Tomb Raider: new Lara, Daddy Croft, and Indiana Jones ripoffs – discuss with spoilers

Video game adaptations have a long history of being, well … mostly completely terrible, thanks largely to the vapid efforts of one Uwe Boll. And even the most ardent Angelina Jolie fan would presumably admit that the Tomb Raider movies were hardly the Oscar-winner’s finest hour. So why would Alicia Vikander, Hollywood It girl and …

Margot Henderson’s recipe for braised fennel sausages with tomato sauce

This is one of our family staples. An ordinary dinner becomes a feast; a large platter oozing with polenta and sauce, topped by a pile of sausages. Italian sausages can be found in most Italian delis and some butcher’s shops. They work well roasted and grilled, but slowly, so they relax and soften. (Serves 5)4 …

Health is more important than wealth, child development study finds

Healthy children develop in remarkably similar ways, no matter where they live, according to a study that confounds prevailing beliefs on childhood development. A report published in the Lancet found that early developmental milestones in a large number of children aged from 0-3 years, in four diverse countries – Argentina, India, South Africa and Turkey …

Waterstones boss James Daunt: ‘Books still work and always will’

You quit a career in banking aged 26 to open the first Daunt bookshop. What inspired you?I like reading. Nothing more complicated. I decided to give up a good office job for something more vocationally interesting. I liked reading and travelling, and chose books. I left university with not the foggiest idea of what career …

Will Jeremy Hunt’s principles for social care reform prove to be pillars of wisdom? | David Brindle

He chose to speak to the British Association of Social Workers, never his biggest fans, and quoted that bastion of conservatism Ronald Reagan. But Jeremy Hunt got away with it and even won cautious plaudits on Tuesday when he spelled out the seven principles that will underpin the green paper on reform of social care …

Tory Brexiters urge PM to reject transition deal over fishing policy

Tory Brexiters have demanded that Theresa May reject the transition deal agreed between David Davis, the Brexit secretary, and his EU opposite number, Michel Barnier, in Brussels on Monday. The 13 Conservative MPs and Sammy Wilson of the DUP – whose 12 MPs give May her working majority in the Commons – have signed a …