John Williams

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Dorothy Pritchard a supporter of The Sutherland spaceport. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian

(In two years, thousands of tourists and space enthusiasts could be gathering in the far north of Scotland to watch an unlikely event, the inaugural f(...)

Callan Wink: His writing has the deceptive simplicity of greats such as Hemingway or Carver. Photograph: Dan Lahren

“August figured that somewhere along the line cats had struck a bargain – they knew they could expect to feel a man’s boot if they came too close; in (...)

Ennio Morricone: one can no more imagine The Good, the Bad and the Ugly without his score than one can imagine Swan Lake without Tchaikovsky. Photograph: Luciano Viti/Getty

There are a tiny handful of film composers whose work is instantly recognisable from just a few isolated bars. None was quite so distinctive as Ennio (...)

 Bob Dylan performing at Hyde Park,  London in July last year. File photo:  Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

A few years ago, sitting beneath shade trees in Saratoga Springs, New York, I had a two-hour discussion with Bob Dylan that touched on Malcolm X, the (...)

This year’s Bafta film nominations have been announced, with Joker leading the way after scoring 11 nominations and Saoirse Ronan picking up a nominat(...)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ranks down the list in the Star Wars roll call. Photographs: LucasFilm

Oh no. It’s another Star Wars ranking. Here’s how we think the 11 films in the saga, including The Rise of Skywalker, compare to their light-sabe(...)

Property shares, including housebuilder Cairn, were in demand in Dublin

European shares, which were buoyed early on Friday by rising hopes of a US interest rate cut, ended the session off their highs as fresh political tro(...)

John Williams, chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (centre), has called for action on rates.

The dollar was on the defensive on Friday after Federal Reserve officials bolstered expectations of an aggressive rate cut this month to address weake(...)

 In the High Court on Tuesday Mr Justice Kevin Cross was told Mr Williams’ wife Marian has settled her High Court action against Kerry County Council over the accident six years ago. The action was settled for an undisclosed sum.

The widow of a 70 year old man who died two months after he fell down steps at a Co Kerry beach has settled her High Court action. John Williams (70)(...)

Aaran Campbell (16) will serve at least 27 years for the abduction, rape and murder of Alesha MacPhail. Photograph: Police Scotland

A teenager who admitted the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl on a Scottish island last summer has been jailed for at least 27 years. Aaron Camp(...)

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