Arts and Entertainment June Brown (aka Dot Cotton) talks to Piers Morgan

June Brown joins Piers Morgan on the sofa to discuss her life stories

Leading article: A bridge too far

To some, the sight of a handful of British wine critics raising their glasses in a Chinese restaurant in protest against plans to build a bridge across the vineyards of the Mosel might seem somewhat incongruous. Ridiculous even.

Leading article: Spies like us

Imagine making a classic spy film like From Russia with Love and in the closing sequence the tall, leggy, dazzlingly attractive girl disappears into the sunset in a speedboat not with Sean Connery but with a shortish, dull- looking man who resembles an old-fashioned bank manager. Not a recipe for box-office appeal, obviously. But that is the real likeness of a spy, or was, according to a file recently released from the National Archives in Kew concerning the recruitment of spies during the Second World War.

Gold underpants spotted on London landmarks

Charlie Chaplin is famous for his bowler hat and cane but now he has been spotted sporting golden pants for Prostate UK writes Gemma Thornton

Lotto jackpot winner lands £10.2m

One winner scooped £10.2 million in last night's National Lottery draw, Camelot said.

How to write a memorable song lyric

How do you come up with the perfect words to fit a killer tune? Rob Sharp learns from Don Black, the songwriting master who penned some of the best-loved lyrics of the past 50 years

Lotto set for a festive £7m rollover

This weekend's National Lottery draw will be a £7 million rollover after Wednesday's jackpot went unclaimed.

War hero and silver screen legend Richard Todd dies

Distinguished actor Richard Todd, best known for his role in the classic war film The Dam Busters, has died at the age of

Joseph Wiseman: Actor of stage and screen who played the title role in the 1962 James Bond movie 'Dr. No'

The Canadian actor Joseph Wiseman had a long career in which he gave distinguished performances on stage, screen and television, with particular success in roles of deception or villainy. With his gaunt demeanour, narrow eyes and thin lips, he conveyed an air of menace with an unsettling instability, and was rarely to be trusted.

Screen talk: Jessica Alba to meet the Fockers

Jessica Alba doesn't do ugly. The actress is in negotiations to join the Ben Stiller-Robert De Niro comedy 'Little Fockers'.

The Blofeld Trilogy, By Ian Fleming

Did you assume that James Bond went to Eton – like Cameron? Only for a "brief and undistinguished" spell, according to his Times obituary in You Only Live Twice.

Leading article: From Russia with love

According to the comedian George Burns, "happiness is a having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city". How about another country? And how about a family that you don't even know exists?

Observations: Toy story shows Ernö's still the man with the golden touch

Ernö Goldfinger – the architectural establishment's favourite villain (the inspiration for his Bond-baddy-namesake, no less) – was not just the man behind Brutalism's favourite behemoth, Trellick Tower in London's Kensington. He also had a softer side. Just look at the exhibition currently showing at Hampstead's 2 Willow Road (Goldfinger's one-time home and now a National Trust property). It features the architect's lesser-known work on Abbatt's toy shop, a Wimpole Street outlet best-known as an exemplar of 1930s Modernism, containing many a twee treat too. "It was more of a gallery built at child-height," says the curator Jane Audas. "It was full of traditional wooden toys sourced from all over the world and sharp children's furniture."

Ursula Andress voted number one 'bikini goddess'

Former Bond girl Ursula Andress has been named the ultimate ‘Bikini Goddess’ in a new poll of British women.

For sale: Listed London building that doubled as Fort Knox in 'Goldfinger'

A grade I-listed London building that doubled as part of Fort Knox in the 1964 Bond flick Goldfinger will go up for sale within 10 days.

Judges say Yes to Dr No trademark bid

European judges today said yes to a German company's bid to trademark Dr No - despite opposition from the American owners of the rights to the James Bond films.

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Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'

Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture