Tanya Sweeney

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Roller derby women in action

Roller derby is an unholy union of many things: speed, bruises, passion, adrenaline, rivalries and punk energy. Little wonder, then, that film-maker L(...)

 It prompts a few questions: will Kris Jenner spin this into an intriguing reality TV storyline? Photograph: Getty Images

Everything in Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s world is supersized. The Instagram followings, the stadium tours, the bum implants, the megamansions. So(...)

Terry Waite at home in Suffolk, England. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

By his own admission, the one thing that most people don’t expect of Terry Waite – once hostage negotiator turned hostage, and now an author, lecturer(...)

Lean in 15 catchphrases: Joe Wicks calls weighing scales “sad steps” and heads of broccoli “midget trees”. Photograph: Channel 4

Dublin’s WellFest weekend is Electric Picnic for gymgoers, and this year they have their own rock-star headliner. Joe Wicks – aka the Body Coach, the (...)

Can a sex robot really be a substitute for the real thing?

We’ve seen robots drive cars, run jump and carry stuff and soon they’ll be able to sate your wildest sex fantasies. Technology has finally caught up, (...)

The Guardian's Brexit jigsaw map of Europe made a land-grab on parts of the Republic

Thanks to Article 50 being invoked, Britain may finally be stepping into the unknown today, but if you’re in Newry and didn’t vote for Brexit, you nee(...)

‘At 58, and after decades of being criticised for gender stereotyping, the lithe blonde has embraced feminism’

It’s pretty unlikely that when Ruth Handler introduced her latest creation at the American International Toy Fair 58 years ago today, she had no idea (...)

The average price of an at-home marquee wedding for 120 guests is about €60,000 all in, but there are ways to cut corners. Photograph: Getty Images

Every bride likes to give their wedding a personal touch and pull something a little different out of the bag for her guests. And for Caroline Hall, t(...)

Mick and Kate O’Sullivan: “We had complete strangers coming up to us, telling that they cried and got very emotional.”

Every so often, a television advert comes along and appears to capture the public’s imagination – remember Meteor’s man from the bar, or Guinness’ loo(...)

Houseproud or hovel? Many men take a  relaxed approach to their  home environment

Rewind via time’s giant wheel and think back to the grotty ephemera of our student accommodation. Scratchy linens pilfered from mammy’s hotpress, chip(...)

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