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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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Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

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In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

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Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
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Pot of gold

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10 best wildlife-watching experiences: From hen harriers to porpoises

From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
Nick Easter: 'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

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Nick Easter targeting World Cup place after England recall
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

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