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Mark Thompson, former chief executive of The New York Times, BBC director-general and Channel 4 boss. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

“The last newspaper has just gone into the wood stove,” says Mark Thompson, self-described news junkie, erstwhile BBC director-general and up until re(...)

Bon appetit: just one butterflied turkey breast should feed four to six people, depending how large the breast is and what else you are serving with it. Photograph: iStock

For many of us, Christmas is one of the few times we cook for a large group of people. Of course, this year that group will most likely be smaller, bu(...)

Sky Sports Golf presenter, Sarah Stirk, during the third round of the Trophee du Hassan II at Golf du Palais Royal in Agadir, Morocco. Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images

Fate has a way of tossing you a curve ball and, for Sarah Stirk, who’d grown up dreaming of life as a professional tennis player, an injury in her lat(...)

Prof Ludwig Mühlhausen was a professor of Celtic studies at Berlin University and a Nazi spy. Photograph: BBC

It could be a story from a spy novel: the German scholar who claimed to be learning Irish in Donegal but who was instead an “enthusiastic” Nazi secret(...)

HB’s Golly Bar was renamed the Giant Bar, and given new packaging, in 1992

If proof were needed that systemic racism hides in plain sight, it’s right there on our supermarket shelves. Mars is removing the image of a black fa(...)

Daisy Edgar Jones as Marianne in Normal People. Photograph: Enda Bowe/RTÉ

Fans of Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People are devoted types. They tend to hold the book’s mismatched-but-also-kind-of-perfect-together couple, Marian(...)

Sally Rooney: the BBC will screen its adaptation of her second novel, Normal People,  in the spring. Photograph: Amy Sussman/Getty

The BBC is to continue its burgeoning relationship with Sally Rooney by adapting the 29-year-old Irish author’s 2017 debut novel, Conversations with F(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. To support production companies “in places like Limerick, Galway and Waterford”, the party says it will create a fund that will rise to as much as €80 million a year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

With an interim phase of denial, anger and bargaining to muddle through before the Irish government formation game begins in earnest, there’s time to (...)

BBC director-general Tony Hall, who announced earlier in January that he is leaving the role. Photograph: Ben Stansall / AFP

Which much-scrutinised public service broadcaster was this said about? “People want it to be smaller, but they also want to keep the bits they like.” (...)

Normal People: Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones in the BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s coming-of-age novel

The first official trailer for Normal People, Sally Rooney’s award-winning novel, has been released. Rooney has adapted her coming-of-age book as a 1(...)

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