Philomena Lee, the subject of an Oscar-nominated film, launches project to help find children who were forcibly adopted
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Thursday 05 December 2013
A New York Post review described the film as '90 minutes of organised hate'
Tuesday 12 November 2013
The film has had one of the biggest original sci-fi openings in recent years
Tuesday 17 September 2013
A renowned sculptor and architect, both from Britain, were among the five artists to receive the prestigious Praemium Imperiale award, dubbed the “Japanese Nobel,” which comes with a cheque for £100,000.
Monday 25 March 2013
When 4,000 British ladies were asked by Baileys who they thought the most spirited and inspiring women of all time were, they threw up a curious bunch.
Sunday 03 March 2013
PD James: Pride and waspishness
Sunday 06 January 2013
Monday 19 November 2012
Daniel Craig, 44, is officially the highest-earning Bond actor in the franchise’s 50 year history, being paid more than £31 million to play the spy twice more.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Cool, fun, silly and educational – here’s our pick of the finest distractions for children. No screens required...
Sunday 28 October 2012
The new 007, with its wit, panache and crashing thrills, is the freshest, most entertaining in ages
Friday 26 October 2012
If there was even the slightest shred of doubt that Dame Judi Dench was a National Treasure™, she more than proved she's a pearl among women with a cheeky bit of bling at the Skyfall premiere this week. Despite her characteristically elegant garb, Judi was sporting a cheeky 'jazzle! No, it wasn't a vajazzle, it was a nejazzle – a sparkly set of self-adhesive crystals in the shape of the 007 logo tucked behind her ear (above, left). Unexpected and playful, it rocked. She then cemented her place in the lady dude hall of fame later in the week by getting a picture of herself on Twitter wearing a Dench cap (above). Dench as in Judi, but also in Stay Dench, the clothing range created by rapper Lethal Bizzle and footballer Emmanuel Frimpong. Dench, you see, is a phrase used by the youth to describe something as being "sick" – keep up at the back – which means "nice".
Tuesday 31 July 2012
James Bond will be seen faking his own death in the action-packed forthcoming movie Skyfall.
Sunday 06 May 2012
After the death of Eva Green's boyfriend, Matt Smith, she gives birth to his clone.
Friday 02 March 2012
The dazzling state of Rajasthan has long lured travellers – and your children will love it too, says Amar Grover.
Friday 10 February 2012
When academic and biographer Paula Byrne announced the discovery of what seemed to be a new drawing of Jane Austen, there was a frenzied debate over the picture's authenticity. Arguments are bound to be reignited by the news that the controversial portrait will go on display at the Bodleian Library in Oxford as part of the celebrations for World Book Day, before moving to Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton this April. The picture, showing a thin-faced woman gripping an inky quill, accentuates Austen's professionalism.
Sunday 11 December 2011
James Mottram on the Bond star playing Aung San Suu Kyi in a new biopic
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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