Arts and Entertainment The true face of England and Englishness? PJ Harvey performs in Auckland, New Zealand in 2013

Yes, the programme skewed to the left but, no, it wasn’t tosh

The News Matrix: Monday 23 September 2013

Airport ‘dithering affecting recovery’

Conspiracy-mad teen paid £21,000 for old WikiLeaks server on dad's credit card

Father said he was rendered 'speechless' upon finding out about the purchase

The Welsh family of jailed WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning have received donations from an ex-convict

Exclusive: WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning's Welsh relatives helped by ex-prisoner to fund trips to visit her in Kansas prison

… but man jailed after Gulf War protest has so far only raised £465 to pay for flights to the US

Tony Abbott stands with his family as he claims victory in Australia's federal election

Tony Abbott's Australia: conservative, less green, more mean

The new Prime Minister has indicated his planned direction and won praise from David Cameron and Rupert Murdoch

Benedict Cumberbatch, as Julian Assange, left, with Daniel Bruhl, as Daniel Domscheit-Berg, in the WikiLeaks drama, The Fifth Estate.

Review: The Fifth Estate - Benedict Cumberbatch's Assange might be perfect, but the Wikileaks drama is a flawed buddy movie

Cinema’s long-awaited take on the story of Wikileaks is played out through the friendship and subsequent rivalry of website activists Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Bruhl).

Benedict Cumberbatch arrives for the premiere of the film The Fifth Estate at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival

The Fifth Estate starring Benedict Cumberbatch exposes Wikileaks in Toronto Film Festival debut

The Fifth Estate, an unlikely thriller that chronicles the emergence of anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks and its enigmatic founder Julian Assange, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last night.

Elementary! Sir Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes

Sir Ian McKellen is the latest star to bring Sherlock Holmes to life for the big screen, playing an aged version of the sleuth in new film A Slight Trick Of The Mind.

The News Matrix: Wednesday 4 September 2013

NHS ‘up for sale’, warns Labour

Fox News plays 'Dude looks like a lady' over Chelsea Manning segment

Rupert Murdoch-owned TV channel Fox News has attracted criticism after playing Aerosmith’s ‘Dude Looks Like A Lady’ over a slot about Chelsea Manning.

David Miranda was detained at Heathrow airport under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act as he travelled from Berlin to Rio de Janeiro. He had his mobile phone, laptop, DVDs and other items seized

Lord Blair: We need new and wider terrorism law to protect government secrets

Britain’s anti-terror legislation should be widened to cover the publication and passing on of official government secrets, the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Lord Blair has suggested.

Julian Assange participates in a live question-and-answer session via Skype at a meeting in Melbourne

Is the party over for Wikileaks in Australia?

The Australian political party founded by Julian Assange is mired in controversy as the election nears

Bradley Manning leaves the courtroom at Fort Meade, Maryland

'I am Chelsea. I am female': Soldier tried as Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman'

Soldier who was sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified files identifies as female and wants to be called Chelsea

The News Matrix: Thursday 22 August 2013

Badger cull set to begin on Monday

Luke Treadaway: 'The last film I went to see was Lincoln which I really enjoyed'

Cultural life: Luke Treadaway, actor

'The last film I went to see was Lincoln which I really enjoyed'

A judge ruled out some of the US government’s evidence in the Bradley Manning trial

Judge casts doubt on damage caused by whistleblower Bradley Manning’s US secret data leaks

A military judge has cast doubt on the scale of damage inflicted by Bradley Manning’s leaks of classified information, ruling that some US government evidence was inadmissible.

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness