Hollywood finds production paradise in Romania

With its rock-bottom prices, spectacular scenery and mesmerising medieval villages, US movie producers are flocking to make movies in Romania…

Property pitfalls of renting in Paris

Flat hunting in picturesque Paris is a bureaucratic nightmare, and that's only if a landlord likes the look of you, a British ex-pat discovers…

Kashmir's disappeared: Looking for the lost

Parents of disappeared persons in disputed Kashmir search for the truth about their missing relatives…

Swedish metallers mourn loss of front man

The vocalist of Swedish metal band Nasum has officially been declared dead after he went missing in the Asian tsunami.

Hunter S Thompson: Death of an inspiration

The death of Hunter S Thompson, the pioneer of 'gonzo journalism', is surprising not least because of the manner of his passing…

Gay, black and a policeman: A PC speaks out

It’s never been a good time to be a black gay, policeman, but it’s a position Gamal Turawa, a Metropolitan police officer, has learned to live with…

Foreign nurses are here to stay

The UK is not producing enough nurses to meet demand, so it's importing trained foreigners… with mixed results.

Journalistic plagiarism is out of control

Plagiarism is not a new phenomenon in the media, but it has run rampant on the back of news websites and ‘blogs’…

Sky TV deal just isn't cricket

The decision by the England and Wales Cricket Board to award television Test match rights to Sky could have far-reaching consequences for the game…

New Irish newspaper draws fire

The tough Irish newspaper market has been flung into turmoil with the launch of newcomer, the Daily Ireland…

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