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Suchets play Classic April Fool

Haringey Independent: Suchets play Classic April Fool

2:06pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The famous brothers played a prank on Classic FM listeners.

Mice 'use music' to seduce partners

Haringey Independent: Mice use music to seduce mates, research reveals

2:01pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Male mice sing like birds to serenade prospective mates, research has shown.

Suchets play Classic April Fool

Haringey Independent: John and David Suchet play an April Fool prank on Classic FM listeners

1:57pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Classical music fans were left confused when actor David Suchet replaced his brother John behind the microphone on his radio show for an April Fool's prank.

Advice sought for annuity holders

Haringey Independent: The Government's plans give five million people the right to sell the income they receive from their annuitites

1:47pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Pensioners looking to cash in their retirement annuity under plans set to come into force next year could be at risk of making a bad decision over its true worth, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned.

16m cars set for Easter getaway

Haringey Independent: The RAC has forecast that four million motorists will be travelling on Good Friday and 4.5 million on Easter Sunday

1:42pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Roads will be jammed with around 16 million cars over Easter while those taking the train face disruption due to major engineering works.

Selfies quick and dumb - Schama

Haringey Independent: Simon Schama says "the true object of art is endurance"

1:42pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Historian Simon Schama has spoken of his disdain for selfies, saying the craze constitutes "quick dumbness" rather than true art.

Earth biochemical balance 'change'

Haringey Independent: Scientists found a condition called marine photic zone euxinia took place in one of Earth's prehistoric oceans

1:42pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The Earth could be suffering from shifts in its biochemical balance similar to those believed to have wiped out half of all plant, animal and marine life 200 million years ago, according to research.

Absconding prisoner policy unlawful

Haringey Independent: Judges at the High Court overruled the Justice Secretary

1:42pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling's policy of excluding prisoners from being transferred from closed prisons to more lenient open prison conditions if they have a history of absconding has been declared unlawful by the High Court.

Zaraah Abrahams joins the cast of The Knick

Haringey Independent: Zaraah Abrahams joins the cast of The Knick

1:37pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The former soap actress has signed up to star in a popular US series.

Mel B: Spice Girls will Always Be There for each other

Haringey Independent: Mel B wants one more baby

1:37pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The girlband members are like sisters according to Mel B – they argue sometimes, but they love each other deep down.

New Warwickshire deal for Bell

Haringey Independent: Ian Bell has spent his entire county cricket career with Warwickshire

1:19pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

England batsman Ian Bell has signed a three-year contract extension with Warwickshire that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2017 season, the county have announced.

Madonna hints at tell-all book

Haringey Independent: Madonna hints at tell-all book

1:16pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

If the Queen of Pop writes a book about her life it will reveal everything from start to finish, she has promised.

Julianne Moore 'cut from Turkish tourism ad'

Haringey Independent: Julianne Moore 'cut from Turkish tourism ad'

1:06pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The Oscar-winning Still Alice star was reportedly dropped from a promotional film.

What does historian Simon Schama think about selfies?

Haringey Independent: What does historian Simon Schama think about selfies?

1:06pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The craze for snaps of ourselves has been irking the TV presenter.

North to sit out European match

Haringey Independent: George North has suffered a series of head injuries

12:58pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Wales wing George North will not play for Northampton in Saturday's European Champions Cup quarter-final at Clermont Auvergne after his latest head injury.

Kamal quits ICC role - reports

Haringey Independent: Mustafa Kamal has reportedly quit as ICC president

12:57pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Mustafa Kamal has resigned as International Cricket Council president and has accused the body of acting "unconstitutionally" and "unlawfully", according to reports.

Monty Don to explore gardens of the past

Haringey Independent: Monty Don to explore gardens of the past

12:56pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The TV presenter will take a look at how British horticulture has changed over four centuries.

Corrie's Todd Grimshaw to turn on his own mother

Haringey Independent: Corrie's Todd Grimshaw to turn on his own mother

12:56pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The soap schemer is determined to ruin his mum Eileen’s new relationship.

Carroll facing lengthy lay-off

Haringey Independent: Tom Carroll was injured on England Under-21 duty

12:40pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Swansea's England Under-21 international Tom Carroll faces up to six weeks on the sidelines due to ankle ligament damage.

Could Downton Abbey have a 70s revival?

Haringey Independent: Downton Abbey bosses 'wanted show to go on with new writer'

12:36pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Writer Julian Fellowes can see a more modern take on the hit TV show.

New Girl will be back on our screens for a fifth series

Haringey Independent: New Girl will be back on our screens for a fifth series

12:36pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The Zooey Deschanel comedy has been confirmed for another run.

Angelina Jolie: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Haringey Independent: Angelina Jolie went without to support her Unbroken cast

12:36pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Angelina Jolie has gained strength from all the difficulties she has overcome in life.

Stephen Amell will be in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

Haringey Independent: Stephen Amell will be in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

12:26pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The Arrow star is to join Megan Fox for the sequel, where he will portray the Turtles’ friend Casey Jones.

Steve McQueen branches out into TV with the BBC

Haringey Independent: Steve McQueen branches out into TV with the BBC

12:26pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The Oscar-winner is working on a UK TV series.

Mad Max: Fury Road - see what the explosive new trailer reveals

Haringey Independent: Mad Max: Fury Road - see what the explosive new trailer reveals

12:16pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron are back in an explosive new trailer for George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road.

Lupita Nyong'o blossoms as she talks about coming to terms with fame

Haringey Independent: Lupita's stunning dress from the Oscars is stolen

12:07pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

She may have won plaudits for her motivational speeches at public events – but the actress admits she feels a lot of pressure.

Dame Helen Mirren: Don't call me sexy

Haringey Independent: Dame Helen Mirren: Don't call me sexy

11:46am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Being described as a sex symbol is limiting, according to the actress.

No plans for Zayn Malik solo launch yet

Haringey Independent: How Zayn Malik went from The X Factor to superstardom

11:37am Wednesday 1st April 2015

I Won’t Mind was actually recorded for One Direction’s last album, Naughty Boy’s spokesman has said.

Nicole Kidman to receive Women In Film honour

Haringey Independent: Nicole Kidman to receive Women In Film honour

11:34am Wednesday 1st April 2015

The Oscar-nominated actress will be given the Crystal prize for excellence in film at the fundraising gala.

Money-laundering suspect arrested

Haringey Independent: Latest news

11:18am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Counter-terrorism police have arrested a man on suspicion of money laundering.

School email bomb threat charge

Haringey Independent: Latest news

11:18am Wednesday 1st April 2015

A teaching assistant has been charged over allegations that she used a pupil's email account to send a bomb threat.

'No plans' for Malik solo launch

Haringey Independent: Zayn Malik was one of the X Factor solo acts that formed One Direction

11:18am Wednesday 1st April 2015

One Direction fans might have to wait a little longer for Zayn Malik to launch his solo career after a spokesman for his producer Naughty Boy said the track that appeared online was actually recorded for the boyband's last album.

Couple can't believe second £1m win

Haringey Independent: David and Kathleen Long with their cheques after winning £1 million in the EuroMillions for the second time

11:17am Wednesday 1st April 2015

A UK couple who have won £1 million in the EuroMillions for the second time "just can't believe it".

Shopkeeper defeats Boomerang Boy

Haringey Independent: Ex-juvenile offender Shaun Andrew McKerry, dubbed Boomerang Boy in his youth, is leapt on by shop-owner Sab Dhillon and his wife Sam (left, holding a baseball bat) after waving an axe and demanding money (Durham Police/PA Wire)

11:17am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Dramatic CCTV footage has been released of a shopkeeper leaping on an axe-wielding raider before his wife burst the prolific offender's nose with a baseball bat.

Urban ants 'enjoy junk food diet'

Haringey Independent:  Lauren Nichols/YourWildlife.org Undated handout photo issued by North Carolina State University of urban ants in New York City that have developed a taste for junk food.

11:16am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Streetwise urban ants from New York have developed a taste for the kind of diet frequently chosen by their human homies.

Uptown Funk setting pace for 2015

Haringey Independent: Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk, featuring Bruno Mars, is setting the pace for sales in 2015

11:16am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk is the biggest selling single of the year so far with more than a million copies shifted since January 1.

Rise in pupils with health problems

Haringey Independent: Nine in 10 education workers said there are pupils in their school who have a physical health condition, the poll revealed

11:16am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Schools are seeing more pupils with health conditions and physical disabilities, according to a poll.

Townsend answers critics with goal

Haringey Independent: Andros Townsend, centre, emphatically answered his critics in Turin

11:06am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Andros Townsend is looking forward to hearing what Paul Merson has to say for himself after he responded to jibes from the former Arsenal midfielder in the best way possible.

Kit Harington reveals why he is not happy being branded a 'hunk'

Haringey Independent: Kit Harington reveals why he is not happy being branded a 'hunk'

11:05am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Don’t call the actor a heartthrob – he finds it offensive.

The Mad Max: Fury Road trailer has been released - and it's a crazy ride

Haringey Independent: The Mad Max: Fury Road trailer has been released - and it's a crazy ride

11:05am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult star in the latest Mad Max outing.

19 times Alexa Chung acted exactly like we do on Instagram

Haringey Independent: 19 times Alexa Chung acted exactly like we do on Instagram

11:05am Wednesday 1st April 2015

And why we love her.

And now for something completely different - send a letter with a Monty Python stamp

Haringey Independent: And now for something completely different - send a letter with a Monty Python stamp

11:05am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Forget junk mail, these new stamps are all about joke mail.

Hummels denies making United pledge

Haringey Independent: Mats Hummels has denied making a promise to join Manchester United

10:23am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has denied making any promise to join Manchester United.

Sarah Harding is swapping pop for soap as she joins Coronation Street

Haringey Independent: Sarah Harding is swapping pop for soap as she joins Coronation Street

12:26pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Watch out Tracy Barlow – Sarah Harding is to set to clash with the resident troublemaker in her new Corrie role.

Samuel West talks about mother Prunella Scales' dementia

Haringey Independent: Samuel West talks about mother Prunella Scales' dementia

10:16am Wednesday 1st April 2015

The Mr Selfridge actor said his family have been dealing with mother Prunella Scales’ dementia.

Not just horsing around for Wood

Haringey Independent: Mark Wood will not be content to make up the numbers during England's Test tour to the West Indies

10:13am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Durham paceman Mark Wood hopes he can be a breath of fresh air for England on and off the field following their winter of discontent.

Is Benedict Cumberbatch really good enough to eat?

Haringey Independent: Benedict Cumberbatch to play Doctor Strange

10:25am Wednesday 1st April 2015

It took 250 hours to sculpt the life-size model of the Sherlock star out of Belgian milk chocolate.

Harding is Something New for Corrie

Haringey Independent: Sarah Harding is set to make a guest appearance in Coronation Street this summer

9:40am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding will be bringing Something New to the cobbles of Coronation Street.

Justin Bieber attends mediation as part of snapper lawsuit

Haringey Independent: Justin Bieber sued by former neighbour

9:24am Wednesday 1st April 2015

The Baby singer has been in Miami on both legal business and to perform his music.

Joni Mitchell in intensive care

Haringey Independent: Joni Mitchell in intensive care

12:26pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The Canadian singer-songwriter is undergoing tests in hospital after being found unconscious at her home.

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