John Cooper

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Mini has revealed its first electric model, the Mini Cooper SE, and it will go on sale in Ireland later this year at a price of €27,765 or €309 per month on a PCP finance plan

Mini has revealed its first electric model, the Mini Cooper SE, and it will go on sale in Ireland later this year at a price of €27,765 or €309 per mo(...)

Best in class: BMW 1 Series Say a sad farewell, because the current BMW 1 Series is not long for this world, and next year it’s going to be replaced (...)

The Mini Cooper S 60 Years Edition isn’t the fastest hot hatch around but it still has the lightning steering response that you expect from a Mini, and it’s still gloriously good fun to drive

It seems, as you open the door, as if you’re about to take a step back in time. The exterior looks old, albeit well-scrubbed up. Even given the modern(...)

Chris Sievey aka Frank Sidebottom: Friends say that, when wearing the head, Sievey never talked in his own voice

There is much about this story that is strange. A documentary on Frank Sidebottom, the macrocephalic alter-ego of Chris Sievey, was always going to de(...)

Seana Kerslake in The Hole in the Ground

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival , once again swelling Park City, Utah with independent film royalty, clanked straight into fifth gear with scandals, p(...)

John and Susan Cooper, who died in a hotel in Egypt last month. Photograph: Facebook

E.coli was a factor in the deaths of two British tourists at a hotel in Hurghada last month, Egypt’s public prosecutor has said. Tourists John and Su(...)

Someone in the BMW and Mini organisation clearly lacks the chutzpah to drag out the old “Maxi” nameplate when it comes to naming new models. How bette(...)

 Kevin Kennedy who used to play Curly Watts in Coronation Street but who is now starring in The Commitments, The Musical. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Before Kevin Kennedy was Curly Watts he was the bass player in Johnny Marr’s first band. As claims to fame go, learning to play Thin Lizzy covers in t(...)

“I get called slag, bitch, lesbian, whore, ugly, but as a girl you get those comments from about the age of 11”

English poet Hollie McNish might well be the perfect role model for persistence. Although she can’t precisely recall what made her want to be a poet,(...)

(Left) Kerry-born Arthur Spring (56)  was sentenced to three years and nine months imprisonment and disqualified from being a company director for 10 years. Edward Corr (52), originally from Co Donegal,  was given three years and nine months in jail.

Two Irish men have been jailed in London for a major VAT fraud, which saw millions siphoned from the accounts of a haulage and plant-hire business and(...)

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