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TV COLUMN: Question Time, Daily Politics at Labour Party Conference, Damned

Columnist James Waller-Davies gives his view of some of the recent events on television.

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Don't Breathe.

FILM REVIEW: Don’t Breathe

The twist will leave you breathless, writes Gavin Miller.

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James Waller-Davies

TV COLUMN: National Treasure, Panorama, Brexit: A Very British Coup?

Columnist James Waller-Davies gives his view of some of the recent events on television.

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Roald Dahl at work in his famous writing hut

Roald Dahl Day celebrates 100 years since author’s birth

Exactly 100 years ago today Roald Dahl was born and children and adults around the world will be coming together to celebrate the life and works of the much-loved author.

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Bad Moms.

FILM REVIEW: Bad Moms (15)

This female-centric comedy yarn provides a consistent humorous flow that takes it a cut above usual genre fare, writes Gavin Miller.

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James Waller-Davies

TV COLUMN: Remakes, reboots and repeats

Columnist James Waller-Davies gives his view of some of the recent events on television.

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FILM REVIEW: David Brent – Life on The Road

FILM REVIEW: David Brent – Life on The Road

This feature-length movie dedicated to Ricky Gervais’ iconic character is surprisingly inconsistent fare – ultimately saved by half a dozen stand-out comedic moments, writes Gavin Miller.

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Sundog over Caistor

We’ve said it before, and we will say it again, British weather can make for some great photographs.

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The Shallows.

FILM REVIEW: The Shallows (15)

Ever-improving ex-Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively impresses as the lead in this refreshing shark attack horror-thriller, writes Gavin Miller.

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FILM REVIEW: Suicide Squad (15)

FILM REVIEW: Suicide Squad (15)

This is one of my favourite movies to have been critically mauled – because it’s actually a lot better than the online backlash would have you believe.

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Finding Dory.

REVIEW: Finding Dory

Compared to the original Nemo and the class act that was the Toy Story trilogy, this may suffer from sporadic short-term memory loss – but still has enough heartfelt warmth to make this solid Disney/Pixar family entertainment fare.

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FILM REVIEW: Ghostbusters (12A)

So the new female-centric reboot was meant to be eerily rubbish, then some early test screenings raised hopes it was spookily good - now it’s been released it kind of sits somewhere in between, like a fascinatingly unnerving apparition, writes Gavin Miller.

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Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

In a world where the pocket calculator was as close as many of us got to technology, the video recorder seemed like it had come from outer space (or possibly off the set of Tomorrow’s World). A whole world of television viewing opened up in the late 1970s with TV shows and the latest(ish) films available to watch whenever we wanted.

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James Waller-Davies

TV COLUMN: The Secret Agent, Brexageddon?!, Forces of Nature with Brian Cox

The Secret Agent (BBC1) is the Beeb’s latest drama adaptation. Joseph Conrad is notoriously difficult to dramatise.

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A photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Prince George to mark his third birthday (Matt Porteous/PA)

Prince George’s third birthday shots taken at Anmer Hall

Prince George is celebrating his third birthday today and to mark the occasion Kensington Palace have released some charming pictures of him taken at the family home in West Norfolk.

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James Waller-Davies

TV COLUMN: PMQs, BBC scheduling

Prime Ministers Questions, PMQs (BBC2), is one if those quintessentially British affairs, pitching 650-odd suited Punch and Judys against each other.

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Twenty two artists, who have been part of Art on the Map, Lincolnshires Open Studio scheme, are exhibiting at Lincoln cathedral's Chapter House this month EMN-160629-111318001

Lincoln Chapter House puts art on the map

Visit Lincoln Cathedral between July 12 and July 23 and you are in for a very special treat when you get to The Chapter House.

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Dirty Dancing at Grimsby Auditorium EMN-160628-082422001

Have the time of your life: Dirty Dancing at Grimsby

Grimsby Auditorium will be playing host to the national tour of Dirty Dancing next year.

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James Waller-Davies

TV COLUMN: Euro ’96, EU referendum, Big Brother, Springwatch

At the start of the week, with football hooliganism all over our televisions, it wouldn’t have been beyond belief to think the French might secretly en masse slip through the tunnel on June 23rd and vote for Brexit.

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One of Tim Peake's space pictures

10 amazing pictures from space by astronaut Tim Peake

Astronaut Tim Peake is due to return to earth this weekend after six months on the International Space Station.

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