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Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions: the four horsefolk of the A-pop-alypse and diminutive chuckle-monkeys Ant and Dec. Photograph: ITV

Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions (Virgin Media One, Saturday), a show featuring winners from various international Got Talent franchises, begins wi(...)

Dance act BSD have been crowned winners of Ireland’s Got Talent 2019

Amid cheers, tears and a lifetime supply of confetti, dance act BSD have been crowned winners of Ireland’s Got Talent 2019. It’s a hard fought victory(...)

Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, says he is leading the country into a new era of deep political and cultural change. Photograph: Akos Stiller/New York Times

Hungary’s nationalist ruling party has defended its decision to scrap state funding for university gender studies courses, which critics of prime mini(...)

The Hungarian National Opera in Budapest, which announced that it had to cancel 15 performances of the musical Billy Elliot following a homophobic press campaign. Photograph: Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images

The Hungarian state opera has scrapped some performances of the musical Billy Elliot following claims from pro-government media that it was “gay propa(...)

Bell and Annette Bening in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Paul McGuigan’s persuasive, brilliantly acted Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool confirms that the movie business is a cruel mistress. The picture, bas(...)

So goodbye again. (Again.) Thanks for reading. For caring. For understanding

"Are you on strike from your column?” my friend asks, her face filled with concern. As it happened, I’d just been to see the magnificent Billy Elli(...)

Aoibhinn McGinnity and Ben Forster at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

A journey of elf discovery may seem unlikely for the first lady of the Irish criminal underworld, but when Love/Hate’s Aoibhinn McGinnity swaps Dub(...)

Manon, starring Marianela Nuñez and Federico Bonelli

On Thursday, the Royal Ballet’s 2014-15 Live Cinema Season kicks off with a 40th-anniversary staging of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, starring Mariane(...)

Not only should hurling retain red and yellow cards, it should also adopt the black variety. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cynicism is unattractive. The cynic never gets the girl; unless it’s Humphrey Bogart who’s concealing sentimentality beneath thin-skinned irasc(...)

British and Irish Lions’ head coach Warren Gatland shakes hands with Brian O’Driscoll after the final Test.

There were so many sporting profiles in courage the past week it was easy enough to lose count, although Eoin ‘Bomber’ Liston’s brave attempt to be ni(...)

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