Lesbian kiss: Jack White posted this photograph of Beatles fans in 1964 to express his disappointment at Allyson MacIvor’s treatment at his Edmonton concert. Photograph: Mirrorpix/Getty

Something extraordinary happened in Canada the other day. Two women were reprimanded at a Jack White concert in the Alberta city of Edmonton for havin(...)

Google employees stage a “women’s walkout” at their Googleplex offices in protest over the company’s handling of payouts to  managers who had allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct at the company in Mountain View, California. Photograph: REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Property developer Paddy McKillen and his business partner Tony Leonard have lost a bid to sue the former Anglo Irish Bank in the US courts over Mr Mc(...)

Outgoing editor of Waitrose’s food magazine William Sitwell, whose response to a freelance journalist’s pitch made vegans bay for blood when it was made public. Photograph: Dave Benett/Getty Images

Some people who are treated roughly are simple to defend. Others less so, such as William Sitwell, a plummy British food writer, harshly driven from h(...)

 William Sitwell, former editor of Waitrose Magazine, who has stood down after over emails about vegans. Photograph: David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

Waitrose Food magazine editor William Sitwell is stepping down from the post after coming under fire for joking about “killing vegans”. Sitwell, a jo(...)

Jamie Oliver has led tributes to the “charismatic charming don of all things Italian”, Antonio Carluccio, who has died aged 80. Celebrity chef and re(...)

Alison O’Reilly competes in the semi-finals of MasterChef this week

Dubliner Alison O’Reilly competes this week in the semi-finals of the BBC television show MasterChef. From more than 25,000 initial entrants, the Lond(...)

Peter Oborne, the celebrated English journalist, first knew Ireland as the son of the military attaché in the British embassy in the 1980s. It was a t(...)