Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777

Tom Gutteridge: Missing Malaysian plane highlights need to tighten loopholes

The missing Malaysian airline Flight MH370 has highlighted certain measures that should be put in place within the aviation industry

Gemma Arterton (Clara Webb) in the film Byzantium

Movie Review: Byzantium (15)

Damon Smith gets his teeth into director Neil Jordan’s first vampire movie in 20 years

Money spent on Ronaldo will be worth it

THE financial figures involved in the Ronaldo deal are mind boggling.

DO NOT REUSE PIC: A scene from the movie The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

If Brad Pitt lassos his first ever Oscar nomination as Best Actor for his portrayal of the eponymous outlaw in Andrew Dominik’s handsome drama, it will be at the expense of an even better performance.

Sarah Mains

The rise and rise of Mains power

A happy, if painful, accident put Sarah Mains on the road to being one of the North-East’s most successful real estate entrepreneurs.

Star quality of Japanese stencils

IN its own small way, a Northumberland company has played a part in movie history, sharing the limelight with the star-studded cast of Oceans 13.

£1.5m deal for waitress

A singing waitress hung up her apron yesterday as she signed a £1.5m deal with the Rolling Stones' record label.

Ocean's Thirteen

Ocean's Thirteen

The gang is back (minus Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones) in the second sequel to Steven Soderbergh's frothy 2001 heist caper.

teaser, Lisa Hart

Sharp end of real relationship

A business analyst has Alastair Gilmour querying his questions and analysing the response.

New Dawn for Cannes

George Clooney may have eluded her but Dawn Furness did come within a whisker of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the world's most glamorous film festival.

DO NOT REUSE PIC: A scene from the film Babel


Babel melds a distinctive and thrilling visual style, with rich, emotional storytelling on a vast canvas.

Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie went on an motorised rickshaw ride with their son Maddox in Pune, India, yesterday.

Mincoffs passes major milestone

Howard Gold, senior partner at Mincoffs, has described this year as the most significant in the firm's 60-year history.

A glimpse of Hollywood

What does it take to make it in Hollywood? Wendall Thomas has been giving North-East wannabes some tips, as David Whetstone reports.

teaser Brad Pitt

Who is man enough?

Brad Pitt has said he believes his latest blockbuster movie, Troy, will start a trend for fashion-conscious men in skirts - and it seems many women would welcome the idea.

Cast brings Troy to Cannes

The cast of movie blockbuster Troy brought Hollywood star power to the Cannes Film Festival yesterday.

Cumbrians Bid To Sign Up Vinnie

Carlisle manager Roddy Collins will hold talks with Vinnie Jones in a sensational bid to tempt the Hollywood hardman to trade Beverley Hills for Brunton Park.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer