Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May  visits a home near the Conservative Party’s conference in Manchester, October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Theresa May is right. “As Conservatives,” she told the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday, “the arguments that we thought we’d had and won during the 1980s a(...)

Johnny Depp presenting his film The Libertine, at Glastonbury. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Johnny Depp has apologised for joking about assassinating US President Donald Trump during an appearance at Glastonbury Festival. The Hollywood actor(...)

Chris de Burgh playing Berlin’s Ein Herz Fuer Kinder Gala in  December 2014. Photograph: Franziska Krug/Getty Images

Consistency is rare in rock’n’roll, so you have to applaud singer Chris de Burgh for upending the stereotype. He has, through the entirety of his care(...)

Leonard Cohen, the influential singer-songwriter, at the Mayflower Hotel by Central Park in New York  2001. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

President Michael D Higgins was among those to pay tribute to musician Leonard Cohen whose “lasting legacy and his work will continue to inspire curre(...)

Actor and comedian Caroline Aherne married New Order bassist Peter Hook in 1994.

The former New Order bassist Peter Hook has spoken out about his troubled marriage to Caroline Aherne, saying she attacked him with knives, bottles an(...)

True faith: the new-look New Order. Photograph: Andrew Benge/Redferns/Getty

Given their past it may not be a surprise that New Order’s recent history has been an eventful one. The alt-electro pioneers return to Electric Picnic(...)

David Bowie  died on Januray 10th surrounded by family according to his social media accounts.  Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Midway through a stellar six decade career, David Bowie was able to say “I have done just about everything that it’s possible to do”. He wasn’t just t(...)

Manchester post-punk band Joy Division are the subject of a two-day international symposium at the University of Limerick. Above is the cover of their album Closer.

Manchester post-punk band Joy Division are the subject of a two-day international symposium taking place at the University of Limerick. Delegates hav(...)

His marksmanship, his ball-winning, his passing, his tenacity, his temperament and, perhaps best of all, his instinct for delivering the plays that simultaneously steeled his Kilkenny team mates and withered the belief of opposing counties. He worked like a demon and hit hard. He made Kilkenny seem invincible.

Sixteen years at the heart of the fastest game and it has gone by in a flash. Noon tomorrow – March 25th – will find him sitting in Langton’s hotel(...)

Bernard Sumner of New Order.  Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA

Back in the early 1980s New Order lost money on every copy of Blue Monday that they sold. “Only for the first 250,000 copies,” Bernard Sumner says. He(...)