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(...)

Valletta skyline at sunset with the Carmelite Church dome and St Paul’s cathedral. A world-heritage site, Unesco calls this time-warp city “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world”

The first thing that can strike you about Malta, a tiny island in the Mediterranean approximately 17 miles long and nine miles wide, are the sheer num(...)

New Zealand cricket legend Martin Crowe has died aged 53. Photograph: AP

New Zealand Cricket has paid tribute to the “country’s greatest batsman” after former Black Caps skipper Martin Crowe died aged 53. The batsman had b(...)

David Bowie has died at the age of 69. . He is pictured performing at Slane in July 1987. Photograph:  Dermot O’Shea.

Singer-songwriter David Bowie has died at the age of 69 following an 18 month battle with cancer. A statement on his Facebook page reads: “David Bowi(...)

Sam Burgess’s move back to the South Sydney Rabbitohs has stalled over salary cap issues. Photograph: Getty

Sam Burgess’s return to rugby league and the South Sydney Rabbitohs has stalled because it would take the club over the salary cap with the N(...)

Sam Burgess: returning to South Sydney Rabbitohs on lucrative contract. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Was Sam Burgess chased out of rugby union? And will there ever be a lonelier World Cup career in English rugby union lore? Maybe the blurry memory (...)

Sam Burgess could earn €1 million a year and become the highest earner in the NRL on his return to the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Photograph:  Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Sam Burgess has left Bath after just a year in rugby union to rejoin the Australian rugby league side South Sydney Rabbitohs. The 26-year-old, who ina(...)

Leeds United players huddle ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match against Blackburn Rovers. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe has been told that now is the time to make good of his previous interest in owning a stake in Leeds. Crowe — best k(...)

Tom Burgess (L) with brothers Luke and George. Photograph: Getty

The phone rang late on Sunday night and the voice was unmistakable. “Hello mate, how are you?” Thomas Burgess asked, as if he was calling to find out (...)

Sam Burgess was a somewhat surprise inclusion in England’s Rugby World Cup squad. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Sam Burgess’ early exit from rugby union moved a significant step closer with the arrival in England of a high-ranking official from Australia’s Natio(...)