Austen’s unfinished novel heads for screen

Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel, Sanditon, is being developed as a lavish period epic with Andrew Davies, who wrote the BBC’s acclaimed 1990s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, writing the eight-part series. Austen penned the first 11 chapters of Sanditon months before her death in 1817. It follows Charlotte Heywood, …

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New warships to ensure navy’s potency

Australia’s new fleet of anti-submarine warships will ensure it has one of the most powerful navies in the Indo-Pacific region, Christopher Pyne says. The defence industry minister met British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson for talks in London on Tuesday, following last month’s announcement that Britain’s BAE Systems had won the …

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British nerve agent poisoning victim wakes up

A BRITISH man poisoned with the Novichok nerve agent 10 days ago has regained consciousness and is now in a critical but stable condition. Charlie Rowley, 45, was poisoned along with Dawn Sturgess, who died on Sunday, by the same nerve agent used in the attack on former Russian spy …

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