After a lukewarm response to his last Broadway appearance, the Harry Potter star has US critics in raptures with his portrayal of Billy Claven in Martin McDonagh's dark comedyIn Martin McDonagh's black comedy The Cripple of Inishmaan, a Hollywood director visits a remote Irish isle to make a movie and sets the locals gossiping and dreaming. In this first Broadway outing for the play, the Hollyw
It's day two and Andy Wilson is watching Lancashire take on Warwickshire at Old Trafford while Richard Gibson is taking in the action as newly promoted Northants play Yorkshire 11.37am BST This could be an interesting Easter Monday for Paul Farbrace, who is understood to be back in Sri Lanka having been approached by England to become Peter Moores' assistant in the new national set-up. Sec
This year's Boston Marathon will be very different than any previous one. Five runners tell us how the hype is affecting themAfter a year that many runners, spectators and community members spent recovering from last year's horrific bombing, the Boston Marathon is back. And although the running community is stronger than ever, there's little doubt that the enhanced security and massive media
Sergei Lavrov says Kiev 'not lifting a finger' to control extremists as armed groups refuse to stand down in eastern UkraineThe Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, has accused Ukraine of violating an accord reached in Geneva last week aimed at averting a wider conflict."Steps are being taken above all by those who seized power in Kiev not only that do not fulfil, but that crudely violat
Ron Dennis demands success but it will take time before McLaren can compete with the best of F1 againThese are dark days for McLaren's Formula One team, who since their double podium success in the opening race in Melbourne last month have been resolutely stuck in reverse gear.There were a few more points in Malaysia, then a clutch failure for both cars in Bahrain and here on Sunday both Jen
Success of case could lead to return of hundreds of exiled islanders who were forced to leave archipelagoBritain's sovereignty over the Chagos Islands and the US's lease of the Diego Garcia military base could be thrown into doubt by an international court hearing in Istanbul.The case on Tuesday is considered of such importance that the attorney general, Dominic Grieve QC the British governm
Have a listen to Pixies' fifth album their first in 23 years and let us know your thoughts! You could say it's been a while since Pixies last put out an album: it was way back in 1991 that the Boston band released Trompe Le Monde, after all. Since then, the group have watched their reputations grow, transferring them from cult heroes to one of the most admired alternative rock bands in the wo
The charity wants to move away from residential care homes but independent living is simply not an option for someMy sister is 54 years old, and has lived very happily in her residential care home for the last 38 years. Nicky has cerebral palsy and relies entirely on her carers, many of whom have worked at this home for years. Last October, myself and other family members of residents received
In the confusing world of modern manners, an etiquette guide would be a great helpEtiquette books are, one supposes, now a thing of the past: few of us need to know how to address viscounts or when, if female, we should leave the dinner table to the men and their port. But there are still plenty of situations in which any of us might welcome a steer on how we should behave.For example, if wh
Through fire and war, the skyline of London has morphed constantly over the centuries. As 230 towers prepare to trample into town, take a look back at an evolving city Continue reading...
Joby Ogwyn jump cancelled as Nepal considers halting all expeditions for rest of year after death of 13 sherpas on FridayA jump off the top of Everest by an American wearing a wingsuit has been cancelled following the avalanche that killed 13 people on Friday, the company planning to televise the event has said.The Discovery channel had hoped for big ratings for the stunt by Joby Ogwyn, and
Immobile proves his moniker is misleading as Serie A's leading scorer and could add to his one Italy cap this summerForty-two of Italy's best footballers were summoned to the national training centre at Coverciano last week, arriving in staggered groups to undergo a thorough physical exam designed to gauge their readiness for this summer's World Cup. Cesare Prandelli has stated the belief that
More walkouts possible as National Union of Teachers annual conference backs open-ended motion on industrial actionA national teachers' strike looks likely to go ahead in June, with the possibility of more walkouts to come, after the National Union of Teachers annual conference in Brighton supported an open-ended motion backing industrial action.To chants of "Gove must go!", NUT delegates on
Launching the world's first spray-paint wielding quadcopter, New York graffiti artist Katsu imagines a future full of remote-controlled robo-artFor street artists who don't have a head for heights, or who just can't be bothered to scale drainpipes, scamper along rooftops and dangle from parapets, help may now be at hand for tagging those hard to reach spots in the form of a spray-paint wieldi
The imam's gift to a persecuted community is part of a growing trend of Iranians championing the rights of fellow citizensNews from Iran has given me tremendous hope and optimism for peace between Iranians, regardless of faith and ethnicity. Ayatollah Abdol-Hamid Masoumi-Tehrani, a prominent imam and scholar, has taken a stand for coexistence with the country's Baha'i minority. He has reminded
Ballad is posted online over the weekend, after singer announces his new deal with Warner Bros Prince returns to WarnersImmediately after announcing a new partnership with Warner Bros, Prince has released a new song. The Breakdown was released for streaming online over the weekend.However, fans who read Mojo's cover story on Prince earlier this year and might have expected a tough guitar r
Connor Wickham's continues his renaissance, Wayne Rooney is hunting for form and Victor Moses has an odd predicamentFabio Borini dominated the headlines after his penalty secured Sunderland a priceless victory at Chelsea, but Connor Wickham's contribution was just as vital. Three days after his double against Manchester City, Wickham scored Sunderland's equaliser and the burly striker was a con
Raheem Sterling 'best youngster in Europe', says manager Neil Adams delighted with Norwich comeback in 3-2 lossBrendan Rodgers has revealed that the long-time Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall inspired Liverpool to a 3-2 victory over Norwich, one which puts them five points clear at the top of the Premier League and, with three games to play, on course for a first league title in 24 ye
Prime minister's references to Britain as a Christian country have negative consequences, say campaignersMore than 50 prominent public figures including novelist, diplomats, Nobel prize winners and playwrights have accused David Cameron of fostering divisions in the UK by repeatedly referring to Britain as a Christian country.Signatories to the letter asserting that Britain is not a Christia
Kiev ridicules claims by Russians that violence at Slavyansk checkpoint was caused by far-right Ukrainian nationalists Continue reading...
Park Geun-hye says conduct was 'unfathomable' as four more officers are arrested and confirmed deaths rise to 64South Korea's president has accused the captain of the ferry that sank last week of murdering more than 300 passengers, most of whom were teenagers on a school trip, as four more members of his crew weredetained on Monday.Prosecutors said they would decide within 48 hours whether
Boy escapes unharmed despite losing consciousness after hiding in freezing conditions on flight from California to HawaiiA teenage runaway has survived a five-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean stowed away in the freezing wheel well of a jet plane.Officials said it was a "miracle" the 16-year-old boy did not die after he quickly lost consciousness as temperatures dropped to as low as -62C
Nicola Davis is dropping all pretence at rebellion and going for skin-toned tights this year Cometh the summer, cometh the bare legs. Blotchy, spotty, bug-bitten, sweaty or dry-skinned, there they are for all to see. A mark of pride, perhaps, that what goes in the south of France can go in Britain too. But it would be far better to raise a citron pressé to the weather and clad the pins in a f
Culottes have a noble history, so make like the early feminists and stride out in this season's most practical skirtsCulottes are a feminist item. Their progressive status is somewhat ironic, given the history of male culottes posh French legwear which was so upper class the revolutionaries who stormed the Bastille were known as _sans culottes_ (the term was a badge of honour, but had originall
Do you ever feel incompetent in the kitchen? Don't worry, the professionals have probably made bigger mistakes than you. From trying to grate melting butter to throwing away £400 worth of white truffles and stabbing colleagues with knives, chefs from Duck & Waffle and other top restaurants share their biggest kitchen errors. Watch the video and share your own embarrassing mishaps below Continue re
Today's tittle-tattle got no chocolate eggsSo slim are today's Easter bank holiday transfer speculation pickings, that a club hit with a year-long transfer ban a little under three weeks ago leads the charge. Yep, Barcelona feature surprisingly prominently in today's quietly simmering gumbo of baseless speculation, tell-all and tittle-tattle, despite not being forbidden from signing anyone for
It sold almost 120m units, turned Tetris into a phenomenon and re-invented the concept of handheld gaming. Here are 25 facts about Nintendo's miniature miracleThe screen was tiny, the graphics limited to shades of gray on a dull green background, but the Nintendo Game Boy was a revolution when it launched in Japan 25 years ago today. The original version may look hopelessly chunky now, but ba
Bono, Annie Lennox and Jools Holland expected to be among mourners at St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence church in KentSir Bob Geldof is expected to pay tribute to his daughter Peaches as a host of stars from the music world attend her funeral.They will gather to remember Geldof at the same church where the funeral of her mother, Paula Yates, was held. Continue reading...
Fifteen firefighting pumps are tackling the blaze which has spread to an adjacent property, the fire service saysFirefighters are tackling a large blaze at a building used for storing chemicals in Leeds. West Yorkshire fire and rescue service said 15 firefighting pumps are at the incident in Albion Way and residents are being asked to keep windows and doors closed. Continue reading...
Cycle rides in the UK can range from 100-mile adventures to mountain or coastal routes and city-friendly spins. Here Guardian readers select their favourite routes To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning a £200 hotels.com voucher, go to Guardian Witness Continue reading...