Ronaldo may be a narcissist, but he is worth the hassle

Ronaldo may be a narcissist, but he is worth the hassle

In the canon of Cristiano Ronaldo's extravagant boasts, his claim this week that he could keep playing until the age of 41 was especially eye-catching. As one imagines he has little desire to finish washed up with a loan spell at Recreativo…

What's on TV: Sunday, May 27

What's on TV: Sunday, May 27

PAY Stripped USA Style, 12.30pm This series strips Americans of all their possessions – clothes, phones, toothbrushes, the lot – and gives them 21 days to have a good, hard think about their lives. Each day, though, they get to visit a…

What's on TV: Saturday, May 26

What's on TV: Saturday, May 26

PAY Flipping Bangers A&E, 3.30pm Affable British car lovers Gus Gregory and Will Trickett have quit their jobs, pooled their savings and rented a workshop, and they aim to make a living by buying cars that nobody else wants and fixing them…

What's on TV: Friday, May 25

What's on TV: Friday, May 25

MOVIE: LOVE AND MERCY ★★★½ 8.30pm, SBS As unconventional as its subject matter, this biopic of The Beach Boy's Brian Wilson is a film of two parts. In the first, Paul Dano is Wilson the Younger, who in the 1960s retired to…

TV highlights for Saturday May 26

TV highlights for Saturday May 26

MOVIE: OCEAN'S ELEVEN ★★★★ 9.35pm, Nine I suppose it would be possible to make a dud film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. But you'd really have to be trying hard to stuff…

John Bercow under pressure to quit as Speaker after Theresa May blasts 'unacceptable' insults towards female minister

John Bercow under pressure to quit as Speaker after Theresa May blasts 'unacceptable' insults towards female minister

The PM slammed the Commons boss after The Sun revealed he called Mrs Leadsom a "stupid woman". Mr Bercow lashed out at the minister in the Parliament chamber – leaving her stunned when she found out. Sources close to Mrs Leadsom say…

Green Guide letters: May 17, 2018

Green Guide letters: May 17, 2018

Thanks, Think Tank We love Think Tank and find it relaxing while preparing our meals. The show now has more humour and spontaneity between Paul and his Think Tank guests – and it's family viewing. If I were still raising children, I'd…

What's on TV: Saturday, May 19

What's on TV: Saturday, May 19

PAY Virunga Gorilla Murders Harry and Meghan: You might have heard they’re getting married. Nat Geo Wild, 10.30am The 2007 massacre of six mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo shocked the world. It was obvious that…

What's on TV: Sunday, May 20

What's on TV: Sunday, May 20

PAY Speed with Guy Martin Jimi Hendrix is one of the artists featured in Rumble. BBC Knowledge, 9.55am One does not simply roll up to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and take part. For one thing, Pikes Peak is the second-highest…

Pop culture horoscopes: May 2018

Pop culture horoscopes: May 2018

It’s officially Taurus season, so we hope you’re all feeling the love. In the spirit of the bull, we’re going to have to insist that you insist, this May, on indulging yourself with the pop culture of your fondest springtime dreams. Read…

What's on TV tonight? Shows to watch on Thursday 10 May from Britain's Best Home Cook to Riot Girls

What's on TV tonight? Shows to watch on Thursday 10 May from Britain's Best Home Cook to Riot Girls

Britain’s Best Home Cook, 8pm, BBC One As we’re still getting to know the contestants, it helps that their names are sewn on to their aprons. This week, Mary Berry pointedly asking how you pronounce ‘scone’is enough to strike terror into anybody’s…

UK weather set for heatwave as thousands of Brits hit the beach on the hottest May Day bank holiday in 40 YEARS

UK weather set for heatwave as thousands of Brits hit the beach on the hottest May Day bank holiday in 40 YEARS

The heat is expected to increase throughout the weekend as Brits head out to parks and beaches to enjoy some long-awaited sunshine. Barbados is predicted to hit a high of 25C, as the UK rivals the Caribbean hotspot. Supermarkets are braced for…

What's on TV: Sunday, May 13

What's on TV: Sunday, May 13

Growing Up Supermodel Style, 3.30pm The Flossy Posse on tour in Girls Trip. Turns out that the children of successful models are often quite keen to go into the family business. This reality series aims to facilitate the process by getting a…

Gambling ads may increase following budget call on bookmaker tax

Gambling ads may increase following budget call on bookmaker tax

Alliance for Gambling Reform’s Tim Costello. There are renewed fears Victorians will be deluged with more betting advertising after the Victorian government failed to follow the lead of other states and introduce a point of consumption tax on online wagering. South Australia…

What's on TV: Wednesday, May 16

What's on TV: Wednesday, May 16

Movie Snatched (2017) Premiere Movies (pay TV), 6.55pm Goldie Hawn, right, and Amy Schumer in a scene from Snatched. Snatched is an all too familiar comic misadventure that indulges a slew of stereotypes without the benefit of making you look anew at…

Supporters cheer Maltese leader as govt faces pressure after…

Supporters cheer Maltese leader as govt faces pressure after…

VALLETTA (Reuters) – Several thousand people rallied in the Maltese capital Valletta on Tuesday in a show of support for the government, which is facing judicial inquiries into alleged corruption and European Union questions over the rule of law. Maltese Prime Minister…

What's on TV: Sunday, May 6

What's on TV: Sunday, May 6

Mr Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown NITV, 8.30pm The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Even if you're a hardcore James Brown fan, this 2014 documentary from director Alex Gibney (and produced by Mick Jagger) will…

Cowboys may keep Morgan at fullback

Cowboys may keep Morgan at fullback

Out-of-sorts playmaker Michael Morgan may be switched to fullback to regain his mojo after an ailing North Queensland were upset 18-8 in their NRL clash with Canberra in Townsville. Possible switch: Michael Morgan has been struggling to recapture his late 2017 form….

Wounded Panthers could rush May back

Wounded Panthers could rush May back

Penrith coach Anthony Griffin insists he'd have no hesitation thrusting youngster Tyrone May straight back into his line-up as he faces his worst injury crisis in his time at the NRL club. Road to recovery: Tyrone May. Fullback Dylan Edwards is the…

Hither Green burglar Henry Vincent's £100k funeral procession past hero OAP's home will take place on May 3 following two-day vigil in Kent

Hither Green burglar Henry Vincent's £100k funeral procession past hero OAP's home will take place on May 3 following two-day vigil in Kent

The traveller community is allegedly planning a £100,000 ‘send-off’ for the criminal who was killed while robbing a pensioner’s house. The 37-year-old was stabbed to death with his own screwdriver by Richard Osborn-Brooks, 78, during a botched robbery. Henry Vincent was once…

Novichok nerve agent used on Russian spy Sergei Skripal may still be at toxic levels at 9 'hotspots' around Salisbury, Government warns

Novichok nerve agent used on Russian spy Sergei Skripal may still be at toxic levels at 9 'hotspots' around Salisbury, Government warns

Government scientists think a small amount of the deadly Novichok substance is thought to have been used in liquid form to target the former agent, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33. Work is to beginning to decontaminate nine locations across the city…