One in four people sitting on any plane has at least some fear of flying, with one in 10 suffering badly. Photograph: Getty Images

There was some pretty terrifying footage of planes landing at Irish airports when Ophelia was doing her worst, and that may have been behind Aer Lingu(...)

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Of all the enticements offered with a property in the quest to sell, the most bizarre must be that of Indonesian widow Wina Lia, who offered herself a(...)

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Photo posted by Conor McGregor on social media: “It’s never too early to start dressing like a Baggot Street bank manager”

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Daniel Craig: The other Bonds just  wore the suit. This one was scarily real. Photograph: Britta Pedersen

For decades the James Bond series has been the Rolls Royce of British cinema: deluxe film-making that maintains a reputation for excellence, while sim(...)

Author John Jefferies with the Rolls Royce “Moon Car” on Cobh Pier at the launch of “Death on the Pier”. Mr Jefferies is a descendant of one of the episode’s key participants, IRA man Daniel “Sandow” O’Donovan

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Sacre bleu: the construction Olympics are about to ramp up in Paris, France. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty

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Under Armour fell as much as 10.16%  to a record low after the sportswear maker cut its full-year sales forecast

European stocks gained for the first time in four days as companies including BP and Rolls-Royce Holdings reported better-than-forecast profit and da(...)

Under Warren  East Rolls-Royce has cut management posts, reorganised units and begun a review as it repositions to tap the biggest jetliner backlog in history

Warren East’s reboot of struggling industrial giant Rolls-Royce gathered pace as the aircraft engine maker’s first-half profit more than doubled, aide(...)

A soft robot designed in the form of a salamander  on display at the National University of Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Robots are getting softer. Borrowing from nature, some machines now have arms that curl and grip like an octopus; others wriggle their way inside an a(...)