Burt Reynolds, the man most middle-aged men are trying to be. Photograph from Smokey and the Bandit

Worryingly, this year I hit the same age as Billy Crystal’s character in City Slickers. Yes, I am now in the same age bracket as the central player(...)

San Francisco General Hospital chief of surgery Dr Margaret Knudson (R) announces the death of a third victim from the crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214 at San Francisco General Hospital. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.

A third person has died as a result of a crash involving an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco last weekend. The teenage girl, who died yesterday, h(...)