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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)

This cover image released by Girls Gone Wild shows the September 2009 issue of

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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