Rose of Tralee: “The Roses are clever, talented, funny, inspirational and generally gorgeous”.  Photograph: Domnick Walsh

True story... A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away my youngest sister was visiting me in Dublin. There was no such thing as cable TV and with a(...)

TV is undergoing a profound change in viewing patterns. Photograph:  EPA/JOERG CARSTENSEN

I don’t have a television, which is one of those admissions that’s really hard to make without sounding insufferably smug. But rather than swearing of(...)

Formula One driver Jenson Button and his wife Jessica who have been burgled on holiday. Thieves took  Ms Button’s engagement ring. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Formula One driver Jenson Button and his wife Jessica have been burgled on holiday, with fears they may have been gassed as they slept. The pair were (...)

Chris Evans: the new face of BBC Top Gear

With a new motoring show due to be launched on Amazon hosted by the former Top Gear presenters, it will be a case of Jeremy Clarkson v Chris Evans. Bu(...)

James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond have signed a deal for a new motoring show with Amazon.

Sacked BBC “Top Gear,” host Jeremy Clarkson has signed a deal with Amazon to present a new motoring show alongside his former co-presenters Richard Ha(...)

But by signing up Clarkson, Hammond and May for an as yet untitled show, Amazon is treading into new waters.

So, Amazon snapped up what may yet prove to be one of the most popular and most-watched TV shows on the planet. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and J(...)

‘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(...)