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Michael Apted at his office in West Los Angeles in December 2012. Apted was the acclaimed British director of  films such as the Coal Miner’s Daughter. Photograph: Robert Yager/The New York Times

Michael Apted Born: February 10th, 1941 Died: January 7th, 2021 Michael Apted, who has died aged 79, was a director who moved with ease between socia(...)

Director Michael Apted at his office in west Los Angeles, US, in December 2012. Photograph: Robert Yager/The New York Times

Director Michael Apted has died aged 79. The British film-maker was known for the Up series of documentaries which followed the lives of 14 children (...)

Movers and shakers: some of the people to Watch in 2020

The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneu(...)

Helena Molony (1883–1967), actor, republican, trade unionist, and feminist, was born on January 15th, 1883, at 8 Cole’s Lane, off Henry Street in Dubl(...)

Alexandra Sabbe-Ferri: ‘The right to disconnect is reminding everyone that we ought to have a reasonable attitude to new technologies’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Should commuting hours count as part of the workday? The suggestion – sure to raise the hackles of employers everywhere – was made by university resea(...)

Constance Markievicz in the uniform of the Irish Citizen Army.

A colourful and striking figure, Constance Markievicz could not be said at first glance to be a typical revolutionary of that revolutionary time. Born(...)

One of the youngest serving members of the RAF, Adam Wood (16) (C) runs with the RAF100 baton outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London, England. Photograph: Steven Paston/PA Wire

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has “defended our freedom gallantly”, Queen Elizabeth said on Sunday as she sent her “heartfelt congratulations” to the serv(...)

A forensic tent at the scene near Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire, where a mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft has resulted in four deaths. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Four people have died following a mid-air collision between a helicopter and a two-seater plane in Buckinghamshire, police have said. Both of the air(...)

Tony Jenkins of South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (Snarl) said postmortems  on about 40 cats proved the same person is behind the attacks. File photograph: Joseph Guthrie/EyeEm

The first description has been released of a suspected serial cat killer who has eluded police in England for almost two years. The culprit, believed(...)