12 Years a Slave, based on an 1853 memoir of a free black man sold into slavery, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival tonight.
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Friday 03 April 2009
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Sunday 08 March 2009
Anxious times in the currently rudderless ITV sports department facing major cutbacks after last week's announcement that £135 million has to be slashed from the channel's programme budget. Staff are concerned that the "horrible decisions" the ITV chairman, Michael Grade, says he now has to make will see substantial job losses and a severe reduction in sports coverage, especially if ITV fail to renegotiate payment terms on the £425m FA Cup deal they share with the similarly financially troubled satellite station Setanta. No major decisions are expected before the end of the football season, and fingers are crossed that the sports-loving Grade who began his career as a humble sports diarist and boxing writer (hope for us yet, then?) will wield the axe more gently than in other areas. But after the department's recent erratic performances you wouldn't bet on it.
Saturday 07 March 2009
Friday 06 March 2009
Wednesday 04 March 2009
BP prepares to head for Hollywood
Is the Slumdog Millionaire feel-good factor getting you down?
Monday 02 March 2009
Sunday 01 March 2009
It seems we can't get enough of India right now. In the same week that Slumdog Millionaire swept the board at this year's Oscars, a new wave of eateries are opening their doors. First up is Dockmasters House in Canary Wharf (pictured). Situated in a listed Georgian building, it promises Indian fine dining with a twist. Highlights include chettinad breast of guinea fowl with lemon rice and stuffed mussallam of poussin.
Friday 27 February 2009
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle looks set to be awarded the freedom of the borough of his hometown.
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
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- 3 Belgium fan Axelle Despiegelaere lands L'Oreal campaign after World Cup viral photo
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- 5 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1