Yvonne Craig, the original Batgirl has died. Photograph: Len Trievnor/ Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Actor Yvonne Craig, best known for playing Batgirl in the original 1960s Batman TV series, has died aged 78. Craig also starred in Star Trek as Marta,(...)

Feel the Chicago wind in your hair Guests at the recently opened Virgin Hotel in Chicago can experience the world’s hottest electric car, the Tesla SP(...)

Michele Ferrero, the late owner of the Italian confectioner that makes Nutella and other chocolate sweets. Photograph: STR/EPA

Michele Ferrero, Italy’s richest person and owner of the Ferrero Group, maker of Nutella spread and Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs, has died aged 89(...)

A girl holds a gun in a truck just prior to a rebel attack in July 2003 outside Monrovia in Liberia. The UN believes arms dealers used HSBC accounts. Photograph: Chris Hondros/Getty

It was a scene of incredible carnage. In July 2003, a recently re-armed rebel group, Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy, resumed its tw(...)

Mai Geldof, who has died aged 105, was the last surviving sibling of four born to Zenon, a Belgian chef and restaurateur, and Amelia Geldof, the young(...)

Brian Comer: Operates on a deceptively simple rule of thumb that if something is for sale in a top city at significantly less than it cost to build, it’s a deal. Photograp: Ken Lennox

Luck and timing count for a lot in the property business as Brian Comer knows only too well. In 1992, whilst driving to work with his older brother(...)

 Andy Murray of Great Britain serves during his men’s singles match against Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan on day three of the French Open at Roland Garrosin Paris, France. Photograph: Getty Images

Through wind, gloom and a little uncertainty Andy Murray moved on in his return to the French Open, from Andrey Golubev, a bookish Russian-born free-(...)

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP  in the team garage ahead of the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco.  Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

In Monaco, Lewis Hamilton, who last week was judged to be Britain’s wealthiest sportsman with a fortune of £68 million (€84m), is not conspicuously lo(...)

Rory McIlroy  chats to former footballers Andriy Shevchenko and Gianfranco Zola (right) on the putting green during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth yesterday. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy sought to find solace inside the fairway ropes, in the company of three of his own sporting heroes. Red Devils all. But the Ulsterman ha(...)

Actors Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth at a photocall for the film “Grace of Monaco” in Cannes yesterday. Photograph: Pascal le Segretain/Getty Images 2:16

Grace of Monaco, the opening film of the 67th Cannes Film Festival, brought top-end glamour and juicy controversy to the Côte d’Azur last night. Nicol(...)