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Former X Factor panelist Dannii Minogue is returning to British TV screens as a judge on Britain And Ireland's Next Top Model.

A cinematic turkey that's ripe for a critical roasting

' "Gigli" includes the most excruciating line since Victor Mature told Hedy Lamarr, "Ye're beautiful in yer wrath" '

Penn and Bing in legal showdown

'I am health spokesman. I would have known if our leader was fond of a drink'

The IoS interview: Evan Harris Liberal Democrat health spokesman

Pick of the Day: Digital, Cable and Satellite

WHO WOULD have thought that a lad from Canada who once had a minor role in British children's breakfast TV would blossom into one of the world's biggest box- office draws? But Mike Myers has succeeded because of the sheer accessibility of his comedy. The humour in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (8pm Sky Premier, right) may be broad, but that's the point. The idea of a spy with 1960s values who's frozen and then revived in the politically correct 1990s is universally comprehensible. It is also played with a delicious sense of relish by Myers (in a dual role as Powers and the baddie, Dr Evil) and Elizabeth Hurley as his glamorous, no-nonsense sidekick.

Highland village battles to save a school with only one pupil

YESTERDAY, CARL Hobbs, 13, went to his secondary school alone. When he arrived at 9am, he opened his English and maths textbooks with no one to chatter to about the previous night's homework. The reason? Carl is the only pupil.

Welcome to planet porn

Today, The Independent begins a major new series on pornography and popular culture. The first part looks at how our attitudes have changed over the years - and asks, can anything shock us now?

Women give sexy image short shrift in Britain

BRITISH WOMEN would rather look healthy and confident than sexy or elegant, according to research published today.

Monitor: Liz Hurley And Hugh Grant

When the earth shook

Film: It's a comic masterpiece - not

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me (12)

Letter: Uncivilised brutes?

Sir: The sultry Liz Hurley passes effortlessly as a sophisticate in her Delilah garb ("Philistines: people of taste - and such nice crockery", 19 July) but you do the Philistines a grave disservice by suggesting that they have suffered 2000 years of bad press as the "uncivilised brutes of history".

Fury as BBC turns Question Time into `celebrity showcase'

THE BBC yesterday refuted claims that it was trivialising its flagship Question Time television programme after it emerged it was lining up a host of celebrities as guests - including Elton John and Peter Stringfellow.

Somebody to lean on

She's your mate but she's old enough to be your mum. CAYTE WILLIAMS on the friends who really know how you feel
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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London