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Hayley Atwell goes to war with Dominic Cooper

05 June 2014 09:13:33 UK headlines

Hayley Atwell, the Captain America actress, is planning to play pranks on Dominic Cooper on the set of Agent Carter.

Vice All News Time05 June 2014 09:13:33


Schoolgirl was 'touched in a sexual way' by female teacher court hears

03 June 2014 18:41:49 mirror - News

Hayley Louise Southwell, 26, faces 18 months imprisonment if found guilty of touching the then 15-year-old girl sexually when ‘in a position of trust’

Vice All News Time03 June 2014 18:41:49

Hayley Turner: The boredom of being injured has been like mental torture

20 April 2014 03:15:45 Sport | Mail Online

Hayley Turner has not only tested the inventiveness of her personal trainer but her own resolve over the last 12 months with a broken ankle before her damaged pelvis and vertebrae left her out for three months.

Vice Sport Time20 April 2014 03:15:45

Veronica Campbell-Brown let down by 'deplorable' athletics and anti-doping officials in Jamaica says report

15 April 2014 21:37:41 Sport

Court of Arbitration for Sport slams Jamaican anti-doping officials over handling of sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown's drug case

Vice All News Time15 April 2014 21:37:41

Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown cleared to return to athletics after ban

24 February 2014 18:30:16 Sport | Mail Online

Two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown has announced she has been cleared to race again by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Vice Sport Time24 February 2014 18:30:16

Jamaica sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown's two-year ban is overturned by Court of Arbitration for Sport

24 February 2014 18:30:16 Sport

Jamaican sprinter, winner of 18 Olympic and world medals, has suspension overturned by CAS        

Vice Sport Time24 February 2014 18:30:16

Hayley Atwell finds love with musician

15 February 2014 14:47:57 UK headlines

Hayley Atwell, the Captain America actress, is dating Evan Jones, a musician in the band Keep Up.        

Vice All News Time15 February 2014 14:47:57

Pensioner Clifford Clarke mauled to death by dog - two women appear in court

12 February 2014 17:37:23 mirror - News

Hayley Sulley and Della Woods faced charges under the Dangerous Dogs Act - they sobbed as they listened to the charges

Vice All News Time12 February 2014 17:37:23

Coronation Street prepares to bid farewell to Hayley Cropper - but can Roy be persuaded to go?

31 January 2014 01:21:16 mirror - News

Roy Cropper remains adamant that he won't go to Hayley's funeral in Coronation Street while another member of the Carter clan makes an appearance on Eastenders

Vice All News Time31 January 2014 01:21:16

Critics hail Hayley's Corrie exit

21 January 2014 11:23:38 BBC News - UK

The final scenes of long-running Coronation Street character Hayley Cropper are praised by critics as "brave and moving".

Vice All News Time21 January 2014 11:23:38

VIDEO: Julie on saying goodbye to Hayley

20 January 2014 13:43:36 BBC News - UK

Coronation street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh talks about leaving Coronation Street and saying goodbye to her character Hayley Cropper

Vice All News Time20 January 2014 13:43:36

Pictures: Hayley Cropper's funeral shows Roy's anger come out full force

19 January 2014 03:04:14 mirror - News

Devastated Roy Cropper’s heartbreak turns to anger as he struggles to come to terms with the death of his soulmate Hayley

Vice All News Time19 January 2014 03:04:14

Coronation Street suicide of Hayley Cropper done in 'almost holy atmosphere'

14 January 2014 08:20:42 UK headlines

Julie Hesmondhalgh said there was "an almost holy atmosphere" during her last scene when her character Hayley Cropper committed suicide in Coronation Street        

Vice All News Time14 January 2014 08:20:42

Farewell Hayley Cropper - the front pages

14 January 2014 01:36:46 BBC News - UK

Fears over soap's suicide storyline

Vice All News Time14 January 2014 01:36:46

Corrie's Hayley on life after the Street

07 January 2014 05:37:59 BBC News - UK

Actress Julie Hesmondhalgh on life after soap death

Vice All News Time07 January 2014 05:37:59

'Viscount' Kirk Brown who conned mother-in-law out of £150k is jailed

13 November 2013 04:24:11 News | Mail Online

Kirk Brown, 46, who changed his name to Vizconde von Hoehen de Bessarabia and claimed he was due a £400m inheritance, was jailed for 40 months at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Vice All News Time13 November 2013 04:24:11

Captain America star Hayley Atwell fights off 'mankini menace' at theatre

05 November 2013 09:06:15 UK headlines

Hayley Atwell, the Any Human heart actress, was confronted by a mankini clad Al Weaver behind the scenes of their West End play The Pride.        

Vice All News Time05 November 2013 09:06:15

Hayley Turner released from hospital after bad fall at Doncaster

13 September 2013 13:06:49 Sport | Mail Online

Hayley Turner has been released from hospital after she suffered a heavy fall in the DFS Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster.

Vice Sport Time13 September 2013 13:06:49

The show must go on for Hayley Atwell

20 August 2013 09:36:25 UK headlines

Hayley Atwell, the star of the hit West End play The Pride, put her film commitments on hold for a rendez-vous with a theatre critic.        

Vice All News Time20 August 2013 09:36:25

Chris Brown cleared of hit-and-run

16 August 2013 10:37:59 BBC News - UK

The singer has charges of giving false insurance information and refusing to hand over his licence dropped in court.

Vice All News Time16 August 2013 10:37:59

Lord Browne, the Sun King of oil, returns to Gulf of Mexico

19 July 2013 20:46:31 Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | theguardian.com

Lord Browne's Riverstone buys 2m acres of oil and gas fields worth $3.75bn from Apache Corporation in Houston, Texas Lord Browne, who as chief executive of BP until 2007 was the architect of the oil group's dominance in the Gulf of Mexico, has made his return to the waters that were later polluted by millions of barrels of oil from the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon blowout in 2010. Riverstone Holdings , a private equity group of which Browne is managing director, has spent $3.75bn (£2.5bn) buying oil and gas fields covering 2m acres off the coast of the southern states of the US. The deal, announced on Friday ,means Browne takes control of 133m barrels of oil reserves and 636bn cubic feet of gas, sold to Riverstone by Apache Corp in Houston. Browne was unavailable for comment last night but his partner at Riverstone, John Lancaster, said: "This transaction is a unique opportunity to acquire a successful business of scale with a strong partner we know well and the proven professionals who have built this business over many years." Browne's move back to the Gulf is the latest in a series of major oil industry deals he has engineered, while keeping a low profile personally. Cuadrilla Resources , the UK fracking company he chairs, last month signed a £160m deal to search for shale gas in Britain with Centrica, the owner of British Gas, UK's biggest gas and electricity supplier. Browne also remains a director of two other relatively small oil businesses, White Rose Energy Ventures and Fairfield Energy , as well as being a paid adviser to numerous blue chip companies, including management consultants Accenture , Deutsche Bank and oil and the gas technology group Schlumberger . His most prestigious role is as lead non-executive director inside the Cabinet Office, a powerful position among the group of businesspeople advising government departments. Known during his time at the top of BP as the oil industry's "Sun King", Browne is still considered by many of his business peers to be one of the most dynamic executives of the age. But he remains dogged by the affair that brought his near-12-year reign to an end when he lied in the high court in 2007 in an attempt to protect his private life . "John cannot stop wanting to be at the centre of things," said one friend. "It is like a writer's itch. He sees himself as a leader and strategist, but he was also awfully bruised by the court case. "There is also a feeling that it would be possible for John to be chairman [of a high profile public business] but it could leave that company exposed if something blew up [legally], particularly in the US." There has been recent speculation that Browne might be in the running to become chairman of Centrica when Sir Roger Carr stands down to chair the arms makerBAE in October. He is friendly with Centrica's dynamic chief executive, Sam Laidlaw, but he was previously tipped to become chairman of the National Grid and a director of Glencore two years ago. Browne's friends believe that such media speculation has as much to do with mistaken information put about by headhunters as it does any wish on the oilman's behalf to lead another FTSE-100 group. While he has yet to take a top-level role at a publicly listed company, Browne has other important roles outside business including chair of the Tate art galleries and president of the Royal Academy of Engineering , and was previously a trustee of the British Museum. Browne made his name and reputation at BP, where his father had worked when it was still known as Anglo Persian Oil. Browne junior, born in Hamburg to a British father and Hungarian mother who had survived Auschwitz, joined BP in 1966 while still at Cambridge University studying physics. He took on a variety of roles, becoming head of exploration in 1989 and chief executive in 1995 after the government sold its remaining stake. He created a reputation as a dynamic businessman, starting a wave of "mega-mergers" in the oil industry by buying Amoco in 1998 in a $48bn deal, followed in quick succession by Arco and Castrol. Browne later went on to lead BP into Russia, with its ill-fated TNK tie-up, as well as creating a stir in environmental circles by rebranding the company using the title "beyond petroleum". But the untouchable Sun King's reign began to unravel in a series of scandals and accidents in the US, with the Texas City fire, which killed 15 workers, followed by Alaskan pipeline spills and irregularities over proplyene trading. The 65-year-old stepped down from BP six years ago in dramatic circumstances, having committed perjury as he fought a high court battle to keep his sex life private. Browne has made clear his regrets over the court case but has since gone on to speak openly about gay issues, arguing last month in the House of Lords that he backed same sex marriage legislation because openness was good for business. A series of books on BP have blamed Browne for concentrating on acquisitions and cost-cutting rather than the nuts and bolts of the business, leading, some have said, to Texas City and eventually to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout, in which 11 people died. Browne has always vehemently denied the charge, pointing out in a Newsweek article that the number of engineers employed by the company rose under his command. His friends agree: "It's a bit much to blame John for something that happened three years after he left. The fact is that most senior business people still regard him very, very highly." To judge by his position as the most senior business figure in government, David Cameron does, too. Oil Lord Browne BP oil spill

Vice Bussines Time19 July 2013 20:46:31

Dustin Brown, the tennis ace who could have played for Britain

26 June 2013 21:30:45 Sport news, comment and results | theguardian.com

German-born Jamaican world No 189, whose victory over Lleyton Hewitt even won over Australian fans, had been open to idea of representing UK in 2010 Dustin Brown may just be the one that got away for British tennis. The German-born Jamaican advanced to the third round at Wimbledonon Wednesday following a sparkling victory over Lleyton Hewitt, three years after declaring he was open to the idea of representing Great Britain. Brown never made a formal approach to ask the Lawn Tennis Association to consider his case, although he could have been eligible because of his grandmother's roots. Given that Andy Murray is the only British male currently ranked in the world's top 200, a situation Tim Henman recently called "embarrassing", the LTA might have been persuaded to consider Brown's case more seriously. Instead, the 28-year-old left the Jamaican Tennis Federation because of a lack of funding and opted to play for Germany, and reached the third round at SW19 for the first time in his career following a display full of charisma, power and flair, crying with joy after the victory "like a little girl". "The train has passed," said Brown, when asked about representing Britain. "I have two passports, I have a German passport and a Jamaican passport. Everybody knows there's a lot of trouble with the Jamaican Federation and I couldn't be bothered with that, I tried for 15 years. I'm playing for Germany now. "It's not a bad thing from them [LTA] or a bad thing from me, it just didn't really happen. I was looking to change from the Jamaican side, not because I'm not Jamaican and not because I don't like it. Of course I'm half-half, I'm proud to be Jamaican and I'm proud to be German." In an interview with the Guardian in 2010, Brown said: "Definitely I would be interested [in playing for Britain]. The British connection is on my father's side of the family; it's my grandmother". However, the LTA dismissed the notion that he was ever available to play in Davis Cup or Fed Cup matches. The LTA said Brown did not hold a British passport and had not lived in the country for 24 months, which meant he "would not have been eligible to represent GB for many years", but the organisation would not comment on claims he could have qualified because of an English grandmother. The England cricket and rugby teams have controversially recruited a number of key players in recent years who have been born abroad. The batsmen Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott were both born in South Africa while England's rugby team has often turned to talent from the southern hemisphere. Britain's loss is certainly Germany's gain. On Court Two Brown dispatched the 2002 champion Hewitt in breathtaking fashion, combining an unpredictable style with big-serving and deft drop shots. With Murray carrying the weight of national expectation and grassroots participation dropping, the LTA would certainly love another charismatic role model who could persuade youngsters to pick up a racket. Brown has style in abundance and not long ago was travelling around Europe in a campervan, earning a crust at lower level tournaments. Now, however, the world No189 will be the fans' favourite when he plays Adrian Mannarino in the third round. He is also undeniably cool. Brown played to the crowd against Hewitt, pirouetting whenever he won a key point and even drawing plaudits from Australian spectators who were supporting his opponent. He said: "I guess it helped that I was playing Lleyton Hewitt. I'm like, OK, what can I do? Win or lose, just go with it, just keep playing, try your best. "I've been a very long way and am happy that I actually got through the match. I still have the van, it's parked in Germany at my parents' place. "I have a lot of friends here, my coach is here, my girlfriend is here. I'm very happy about everything. I cried like a little girl, it was just happy and emotional and everything." British tennis may also feel entitled to shed a tear of regret. Wimbledon 2013 Wimbledon Jamaica Germany Tennis Americas Europe James Riach guardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds        

Vice All News Time26 June 2013 21:30:45

Hayley Turner overshadowed by female jockey rivals at Brighton

25 June 2013 20:15:28 Sport news, comment and results | theguardian.com

• Three women riders are victorious at meeting • Britain's most successful woman beaten into second Three different female jockeys returned as winners here on Tuesday afternoon, but if there was a sign of the times on the seven-race card, it was perhaps that Hayley Turner was not one of them. Nicole Nordblad, Jemma Marshall and Cathy Gannon picked up the victories. Turner, a pioneer for women riders as the first to win a British Group One race outright, finished second-last and second – at 14-1 – on her only rides. It has been an eventful few days for Turner, who heard last week that Michael Bell, her most frequent employer, feels it is time to "freshen things up" in terms of riders. Now a fully fledged freelance, the best-known female jockey British racing has seen is keeping a low profile at present, but others are stepping into the breach. Nordblad's win on Beacon Lady in the card's opening race, her only ride on the card, was her fifth in six starts at Brighton, a tricky switchback which favours course specialists and, equally, can bring out the best in certain riders. The same horse had briefly hospitalised Nordblad when she swerved and unseated the rider after winning here last September, but there was no similar drama on Tuesday as she came home six lengths clear. "I do like riding here," Nordblad said after improving her strike-rate at Brighton to 83%. "They go a good pace in front and you can always keep a bit saved up so it suits my type of riding. There will be a bit of pressure next time now." Marshall's success came on the 2-1 favourite Green Earth, who charged home later under his apprentice jockey to record his fourth win in a row, and his third for the jockey here. Her record at the course, while not quite as impressive as Nordblad's, is four from 28, with a level-stakes return of £17.60. Gannon, meanwhile, was also on a winning favourite as Picks Pinta finished half a length clear in a maiden event. Turner, who had just three rides at Royal Ascot last week, came with a flying run on Ridgeway Sapphire in the card's six-furlong handicap, but was never quite getting to the winner, Hamis Al Bin. Glacial Age, an unplaced 100-1 chance in the French Derby earlier this month, is her only Group One ride in Europe so far this season, and though Turner's nascent freelance career will continue on Wednesday evening at Kempton, before moving on to Yarmouth on Thursday, the sense that the former champion apprentice and dual Group One-winner is almost starting again from scratch is palpable. Sugar Boy, a leading contender for the Irish Derby on Saturday, will make his final start for Paddy Prendergast in the Classic following his sale to Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum. "[The Irish Derby] is what we're focusing on and it would be absolutely great if he can go and win it," Prendergast said. "He's been a great servant to us, we'll be sorry to see him leave, but there will be no long faces as we do sell horses on." Meanwhile, the betting for Saturday's Northumberland Plate at Newcastle is set for a major overhaul after market-leader Tiger Cliff was effectively ruled out of the race because of the fast ground. Racing will be the first sport in Britain to hold a National Student Day, when six tracks racing on Saturday 26 October – Aintree, Newbury, Doncaster, Chepstow, Stratford and Wolverhampton – will aim to attract student racegoers with a uniform entrance fee of £10. Free transport to courses will also be arranged from nearby universities and colleges. Horse racing Hayley Turner Greg Wood guardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds        

Vice All News Time25 June 2013 20:15:28

Hayley Turner splits from boss Michael Bell

19 June 2013 14:01:14 Sport | Mail Online

Britain’s leading female Flat Jockey Hayley Turner is to split from her long-term boss Michael Bell. The Newmarket trainer has confirmed the official link will end after 13 years.

Vice Sport Time19 June 2013 14:01:14

FTI and Lord Malloch-Brown settle out of court with mining billionaire Beny Steinmetz

11 June 2013 13:21:38 Finance News - Business news from the UK and world

Mark Malloch-Brown, the former Foreign and Commonwealth Office minister, and his City PR firm have agreed an out-of-court settlement with Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz, over an alleged smear campaign.        

Vice Finance Time11 June 2013 13:21:38

Simon Brown QC: Top judge reprimanded for copying his ruling 'word for word' in a £1.8m court case

24 May 2013 03:42:14 News | Mail Online

Judge Simon Brown QC (pictured) had used some '94 per cent' of one side's written arguments in the ruling which left a father and son ruined by a £1.8 million debt.

Vice All News Time24 May 2013 03:42:14

Delaney Brown death: Kyle Beckford jailed after mounting pavement and driving into friend in Luton

16 May 2013 21:06:58 News | Mail Online

The judge at Luton Crown Court said Kyle Beckford (pictured) had shown no remorse for the murder of Delaney Brown, who was part of a rival gang, in September last year.

Vice All News Time16 May 2013 21:06:58

Benefits rule risks closure of night shelters forcing hundreds onto streets

15 May 2013 19:31:02 Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | theguardian.com

Salford among councils invoking legality that stops housing benefit for nights spent by claimants in emergency shelters Hundreds of vulnerable homeless people face being turned out on to the streets amid confusion over how local authorities should interpret a legal ruling which could trigger the closure of emergency night shelters. Some shelters which rely on housing benefit payments to fund their operations could be forced to shut after a court ruled that they do not legally constitute a dwelling, and so cannot claim the benefit on behalf of shelter users. One shelter has been forced to shut its doors after Salford council in Greater Manchester said it would no longer accept its housing benefit claims. The Narrowgate project was giving temporary accommodation to 28 homeless men and women each night. It shut its doors in April after Salford council invoked the ruling and cut off housing benefit payments. On Wednesday, former residents of the shelter, who had come to the surviving day centre in Salford for a lunch of steak pie and bread-and-butter pudding, spoke of the distress the closure had caused. Hayley Bond, 19, spent four weeks at the Narrowgate night shelter. "I was so grateful for it. It was a lifesaver," she said. Eventually she managed to find a shared flat in Eccles. A few days later and she would have risked living rough. "It makes me shudder for all the people still out there with nowhere to go. When I came here I was hysterical. I'd lost a place at a hostel on the Monday and came here in the hope they could put me up. "They could see I was desperate and, thank god, there was a bed for me. They sorted out my housing benefit, too, and gave me clothes." She added: "I know Salford council are short of money, but surely they should have kept this place open? Now that it's closed a lot more people will be pushed into homelessness." Another one-time resident, Darren Dewett, 46, saw Narrowgate as a sanctuary after his 14-month jail term. He said: "It was somewhere for me to sleep at night – somewhere safe where I knew I had a bed for the night and some toast and a coffee when I woke up in the morning. I made friends here and it became like home. "When you were spending every day just walking around, you could at least hold on to the thought that you'd be safe and in a bed come night-time. Now that's been taken away from us, and I can't understand why." He insisted he was sufficiently street-wise to survive the rigours of living rough. "I have a sleeping bag, but I've had to sleep in doorways, railway stations, bus stations – anywhere I can. It gets pretty bad out there, pretty depressing – and if I've got the money I'll have a drink to chill out. "The closure here has hit me hard, like it's hit all of us. I'm trying not to let it drive me down, but it's a battle. This place gave people hope. It was a haven. "The other thing it did was give us a fixed address, which you need when you're applying for jobs. Even if I get accepted for a job now, how am I going to be able to take it up? "It just feels like they're kicking us when we're down. It's made me depressed. It might push other people to suicide." Phil Brown, the charity's project manager, was hoping Salford council would reconsider. "They have to take their heads out of the sand and realise the terrible impact this is having on very fragile people," he said. Salford council said it had no option but to withdraw housing benefit payments to the shelter after receiving legal advice that it would be unlawful to continue the arrangement in the light of the court judgment. The upper tribunal ruling, made in February, found that Isle of Anglesey county council, in north Wales, was right to stop the payment of housing benefits to a claimant in respect of the periods he spent at a local emergency night shelter. The shelter did not constitute a dwelling because the claimant had to leave in the morning, taking his belongings, and had no automatic right of return. A spokesperson for the Department for Work and Pensions said it believed the judgment did not set a precedent, and said that how councils interpreted the ruling was a "local decision". The spokesperson said: "In this case the tribunal found that because the shelter was only available on a first come, first served basis and claimants couldn't remain in the property during the day, it didn't satisfy the criteria for housing benefit to be paid. The tribunal was clear that their decision didn't change the law and housing benefit may be payable to claimants living in other shelters." But the growing confusion has piled pressure on the DWP to clarify how local authorities should respond. Blackpool council initially believed the judgment meant it would have to stop paying housing benefit to a local shelter, but changed its view after taking legal advice, dispelling fears that the shelter, Streetlife, would have to close. Gillian Campbell, Blackpool's cabinet member for housing and public protection, said: "Night shelters play a very important role and we are pleased the support they receive via housing benefit will continue." Another shelter has lost funding for 60% of its beds because they are deemed to fall foul of the ruling. At least 10 other councils are understood to be reviewing whether they are in breach of the law if they continue to honour claims from local emergency night shelters. Rick Henderson, chief executive of Homeless Link, which represents UK homeless charities, said: "In the absence of government guidance, councils appear to be interpreting differently the case law on what constitutes a home. "Not all night shelters are dependent on housing benefit payments but when they are the only form of emergency accommodation for homeless people in an area their sudden closure threatens to increase rough sleeping." Homeless Link said it was worried that as awareness of the ruling grew, a number of temporary shelters run on similar lines to Anglesey could be affected. Salford council said there was no financial gain to the council from the decision because the cost of housing benefit awards was met by the government. But it feared that the DWP would refuse to recompense it for payments ruled illegal. Narrowgate said that although Salford only informed them of its decision on 24 April, it told them it would not honour any unpaid claims brought since the date of the judgment on 6 February. Narrowgate said it had been left with a £20,000 bill. The church-run shelter said that £15 of the £25 nightly cost of a bed was met through housing benefit, meaning the shelter was no longer financially viable. It closed on 29 April and made five staff redundant. Homelessness Housing benefit Benefits Local governm

Vice All News Time15 May 2013 19:31:02

Jockey Hayley Turner determined to take each ride as it comes in pursuit of winners

02 May 2013 08:27:02 Sport

Jockey Hayley Turner is determined to take each ride as it comes in pursuit of winners.        

Vice Sport Time02 May 2013 08:27:02

Brandy Brown's, York

16 April 2013 11:18:52 Film | theguardian.com

This luxury attic cinema sits atop a bustling bar and restaurant in the heart of the walled city of York Each week we ask a reader to tell us about where they love watching films. This week's entry is by writer and filmmaker, James Arden . The location Deep in the heart of this walled medieval city, above bustling bar and restaurant 1331. When walking in fashionable dining area The Quarter, head for the cobbles of Grape Lane, and look for the distinctive bright green establishment leading into Norman Court. You'll be hard pushed to find a cosier, more inviting location. The building Despite its unassuming locale, the recently renovated building is deceptively spacious, offering a popular and stylish two-tier bar and restaurant. Brandy Brown's Little Cinema is located up a staircase in the attic. Whether you have a pre-film coffee downstairs or a pint at the first-floor bar, or even a meal in the art deco-inspired Tiffany Room, you are guaranteed comfort in one of the cinema's 18 fully reclining leather armchairs or soft beanbags. The cinema itself boasts state-of-the-art projection technology and – if pets are your thing – portraits of dogs and cats on the wall. On sunny days, you can grab some fresh air in the delightful Secret Garden before committing to 90 minutes in a dark cinema. The clientele Anyone and everyone. Since opening, word has spread fast, with screenings regularly selling out. Some come for the food and drink first, others go straight for the cinema (which is also accessible via a staircase in the courtyard). The programme Free public screenings are held during the week starting in May – details of upcoming film are available in-house. In November, Brandy Brown's is one of the most popular venues for the Aesthetica short film festival. Further comments A truly unique cinema that feels like a well-kept secret. Specialist screenings and exclusive events help give it a distinctive angle; it doesn't try to be City Screen (which already caters to the local arthouse audience). Ridiculously comfy – far better than the rip-off "premier" seats in your local Vue or Odeon. Interestingly, establishment owners Sam and Jan Robinson have just produced their first feature film – no doubt it'll be screening in Brandy Brown's soon. Is there a cinema you love (or hate) that you think our readers should know about? If you're interested in reviewing a cinema, email adam.boult@guardian.co.uk with the subject line "Cine-files". guardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

Vice All News Time16 April 2013 11:18:52