The late Victoria Wood with Boyzone members Keith Duffy (left) and the late Steven Gately in Leicester Square, London, to help launch the 1999 Comic Relief appeal. File photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Figures frm the worlds of comedy and acting paid tribute to Victoria Wood, with many stars citing her as an inspiration. Comedian James Corden said: (...)

Stephen Fry’s latest evacuation from Twitter followed a torrent of angry tweets directed at him

Last week, somebody on Twitter called me a See-U-Next-Tuesday because I didn’t like a superhero film he admired (http://goo.gl/x6ta7W). Now, I guess t(...)

Lisa Doyle, the Refugee Council’s head of advocacy, said: “When we are facing the greatest refugee crisis of our time, it is disappointing the prime minister [David Cameron, above] is using flippant remarks to score political points.” Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

David Cameron has been condemned over his response to the refugee crisis in Europe after describing people in a camp in Calais as a “bunch of migrants(...)

Frank Skinner with Statto (Angus Loughran) and David Baddiel who fronted BBC Two’s Fantasy Football League 20 years ago. Photograph: Getty

It’s over 20 years since Fantasy Football League arrived on our television screens. Frank Skinner and David Baddiel on the sofa with Statto (Angus Lou(...)

Frank Skinner: ‘Looking back at the New Lad thing is fascinating for me’

When Chris Collins left his home in Birmingham’s Irish Catholic enclave in the mid-1970s to study English literature, he could scarcely have imagin(...)

David Baddiel: ‘The more famous you are, the less the version of you that’s out there is true. I am ridiculously obsessed with authenticity’

‘Fame is a silly thing that makes your life absurd,” says David Baddiel, once a quarter of The Mary Whitehouse Exp(...)

Sir Richard Branson: declares himself to be a “tie-loathing adventurer and thrill seeker, who believes in turning ideas into reality”. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Boris Johnson says nothing at all. Warren Buffett gives his job title. Sir Richard Branson declares himself to be a “Tie-loathing adventurer and thril(...)

Now in its 28th year, Galway’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature is one of the best arts festivals in Ireland. As well as an array of chil(...)