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Michael Owen during the Manchester United era in 2009. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

Last Friday Michael Owen was in Dublin to promote his second autobiography, Reboot. The book had received an extraordinary amount of publicity the pre(...)

John Cunliffe: the first episode of Postman Pat was broadcast in 1981. Photograph: BBC

John Cunliffe, the author and creator of the much-loved children’s TV shows Postman Pat, and Rosie and Jim, has died, aged 85. Cunliffe’s family plac(...)

Sebastian Coe: his former chief of staff was Nick Davies. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

Nick Davies, former chief of staff to IAAF president Sebastian Coe, has been expelled from athletics’ governing body after he admitted taking payments(...)

Cheating heart: cuckoos lay eggs in other birds’ nests. Illustration: Michael Viney

The insistent, ultimately irritating cu-coo-cu of the collared dove, returning to nest in a mopheaded cypress, prepared me for claims of first cuckoos(...)

A Wada reports has said Seb Coe must have been aware of the scale of doping in athletics. Photograph: Reuters

Sebastian Coe is facing renewed pressure on his position as IAAF president after a new report ruled that the IAAF Council and his right-hand man Nick (...)

Graham Norton in Bantry. Photograph: Darragh Kane

  1 Stories come from the strangest places What inspires Danielle McLaughlin to write a short story? A character? A situation? At a fr(...)

Phone-hacking scandal: Rupert Murdoch, chief executive of News Corp, ultimate owner of the News of the World, in 2011. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Back in the early days of Nick Davies’s investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World newspaper, someone contacted students who had attend(...)

Tommy Tiernan, who was perfectly paired with Kevin Barry. Photograph: Nuala Grogan

With a line-up that includes interviews with an array of acclaimed authors, and workshops on publishing and the craft of the short story, there is (...)

Olive Loughnane: “A part of me was half expecting this day would come, especially with so many of the Russian athletes being banned over the last year or so.”

Olive Loughnane was waiting in the passport office in Cork city when news arrived that she was now world champion. It may be almost six years after th(...)

Murdoch and the politicians
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  • August 23, 2014, 01:00

Stories in this book make the reader take a sharp intake of breath. Stories of tabloid excess, of bribery and hacking, of bullying and illegality. One(...)

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