Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix. Photograph: Reuters

Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton to pole for Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes returned to form in qualifying. Hamilton was denied the chanc(...)

Killorglin: where a goat is  king for three days. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

From today the centuries old festival Puck Fair takes place in the Kerry town of Killorglin, where a goat will be king for three days. While the role (...)

Director Woody Allen: says of his TV series  commission, “I’m doing my best with it. I’m struggling with it at home. I should never have gotten into this.” Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Award-winning film-maker Woody Allen fears his first foray into directing for the small screen will be a disaster, saying he should never have signed (...)

Even teenage delinquents have to grow up at some stage. Cherry Bomb is the Odd Future gang leader’s fourth album and it’s a noisy, rambunctiou(...)

Spain’s Fernando Alonso of McClaren crashed after completing 20 laps on  the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Fernando Alonso suffered a concussion in a crash during Formula One pre-season testing in Spain. The driver was airlifted to hospital after his McLar(...)

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the qualifying session at the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore. Photograph: Xavier Galiana / Reuters

Lewis Hamilton pipped title rival and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by just seven thousandths of a second after a nail-biting qualifying session fo(...)

 Dutch racing driver Max Verstappen prior to the Formula 3 Zandvoort Masters in Zandvoort, The Netherlands. Verstappen is set to become Formula One’s youngest driver ever. He will join the Toro Rosso team in 2015. Photograph:  Sander Koning/EPA

Max Verstappen has been warned that senior Formula One drivers will not be happy to see the teenager lining up on the grid with them next season.The (...)

Niall Bruton celebrates as he wins the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in 2002.

Where is he now? “Well, Niall, how are you?” he’s asked, as he shows me into the Directors’ Box at Old Trafford. “Well, Niall, hope you e(...)

Sandra Bullock in Gravity: ‘She is an amazing actress. She is precise and disciplined. To perform under these conditions is a miracle’

Lord, we’re sick of sequels. Heavens, we’re tired of remakes. We’ve had enough adaptations of comic books. It would be nice if somebody could direct a(...)

Review: Pacific Rim

This never sounded like a great idea. The giant “Mecha” that populate Japanese horror cinema and the equally giant monsters with whom they often squab(...)