The first 45 minutes of this eschatological thriller-farce features some of the best work director Edgar Wright and co-screenwriter Simon Pegg have done. The film completes a loose trilogy begun with the excellent Shaun of the Dead (2004) and continued in the so-so Hot Fuzz (2007).
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Tuesday 08 May 2012
Thousands of five-year-olds are arriving at school with too limited a vocabulary to take part in lessons, a senior government adviser revealed today.
Thursday 12 April 2012
A council is facing a test case legal action over plans to set up two Roman Catholic schools in its borough without considering alternative providers.
Friday 02 March 2012
Today is either a red-letter day or a world of pain for parents around the country with children in year six of primary school. For it is the day when they receive notification of which secondary school their child has got into.
Thursday 11 August 2011
Tuesday 09 August 2011
The Berkshire town of Maidenhead has long lived in the shadow of its more glitzy neighbour, Windsor, home to Eton College and the Royal Family's favourite castle.
Thursday 04 August 2011
The school told officials it had 110 expressions of interest from parents for the 120 places on offer in the first year
Wednesday 29 June 2011
Johann Hari's professional reputation has been subjected to trial by Twitter. Here he explains what the affair has taught him
Saturday 04 June 2011
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Wednesday 06 April 2011
Former war correspondent and erstwhile independent MP Martin Bell, a man so squeaky clean that he hasn't changed his suit in at least 15 years, is to release a book of autobiographical poetry. The collection of "light and dark" verse, due to be published in December, will take the same name as a novel by – who else? – Ernest Hemingway: For Whom The Bell Tolls. Neil Hamilton, against whom Bell stood at the 1997 election, once described his rival as, "A pompous, humourless man... in love with his own ego." But then, that was Neil Hamilton. So don't take his word for it.
Thursday 17 March 2011
Friday 11 March 2011
Parents who help to set up free schools could be given guaranteed places for their children under reforms to the admissions code being considered by ministers.
Monday 31 January 2011
A couple of years ago, Steve Waters stole a march on his fellow dramatists with The Contingency Plan, a double-bill of plays about global warming.
Double Falsehood, Union Theatre, London<br/>Becky Shaw, Almeida Theatre, London<br/>Little Platoons, Bush Theatre, London
Sunday 30 January 2011
Friday 28 January 2011
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 5 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders