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

Café Also, 1255 Finchley Road, Golders Green, London

Restaurants and literature are such natural bedfellows, it's amazing nobody's done this before. Remember Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler? Or The Ballad of the Sad Café by Carson McCullers? Remember the little Parisian cafés where Ernest Hemingway claimed (in A Moveable Feast) he used to write when living on next to nothing in 1920s Paris?

Agenda: Topshop; Stacie Stewart; Scott Walker; Borgen; Primavera Sound 2013

Fashion: Faster than a speeding bullet

Mother jailed for killing baby with five-stone television when high on heroin

A woman who killed her four-month-old son when she knocked a five-stone television set on to his head while she was high on drink and drugs has been jailed for 15 months.

As if snow wasn't enough: earthquake hits East Midlands

No damage or injuries were reported following the 'average' sized tremor

'The screen makes you feel you’re simply looking through a window': the Sony X9000A 4K TV

Introducing the Sony X9000A 4K 65in TV

David Phelan goggles at Sony’s new box

Downton Abbey: Fellowes’ biggest success would also qualify, as it has a British cast and makes lavish use of Highclere Castle in Berkshire

Apple allows Americans to preview Downton Abbey on iTunes

If, like Michelle Obama, you are US-based and too obsessed with Downton Abbey to wait for it to be screened on PBS, iTunes might have the answer.

The 10 best fitness DVDs

Cheaper than a gym membership, these workouts will help you get fit for 2013 without leaving your lounge

The Sony X9000A 4K TV

Sony X9000A 4K TV: a more home-sized Ultra High Definition TV

David Phelan goggles at Sony's box

DVD & Blu-ray review: Grabbers (15) Jon Wright (94mins)

It's never a great sign when the DVD and cinema releases are a week apart, but this droll horror bucks the norm.

Jessica Ennis, 26, won gold in the heptathlon at the Olympics.
Despite the pressure of being dubbed the face of London 2012, the Sheffield star won gold when she clocked a British points record of 6,955 and set the fastest-ever heptathlon time in the 100m hurdles.

Olympic highlights DVD is a best-seller

Highlights from the London 2012 Olympics have notched up a new record to become the best-selling sport DVD.

Digital downloads pass the £1bn mark, but sales of albums and video games collapse

A collapse in album sales has hit the music industry hard with a slump of 19 per cent last year, with sales of video games also suffering badly.

Sales of album CDs were down by 19 per cent in 2012

First CDs, then DVDs, now even video game makers are inconsolable as physical sales dive

Sales of video games collapsed last year hit by weak big name releases, a decline in shop space and gamers’ boredom with the existing generation of consoles, an industry body has revealed.

Digital download sales top £1 billion

Digital sales of music, games and films have broken the £1 billion barrier for the first time, according to new figures.

Thomas the Tank Engine

From 'Thomas the Tank Engine' to 'King of the Railway': Mattel plans global push for franchise

Marketing push will see a range of new toys created and the release of a one-hour film as it attempts to make inroads in Asia and Latin America

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