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  • 30th September 2008

    Coronation Street: Tony suspects Liam and Carla’s affair

    Liam and Carla can't keep their hands off each other

    7:47 PM — The world's longest running love square – otherwise known as Liam, Maria, Carla and Tony – arrive back from what we can only describe as the most uncomfortable holiday experience ever. But despite Tony's disconcerting chat with Liam in the cave, Liam still can't keep his eyes or his hands off Tony's glamorous missus. You'd think these two would have learned by now, but it seems Liam and Carla just can't keep away from each other. This isn't very convenient really, considering Liam has just been made Tony's best man. Oh dear.

  • Emmerdale: Andy suffers a nasty accident as Jo flees from his abuse

    Jo and Andy's fight in the barn leaves Andy in a life-threatening condition

    7:43 PM — As the week kicks off in the dales, Jo apologises to Victoria for getting her involved in her troubles. But when Jo also tries to confide in Diane she soon gets a firm warning from Andy to stay quiet.

  • EastEnders: Tony turns nasty with Whitney 1

    Disturbed jailbird Tony shows his true colours to Whitney

    7:39 PM — After weeks of watching disturbed jailbird Tony manipulate and control underage schoolgirl Whitney, their tense relationship finally comes to a head this week. Whitney struggles to cope with his callous behaviour towards her. Will she finally realise what he's been doing is wrong and tell Bianca?

  • Tories urge gay people to vote for them 44

    The Tory party conference is in Birmingham

    4:06 PM — Leading members of the Conservative party have told a fringe meeting at the party's conference in Birmingham that gay people should be comfortable voting for them.

  • Veteran actress claims coming out killed her mother 22

    In 2002, the actress was awarded an OBE for services to drama

    12:50 PM — Award-winning stage and screen actress Miriam Margolyes revealed that she believes coming out as a lesbian caused her mother’s death.

  • Top author to create gay characters 4

    Mr McCall Smith’s first <em>No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency </em>novel became a best-seller in 1998

    12:21 PM — Alexander McCall Smith, the best-selling author of The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, will introduce gay characters into his new books. The new gay characters will appear in Mr McCall Smith’s 44 Scotland Street and Sunday Philosophy Club series.

  • 29th September 2008

    Malawi’s gays hope new High Commissioner will help their cause

    Mr McConnell was the longest-serving First Minister of Scotland

    2:32 PM — The Malawi Gay Rights Movement (Magrim), which was launched earlier this month as a public campaign group after six years underground, has sparked a political row.

  • Liverpool gay village plan frustrated by council 5

    There are plans for a gay quarter in Liverpool

    1:32 PM — Business leaders in Liverpool have criticised a proposal from the council that streets around the city's "gay quarter" be closed to traffic after 10pm.

  • George Osborne offers two year council tax freeze 4

    George Osborne was addressing the Tory party conference

    1:14 PM — The Shadow Chancellor has told Conservatives that he will not offer immediate tax cuts if elected because "the cupboard is bare."

  • Cameron opens Tory conference with attack on Labour infighting 2

    The Tory party conference is underway

    11:23 AM — The Conservative party conference is underway in Birmingham. Yesterday the Tory leader David Cameron welcomed delegates from around the country.

  • 27th September 2008

    Treasury Minister becomes first lesbian MP to hold a civil partnership ceremony 3

    Treasury Minister Angela Eagle (file photograph)

    5:09 PM — Treasury Minister Angela Eagle entered into a civil partnership with Maria Exall in Southwark today.

  • Film Review: Quantum of Solace 3

    Daniel Craig plays 007 in Quantum of Solace

    2:36 PM — Not quite the traditional Halloween movie this, yet somehow it's still strangely appropriate for the second Daniel Craig-starring Bond film to come out on a date long associated with the dead. Because this is one film series that has well and truly risen from the ashes like some kind of latter-day Dracula. James Bond hasn't been this cool for years – and to think that just two short years ago, as we awaited the release of Casino Royale with a mixture of hope and dread, many had written off the Bond franchise for good.

  • Film Review: Where the Wild Things Are 2

    Max Records plays Max in Where the Wild Things Are

    2:33 PM — After the sheer madness of his only two feature films to date, 1999's Being John Malkovich and 2002's Adaptation, it's a safe bet that Spike Jonze must have been low down on anybody's list as the ideal director for a big screen adaptation of a hit series of children's books.

  • Film Review: Ghost Town

    (L-R) Dentist, Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais) can see and talk to ghosts such as Frank Herlihy (Greg Kinnear) in the comedy Ghost Town. Photo Credit: Sarah Shatz

    2:29 PM — Channel Four's late night comedy series The 11 O'Clock Show may only have run for three years, and may never have overly troubled the ratings, but it somehow proved a test bed for two of the biggest British comedy phenomena of the last decade. Launched in 1998 and hosted by Iain Lee (now best known as a radio presenter) and Daisy Donovan, the comedy elements of the show were always a bit hit and miss – which may have been why two characters in particular stood out so clearly above the rest.

  • Film Review: High School Musical 3 – Senior Year 3

    Zac Effron and Venessa Hudgens star in High School Musical 3.

    2:26 PM — If you aren't aware of the phenomenon that is High School Musical, it's a safe bet that you're over the age of 15 and don't yet have any children or grandchildren under that age. For its target demographic – mostly girls in their "tweens" (roughly 8-14) – High School Musical is like Harry Potter, Barbie and Pokémon all mixed together and combined with a serious sugar rush. It seems that they just can't get enough of this wholesome franchise of sickly-sweet, unbelievably innocent films, where pristine teenagers sing and dance about the joys of young love, close friendship, and being true to yourself.

  • Film Review: The Rocker

    2:20 PM — There's been a fairly strong tradition of Hollywood comedies revolving around the idea of aspiring rock gods, from the oddball antics of Bill and Ted and their time-travelling escapades in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey through the Wayne's World movies, up to the recent hit School of Rock, with many more along the way – including the oft-forgotten Airheads from 1994, which helped launch the careers of both Brendan Fraser and Adam Sandler.

  • Preview: Little Britain USA

    Matt Lucas as Mark & David Walliams as Tom (Credit: HBO/BBC)

    12:21 PM — Gay comedian Matt Lucas and David Walliams' multi-award-winning comic creation, Little Britain, is returning to television this Friday with a brand new series, Little Britain USA.

  • Coronation Street: Rosie’s disappearance shocks Sally and Kevin

    Kevin lunges for Tony when he discovers the businessman was the last person to see Rosie

    12:07 PM — The street is left reeling this week when it comes to light that Rosie has gone missing. The teenager failed to come home after a night out with local businessman Tony Gordon, who is seen looking very sheepish the next morning. However, it soon becomes clear that not everyone in Weatherfield is that worried about the missing teenager. Her father Kevin tells his wife Sally that Rosie is just trying to wind her up. Unfortunately, Sally remains unconvinced by this line of reasoning and becomes increasingly anxious. What could have happened to Rosie?

  • Emmerdale: Danielle gets arrested for possessing drugs

    hane finds a suspicious looking package of white powder in Danielle's bag

    12:01 PM — Eli and Danielle seem to be much calmer in each other's company now that they've shared a night of passion. But this peace is simply the calm before the storm. When Debbie arrives at the Dingles' she spots a suspicious looking bag near Danielle and demands to have a look inside. Danielle instantly looks as though she's trying to hide something, which of course, makes everyone even more interested in the contents of the bag. Debbie and Danielle eventually get into a tussle over the bag and as the fight ensues a bag of white powder tumbles to the floor.

  • EastEnders: Bradley and Stacey call it quits 1

    Stacey chooses Callum over husband Bradley

    11:55 AM — Bradley and Stacey decide to call time on their brief and turbulent marriage this week after Stacey final admits that she doesn't feel the same way anymore. We all know it's because she fancies Callum and it seems Bradley realises this too, he even gallantly suggests that she follow her heart. How sweet!

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