Richard Kiel, who played Jaws in the film Moonraker, pictured in, 2002. He has died in hospital. Photograph: Kieran Doherty/Files/Reuters

Actor Richard Kiel, best known for playing metal-mouthed James Bond villain Jaws, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Fresno, California. He was 74.Kie(...)

Nick Stoeberl (24) from California, USA, has secured his place in the 2015 Guinness World Records book for having the longest tongue measuring 10.1cm. Photograph: James Ellerker/Guinness World Records 2:55

Former Ireland rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll, champion horse Hurricane Fly and the shaving for 179 heads simultaneously are some of the Ireland’s wor(...)

Rory McIlroy adopts the classic James Bond pose for a  photo in the Omega Exhibition prior to this week’s 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy is very much in character these days, the newest poster boy of golf. Anyone travelling in from the airport to downtown Louisville can’t a(...)

Can it be an accident that the TV series The Prisoner and the films Point Blank, Le Samuraï and Branded to Kill all emerged, apparently independently (...)

James Rodriguez of Colombia shoots and scores his team’s first against Uruguay at Maracana . Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

After an opening run-out in the provinces – Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Cuiabá – James Rodríguez saw his travelling World Cup show explode onto one of f(...)

Jimmy McGovern: ‘The writers I admire write about things that matter.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

On the day I’m supposed to interview Jimmy McGovern, he has to postpone to attend the funeral of a man who lost a child in the Hillsborough disaster 2(...)

Manhunter and boy: Tony Parsons. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tony Parsons says that he no longer worries about his “fading former glory”. Was his glory really fading? It was, he says. After huge success in 1999 (...)

The Ford Mustang’s $2,368 price tag in 1964 made it affordable to the horde of baby boomers that were just reaching driving age or heading off to college. Photograph: Reuters/Ford Motor Company

It’s weird to be jealous of your car. But I am. Men look at my car with such naked lust, their eyes devouring the curves and chrome, that I oft(...)

Havok began life as a spinout from Trinity College Dublin in 1998, and its technologies are currently being used in more than 500 titles, including many of the major video games on the market, such as Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Intel-owned Irish games technology company Havok has been chosen to supply the technology that powers the new title (...)