Despite a wonderfully elaborate set and quite a few special effects, Skip Kite’s film remains a lovely handmade artefact. A biographical portrait o(...)

Brian Conaghan’s advice to aspiring authors: “If you can’t handle oodles of rejections then best to pack it in now. Otherwise, stop talking about wanting to write that book of yours and just do it”

Brian Conaghan was born in 1971 and raised in the Scottish town of Coatbridge. He gained a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the Universit(...)

Niall Quinn: It was, a game that toughened me up.”

It’s easy to get confused. Take the contestant on ITV’s The Chase , as heard by a (...)

Steph Booth lives in the north of England with her husband, the actor Tony Booth, who has Alzheimer’s disease. Photograph: George Skipper

My recent trip to Limerick to speak at the Irish Hospice Foundation conference was initially organised on the basis that Tony and I would be go(...)

The veteran politician died at home today at the age of 88, his family said in a statement. The photograph above is from February, 1981. Photograph: PA

Tributes poured in from all sides of politics to the veteran Labour politician and former British cabinet minister Tony Benn, who has died aged(...)

 Mayor Ford makes a statement to the media outside his office at Toronto’s city hall this week. A new video surfaced showing Ford in a rage, using threatening words including “kill” and “murder.” Ford said he was “extremely, extremely inebriated” in the video. Photograph: AP

Something interesting is happening in the world of Canadian politics. “Oh, when is that not the case?” I hear you reply. Pay attention. This isn’t som(...)

Big Benn
  • People
  • September 7, 2013, 01:00

Tony Benn has always had something of a special relationship with Scotland; whether in solidarity with the 1971 Upper Clyde Shipyard protests or gener(...)