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Britain’s Prince Philip has shocked and sometimes delighted the public with his outspoken comments.  File photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

The Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who has announced he will retire from royal duties in the Autumn, has perhaps been best known for h(...)

Singer Elton John cancelled a series of shows in Las Vegas after he became ill. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Sir Elton John has pulled out of a series of concerts in Las Vegas due to an “unusual bacterial infection” he contracted in South America, which left (...)

Habits to let go: Louisa Johnson

Hero of the week is poor old Leigh-Anne Little Mix, who had an accident with her hair tools before going on stage, meaning she singed her thighs and h(...)

Lynette Callaghan at home in Temple Bar, Dublin: her style is Art Deco meets Danish design, being fond of the geometry and glamour of the 1920s and 30s and how decorators then used garish colours and prints to dramatic effect. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dubliner Lynette Callaghan had roles in the ITV drama Cold Feet,in Emmerdale, The Clinic, Raw and The Tudors and as the lead in Irish feature films 8(...)

Jack Lukeman has had great success over the years with themed albums – not least his early interpretations of the work of Jacques Brel and latterly, w(...)

Sarah Jarosz: ‘I was an N’ Sync girl. It wasn’t  until I heard Nickel Creek I started to say, Oh, this is really cool’

At Christmas 1990, the most popular children’s toys - according to the Internet - were Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figurines. Sarah Jarosz, however, (...)

Destiny’s Child performing on the eve of George W Bush’s inauguration.  They also sang at his inauguration ceremony on  January 20th, 2001 in Washington, DC. Photograph: David McNew/Newsmakers

Donald Trump must feel like the kid who gets picked last at every schoolyard kickabout. The incoming US president’s team will have wanted his inaugur(...)

Paul McGrath in action for Aston Villa with Andy Cole of Newcastle in 1994. Graham Taylor, who has died aged 72, brought McGrath to the club. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

During a book signing in the summer of 2007 a stranger passed Graham Taylor a handwritten note relating to its author’s wedding, scheduled for the fol(...)

The funeral of Frank Murray  at Mount Argus, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The late music manager Frank Murray joined “the great rock and roll, roll call of 2016”, his daughter Shannon told his funeral Mass on Tuesday. “Awe(...)

George Michael (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou), singer and songwriter, born June 25th, 1963; died  December 25th, 2016
Obituary: George Michael
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  • December 27, 2016, 17:01

George Michael, who has died aged 53 of heart failure, was Britain’s biggest pop star of the 1980s, first with the pop duo Wham! and then as a solo ar(...)

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