Top five films: best of the big screen

Top five films: best of the big screen

PINOCCHIO (88 minutes) G This 1940 Disney adaptation of Carlo Collodi's novel about a puppet yearning to be a real boy is one of the great animated films, combining comedy, pathos and nightmare in a free, rapid, genuinely imaginative way. This is…

Top five films: best of the big screen

Top five films: best of the big screen

REBECCA (130 minutes) PG Alfred Hitchcock's first Hollywood film was this perfectly cast and executed 1940 adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel, an enduring template for Gothic tales of women in peril. Joan Fontaine plays the meek heroine, with Laurence Olivier as…

One in five people arrested in Britain are foreign

One in five people arrested in Britain are foreign

One in five people arrested in Britain are foreign: Crime tourism spikes as police figures reveal an overseas suspect is seized every three minutes Some 172,732 of the 931,155 people arrested in 2016-17 were foreign nationals This was a sharp increase from 16…

Five Decades Later, Aretha Franklin’s 'Respect' Is Still The Most Empowering Song Ever Made

Five Decades Later, Aretha Franklin’s 'Respect' Is Still The Most Empowering Song Ever Made

Aretha Franklin’s rendition of “Respect” is one of those moving songs that makes you want to take over the world. Don’t get me wrong, there’s no shortage of bops out there, but “Respect” has a power that never seems to fade. Had a bad week at work? R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Having…

Five Decades Later, Aretha Franklin’s 'Respect' Is Still The Most Empowering Song Ever Made

Five Decades Later, Aretha Franklin’s 'Respect' Is Still The Most Empowering Song Ever Made

Aretha Franklin’s rendition of “Respect” is one of those moving songs that makes you want to take over the world. Don’t get me wrong, there’s no shortage of bops out there, but “Respect” has a power that never seems to fade. Had a bad week at work? R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Having…

Top five films: best of the big screen

Top five films: best of the big screen

GILDA (110 minutes) PG Film theorists are still catching up with the dreamlike perversity of Charles Vidor's incredible 1946 film noir, set in a plush Hollywood version of Buenos Aires and centred on the sado-masochistic bond between a pseudo-tough gambler (Glenn Ford)…

Midwife last seen on CCTV leaving hospital five days ago

Midwife last seen on CCTV leaving hospital five days ago

Last moments of missing midwife: 28-year-old nurse is seen on CCTV leaving hospital five days ago – after putting wedding dress up for sale following relationship breakdown Samantha Eastwood, 28, was last seen on Friday morning leaving work in Stoke A man…

Criminals spared jail committed five million further offences

Criminals spared jail committed five million further offences

Criminals spared jail committed more than five million further offences over the past decade, figures reveal Justice Secretary David Gauke is pushing for an end to short prison sentences He says they don’t work, but non-custodial sentences might be even worse  1.7…

Top five films: best of the big screen

Top five films: best of the big screen

SABOTAGE (76 minutes) Unrated Alfred Hitchcock's 1936 thriller is a loose, updated version of Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent, with Oscar Homolka as a London cinema manager linked to a gang of terrorists and Sylvia Sidney as his initially unsuspecting wife. Grounded…

Fortnite players REVOLT over removal of tactical submachine gun

Fortnite players REVOLT over removal of tactical submachine gun

Fortnite players are OUTRAGED over developer Epic Games’ decision to remove popular ‘tactical submachine gun’ from the latest update Fortnite’s latest major update has given players access to two new weapons But the popular title has also removed the fan-favourite tactical submachine gun…

Wife tells of moment she found sick videos on husband's phone showing children as young as FIVE in KFC toilets

Wife tells of moment she found sick videos on husband's phone showing children as young as FIVE in KFC toilets

Mollie Clarke, 21, from Coleraine, Northern Ireland, has warned her ex-partner Richard Cooper, 26, is “a danger to the public.” She says she initially thought her fast food worker husband was having an affair when she checked his mobile phone for evidence….

Thai cave schoolboy, 14, praised as sole English speaker who helped Brit divers with rescue – after fleeing Myanmar as refugee and learning FIVE languages

Thai cave schoolboy, 14, praised as sole English speaker who helped Brit divers with rescue – after fleeing Myanmar as refugee and learning FIVE languages

Adul Sam-on, 14, was able to speak for the group of 12 boys and their coach after they got stuck for more than two weeks inside the Tham Luang cave. Their ordeal finally came to an end on Tuesday when the last…

England’s five penalty takers set to step up against Colombia

England’s five penalty takers set to step up against Colombia

England’s five penalty takers ready step up should the Three Lions go to the spot with Colombia in Moscow as quarter-finals place beckons England will look to keep their nerve if it goes to penalties against Colombia in Moscow on Tuesday evening…