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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (15)
Halfway through this outlandish fifth instalment of the Die Hard franchise, a gun-toting Russian henchman (Radivoje Bukvic) scolds John McClane (Bruce Willis) for recklessness in the face of certain death...
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Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today...
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Top Attractions Sellers (14/02/13 - 27/02/13):
1. The View From The Shard, 2. The London Eye, 3. Madame Tussauds, 4. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, 5. London Zoo

Diary: Rafa Benitez falls on his sword to save the Pope

Tulisa getting the boot from the X Factor shows how precarious life can be for TV talent show judges. Last year, Tulisa's chosen act won the competition, but the replacement for Cheryl Cole - herself hooked off the US version of the show after two minutes - was thought to have underperformed this time around and that was that.

But who would have thought being a bishop was an even more hazardous occupation? Pope Benedict XVI is reckoned to have wielded his axe "two or three times a month" on the necks of slack bishops and then got so caught up in the process that he reached around to administer holy justice on his own clerical collar.

The real jobs world isn't exactly safe, of course. Something like one in seven British workers have been made redundant since the credit crunch in 2008. Funnily enough, about the same ratio (three out of twenty) of Premiership football managers have been shown the door this season and that was a job that used to be the benchmark for insecurity.

This is what's behind the touching tale of 'Rafa's Rant'. The Chelsea boss thought, "We can't have popstars and Popes stealing our thunder", so bravely decided to do his bit to take his (interim) profession back to the top of the axe-wielding league table.

David Clee


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- Cinema

Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Photo Credit: David Appleby. © 2012 Paramount Pictures Corporation and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.  
Blockbuster of the Week: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (15)
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Jeremy Renner, Famke Janssen
Hansel and his feisty sister Gretel had their first encounter with witches as children...
3D | IMAX | Review | Showing at these cinemas | Trailer
Broken City. Studio Canal  
Drama of the Week: Broken City (15)
Starring: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe
New York cop Billy Taggart leaves the force in disgrace but dodges jail...
Review | Showing at These Cinema | Trailer
Arbitrage. Koch Media Entertainment  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Arbitrage (15)
Starring: Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, Brit Marling
Multi-billionaire Robert Miller is poised to sell his hedge fund and add to his vast profits...
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- Classical and Dance

Death in Venice, London Coliseum - London Theatre Tickets  
Death in Venice - London Coliseum
Two unspoken themes run throughout Britten's much-admired opera: the impossible passion that a troubled writer forms for a fellow hotel guest, and the cholera epidemic which the authorities are all too keen to hush up...
Info and Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (14/02/13 - 27/02/13):
1. Barber of Seville, 2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 3. La Bayadere, 4. Laurencia, 5. My First Cinderella

- Comedy

Russell Brand at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Photo Credit: Free-ers. C.C.License. Information and Tickets  
Russell Brand - Royal Albert Hall
Best known for his amorous adventures, award-show cheekiness and backcombed hair (all possibly connected), Russell Brand is also an engaging and hilarious stand-up comedian...
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Top Comedy Sellers (14/02/13 - 27/02/13):
1. Micky Flanagan, 2. Louis C.K., 3. Eddie Izzard, 4. For the Love of Mrs Brown, 5. Reginald D. Hunter

- Music

Noah And The Whale at the Palace Theatre. Information and Tickets  
Noah And The Whale - Palace Theatre
Noah And The Whale have announced a series of live shows in the UK in the run-up to the release of their fourth album, Heart of Nowhere. The new dates, in Bournemouth, Warwick, Manchester and Hay-On-Wye, are in addition to the band's previously announced A Month Of Sundays residency at London's Palace Theatre, starting on April 28th...
Info and Tickets | More Music Tickets

Top Music Sellers (14/02/13 - 27/02/13):
1. Beyonce, 2. Fleetwood Mac, 3. Robbie Williams, 4. Wireless Festival, 5. The Who

- Theatre

Wallace and Gromit's Musical Marvels, HMV Hammersmith Apollo - London Theatre Tickets  
Wallace and Gromit's Musical Marvels - HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels is a live, interactive show featuring classical favourites for all the family plus specially filmed new Wallace and Gromit animations...
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (14/02/13 - 27/02/13):
1. The Lion King, 2. Les Miserables, 3. Mamma Mia!, 4. Let It Be, 5. War Horse


Wrong Turn 5 Competition  
Wrong Turn 5 Competition
Horror's most hideous hillbillies are back and more bloodthirsty than ever.
Prize:Win one of three copies of Wrong Turn 5 on DVD.
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London Accommodation

Grange Blooms Hotel, Bloomsbury. 5 Star Hotel  
Grange Blooms Hotel - Bloomsbury (5* Hotel)
Housed in a traditional Georgian building in Bloomsbury, Grange Blooms Hotel is the ideal choice for your visit to the capital. The hotel overlooks the British Museum and bookworms will be in their element as the British Library is only a short walk away, as is Holborn Tube Station...
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Holiday Inn Camden Lock, Camden. 4 Star Hotel  
Holiday Inn Camden Lock - Camden (4* Hotel)
Holiday Inn Camden Lock enjoys an enviable location, in one of London's most famous and exciting areas. Known for its vast number of music venues, Camden Town seen many famous bands pass through its streets on the road to success, including Oasis, Blur, U2 and Moby...
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Chelsea House Hotel, Earls Court (2* Bed and Breakfast)  
Chelsea House Hotel - Earls Court (2* B&B)
Chelsea House Hotel is a budget hotel, just 5 minutes away from Earl's Court Station. Chelsea House Hotel was fully redecorated in March 2004, so you will find the accommodation clean and modern. All the rooms come with private bathroom facilities and a fridge and TV...
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Dolphin Inn, Paddington (Hostel)  
Dolphin Inn - Paddington (Hostel)
Choose to stay at Dolphin Inn and you'll be located just steps from Paddington Station, as well as a number of first class tourist attractions. Make sure you bring your laptop with you, as you can use the hostel's WiFi access to research nearby attractions and discover ways of getting around the capital...
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Top Hotel Sellers (14/02/13 - 27/02/13):
1. Bayswater Inn - Bayswater (3 Star Hotel), 2. European Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B), 3. Romanos Hotel - Victoria (2 Star Hotel), 4. So Paddington - Paddington (3 Star Hotel), 5. So London Apartments - Kilburn (3 Star Apartment)

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