Sport Leigh Halfpenny celebrates Cardiff's Amlin Challenge Cup final win over Toulon in 2010

The full-back has scored over 350 points for Wales

Palmes d'Or: Does Cannes get it right?

Geoffrey MacNab on six Palme d'Or Winners that became classics ...

Newcastle captain Hayman to join Toulon

Newcastle have confirmed captain Carl Hayman will join French club Toulon at the end of this season.

British woman murdered on French Riviera

A murder inquiry has been launched after a British woman was found dead in the French Riviera, the Foreign Office confirmed today.

Wilkinson set to extend Toulon stay

Jonny Wilkinson looks set to sign for a second season with Toulon.

Geoffrey Macnab: A fitting reward for a towering figure

It is impossible to second-guess Cannes juries. They have consistently confounded critics' expectations, giving top prizes to films no-one tipped in advance while overlooking titles that reviewers thought were near-masterpieces. This year, for once, Jury President Isabelle Huppert and her colleagues were spoilt. The 2009 Competition was one of the strongest in recent memory. Even so, Huppert and co still managed to startle us... at least a little.

Screen Talk: Gilliam tilts at windmills again

One project certainly getting everyone geed up is the prospect of Terry Gilliam resurrecting his ambitions to make a movie based on Cervantes's "Don Quixote". Gilliam has hooked up with Oscar-winning British producer Jeremy Thomas. Screenwriter Tony Grisoni's script revolves around a film-maker who is charmed into Quixote's eternal quest for his lady-love, becoming an unwitting Sancho Panza. The move is the latest twist in a movie-making saga almost as epic as Cervantes' 17th-Century classic. Nine years ago, the original shoot suffered a series of setbacks captured in the documentary "Lost In La Mancha", which went on to became a cult hit in its own right.

Gallic charm: Buying in the Languedoc

You don’t have to be a millionaire to enjoy rural splendour in France’s Languedoc. Laura Latham reports

Paladini takes hot seat at QPR

Cannes Report

Who will win the Palme d'Or? As the betting hots up. Leslie Felperin assesses the runners and riders

Le Pen blow as old ally defects

LIFE CONTINUES to be unpleasant to Jean-Marie Le Pen.

National Front set to capture Toulon seat

THE FAR-RIGHT National Front is likely to win back its only French parliamentary seat in a by-election in Toulon this weekend, further damaging the credibility of the "traditional" French right, writes John Lichfield in Toulon.
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US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
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Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

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Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
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