Murdoch and the politicians
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  • August 23, 2014, 01:00

Stories in this book make the reader take a sharp intake of breath. Stories of tabloid excess, of bribery and hacking, of bullying and illegality. One(...)

Born trippy: Brian Eno and Karl Hyde

One song has got to work pretty hard to link Jeremy Clarkson, Nick Clegg, the Apollo moon walk, an Olympic opening ceremony, any number of videogam(...)

David Lowe says his 32-year radio career is over after bosses “forced” him to quit because he accidentally played a song with the ‘N’ word in it. Photograph: BBC

A veteran radio DJ says his 32-year radio career is over after bosses “forced” him to quit because he accidentally played a song with the ‘N’ word in (...)

Responding to claims that he used the n-word while reciting a nursery rhyme, Jeremy Clarkson told his Twitter followers he had made every effort to make sure he did not use the slur, but realised it might have sounded as though he had. Photograph: Ben Stansall/PA Wire 1:46

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has said he is “horrified” that it sounded as though he used racist language while filming an episode and was “begging y(...)

Forza Motorsport 5

A team of people are shaking their heads as they examine my beat-up race car. There’s extensive body damage to one side, the bumper is just barely han(...)

What is it with the northern counties and motorcars? Folk from that part of the island just can’t get enough of squealing tires and thick petrol fumes(...)

Margaret Thatcher’s coffin is carried on a horsedrawn gun carriage through Fleet Street in London during the ceremonial funeral of the former British prime minister yesterday. Photograph:Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

There once was a time when people raised their arms to cast flowers in the path of flag-draped coffins. Now they raise their arms and look away(...)

For a man who has just been introduced as a modern Isambard Kingdom Brunel or Henry Ford, the 41-year-old Elon Musk looks nervous and hesitant (...)