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Scottish Secretary Michael Moore says the SNP would 'pretty well say anything and do anything' to win referendum as First Minister Alex Salmond argues for a move away from current 'undemocratic' system

'Waste of money' as two cleared of Columbine plot

Police and prosecutors were strongly criticised today for pursuing the case against two teenagers cleared of plotting a Columbine-style massacre at their own school.

First Night, Capitalism: A Love Story, Venice Film Festival

One from the heart, with humour amid the hectoring

Moore on greed: US film-maker has rounded on his Hollywood backers

The documentary film-maker Michael Moore – who has made a fortune out of attacking America's obsession with guns, its health care system and the Iraq war – is not a man to hold his tongue and doff his cap. In fact, far from holding his tongue he has proceeded to bite the hand that feeds and attacked his own studio bosses.

Lights go up on the Lido

The Venice Film Festival is often compared unfavourably with its Cannes and Toronto competitors. But this year could change all that

Hit & Run: Death threats are so 2009

So, Sacha Baron Cohen has received a death threat from a Palestinian militia group who haven't taken kindly to their portrayal in Brüno. At least he can rest assured that he's in good company.

'I'll have nothing to do with celebrity culture,' says Brown

Gordon Brown yesterday distanced himself from Tony Blair's courting of rich showbiz stars and said yesterday he would have nothing to do with the "celebrity culture" that "tells people what they want to hear".

Miles Kington: Where do you stand on the burning questions of the day?

The idea that a small post office is a focus for the community is spread by urban greens who have never been trapped in one

Leading article: The police should explain

The release without charge of the two brothers arrested in the raid on a house in Forest Gate has made the police and security services look foolish - or worse. One of the brothers, Mohammed Abdul Kahar, is lucky to be alive, having been shot, apparently by accident, in the pre-dawn operation. No wonder some British Muslims feel demonised by the "war on terror".

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Moore to make sequel to 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

Michael Moore is not taking George Bush's election victory lying down. The guerrilla film-maker is planning a sequel to Fahrenheit 9/11, the feature-length documentary he hoped would sway American voters in the recent presidential election.

Facts speak for themselves

With documentaries making waves, Sheffield's dedicated festival seizes its moment
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BBC heads to the Californian coast

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Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

Aussie skipper Michael Clarke was lured into believing that what we witnessed at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge would continue in London, says Kevin Garside
Can Rafael Benitez get the best out of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid?

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Athletics World Championships 2015: Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson heptathlon rivalry

Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jess and Kat rivalry

The last time the two British heptathletes competed, Ennis-Hill was on the way to Olympic gold and Johnson-Thompson was just a promising teenager. But a lot has happened in the following three years
Jeremy Corbyn: Joining a shrewd operator desperate for power as he visits the North East

Jeremy Corbyn interview: A shrewd operator desperate for power

His radical anti-austerity agenda has caught the imagination of the left and politically disaffected and set a staid Labour leadership election alight
Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief: Defender of ancient city's past was killed for protecting its future

Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief

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