Inspired by courage: Linor Abargil, left, and film-maker Cecilia Peck

In 1998, seven weeks before winning the Miss World pageant, 18-year-old Linor Abargil was raped. Fellow Israeli Uri Shlomo was meant to help her ge(...)

Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte and rapper Pitbull: another balls-up for FIFA.   Photograph:  Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

It would be desperately unfair to all involved to pre-judge the Brazil World Cup 2014 Official Song Anthem before it is released in March. But it will(...)

Rosanna Davison: finishing the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin. Photograph: Arthur Carron/Collins

When did you start running and why?I started running in primary school. Every day, we had to run a 6km loop of the school. It was a warm-up for hockey(...)

I ’m reading an article about how what you wear to drop the children off to school reveals “where you’re at” in life. Big sunglasses and big hair say (...)

Finalists of the Miss England 2013 competition at Torre Abbey Sands, Torquay, in recent days. The winner of the contest, to be held later in June, will not wear an  outfit such as the above for the Miss World contest in Indonesia.  Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Miss World organisers have axed bikinis from this year’s pageant in Indonesia, replacing them with conservative beach sarongs amid mounting protests f(...)

Tom Waterhouse and his wife Hoda Vakili

This is a classic Sydney story about a self-made multimillionaire, the matriarch of a racehorse training dynasty, her controversial bookmaker s(...)