Animal illusionists trick predators, win mates, even disappear – and there are more of them than we thought, says new research
Appointing Billie Jean King as US delegate to Sochi will help athletes’ political and personal battle
Your go-to guide for performing pachyderms
A delegation of coaches from Belgium are coming to see what we are doing right
'No animals featured and he does not condone the use of live animals as a form of entertainment' says his spokesman
Elephants are among the most intelligent, gentle creatures on the planet. Yet they have suffered for centuries at the hand of man.
An E4 show called Beauty and the Geek, used to be a guilty pleasure of mine. Guilty because while I enjoyed the spectacle of paired-up strangers bringing out the best in one another other, I didn't enjoy the reductive labelling or the sexist gender division whereby the "geek" was always a man and the "beauty" was always a woman.
This was James Brining’s debut in the chair as artistic director in Leeds and he was always going to have to opt for something a little more radical than a quick trim and a blow dry to stamp his mark on the house.
Ary Borges says he does not worry about the safety of his daughters who walk them on leads and feed meat directly into their mouths
Roll up, roll up! See the tattooed man with no job and £71 a week to support his whole family
The Pixies without bassist Kim Deal should feel like a jam sandwich cream without the sugar-coated jam. The best bit is surely missing and with it the warmth and the evocative, breathy vocals the charismatic Deal provides.
Injured sprinter ruled out of rematch with Lethal Force, as Fugue is handed Irish option
You only needed to watch the animated trailer for Darkside – that's right, a trailer, with images, for radio. What madness is this? – to know it was going to be totally off its box. A toy farmer stood staring at the skies; giant angle grinders sliced up the earth; a figure sat on a hospital bed with a massive propeller where his head should be.
The Pianist star will play the famous illusionist Harry Houdini in upcoming mini-series
This is an abominable time of year for the radio listener. Early August is when the big-name presenters pack up and sod off to the Seychelles, leaving their shows in the hands of the unqualified and confused. It's a time when the interns run riot, and when producers press the big button marked "pre-recorded tat" and disappear off for a nap.