You'd think that with each episode averaging a budget of $10 million, and with a crew that includes over 85 directors and over 3,000 cast and crew, Game of Thrones might have the capacity to catch a little
Dir: Corneliu Porumboiu. Cast: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Agustí Villaronga, Cristóbal Pinto, Sergiu Costache, Sabin Tambrea. Cert. tbc, 97 min. Never underestimate the importance of local knowledge
Austria's far-right interior minister, Herbert Kickl, has said his under-fire Freedom Party (FPO) would support a vote of no confidence in the conservative chancellor, Sebastian Kurz. A small opposition
A police dog handler used his dog to inflict "gratuitous violence" on suspected criminals, a court has heard. Pc Paul Jackson, 36, allegedly used "Jerry", his German shepherd dog, to "vent his contempt"
A British business which creates virtual models of cities to help train driverless cars has raised $4.6m (£3.6m) in funding. Milton Keynes-based Immense Simulations has developed technology which uses
Instagram is trying to figure out how private contact information for millions of influencers of the service was amassed in an unguarded online database. The database was said to include email addresses
Tesco Bank will no longer offer mortgages to customers and is seeking to sell its existing loan portfolio due to “challenging market conditions”. The bank is seeking to exit the mortgage market amid intense
In a record year for homegrown wine, English producers have picked up an impressive 138 medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards. With three Best in Shows, four Platinums, four Golds, 85 Silvers and 42
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has revealed its medal winners for 2019. Known as the most glamorous event on the gardening calendar, the Chelsea Flower Show returned for its 60th year, boasting an impressive
Facial recognition by police is choice between privacy and preventing terror attacks, says security expert
The use of facial recognition by police is the difference between privacy and preventing terror attacks, a security expert has said ahead of the first legal battle in the UK over police's use of the technology.
Nigel Farage is channelling Lord Kitchener. The Field Marshal’s hat has been replaced by the Brexiteer’s trademark flat cap and there is no elaborate moustache but the message is as pointed as Farage’s
Nationwide Building Society has seen annual profits tumble by almost a fifth after taking a £227m hit on its technology assets and ramping up spending on IT. The mutual reported a 19pc drop in underlying
The Brexit Party: What do they stand for, and who are the MEP candidates running in the European elections?
Polls in the run-up to the European elections, which take place on May 23 in the UK, show the Brexit Party miles ahead of all its challengers. Yet the party was only founded in April. So how have they
Nigel Farage milkshake: Man charged with common assault and criminal damage after Brexit Party walkabout
A 32-year-old man has been charged with common assault and criminal damage after Nigel Farage had a milkshake thrown at him in Newcastle. Northumbria Police confirmed Paul Crowther had been charged after
"That weird kid from Game of Thrones", reads the Instagram bio for Lino Facioli, the 19-year-old actor who plays Lord Robin Arryn. The bio couldn't be more apt: Faciolo's weird kid was introduced to us
Niki Lauda in his own words: His 1976 crash, rivalry with James Hunt - and giving his F1 trophies away for free car washes
Tributes have been pouring in for three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda who has died at the age of 70. The legendary Austrian, one of the best-known figures in motor racing, took the title Ferrari
Arya Stark, Jon Snow and the Azor Ahai prophecy: what we still don't know about the Game of Thrones 'prince who was promised'
This piece contains extensive spoilers for season eight of Game of Thrones Whatever happened to Azor Ahai, the so-called Prince That Was Promised? Now that all the episodes have aired, we still haven't
Game of Thrones main characters and cast – a complete list of those alive and dead at the end of the finale
As the long-awaited final season of Game of Thrones bid a final farewell to some of our favourite characters, it's a perfect time to look back on the whole cast from season one, as we remember all of Westerosi
This interview first ran in June 2015, around the release of the film Rush. It has been republished following the death of Niki Lauda, aged 70 I am not sure if I can look Niki Lauda in the eye. I am waiting
It is no wonder Game of Thrones has become one of the most loved quoted TV shows of the decade; the characters, and the unbelievably pithy prose that seems to pour out of them, were created to entertain
Manchester City, FFP and a possible Champions League ban explained: What are City alleged to have done wrong?
The looming threat of a Uefa Champions League ban threatens to ruin the treble-winning party at Manchester City over the coming days. The Club Financial Control Body's (CFCB) adjudicatory chamber is considering
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, HBO’s television juggernaut, is now over. It's fair to say it has been one of the most shocking seasons in the show's long history; so jam-packed with plot
These past few weeks have been hugely bittersweet for Game of Thrones fans. The countdown to the finale of the eighth and final season is almost over and we’re obviously already in a huge tizzy. But after
As one of Game of Thrones' key characters, Sansa Stark has truly been through it all. In seven and a half seasons, the teenage Northerner has been orphaned, held (and wedded) as a prisoner, raped, and