Screen grab taken from Elton John’s Innstagram account of him and David Furnish signing paperwork as they officially marry. Photograph: Elton John/Instgram/PA Wire.

Elton John and David Furnish have been officially married, exactly nine years after they had their civil partnership ceremony.The veteran musician mar(...)

Grace Kenneally (centre), who has Neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive children’s cancer, singing Christmas carols with her school friends from Gaelscoil Dara at the Live Crib outside Galway Cathedral. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Think Christmas in primary schools, and thoughts of plays, pantomimes, cribs and Kris Kindle come to mind. However, for Grace Kenneally, it’s also abo(...)

Bitter aftertaste: the company concluded that it was reasonable to conclude that Mr Moran had tampered with a packet of jam tarts. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A man who was fired from his job for eating a jam tart has failed to have his dismissal declared unfair. The Employment Appeals Tribunal has ruled tha(...)

Jedward on a high during their Eurovision adventure. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

I had a dream. Not a Martin Luther style one, you know me, nothing as noble as all that. No, my dream was winning the Eurovision Song Contest for Irel(...)

‘I’ve been dying for many years. My children are really fed up with it.’ Photograph: Karwai Tang/WireImage

Is it ageist to suggest that Billy Connolly neither looks nor acts like your average 71-year-old? Maybe. But it’s tricky to otherwise convey what a(...)

Laugh out loud: Imelda Staunton has a girls’ night in Pride

One terrific scene among many terrific scenes in the consistently terrific Pride finds a political activist entering a record label’s offices to reque(...)

Sunset over Vieux Nice. Photographs: Chris Carmichael/New York Times
Weekend in . . . Nice
  • Travel
  • September 8, 2014, 01:00

Overshadowed by megawatt Riviera neighbours like aristocratic Monaco, red-carpet Cannes and Champagne-soaked Saint-Tropez, France’s fifth-largest c(...)

Ed Sheeran: four nights in a row at Dublin's O2 in October

One season ends and another begins. As the outdoor shows run out of road, it’s time to return to the indoor halls, clubs and arenas. Many would arg(...)

Eddie Vedder: letter man. (Photo: Getty Images)

Eddie Vedder, Rihanna, Neil Young and Roger Waters have all have had something to say of late about the living hell that is the Israel/Hamas conflict.(...)

Commodity players can appear pampered – even lazy – and they certainly know how to spend their money. However, when it comes to trading raw materials(...)