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Creators claim that  “the name ‘Coinye’ is intended solely as parody, not an indication or implication of endorsement or involvement"

The Lady Vanishes (U)

Hitchcock's screwball mystery stars the delectable Margaret Lockwood as a woman who can't convince her fellow passengers that someone has been spirited off their train. Seventy years after its first release, it still thrums with white-knuckle danger and terrific one-liners that parody and celebrate the British stiff upper lip.

Shoppers' thirst for palm oil threatens to wipe out orangutan

The demand for a cheap ingredient found in thousands of products, from shampoo to biscuits, is contributing to the extinction of the orangutan, warn conservationists. One in 10 mass-produced foods on Britain's shelves is estimated to contain palm oil, a bulking agent and preservative, but supermarkets and food manufacturers have been accused of doing too little to ensure their supplies are not threatening forests that are vital to the survival of Asia's only great ape.

Love Is Strange, by Joseph Connolly

A parable of England in decline? Or just a bit of hanky-spanky?

Life imitates art in latest chapter of an accident-prone politician's tale

A bicycling Tory MP with a talent for self-parody contemplates the end of his career when his extra-marital affair is about to be exposed by a tabloid newspaper.

Called to the bar

Everyone's a regular in The Grapes, the pub setting for Early Doors. Happily, nothing's changed in the new series, Craig Cash tells James Rampton

Athletics: Drummond's déjà vu

The Winter Queen, by Boris Akunin, trans. Andrew Bromfield

The case of the Muscovite corset

Budapest Spring Festival, Various venues

The rites of spring

LSO/Krivine, Barbican Hall, London

Jumping and driving energy

Album: Marc Caroll

Ten of Swords, Evangeline

Through the Leaves, Southwark Playhouse, London

An affair to remember

Hussain's old guard must stand aside for tougher generation

Third Ashes Test: English cricket is languishing in another age and drastic action must be taken to clear away legacy of 15 years of failure
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