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Maurice, a retired jeweller living in Penge, is expecting a visit from the Queen. Sixty years ago, when he took charge of the crown jewels overnight, she promised to find him, should she ever reach her diamond jubilee and he his ninetieth birthday.

Potiche, François Ozon, 102 mins (15)

Deneuve is reunited with Depardieu in a deliciously retro boardroom farce

Bridge will miss Wembley Cup final

Warrington coach Tony Smith has effectively ruled Chris Bridge out of his line-up for the Challenge Cup final by naming him in his squad for the Carnegie Floodlit Nines at Headingley tonight.

Leading article: A bridge too far

To some, the sight of a handful of British wine critics raising their glasses in a Chinese restaurant in protest against plans to build a bridge across the vineyards of the Mosel might seem somewhat incongruous. Ridiculous even.

The Last Word: Disgraced Terry must not go to World Cup. It is a Bridge too far

John Terry should not captain England at the World Cup finals. All those who still harbour any doubts about this may be persuaded otherwise when the red tops hit the mats this morning. The question should be whether the Chelsea defender even plays in the World Cup. "No" appears the shrewd bet today.

Wild Things: Q&A with Spike Jonze and Max Records

The director and star of 'Where The Wild Things Are' discuss their new film

Novo secures double with thunderbolt

Rangers 1 Falkirk 0

Maurice Bowra: A life, By Leslie Mitchell

The witty Warden of Wadham taught the art of living life to the full to generations of Oxonians

Last Night's TV: The Invisibles BBC1, The Inbetweeners E4

You've had your time, gentlemen

Rock star steps into the fray as one more music icon in Liverpool faces bleak future

An unprepossessing 19th-century converted warehouse on Liverpool's Parr Street has long been the unlikely source of some of Britain's most memorable musical creations.

Maurice Rapf

Screenwriter whose career ended when he was named as a Communist

Hansen clutches at silver lining

Australia 30 Wales 10

Books: A room with a view

To novelists, hotels mean the world in miniature - and Shusha Guppy enjoys her stay in the Himalayan heartlands

Obituary: John Hopkins

WHEN Z Cars began in 1962, it brought to television screens a "socio-realism" that was already being seen in the stage plays of writers such as John Osborne, Arnold Wesker and Shelagh Delaney, by portraying the police in a grittier, down-to-earth style than had previously been evident in the more homely environment of Dixon of Dock Green.

Film: Acting is different for Graves

There's something rather endearing about Rupert Graves. Despite our meeting being scheduled for early evening, Graves appears to have just got out of bed. Dark hair sprouting wildly from his thin, beaker- shaped face, he affects a bemused-with-life persona, but comes on all bolshie. Happy to tell me he gets bored of doing plays that run longer than a month, he lacks the obligatory public relations riff most actors store up.

Choice: Opera

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

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The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

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Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

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Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

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Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas