Jack Charlton of Leeds United goes through before scoring past Arsenal’s Bob Wilson at Elland Road, 1971. Photograph: PA Wire

In the 1966 World Cup, I supported the Soviet Union. I did this on humanitarian grounds. A Christian Brother told me that the Russian players would be(...)

George Best leaves the pitch in Windsor Park in 1970 having been sent off against Scotland.

He was never anything but Georgie. To Patricia Hughes, who worked in our newsagent’s shop and practised social work, marriage counselling, first aid (...)

Image of celebrities that have died in 2016. Photograph: Chris Barker/Twitter

An image created by an artist as a tribute to the high number of celebrities that have died in 2016 has gone viral on social media. British graphic d(...)

Peter Hook: The New Order bassist was challenged by Tom Dunne about including highly personal details about his marriage in recent memoirs. Photgraph: Lorne Thomson/Redferns

Just as the word “literally” is now used instead of “metaphorically” by so many people that its dictionary definition has changed, so “taboo subject” (...)

The death of Anthony Foley has shocked the public in much the same way as Cormac McAnallen’s did  12 years ago. Photograph: Inpho

It was impossible not to think of Cormac McAnallen this week. There are very few deaths in life where you can remember where you were and what you we(...)

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(...)

Gogglebox executive producer Tania Alexander knows who makes the perfect couchbound cast member of the show, even if they don’t know themselves. “Peo(...)

Caroline Aherne after winning a  BAFTA award for best comedy performance for The Royle Family in 2000. Photograph:  Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

Caroline Aherne created many memorable characters in her career, which has been cut short by cancer at the age of 52. She rose to national attentio(...)

Caroline Aherne: created a string of memorable characters including Denise in The Royle Family and chat-show host Mrs Merton. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA

Comedian, writer and actress Caroline Aherne has died at the age of 52 after a battle with cancer. The star was best known for her work in The Royl(...)

Caroline Aherne: created a string of memorable characters including Denise in The Royle Family and chat-show host Mrs Merton. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA

Comedian, writer and actress Caroline Aherne has died at the age of 52 after a battle with cancer. The star was best known for her work in The Royle (...)

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