Sting: 'When I get angry I’m a Geordie. It’s very effective.' Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

When you say, “I’m here to interview Sting”, nobody says, “Sting who?” There’s one Sting, like there’s one Bono, one Cher and one Bosco. The former P(...)

Reece Morrison of Wilsons Auctions helps display hundreds of items of memorabilia  which are to be auctioned at the firm’s showrooms in Mallusk, Co Antrim. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The auction of a huge collection of movie and TV memorabilia seized from a criminal who turned a nuclear bunker into a drugs factory has generated int(...)

Alan Power is head gardener at Stourhead, the centuries-old 2,500 acre historic estate in Wiltshire

If the world of professional horticulture was a plum tree, then the job of head gardener of a large, historic, well-funded estate would be one of its (...)

 ‘Fantasist’ Michael Cremin posed as a barrister to trick the terminal cancer sufferer out of her life savings.  Photograph: Gloucestershire Police /PA Wire

A “fantasist” who posed as a barrister to trick a woman with terminal cancer out of her life savings has been jailed for eight years. Michael Cremin,(...)

An undated  police handout photo of  Prof Wyndham Lathem (l) and Andrew Warren.  Photograph: Chicago police department/EPA

Oxford University has urged an employee to hand himself in after police in Chicago said he is wanted alongside a US professor on suspicion of murderin(...)

a handout photo issued by Black Lives Matter UK of protesters after they blocked the  runway at London City Airport. Photograph: PA

Security at London City Airport has been criticised after a Black Lives Matter protest grounded all flights for a number of hours this morning. The(...)

Winning photographer George Stoyle, from Muston, North Yorkshire, won the overall prize of £5,000 (€5,970) for his image of a huge lion’s mane jellyfish and its “hitchhikers”. He said: “As I approached cautiously I noticed that a number of juvenile fish had taken refuge inside the stinging tentacles.” Photograph: George Stoyle/BWPA/PA Wire

A striking image of young fish taking refuge among the stinging tentacles of a giant jellyfish has scooped the top prize in this year’s British Wildli(...)

Despite at least two years of denials from Dyson founder, Sir James Dyson, British Government documents reveal the company is using public funding to help develop its electric car.

An car that cleans your garage floor might be on the way, with reports suggesting premium vacuum-cleaner maker, Dyson, is building an electric car. D(...)

The poet TS Eliot believed the only way of expressing emotion in art was by finding an “objective correlative”, where a set of objects, situations or (...)

The inscription on the “presentation shillelagh”

An unusual memento of Irish support for the British Labour Party has turned up at auction in England. A “presentation shillelagh”, inscribed “To E. B(...)

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