Labour leader Ed Miliband described yesterday's murder of a soldier in Woolwich as “an act of complete cowardice”.
Thomas Eccleshare’s first play won the 2011 Verity Bargate award, so named in honour of the Soho’s founding co-director, and it arrives in London from a season at the High Tide Festival in Halesworth, Suffolk (where I saw it), full of bleak poetry and hilarious stage action.
He loses last-minute claim that prosecutors acted improperly
Thomas Dunkley accused of using former WBA light-middleweight champion’s own credit cards to purchase a chainsaw he used to dismember him
Mental instability colours Richard Greenberg's early play – but it wears its debts too obviously
Danish designer Peter Jensen finds his inspiration in the most unusual places. Each season he presents a muse for his collections – so far, as diverse a bunch as Jodie Foster, Cindy Sherman, disgraced ice-skater Tonya Harding and even his own Auntie Jytte. But for spring 2013 Jensen pays tribute to Barbara Hepworth, grande dame of British sculpture and friend of Picasso, Brancusi and Mondrian, in geometric circle prints and dulled navy mixed with chartreuse. Her artist's smock is reworked as a dress in simply but luxurious white georgette, while wide-brimmed hats by East London milliners Bernstock Speirs recall Möbius strips in their cutaway angles – a signature of Hepworth's work.
The RSC round off their “World Elsewhere” season now with Roxana Silbert's astringent and vigorous modern-dress revival of Brecht's Galileo.
First produced in 1931, a couple of years before Hitler came to power, Carl Zuckmayer's comedy pokes risky, spirited and oddly charming fun at the German inclination towards militaristic conformity.
Bible for keen amateur mechanics blames slump on erotic novel – and it's not the only victim
A groundbreaking initiative aims to clear unexploded bombs from the Vietnam War – and educate women in the process. By Georgia Catt
A groundbreaking initiative in Laos aims to clear the land of munitions from the Vietnam War – and educate women in the process
The killer who struck on Sunday was meant to be from a group the Taliban couldn't touch
An Afghan soldier shot and killed two Nato soldiers at a base in southern Afghanistan today.
He can be perceived as arrogant but West Ham's manager has worked hard to get from his days knocking down walls and mowing lawns to the top of the game – and he's proud of his achievements
New combat gear is specially designed for women soldiers
They overthrew the old order and revolutionised the way we dress