Scripted by Harold Pinter from a novella by Robin Maugham, The Servant played like a twisted, homoerotic 1960s version of one of PG Wodehouse's Jeeves stories

The Servant that led cinema into a new era

It's 50 years since Joseph Losey's movie liberated British filmmaking. Ahead of a special screening, Geoffrey Macnab considers its legacy

Joyce after being convicted last year for common assault on a fellow MP

Under pressure to quit: MP Eric Joyce banned from buying alcohol in House of Commons after arrest for alleged second drunken brawl

The independent MP Eric Joyce was under growing pressure last night to resign his seat after being arrested for the second time in just over a year over an alleged brawl at a parliamentary bar.

Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce

Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce both jailed for eight months for perverting course of justice in speeding points scam as couple are reunited for the final act of their tragic family drama

Paul Peachey watched the adulterous former cabinet minister and his vengeful ex-wife  hear their fate – side by side

Disgraced former cabinet minister Chris Huhne (left), and The Sunday Times political editor, Isabel Oakeshott

Chris Huhne and ex-wife Vicky Pryce face jail as journalist denies helping to entrap former Lib Dem cabinet minister over speeding offence

The journalist who helped expose former Liberal Democrat cabinet minister Chris Huhne for lying along with his ex-wife over a speeding offence insisted today she had not colluded in his entrapment.

What The Sunday Papers Said

The Independent on Sunday: Government closes in on 35-year deal nuclear deal with EDF

Isabel Oakeshott was right to spell out to Pryce the impact of revealing her story

Our writer, a former political  editor of The Mirror and The Sunday Telegraph, on why she would have done the same as Oakeshott in pursuit of a story

Jury in Vicky Pryce trial retires to consider verdict over Chris Huhne's speeding points

The jury in the retrial of Chris Huhne's ex-wife has retired to consider its verdict.

What the Sunday papers said

The Bank of England faces a "nail-biting" decision over pumping billions more into the UK recovery this week as figures reveal the still-sluggish impact of its flagship initiative to boost lending. The central bank today unveils the latest results of its Funding for Lending scheme, which allows banks to access cash at a cost of 0.25 per cent. In exchange, the banks have to increase net lending.

Two arrested over Naomi Oni acid attack, as police investigate claims the Victoria’s Secret shop assistant may have deliberately harmed herself

Man and woman released on bail after being arrested over the weekend on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm

Marie Colvin was among at least 11 people killed yesterday in the bombardment of Homs

The risks are huge, but freelance war correspondents shouldn't be shunned for having the courage to take them

Major broadsheets will no longer accept speculative submissions from Syria

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Page 3 Profile: Dame Helen Ghosh, Director-General of the National Trust

More hot air in the wind turbine debate?

The Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is to admit that he knew of ‘general concerns’ relating to Lord Rennard, reports have claimed today.

Cry freedom for the Solzhenitsyn of Wapping!

Our diarist on a PR man to die for; unfortunate lead times for a magazine keen on Nick Clegg's honesty; and the marvellous wit of John Sessions; and Blade Runner revisited

Marks & Spencer suffers fashion sales slump

Marks & Spencer failed to pull in new year sales shoppers, with reports suggesting it lost ground to rivals Primark and Zara.

Lance Armstrong

Cycling: US government backs $90m Armstrong suit

The US government last night joined a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong that could see the disgraced cyclist and others named in the suit having to pay out $90m (£59m).

Where will Scotland finds its spies?

Should Scotland achieve independence next year, it will find itself having to create replacements for the Met Office, Passport Agency, the BBC and many others.

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