What happened in seasons 1 – 5 of Line of Duty and is it based on true stories?

Speaking about these plot inspirations, showrunner Jed Mercurio told the Express, “Well, there are actually, really relevant examples in British legal history of Stefan Kiszko and you should look up who his solicitor was.

Brie Larson to Star in Room Adaptation

The story centers on a young woman known only as Ma (Brie Larson), who was kidnapped as a teenager and has been held captive for several years in a tiny room. She tries to raise her five-year-old son Jack, who has never seen life beyond the walls of that cramped space.

Bild, Merkel and the culture wars: the inside story of Germany’s biggest tabloid

Bild’s main attack targets remain Germany’s “Gutmenschen” – the do-gooders, vegetarians, Greens and 1968ers who are treated as parasites and irritants to Germany’s robust economy and middle class. More recently, the paper’s sights have also turned on Merkel and her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). “The paper’s constant targeting of Merkel, but also its […]

The 70 Greatest Conspiracy Theories in Pop-Culture History

And then there is perhaps the most interesting new-model conspiracy — most interesting because the category often includes the most plausible claims. These are about authorship, and credit — that Bob Dylan stole “Blowin’ in the Wind” from a New Jersey high-school student, say, or that Paul Thomas Anderson actually directed A Prairie Home Companion. […]

Johnny Depp’s lawyers say Amber Heard ‘deliberately cut HERSELF before claiming he attacked her’ during three-day hotel-room ‘hostage situation” – as they show her photo of patio door she could have left by at any time

She said: ‘He broke light fixtures and he broke the frosted glass front of a cabinet, and I think he threw glasses at me. He accused me of being the moral police’ and ‘lesbian camp counsellor’ and of hiding his drugs. I had a pretty dress on that I’d dyed pink – and loved and […]

150 stories of extreme service: Readers tell tales of Cajun Navy’s heroics during south Louisiana floods

We had a house full that night. My earth mom a disabled 76 year old, my brother and his 8 month pregnant wife, my nephew and his family of five kids, my wife and I along with everyone’s pets, two pitbulls, four doxies, a chihuahua and a cat. Because we had been assured the diversionary […]

Secret Europe escapes: where locals go on holiday

For a fun outing, we go to the town of Valkenburg, which has caves and the ruins of a 12th-century castle. There’s also a chair lift from the valley station, just south of the town centre, up to a summer toboggan centre where you can rocket back down the hill through a metal half-pipe on […]

49 Black movies to watch that will spark joy

Black Dynamite (2009): The Blaxploitation era has obviously been impactful on Black pop culture, because here we are with yet another spoof movie of the genre. Michael Jai White starred as Black Dynamite and co-wrote the screenplay. This wacky adventure finds kung fu master Black Dynamite seeking revenge after The Man kills his brother and […]

The 75 best movies on Netflix to watch now

Melissa McCarthy is desk-bound CIA analyst who is sent into the field on dangerous missions. Feeling unequipped and having had her former partner (Jude Law) fall off the grid she goes undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer in order to prevent global pandemonium. Action comedy with Jason Statham and Rose Byrne.

: 11 Books We’re Reading This Summer

Reading can feel hard right now. It’s as if the books themselves got heavier and longer, and closed off like clams. If you’re struggling to pry one open, let us help: Today, 11 writers and editors from around our newsroom offer inspiration from their own reading lists.