Theatre insists dwarfs will still feature – but the decision to give the role to children is equally controversial
MPs continue to question government on legality of targeting British jihadists in Syria
Queen Elizabeth set to overtake Queen Victoria's record on the throne, with no sign of abdication
Critics hate it, but Christians find tale of spiritual salvation 'every bit as compelling' as the Avengers
CBI says move would run counter to proposals designed to encourage energy competition
Photograph of three-year-old Syrian refugee seen as 'tipping point' in Europe's migrant crisis
New Muppets trailer hinting at Kermit girlfriend prompts outrage and sympathy for the frog
Graphic photographs of child washed up on Turkish beach should 'force the EU to come together'
ITV's chat show invited audience to vote in a poll asking: 'is it ever a woman's fault if she is raped?'
Warren Gatland includes Matthew Morgan in squad and takes aim at England in the 'pool of death'
Many players-turned-pundits just want to talk about their life story and do not back up their opinions, claims Gunners boss
Jamaican sprint king says he is only 50-50 to make it to London in 2017 and could retire after Rio Olympics
The 'arms race' to pack the chamber with loyalists shows the system is 'well and truly bust', say critics
Gunners must face Bayern Munich as unlucky Man City are drawn in the 'Group of Death'
Successor to Stieg Larsson manages to capture Girl With The Dragon Tattoo style
The big winners and losers, including Easter and Morgan as Stuart Lancaster names his final 31 for next month's tournament
Posthumous novel The Shepherd's Crown is feted by fans and critics as a 'proper send-off'
Politicians on all sides call for migration to be part of EU renegotiation as business leaders brand target "bizarre"
Cumberbatch is a 'five-star Hamlet' in hit-and-miss production, but is he a victim of his Sherlock fame?
Fourth major title puts 'mediocre' long-jumper alongside Thompson, Christie, Gunnell and Edwards