A photograph from 2015 showing  Sir John Hurt  with his wife Anwen after he was  awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II. Photograph: Getty

Sir John Hurt, who has died at the age of 77, can currently be seen playing a Catholic priest, confessor to Jacqueline Kennedy, in Pablo Larrain’s fin(...)

John Hurt, 1940-2017. Photograph: AP

Veteran British actor Sir John Hurt, Oscar-nominated for his star turn in ‘The Elephant Man’ and his supporting role in ‘Midnight Express’, has died a(...)

Jason Dunford: Says Barry Bennell had access to hundreds upon hundreds of children. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian

I was Barry Bennell’s captain when I was a kid. He was the Pied Piper, like everyone says, and the most amazing football coach I’ve ever seen. There w(...)

St James’ Park - the home of Newcastle United football club. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

The escalating story of sexual abuse in football is now threatening to take in Newcastle United after a former player contacted the police to allege h(...)

English-born Irish resident Michelle Heming: “I don’t think I would have looked for Irish citizenship before Brexit, but now I really would prefer no issues when I am travelling.”

When Michelle Heming thinks about being separated from her family in airports, the thoughts of having an Irish passport become a lot more alluring. T(...)

Emergency personnel at the scene of an attack in Home Hill in northern Queensland, Australia in which a French man allegedly shouting the Arabic phrase ‘Allahu akbar’ stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two men. Photograph: Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP.

A 21-year-old British woman has been stabbed to death at a backpackers’ hostel in Australia by an attacker who was allegedly shouting “Allahu Akbar”. (...)

Belvedere House, Mullingar, Co Westmeath

My favourite moment in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice comes when Elizabeth Bennett gets her first look at Mr Darcy’s gaff – the enormous and beauti(...)

 Mike Ashley, founder of sports clothing retailer Sports Direct arrives to give evidence to a British  parliamentary select committee in Westminster, London

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley said the retailer was “too big” for him to know everything that happened at the Derbyshire warehouse, where the company(...)

 Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley in the picking warehouse at the firm’s headquarters in Shirebrook, Derbyshire. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Under-fire retailer Sports Direct has confirmed annual profits are under further pressure after founder Mike Ashley admitted the group was “in troubl(...)

 Mike Ashley: there have been revelations  about onerous working conditions at Sports Direct’s huge warehouse in Derbyshire and the company’s widespread use of zero-hours contracts. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Billionaire Mike Ashley is not one to back away from a fight, but will he be brave – or bolshy – enough to take on the British parliament? The combat(...)

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