‘I don’t believe for a moment that Tim Hunt’s remarks were “harmful” or “injurious” to women, or desperately off-putting to girls considering Stem (non-medical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers.’ Above, Tim Hunt, who resigned from University College London  after his comments about the “trouble with girls” involved in science sparked an outcry. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

How should we punish old men who make sexist jokes? Judging by the case of Tim Hunt, very severely indeed. No mercy shall be shown. The 72-year-old Br(...)

 Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland was beaten by Kevin Anderson in two sets. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Ten days after blowing Novak Djokovic off the clay in sunny Paris, Stan Wawrinka was a loser on the grass at muggy Queen’s, Kevin Anderson securing a (...)

Top Gear’s new host Chris Evans: How will the Top Gear faithful react? It’s hard to say, and certainly there are some extremists out there.

Will Chris Evans be any good as the host of a revived and revamped Top Gear? Well perhaps the only fair answer is to say come back and ask again in a (...)

Chris Evans will replace Jeremy Clarkson in a new series of Top Gear.

You can all pack away your CVs - Clarkson’s successor has been named. The BBC has this evening confirmed what has been long-rumoured, that Chris Evans(...)

Chris Evans has signed a three-year deal to lead a new Top Gear line-up, the BBC has announced. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Chris Evans has been revealed as the new host of Top Gear, replacing Jeremy Clarkson who was sacked earlier this year, the BBC said. The radio and tel(...)

A Traveller family from Limerick participating in a Travellers’ rights protest in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson

Aren’t we a great little nation, all the same? Hasn’t it been nice to spend the last few weeks basking in the glow of the world’s approval? Better (...)

Niall Gaffney, Phillipa Dunne, Amy Stephenson, Rory Connelly and Shane Langan in ‘The Walshes’. Photograph: Allan Staley

It’s only the recent past, but television in Ireland was a different proposition in 2007. Netflix was something to which people in metropolitan Americ(...)

Head of BBC2 Kim Shillinglaw has said former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson will be back on the BBC.  File photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson “will be back on the BBC”, according to one of the corporation’s leading executives.BBC2 head Kim Shillinglaw, wh(...)

Jeremy Clarkson: says he  is already thinking about his next television project. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he was told he “probably” had cancer two days before the incident with a producer which resulte(...)

 Jeremy Clarkson: says  he will miss hosting Top Gear. File Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Jeremy Clarkson has spoken of how much he will miss hosting Top Gear, and thanked fans for their support after he was axed from the popular motoring p(...)