Ony Uhiara, Noughts and Crosses

Crossing the social divide for forbidden young love

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 An innocent parlour game lends its name to a challenging play for teenagers.

The Bishop of Newcastle speaks to The Journal on his My Place.

MARTIN Wharton, 63, has been the Bishop of Newcastle since 1997.

Fistful of films and actors to captivate

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THIS week, we have reached the final two in our series Top 10 series – the best films and actors/actresses of all time.

Calendar features a good feed every day

AN enterprising group of North-East mothers is following in the footsteps of the Women’s Institute’s Calendar Girls.

Helen for tea: there's posh

Dreaming of having tea with the real Queen is so old hat!

How to put the wows into your eyebrows

The eyes may be the window to the soul, but the eyebrows are their frame.

Cat and kittens die

A cat and six kittens died yesterday in a fire caused by an overloaded tumble drier.

Dressed to impress

Dramatic midnight blues competed with a dusting of gowns in ethereal blushes, champagnes and even mint greens on the Oscars red carpet.

From a Dame to a Queen

Dame Helen Mirren's regal role in The Queen has landed her a string of nominations and high-profile awards to rival her success in Prime Suspect.

Happy and glorious

Dame Helen Mirren reigned over the Oscars thanks to her performance as the Queen.

Veterans lead British bid for Oscars

Screen veterans Dame Helen Mirren and Peter O'Toole lead the British charge for this year's Oscars.

My place

Former model Helen Morris, 46, set up The Stencil Library 18 years ago with her now husband Michael Chippendale - who she affectionately refers to as Chips.

Tom Bell

Veteran actor Tom Bell has died aged 73, it was announced yesterday.

DO NOT REUSE teaser, Helen Mirren in The Queen

The Queen

Helen Mirren delivers a tour-de-force portrayal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Stephen Frears' compelling portrait of the aftermath of the death of Princess Diana in August 1997.

Best actress crown for role of Queen

Dame Helen Mirren is the toast of the showbusiness world after being named best actress at the Venice Film Festival for her majestic performance in The Queen.

From Russia with love

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Fresh from her Emmy award win, Dame Helen Mirren tells Jane Hall how the contents of a battered trunk took her on a fascinating journey of discovery - and brought her closer to the great aunts she never knew.

Mirren rules, OK

Dame Helen Mirren's performance as the Queen has drawn rave reviews from critics at the Venice Film Festival.

Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren picked up a best actress gong for Elizabeth I yesterday, as the British drama romped home at the Emmys.

Police dig for bodies

Police have started digging for bodies in the garden of a house alleged to be at the centre of a paedophile ring.

No one other than royals can know

Helen Mirren, an actress for whom I have great respect, says she will be "devastated" if the Queen feels she has betrayed her with her portrayal in a new film.

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