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22-year-old adult James Ashford recently visited Harry Potter World on his own. This is his sorry tale

Harry Potter plagiarism claims 'unfounded'

Harry Potter publishers Bloomsbury hit back at plagiarism claims today, branding the allegations "unfounded, unsubstantiated and untrue".

Harry Potter actor stabbed 'protecting brother'

Teenage Harry Potter actor Rob Knox was stabbed to death as he tried to protect his younger brother from a knifeman who was "running amok", a court heard today.

Rowling's latest: reduced from £1.95m to £6.99

A new work previously available only at auction goes on sale in the shops today

Potter film release delayed by eight months

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth instalment in the blockbuster film franchise about boy wizard Harry, is moving from its planned 21 November US release to 17 July next year, distributor Warner Bros said.

Sixth-formers to take Harry Potter test

It is enough to leave traditionalists spluttering into their tea – Harry Potter is about to be placed on the school curriculum.

Man remanded over actor's murder

A 21-year-old man was remanded in custody today after appearing in court charged with murdering teenage Harry Potter actor Rob Knox.

Leading article: Spellbound

It is not the sort of fair contest that would have been approved by one of the benign masters of Hogwarts. On one side is J K Rowling, one of the world's richest authors, in alliance with Warner Brothers, the mighty Hollywood film studio. On the other: a small Michigan-based publisher and a school librarian.

Potter encyclopedia 'is theft'

JK Rowling has told a New York court that plans to publish an unofficial Harry Potter encyclopedia amounted to "wholesale theft".

J K Rowling: 'I was near to suicide as a struggling mum'

Harry Potter author J K Rowling has revealed she was close to suicide during her time as a struggling young single mother.

The Weekend's TV: A brief spell in the chamber of secrets

JK Rowling: A Year In The Life, ITV1; The Shadow In The North, BBC1

Harlequins 9 Bath 3: Jarvis keeps Quins' heads above water

Borthwick's return becomes the dampest squib for swamped Bath

SEC clears Watts over Shell reserves scandal

Sir Philip Watts' two-year battle to clear his name ended in victory for the former Shell chairman yesterday after the US Securities and Exchange Commission decided not to take any action against him over the oil giant's reserves reporting scandal.

Athletics: Gatlin makes fast riposte to Powell

A day after Asafa Powell demonstrated his awesome capabilities in toying with the field at the Bislett Games, where he won the 100m with contemptuous ease in 9.98sec, his co-world record holder Justin Gatlin responded with an equally impressive performance on the other side of the Atlantic, running 9.87sec at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York on a evening when Meseret Defar of Ethiopia set a women's 5,000m world record of 14min 24.53sec.

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