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The Kumars (Sky1) are back. They've left number 42 at their street in Wembley and moved to Hounslow, where a divorced Sanjeev Kumar/Bhaskar is hosting his TV show from behind his dad's shop where they're renting from new landlord Hawney (pronounced "horny").

Luxury Poppy firm criticised

A company that sells deluxe versions of Remembrance Day poppies worn by celebrities donates only 10 per cent of sales to charity, it has emerged.

Harry Potter smashes US box office record

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' has smashed the US box office record for the highest-grossing opening weekend, taking $168.6 million.

Final Harry Potter breaks US record

The final Harry Potter film has broken records in the US and Canada for weekend box-office takings, according to estimates.

Rupert Grint missing Harry Potter home

Rupert Grint misses being on the set of 'Harry Potter' because it had become his second home.

Video: Emma Watson on 'boring' Potter kisses

While Rupert Grint 'feels lost' without Harry Potter, Emma Watson explains she was a bit bored kissing Daniel Radcliffe and Grint on screen.

Video: Harry Potter fans camp out ahead of final premiere

Hundreds gathered at Trafalgar Square to spend the night ahead of today's final Harry Potter film franchise premiere to get the best spot to stars including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

Brother jailed for attacking Harry Potter star

The brother of a Harry Potter star was jailed for six months today for a "prolonged and nasty" attack in which she was beaten and branded a "slag" for dating a non-Muslim.

Harry Potter star 'beaten after meeting non-Muslim man'

A Harry Potter star was beaten, called a "slag" and threatened with death after she met a young man who was not a Muslim, a court heard today.

Culture Club: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Readers review this week's big film

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, David Yates, 146 mins (12A)

If you haven't read the books, the latest Potter plot will whizz over your head like a broomstick

Harry Potter film is leaked online ahead of release

It's a mystery as unfathomable as any phenomenon at Hogwarts. How did the first 36 minutes of the new Harry Potter film leak on to the internet?

Harry Potter star sports skimpy dress for premiere

Harry Potter star Emma Watson turned on the magic with a barely-there dress as she bewitched fans at the premiere of the latest Harry Potter film tonight.

Harry Potter stars face future as films draw to close

The first of two movies that wrap up the hugely successful Harry Potter adventures has its world premiere in London on Thursday, leaving its young stars eyeing an uncertain future.

Harry Potter and the class of Hogwarts 2000

From Confundus charms to deathly decoys, Harry Potter's pals have helped him out of countless scrapes. Now the movie franchise is drawing to a close, we find out what they're planning next.

D J Taylor: Not such a wizard idea after all

JK Rowling should stick to the example of Anthony Powell and refuse to bow to fan pressure
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Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there