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  • Emmys exalt TV’s old favourites over newcomers

    Emmys exalt TV’s old favourites over newcomers

    For all the talk about newcomers raising the game of television, the industry chose to bestow its top Emmys on the long-running shows Breaking Bad and Modern Family and long-time television actors who held off challenges from film stars. Breaking...

  • A cosmic tribute

    A cosmic tribute

    The 66th annual Primetime Emmys took a sombre turn towards the end to remember Robin Williams, the versatile actor and comedian who died two weeks ago in an apparent suicide at the age of 63. With a lump in his throat and a tremble in his voice,...

  • The storm rages on big screen

    The storm rages on big screen

    Into the Storm (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 89 minutesDirected by: Steven QualeStarring: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia Debnam Carey, Arlen Escarpeta, Jeremy Sumpter, Nathan Kress, Max Deacon, Kyle Davis, Scott...

  • In Betweeners go Down Under

    The In Betweeners 2 (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 96 minutesDirected by: Damian Beesley and Iain MorrisStarring: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas, Emily Berrington, Freddie Stroma, David Field, Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Tamla...

  • Bacteria ‘may help food allergies’

    Bacteria ‘may help food allergies’

    Bacteria from a family that includes potentially deadly infectious bugs may protect against food allergies, research has shown. Clostridia encompasses around 100 bacterial species, some of which live harmlessly in the gut. Others are responsible...

  • Apple dumplings

    Apple dumplings

    Ingredients350g shortcrust pastry4 cooking apples, peeled and cored55g brown sugar, plus extra for sprinkling25g butterPinch of ground cinnamonPinch of ground ginger55g dried apricots, chopped25g toasted hazelnuts, choppedEggs, beaten for...

  • Venice Film Festival still a cinema lifeline

    Venice Film Festival still a cinema lifeline

    Saverio Costanzo, the Italian director of the New York City-set low-budget drama Hungry Hearts that will compete for the top prize at the Venice Film Festival opening today, sees the exposure his film will get as a godsend. “For a movie like this...

  • September is bumper month for film releases

    September is bumper month for film releases

    A film bonanza will hit cinema screens next month with 12 new releases and another 16 films set for Children’s Cinema Day. Two blockbusters are among the line-up: the thriller Before I Go To Sleep, starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth, and crime...

  • Kate Bush returns to the stage tonight

    Kate Bush returns to the stage tonight

    Singer Kate Bush returns to the stage tonight - 35 years after her only tour. The star will perform live to kick off a 22-show run at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London - the same venue where she effectively retired from live performances after...

  • Beyoncé rules at MTV VMAs

    Beyoncé rules at MTV VMAs

    With some twerking and shaking, the leading ladies of pop music dominated the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, while an emotional Miley Cyrus and a touching moment between Beyoncé and her family led the Moonman award wins of the night. Cyrus, who...

  • Tributes pour in for ‘titan of British cinema’

    Tributes pour in for ‘titan of British cinema’

    Politicians, Hollywood stars and industry leaders reflected on the life and times of esteemed actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, who dominated the British film business for more than half a century. Lord Attenborough, who moved...

  • Baked half black shell mussels

    Baked half black shell mussels

    IngredientsHalf black shell mussels1 plum tomato, seeded and dicedhalf a yellow onion, diced6 basil leaves, chopped1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 small mozzarella di bufalaBeetroot juiceBalsamic glazeBaby red chardSeasoning Method Mix together the...

  • Bottle shock: Napa Valley quake shatters prized wine collections

    Bottle shock: Napa Valley quake shatters prized wine collections

    Prized collections and wooden casks crashed to cellar floors when a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Napa Valley on Sunday, but damage to the famous wine region at the start of harvest time might be limited to a handful of wineries and...

  • Pop's ladies lead MTV VMAs with raunchy moves and tears

    Pop's ladies lead MTV VMAs with raunchy moves and tears

    With some twerking and shaking, the leading ladies of pop music dominated the MTV Video Music Awards last night, while an emotional Miley Cyrus and a touching moment between Beyonce and her family led the Moonman award wins of the night. Cyrus,...

  • Breastfeeding linked with mental health

    Breastfeeding linked with mental health

    New mothers who successfully breastfeed their babies are less likely to get postnatal depression, research suggests. Expectant mothers who plan to breastfeed after they have given birth but are unable to are at the highest risk of developing the...

  • Marley’s skin cancer was ‘not sun-driven’

    Marley’s skin cancer was ‘not sun-driven’

    A rare type of skin cancer that killed reggae star Bob Marley causes distinct genetic faults not driven by the action of sunlight, research has shown. Acral melanoma most often affects the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, nail beds and other...

  • ‘Don’t call me while on holiday’

    ‘Don’t call me while on holiday’

    Being bothered by the boss while on holiday is more stressful than bungee jumping, according to a study. Communication with the office while away is also more bothersome than being stood up on a date, the study from lastminute.com found. The study...

  • Chicken Caesar salad

    Chicken Caesar salad

    Ingredients For the dressing150ml mayonnaise 2 pieces anchovy fillet 2 rashers streaky baconA dash of Worcestershire sauceZest of half a lemon For the salad1 piece iceberg lettuce50g bread croutons100g Parmesan shavings2 rashers back bacon1...

  • Race for best comedy at Emmys takes edgy turn

    Race for best comedy at Emmys takes edgy turn

    When ABC’s Modern Family vies for its fifth consecutive best comedy Emmy award today, not only will it battle the beloved geeks of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory but also a bunch of irreverent, foul-mouthed characters from cable and Netflix. For the...

  • Disney brings the Force with Star Wars goods

    Disney brings the Force with Star Wars goods

    Walt Disney Co. is ramping up its first major push to promote the Star Wars franchise it purchased from George Lucas in 2012, blitzing consumers this year with a mobile game, animated TV show and an expanded line of toys and clothes. The...

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