Danny Boyle's triumphant Olympic opening ceremony has been hailed as one of the most inspiring TV moments of all time second only to the moon landing, according to an audience survey.
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Paralympic champion David Weir has been awarded the freedom of the city of London in recognition of his sporting achievements.
The Harry Potter author's first novel for adults is about a local council election in the fictional town of Pagford
She has fired the imagination of millions of young readers across the world with her tales of the boy wizard Harry Potter and his fantastical battles against the evil Lord Voldemort.
X marks the spot for JK Rowling's first book since she called time on the Harry Potter saga.
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Readers review this week's big film
Magical end to franchise that cast its spell on cinema for a decade
Feverish anticipation continued last night as today's premiere in London of the final Harry Potter film drew near. The film will bring to an end the eight-film saga of JK Rowling's boy wizard, a series that has spawned an era of international obsession. Fans camped overnight in Trafalgar Square ahead of the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, sheltering beneath ponchos, tents and coats. Some devotees wore costumes of the character, and Lara Teresa, 16, even travelled from Germany for the occasion.
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Diana Wynne Jones was one of this country's most talented and inventive writers of speculative fiction. In a career spanning four decades she influenced generations of readers, including many who went on to become authors themselves, and displayed a range and originality in her approach to fantasy writing that made her unique among British novelists.
Wizards and enchanters who have brought magic to millions, from the tales of King Arthur to the million-selling books of CS Lewis, Sir Terry Pratchett and JK Rowling, feature in Magical Realms, a new set of stamps from the Royal Mail.
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Harry Potter author JK Rowling may have to defend herself at the High Court against an allegation of copying her ideas from an earlier obscure children's book writer.