The incredible shrinking Tolkien

Like many other fans of the Lord of the Rings novels, Guy Keleny was impressed by last year's film. But the new instalment is another story

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (12A)

We're all doomed: fear and loathing on the road to Mordor

ABF vows to continue acquisition spree

The Investment Column: Associated British Foods may leave investors with sour taste

ASSOCIATED BRITISH Foods may be the steady Eddie of the food-manufacturing sector but its undoubted strengths have not helped it escape the gloom that has engulfed the sector.

Football: Ball seeks to fill in blanks

Portsmouth 0 Huddersfield Town 0

Football: Huddersfield sack Jackson and eye Bruce

THE Huddersfield manager, Peter Jackson, was sacked by the club yesterday after 18 months in charge at the McAlpine Stadium.

Football: Derby penalty evens the score for Smith

Huddersfield Town 2 Derby County 2

Football: Stewart's strike is a blow for Smith

Huddersfield 2

Football: Thornley steals show

Huddersfield Town 2 Wrexham 1

Football: Barnard crowns Barnsley spree

Barnsley 7 Huddersfield Town 1

Football: Haunting reminder for Huddersfield

Swindon Town 3 Huddersfield Town 0

Obituary: Peggy Phango

PEGGY PHANGO was the talented South African who created the role of Rose, the buxom, good-natured tap dancing student in Richard Harris's popular play Stepping Out.

Preview: Buy Film posters

A rare US three-sheet from King Kong expected to fetch between pounds 30,000 and pounds 50,000 is the highlight of Christie's sale of vintage film posters on Monday. One of only four known copies, the poster depicts the film's most memorable image: King Kong on the pinnacle of New York's Empire State Building. The sale also features the largest collection of James Bond posters, including three unique sets of US door panels from Thunderball, You Only Live Twice (both reckoned to go for between pounds 2,000 and pounds 3,000) and Goldfinger (pounds 3,000-pounds 5,000).

Film: The Kiwis are coming

New Zealand's cinema is waking up after a long period of torpidity. Two highly individual films out next month bear testament to the county's emerging talent. James Mottram talks to the men who made them.

Rugby League: Clyde resumes Daley service

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