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Victim of enforced labour in Britain speaks out as thousands back <i>IoS</i> petition's call on coalition to act
Aaron Porter is more canny politician than long-haired revolutionary. But with funding cuts looming, he's ready for a fight.
Mark Wahlberg says he's never been much interested in treading the boards. "I've learned from Jeremy Piven," he says of his Entourage co-star, who was forced to abandon a Broadway run of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow in 2008, claiming excessive sushi consumption had given him mercury poisoning. Couldn't one just stay away from raw fish? "I played an Oompa Loompa in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory in fifth grade, and it was a lot of work," Wahlberg admitted at the premiere of his new film comedy, The Other Guys. "But if I ever did a play again, it would be A Streetcar Named Desire." In fact, Stanley Kowalski's not a bad fit – ladies, you remember how Marky Mark looks in a vest, right? In the meantime, Wahlberg and pals are hoping to make an Entourage film after the HBO dramedy's eighth and final series. The actor's early years in Hollywood were the inspiration for the show, which he still co-produces. "The plan is to make a movie," he maintains, "and we're doing everything in our power to make it happen."
For generations, Nick Coleman's family have visited the Thames estuary town. Now, with his own children in tow, he finds it is getting a facelift
Woman at centre of Brown bullying row tries to combat damaging revelations
Gentlemen, get ready. We have news of a surprising addition to the London Fashion Week schedule: Ben Westwood, son of doyenne designer Dame Vivienne, hopes to debut his menswear collection in the forthcoming February shows.
What kind of country drags vulnerable children from their beds at daybreak, puts them behind bars and fills them with terror? Paul Vallely meets a family who have endured this horror – in Britain. And they're not alone
The immigration minister and North West MP Phil Woolas has attempted to explore ways of reviving Everton's plans for a 50,000 capacity ground, by meeting with local Knowsley Council yesterday.
The Week In Books
Angry spouses, abusive constituents and a parliamentary expenses investigator on their case: it's no wonder that many of the MPs who break up for the summer recess today believe the next three months will be anything but restful
They had held a vigil at Westminster for weeks, protesting against what they saw us betrayal by the British government. Yesterday the Gurkhas celebrated at a Downing Street garden party after winning the historic right for veterans to settle in this country.
Actress meets with immigration minister over 'contradictory' letters
Business Secretary who backed airport's expansion laughs off ambush by green campaigner as an 'adolescent prank'
Government accuses statistics office of playing sinister game of politics
Move will help Durham stay high in league tables
The Immigration Minister answers your questions, such as 'Is our immigration system unmerciful?' and 'How will the recession affect it?'