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Another Star Wars trilogy is on the way, and Avatar 2 has been kicked back a year

Walt Disney, which recently took over 21st Century Fox, has unveiled a schedule that includes films opening deep into the third term of Donald Trump’s(...)

Albert Finney: the actor in 1985. Photograph: Fox/Hulton/Getty

Albert Finney, one of the actors who helped change British theatre and film in the early 1960s, has died after a short illness, at the age of 82. He (...)

Sara Gran, author of The Infinite Blacktop. Photograph: Deborah Lopez

The best news of the crime fiction season is that Claire DeWitt, Sara Gran’s irresistible private detective, is back in a much-anticipated new adventu(...)

Anuyou was set up by two old schoolfriends who were worried about  the chemicals in their children’s bubble bath. They started making their own natural soaps, then moved on to moisturisers, balms  and now candles

My superpower is an acute sense of smell. I can detect and identify all kinds of stuff and could do a Hercule Poirot/Sherlock Holmes deconstruction of(...)

Kenneth Branagh as Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

There’s not a lot you can do with Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Though blessed with one of the great denouements in golden-age crime(...)

Announcing grand tours of Ireland aboard ‘Lelmond Grand Hibernian’: Matt Jones, steward of the ‘Grand Hibernian’; Irish Rail chief executive David Franks; Belmond president and chief executive John Scott, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport  Michael Ring; and Thomas Legg of the ‘Grand Hibernian’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Plans announced this week by Belmond Ltd to launch luxury train holidays in Ireland from August 2016, from €3,160 per person for a two-night clicke(...)

From a distance, Ballybride House could be just another sprawling Celtic Tiger extravaganza. It has long, low sleek lines, security cameras, electri(...)

Agatha Christie

An auction at Bonhams in London on October 8th features Agatha Christie’s diamond jewellery “found hidden in an old suitcase”. The auction house said (...)

A young Mathew Pritchard with his grandmother Agatha Christie

Hardy a week goes by that Mathew Pritchard does not think about his grandmother Agatha Christie, as he deals with the literary estate that she left(...)

Our brave hero Drico, along with his wise-cracking partner Leo “I’m too old for this shit” Cullen. Photograph: Inpho

A rugby great left us on Saturday evening, giving mere mortals one last chance to see him in action, one last chance to see his unique combination of (...)

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