Within weeks of our buying a Sony, VHS-only video libraries sprouted up around the country offering all those Schwarzenegger and Stallone films.

The announcement this week that Sony was finally going to cease production of Betamax video cassettes was a bit like hearing some dimly remembered sta(...)

Gérard Depardieu was found to have 1.8g of alcohol per litre of blood, more than three times the legal limit of 0.5g. Photograph:  Reuters/Eric Gaillard

The exiled French actor Gérard Depardieu was yesterday fined €4,000 and banned from driving for six months. Depardieu (64) fell off his scooter in Par(...)

Tuscan hamletIt takes a village to raise enough accommodation for some families, so this Tuscan hamlet complete with its own restaurant and cha(...)