Jimmy White still believes he can make an impact at the World Championships, depsite not having competed in the tournament since 2006. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The Whirlwind stands there. Black jacket, white shirt. Hands drilled into his pockets, the mischievous grin. Jimmy White. You can’t quite remember how(...)

Jessica Harrington, Kate Harrington and Robbie Power with two of the yard’s star performers Jetson and Jezki. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Visiting a racing yard can have multiple benefits, not least of which is a reminder that a racehorse is a living, breathing individual, preoccupied mo(...)

Glenda Gilson models a full length white silk organza halter neck bridal gown during a Bride Of The Year competition several years ago. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Model and TV presenter Glenda Gilson turned up a fashionable 36 minutes late for her wedding today in an overcast but mainly dry Kilrush in Co Clare.T(...)

Mick Jagger and designer L’Wren Scott pictured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in  2011. File Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters 1:27

The Rolling Stones have cancelled their planned concert in the Australian city of Perth after the death of the fashion designer L’Wren Scott, t(...)

Mantle notes

The mantelpiece is the place to place party invites, position Christmas cards from friends old and new, and leave a nip of whiskey for Santa and so(...)

Rod Stewart performing at the RDS on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

On the same night his former bandmate Ronnie Wood rocked Glastonbury with the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart was treating delighted fans to a greatest hi(...)

Still don’t believe blondes have more fun? After reading this rollicking memoir you’ll wish you had dyed your barnet, joined a rock’n’roll band and da(...)