Sylvain jabs me with his ski poles and orders me to straighten my feet, but within seconds they lapse into their natural wonky state.

Globe-trotting snapper Matt Maran spent hours in the chilly waters of a Hampstead Heath pond to capture these stunning shots of great crested grebes feeding and caring for their young.

Love him or loathe him, Boris Johnson has certainly had a hand in making London a sportier city.

A teenager from Tottenham and another from Finsbury Park ram-raided a designer clothes boutique in Hampstead before driving their moped into a police car during their getaway have been convicted of burglary.

The Canadian mega-resort lives up to the hype, finds Tom Marshall – just beware of the cocktails

Enron playwright Lucy Preble and director Ruper Goold team up again in riveting drama about clinical drug trial gone wrong, starring Billie Piper

Restaurant review: Bounce, EC1

Thursday, November 22, 2012

»Pizza and table tennis are two of mankind’s finest achievements. That is a cast-iron fact.

Strong production of Kurt Vonnegut’s only published play demonstrates much of the late American writer’s wit

Oliver Knussen’s operatic adaptations of the late Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s books are a delight

The only published play penned by one of America’s greatest and most unique writers comes to the stage this week.

Dame Eileen Atkins leads starry production of Samuel Beckett’s radio play with Sir Michael Gambon

Gripping production of Nobel laureate Albert Camus’ bleakly funny play

Those sneaky film fans behind the phenomenon that is Secret Cinema are hard at work putting the finishing touches to their latest extravaganza.

The singer-songwriter talks about the record that changed her life – and her role in changing the music industry

Talented cast poke gentle fun at Humphrey Bogart classic in entertaining romp

Tim Burgess and co demonstrated why they are still around at Fred Perry-backed gig

A student who died after being hit by a train near Crouch Hill station has been named, as officers appeal for help piecing together his final movements.

Bookstock returns to Leonard Street for all-day bank holiday fun

Thought-provoking play takes us into a world of a paranoid schizophrenic

An exhibition examining the unsolved murder of Clerkenwell man Daniel Morgan opened this week.

Patients and staff have been evacuated from Whittington Hospital after a bomb scare caused by a suspect package.

A couple of years ago I went motorbiking in Vietnam. It was an epic, 1,000-kilometre adventure across sweeping verdant hills, via unspoilt beaches to the dizzying hustle and bustle of Saigon.

Sixty-strong choir lifts Marsalis’s journey through jazz history

Haringey has blocked Islington from applying its flagship 20mph scheme to every main road – just weeks after the boroughs trumpeted a new agreement to work closer together.

It’s not easy dining out as a vegetarian. There’s only so many times you can order a tart of goat’s cheese, however much you love the stuff.

Cape Town Opera’s production marks 75 years since George Gershwin’s early death

Children’s writer Michael Rosen will be one of the stars at an all-day dance festival for youngsters.

The story of the 1936 Berlin Games hits the stage next week

Thrilling production of great Stephen Sondheim musical boasts some excellent performances

I once spent the most tedious working day of my life as an extra on a Guy Ritchie flick, standing around in a warehouse doing next to nothing for 10 hours straight.

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