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Look out for pre-lit Christmas trees to remove the annual light detangling from your to-do list

Turkey bought? Done. List made and checked twice? Check. Champagne on ice? Of course. Yet even the best-laid plans can be derailed by last-minute issu(...)

Peter Kay: Lancashire comedian has the old country on his mother’s side

The concept of “county lines” has been making a comeback in Britain recently, but not in a way that would please nostalgists. Far from marking a renew(...)

Sharon Jones (centre) with the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones died on November 18th, 2016 and the world became a few shades less funky. Jones had the kind of voice that could instantly warm your bloo(...)

 Katie Taylor  looks on as Anahi Sanchez is given a count during their bout. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Katie Taylor has claimed her first world professional title after defeating Argentina’s Anahi Esther Sanchez in Cardiff. The defending champion lost (...)

Charles Bradley performing in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2014. the singer dies on Saturday aged 68. Photograph: Ron Harris/AP

Fame came late to the soul singer Charles Bradley, who died on Saturday of cancer aged 68. He did not record his first single until 2002, and made his(...)

Glenville’s Ciaran McDonnell with his son Senan after their defeat at Shamrock Rovers. Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Waterford 0 Shelbourne 3 Shelbourne cruised into the second round of the FAI Senior Cup when inflicting a first home defeat on SSE Airtricity First D(...)

Since the tragic death of their bandmate Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in 2002 and the subsequent release of their album 3D, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozond(...)

It is true that in one sense, these feel like very hopeful times. I mean, I’ve never felt less alone in my will to resist

If anyone can “kick ass and take names”, as a line in the press release for her latest album reads – or “call people on their bullsh*t”, as someone el(...)

Senator Catherine Noone.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has been elected chairwoman of the Oireachtas abortion committee, which met for the first time on Wednesday in priva(...)

In her prime: a youthful Whitney Houston on stage  in June 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

On February 11th, 2012, as musical royalty descended on Los Angeles for the Grammys, Whitney Houston checked in to the Beverly Hilton hotel with an en(...)

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