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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (12A)
Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their mission to track down the mysterious Horcruxes while avoiding the clutches of the Death Eaters and any wizards loyal to He Who Must Not Be Named. The quest leads them back to Hogwarts and bittersweet memories of their time at the school...
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Fortnum and Mason Afternoon Tea  
Fortnum and Mason Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea was invented by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford (1783-1857), one of Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting. In her day, the upper crust ate a huge breakfast, little lunch, and a very late dinner...
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Top Attractions Sellers (23/06/11 - 06/07/11):
1. The London Eye, 2. Buckingham Palace, 3. The Original Tour and Madame Tussauds, 4. London River Cruises, 5. Tower Of London


Years ago a friend lived next door to a married woman who was having an affair. We knew about the affair because, by some cross-line quirk of the phone system, you could listen in on her calls and so we did.

Eavesdropping has gone on since the year dot, since before there were eaves even, and phone-hacking is really just hi-tech eavesdropping. It often works out for the public good, like when the hypocrisies of the rich and powerful are exposed. There are probably more than a few women in Paris and New York who wish someone had hacked Dominique Strauss-Kahn's mobile.

But what about the non-celeb families of Millie Dowler and dead soldiers? No doubt that eavesdropping on private grief is a disgrace, but what do you want to do about it? More press regulation? Then you risk letting off those two-faced politicians, the same crowd who order phone-hacks on ordinary people every day via the security services.

Instead of forcing the press to close down its investigations, the government should tackle excesses by getting the media to open its books.

"Transparency is at the heart of our agenda for Government," said David Cameron today.

"Open data can be a powerful tool to help empower citizens."

The PM was talking about public services, but why not extend the "open data" principal to the media, which is a sort of public service? We would see who was hacking who and no paper would dare go after grieving parents for fear of the public reaction.

In the end someone let the cat out of the bag on my friend's phone-fun; she was cold-shouldered and eventually moved out of the area.

- David Clee


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Cinema | Classical | Comedy | Music | Theatre

- Cinema

The Tree of Life. 20th Century Fox  
Blockbuster of the Week: The Tree Of Life (12A)
Starring: Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Joanna Going, Dalip Singh, Fiona Shaw
Jack is an 11-year-old boy growing up in the 1950s Midwest with his two brothers and his parents...
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The Princess of Montpensier. Optimum Releasing.  
Costume Drama of the Week: The Princess Of Montpensier (La Princesse De Montpensier) (15)
Starring: Lambert Wilson, Melanie Thierry, Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet
Marie of Mezieres is madly in love with Henri de Guise...
Showing at these Cinemas | Watch Trailer
Trust. Lionsgate Films.  
Drama of the Week: Trust (15)
Starring: Clive Owen, Noah Emmerich, Chris Henry Coffey, Viola Davis
Annie Cameron is a vivacious and pretty 14-year-old, who enjoys her chats online with a 16-year-old boy called Charlie...
Showing at these Cinemas | Watch Trailer

See Also:
A-Z of London Cinemas, A-Z of London Films, A-Z of UK Cinemas, A-Z of UK Films, Top 10 Movies, New Films This Week, Forthcoming Releases, Interviews

Listings Menus:
Movies by Genres, 3 D Movies, Over 18s Screenings, Parents and Baby Screenings, Subtitled Movies

- Classical and Dance

Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker, Sadlers Wells Theatre. Information and tickets.  
Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker - Sadlers Wells Theatre
A tale of public feuds and private griefs, set against a backdrop of civil war, Simon Boccanegra is revered as one of Verdi's most sublime, mature masterpieces...
Info and Tickets | More Classical, Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (23/06/11 - 06/07/11):
1. Romeo and Juliet, 2. La Bayadere, 3. LMA Orchestra - Beethoven's 5th Symphony, 4. LMA Orchestra - Bach Concerto Festival 2, 5. LMA Orchestra - Summer Songs and Dances

- Comedy

Sarah Millican at HMV Apollo, London, London information and tickets.  
Sarah Millican - HMV Apollo, London
Forget your troubles and laugh your socks off at the latest comedy extravaganza. The hugely popular comedian Sarah Millican will be performing her live stand up at the HMV Apollo in November of this year and March of next year...
Info and Tickets | More Comedy Tickets | Pre-order Sarah Millican Live on DVD

Top Comedy Sellers (23/06/11 - 06/07/11):
1. Michael McIntyre, 2. Greg Davies, 3. Alan Carr, 4. Ed Byrne, 5. Jason Manford

- Music

Morrissey at The London Palladium, London. Information and tickets. Photo Credit: Man Alive! C.C.License  
Morrissey - The London Palladium
Following his sold out UK tour and performance at the Hop Farm Festival Morrissey is to perform two additional shows in London. These extra dates will see Morrissey visit O2 Academy Brixton and London Palladium in August...
Info and Tickets | More Music Tickets

Top Music Sellers (23/06/11 - 06/07/11):
1. Arcade Fire, 2. Take That, 3. Status Quo, 4. Pete Doherty, 5. Airbourne

- Theatre

Driving Miss Daisy - Wyndham's Theatre. Information and tickets.  
Driving Miss Daisy - Wyndham's Theatre
For 12 weeks only, the Wyndham's Theatre will light up with the extraordinary talents of the legendary Oscar and Tony Award-winner Vanessa Redgrave and the incomparable, Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated James Earl Jones...
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (23/06/11 - 06/07/11):
1. Legally Blonde, 2. Phantom of the Opera, 3. We Will Rock You, 4. Billy Elliot, 5. Ghost The Musical


Larry Crowne Competition  
Larry Crowne
To celebrate the release of Larry Crowne, the romantic comedy of the year, starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, we've got a three course champagne dinner for two at Rock and Rose to give away!.
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London Accommodation

Wyndham Grand Hotel, Chelsea Harbour, London. 5 Star Hotel  
Wyndham Grand Hotel - Chelsea Harbour (5*)
Wyndham Grand Hotel, London's only 5-star luxury all-suite hotel, provides the ideal base from which to explore London to see sites such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Harrods, Piccadilly Circus, Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey...
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Days Hotel Waterloo, Waterloo, London (3*).  
Days Hotel Waterloo - Waterloo (3*)
Situated close to the Imperial War Museum the Days Hotel Waterloo provides an excellent base for exploring London. The London Eye, Festival Hall, National Theatre, Houses of Parliament and Lambeth Palace are all within walking distance...
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Northumberland House, Westminster, London (Quality Rooms)  
Northumberland House - Westminster (Quality Rooms)
Don't be fooled into thinking that staying in the heart of central London costs lots of money. Book into Northumberland House during the holidays and you can stay in this beautiful and extensively refurbished Grade II listed building for a really reasonable rate...
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Montana Hotel London - Kings Cross (3 Star Bed & Breakfast)  
Montana Hotel London - Kings Cross (3 Star Bed & Breakfast)
Montana Hotel offers comfortable, low-cost accommodation in the central King's Cross area of London. Guests can choose between single, double or family rooms, with either private or shared bathroom facilities...
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Top Hotel Sellers (23/06/11 - 06/07/11):
1. Park House Hostel London - Earls Court (Hostel), 2. Queens Hotel London - Crystal Palace (2 Star Hotel), 3. Earls Court Studios - Earls Court (3 Star Studios), 4. Lord Kensington Hotel - Earls Court (3 Star Bed & Breakfast), 5. The Belgravia Hotel - Victoria (Quality Rooms)

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