The late James Bond actor Sean Connery has been the subject of debate for comments he made in 1965 about “acceptable” ways to beat a woman. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

What do we do about famous people who thump women (or merely argue that thumping women is okay)? This is, alas, always a current question. We are neve(...)

Billionaire venture capitalist  Michael Moritz, with his wife Harriet Heyman,  the new sponsor of the  Booker Prize literary award. Photograph: Elena Zhukova/Booker Prize/PA Wire

The Silicon Valley billionaire, philanthropist and author Michael Moritz and his wife Harriet Heyman’s charitable foundation has been announced as the(...)

Man Booker Prize: the Belfast writer Anna Burns won the 2018 award. Photograph: Frank Augstein/Pool/Getty

The Man Booker Prize is searching for a new sponsor after the hedge-fund giant Man Group announced it is ending its 18-year union with the prestigious(...)

 British Home secretary Theresa May wants a stricter test whereby compensation  would be paid only ‘if the new or newly discovered fact shows beyond reasonable doubt that the person was innocent of the offence’. Photograph: Oli Scarff/PA Wire

The British government will this week make a renewed bid to pass legislation that would make it nearly impossible for those wrongfully convicted of cr(...)