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Cutie and the Boxer (E) Zachary Heinzerling, DVD (82mins)

Peppa, the cartoon pig, set to bring home the bacon

The company behind the cartoon series Peppa Pig and movie franchise The Hunger Games will soon be ready to pay a maiden dividend as it gears up for a premium listing in London and possible entry to the FTSE 250.

Mind games: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi and David Cross

Arrested Development returns but can the new episodes on Netflix capture the show's deadpan glory days?

The cult TV sitcom returns to our screens this week after seven years away but will it be as good as the much-loved original episodes, asks Sarah Hughes, and will that longed-for movie ever happen?

Peppa Pig and Hunger Games company declares 25% rise in profits and gears up for FTSE 250 entry

The company behind cartoon series Peppa Pig and movie franchise The Hunger Games today declared it will soon be ready to pay a maiden dividend as it gears up for possible entry to the FTSE 250 index.

Abu Qatada made his request from Belmarsh prison

Abu Qatada denied bail over seized 'jihadist files'

'It was the appellant's obligation to understand the conditions of bail and ensure they were adhered to'

Video sales defy cynics with a leap to £536m

James Bond blockbuster Skyfall helped drive up video sales in the first three months of this year, with a surge in online viewing and sales of physical Blu-Ray discs.

Gang members in plot to murder English Defence League supporters used dark and seedy gym that became hangout of choice for Birmingham-based jihadists

The six bomb plotters trained at a dark and seedy gym that has proved to be the hangout of choice for Birmingham-based jihadists.

DVD: Seven Psychopaths

When it came out at the cinema, Martin McDonagh's postmodern crime comedy alienated those In Bruges fans who were hoping for a straightforward retread of his beloved debut film.

Sign of the times: Rangers fans unveil a banner reacting to poor recent form

Rangers 0 Stirling 0 match report: Gers limp to draw as title wait continues

The wintry conditions robbed this game of its significance. With Queen's Park's visit to Annan Athletic postponed due to the heavy snow, Rangers could not secure the Third Division title with a victory. For long enough, though, it did not seem as if the home side were even capable of securing the win anyway.

Robin McBryde said England ‘had the makings of a good side’

Six Nations: Wales say Stuart Lancaster's England 'getting a little ahead of themselves'

There was just the hint of a feeling among the Welsh that for all their new-found tact and diplomacy under Stuart Lancaster, for all the strength of the red-rose charm offensive, conducted with great discipline over the last year or so, England have become just a little too big for their custom-made boots.

It rather defeats the point of a novel if the paperback has an extra chapter

By grafting something on to the work itself, you change it. The texture of a book is bound to shift with the addition of another piece of reading

The 10 Best home gym equipment

Give expensive memberships a miss and turn your house into a health club with this range of exercise essentials

Blockbuster receives bids to keep it going

Two restructuring firms are bidding to salvage part of Blockbuster out of administration, raising hopes for staff at the troubled DVD-rental company.

Ben Affleck, star and director of Argo

DVD & Blu-ray review: Argo (15)

Ben Affleck, DVD/ Blu-ray (120mins)

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Soft porn company Girls Gone Wild files for bankruptcy over $16 million debt

Girls Gone Wild, an American softcore porn company that films drunk girls on Spring Break, has filed for bankruptcy protection citing debts of $16 million.

Juventus’ Stephan Lichtsteiner tussles with Gary Hooper

Celtic to seek 'clarification' over performance of 'pro-Juventus' referee

Manager Neil Lennon was furious after the 3-0 Champions League defeat

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
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
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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