Prince performs  at the Roskilde Festival, Denmark,  July 2010. Photograph: Jens Dige/EPA

The world of showbusiness has paid its respects to Prince, who has died aged 57. Chic frontman Nile Rodgers tweeted: “#RIP our dearly beloved #Prince(...)

A portrait of Donald Trump in his tennis whites hangs in the bar – formerly a library – at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Eric Thayer/New York Times

Everything seems to sparkle here at the Mar-a-Lago estate on a recent afternoon. The sun glints off the pool and off the black Secret Service SUVs in (...)

Finishing touches are being put to a skaters’ ramp under construction inside an abandoned church in the village of Llanera near Oviedo in northern Spain, which very soon will double as one of the world’s fanciest skate parks and a beacon for music video directors. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images
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Image of the week: Temple of thrills Finishing touches are being put to a skaters’ ramp under construction inside an abandoned church in the villag(...)

Matt Bellassai: objects of his derision range from people on airplanes to the worst types of people on Instagram

While we’re on the subject of fermented grapes, Whine About It is easily one of the best weekly web series of 2015. This is essentially a five-minute (...)

 Donal Skehan: “What really struck a chord with me is the importance of creating long-term positive habits and routines, which is something I had struggled with before”

The Irish Times/Potentialife Be Your Best programme has come to an end after nine months. Potentialife saw a diverse group of Irish Times readers and (...)

 Bono gestures launches the Red Product Line to Help the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in  2006. Photograph: AP Photo/Michel Euler

As U2 prepare for their first indoor tour for a decade, and the first live action since Bono’s serious bike accident in New York a year ago, is it tim(...)

Roses arrive into the Dome in Tralee as Dathi Takes to the stage. Photograph: Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD

Meath Rose and cancer survivor Elysha Brennan was last night crowned Rose of Tralee winner 2015. “Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart,” was (...)

Bobbi Kristina Brown at the premiere of “Sparkle” in Hollywood, California, in 2012. Photograph: Sue Schneider/MGP Agency

An initial autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown on Monday found no significant injuries and no obvious underlying cause of death for the daughter of the la(...)

Failing  – Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka leaves the court after losing to France’s Richard Gasquet in the Wumbledon men’s quarter-final – “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Look here. I have just seen an inspirational poster featuring the opening lines of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Notes from the Underground: “I am a sick man. (...)

Lance Armstrong has compared himself to Lord Voldemort, the villain in the Harry Potter series. Photograph: PA

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has compared himself to Lord Voldemort, the primary antagonist in the fictional Harry Potter novels, and issued a st(...)