the streets during last summer's riots in London.

Actor Jamie Waylett, who was Vincent Crabbe in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is accused of violent rioting

Harry Potter star Jamie Waylett jailed over riot disorder

A star of the Harry Potter films was today sentenced to two years in prison for being part of a violent mob which took to the streets during last summer's riots in London.

Elegant: Ruinart Rosé NV

Wines of the week: Ruinart Rosé NV; Hiedler Grüner Veltliner Spiegel 2010; Guigal Côtes du Rhône 2007

Terry Kirby on the bottles that'll make Mother's day

Stuart Lancaster celebrates after England’s 24-22 win against France in Paris

Red rose rising: Lancaster's five steps to victory in France

England's interim head coach is closer than ever to a full-time appointment, writes Chris Hewett, after putting right the wrongs of the Johnson years – on and off the field

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Win a bottle of champagne

A tub of £4 Echiré in action

The best bit of butter: What makes Echiré a stand-out spread?

Top chefs love to cook with it, the French keep 85 per cent of it to eat themselves and it costs a whopping £4 a tub. So just what makes Echiré a stand-out spread?

Stephen Foley: Disney deserves to pop the champagne corks

US Outlook It was, in the words of Neil Patrick Harris's medley of Disney tunes, a super-spicy-synergistic-glitzy-celebration. Emphasis on the synergistic.

Warren Gatland has stamped his authority on the Welsh rugby team

Jamie Corrigan: Gatland brings the 70s flair back into fashion

The Way I See It: Phillips was restrained onthefloor outside a McDonald's. His ego seemed supersized

Pupils lay tributes for Peter Rippington at Alvechurch school yesterday

I may have fallen asleep, says driver in coach crash driver

Briton is formally accused of manslaughter over ski trip accident that killed a teacher and left 11 injured

PETER RIPPINGTON: The teacher from Alvechurch School was the only person killed in the crash

Coach crash driver admits he may have fallen asleep at the wheel

The driver of the British coach which crashed while carrying schoolchildren home from an Italian ski trip has admitted to French investigators that he may have dozed off at the wheel.

PETER RIPPINGTON: The teacher from Alvechurch School was the only person killed in the crash

Coach driver arrested after crash kills ski-trip teacher

A British coach driver was arrested in France yesterday after a bus carrying children returning to Worcestershire from a half-term skiing trip careered off a motorway, killing a teacher and injuring 23 others.

Cornwall hopes to join premier cru

An award-winning Cornwall vineyard has become the first in the UK to apply for protected status for one of its wines.

With its stained-glass windows and airy feel, Quo Vadis has simply been pared down further from its already quiet elegance

Quo Vadis, 26-29 Dean Street, London W1

Soho institution Quo Vadis undergoes an unfussy makeover to get tongues wagging.

Deals of the week: Hand Picked Hotels, Malta, Morocco

Rural retreat

Hand Picked Hotels has today launched a promotion across its group of 18 luxury retreats dotted throughout the British Isles. The deal includes an overnight stay, breakfast and dinner with a glass of champagne and canapés for £145 per couple. It is being offered for stays taken between 1 February and 18 March; properties range from the 18th-century Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex to Crathorne Hall Hotel, a country manor house overlooking the Yorkshire Moors. Handpickedhotels.co.uk

Blazing Tempo was one of owner Rich Ricci’swinners at Fairyhouse

Mullins toasts a familiar fever in Champagne

If there is one race at the Cheltenham Festival that brings a particular smile to Irish eyes, it's the Champion Bumper, taken only five times by the home side since its introduction 20 years ago. And chief among the successful raiders has been Ireland's serial champion trainer Willie Mullins, with six victories.

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