I was waiting for the Australian author, Christos Tsiolkas to begin his first UK event this week and, as the audience filed in from the drizzle, I noticed a particular absence in the room. That of women. It was just me until – phew – three others slunk in. Tsiolkas's reading at a Bloomsbury basement bar had been organised by the bookshop Gay's the Word, so the clue was in the title, but I was thrown at first, to be among an audience with shared affinities that reared themselves – fascinatingly – during the discussion.
The incredible image was captured from the tiny island of Lovund in central Norway after temperatures suddenly dipped, freezing the water and trapping the fish
TV picks, Tuesday 14 January
A lonely young dolphin is trying to make friends with humans along Australia’s east coast but swimmers are being told to shun the creature.
An illuminating look at life behind the Berlin Wall
An entire class of children was evacuated from a swimming pool after a prosthetic leg was mistaken for a paedophile.
Sport England will hold meetings with both the Football Association and the Lawn Tennis Association in order to address the alarming decline
Hundreds of seal pups which had been feared dead after a tidal surge hit the east coast of Britain have been found alive and well.
Jamieson sent out a tweet confirming he suffered an irregular heartbeat but is already back in the pool
Too often women are demonised for merely suggesting they want to feel better about themselves
In Hull, Newcastle and around the country these community assets face closure
The annual festive swim has raised over £150,000 for local charities
He had to battle bad weather and jelly fish stings to make the marathon journey
On the Hawaiian island of Oahu, it’s not the widely known sporting icons who are the most revered, but surfer Eddie Aikau.
Rachel Joyce finished second in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii on Sunday, just over six minutes ahead of fellow Briton Liz Blatchford, who was third.
Endurance athlete Sean Conway has issued an urgent appeal for donations, with just 150 miles of his 1,000-mile challenge to go