Discover the secret history of your college: Trinity has secret wine cellars and of course, the Trinity ball. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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Author Alain de Botton (R) makes notes during his week as writer-in-residence at Heathrow Airport, west London, on August 20, 2009.

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There are no Oompa-Loompas in evidence on this Reading University campus, but one laboratory tucked away on the site is doing work that would b(...)

Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: a fixture on Christmas television listings.

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At number 10, Michael Acton Smith, the man behind  the Moshi Monsters

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 CCTV still of an incident in Norwich’s Prince of Wales Road nightclub district. Photograph: : Norfolk Constabulary/PA Wire

Two men have been sentenced after admitting their part in a street brawl while dressed as peace-loving Oompa Loompas.Louis Gelinas and Matthew Wright (...)