George Cole, acting ‘in character’, shows off his decoration after being appointed OBE in 1992. He was best known for playing used car salesman Arthur Daley in 1992. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

The actor George Cole, who has died aged 90, first found fame in the 1950s playing wheeler-dealer Flash Harry in the St Trinian’s films, but will be b(...)

Kildare Dobbs: committed much of his abundant life to the written word and was the most genial of companions.

Seamus Heaney once said that nobody had done more to welcome and assist Irish writers in Canada than Kildare Dobbs, who made his own livelihood(...)