Boris Johnson, the favourite to succeed David  Cameron as prime minister  Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Nominations to open for candidates to contest Tory leadership

British prime minister David Cameron has  ruled out holding a second referendum to reverse the decision on Brexit, and announced that a special unit in government had been set up to prepare for negotiations to exit the EU. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Police in Britain investigate spate of racist incidents since referendum decision

 A supporter of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn holds up a sign picturing John Lennon and Jeremy Corbyn during Momentum’s ‘Keep Corbyn’ rally outside the Houses of Parliament on June 27th. Photograph:   Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Vote comes after more than 40 members of Labour front bench resign

Taking questions from MPs in the Commons, British prime minister David Cameron  stressed the importance of access to the EU single market, though he said  negotiations on this would be a matter for his successor. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Conservatives begin leadership election while Labour MPs revolt against Jeremy Corbyn

Boris Johnson  has won the support of justice secretary Michael Gove, who chaired the Vote Leave campaign. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Likely rivals emerge before Conservative Party leadership nominations tomorrow

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn: cancelled a meeting of the shadow front bench for today. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Almost a dozen UK shadow cabinet ministers resign as meeting is cancelled

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in north London amid resignations from his shadow cabinet on Sunday. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Referendum stirs Jeremy Corbyn’s foes into action as Labour’s core left wanting

Leave campaign leader Boris Johnson said Britain was part of Europe and always would be. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Johnson claims there will still be ‘intense European co-operation’

Tony Blair: “the Common Travel Area between North and South has been an important part of acknowledging the nationalist and republican sentiment in the North”

British government should search for ‘creative way’ to maintain Common Travel Area between Republic and UK

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron: He  will be remembered as the man whose  gamble took Britain out of the EU, left his country divided and could yet see the break-up of the UK. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

This humiliating end for the prime minister calls the UK’s future into question on Brexit

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves after casting his vote in the British Eu referendum at a polling station in Islington, London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

UK votes to leave EU leading Government to publish contingency plan to deal with fallout

Leave supporters cheer results at a Leave.eu party after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in London, on  June 23rd, 2016. Photograph:  Toby Melville/Reuters

Final results show 51.9% vote to leave; 48.1% vote to remain; 72.2 % turnout

Sue Hopgood,  polling clerk for Maldon District Council, prepares the polling station set up at the Little Braxted Bakery in Little Braxted, Essex. Photograph:  Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Rivals make last-ditch appeals to electorate but result remains too close to call

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speak during The Great Debate on BBC One, on the EU Referendum. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Reuters

Whatever the result, the EU referendum has left a legacy of division and mistrust

Boris Johnson, Gisela Stuart, David Dimbleby and  Andrea Leadsom during the BBC’s  Great Debate  on the EU Referendum. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Sadiq Khan says Leave campaign pursuing ‘Project Hate’ and failed to outline economic plan

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron asked  voters to consider the economic and security risks of leaving the EU. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

UK prime minister urges grandparents and parents to think of their children’s future

Prime minister David Cameron delivers an EU referendum-related speech in Downing Street, London: he opened by restating his central argument of the referendum campaign, that Britain is better off inside the EU than outside. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Cameron keeps returning to same message: leaving EU is risk UK can’t afford to take

Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip), Nigel Farage, holds up a ‘We Want Our Country Back’ sign at a public meeting of the EU Referendum campaign in Gateshead, north east England on June 20th, 2016. Photograph: Scott Heppell/AFP/Getty Images

Sterling makes biggest gain against dollar in eight years on optimism UK will vote Remain

A screengrab taken from the UK parliamentary recording unit (PRU) shows single red and white roses placed on the empty seat where murdered MP Jo Cox used to sit in the House of Commons, during a special session where members of parliament had the opportunity to pay tribute to their late colleague, on June 20th, 2016 in London. Photograph: PRU/AFP Photo/Getty Images

Ukip’s Farage attacks Cameron and Remain side for politicising MP’s murder

Sayeeda  Warsi: had made a number of public statements backing Brexit but she declined to play an active role in the campaign. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

‘Breaking point’ poster was last straw but some question her commitment to campaign

The Remain campaign’s internal tracking poll has yet to detect any impact from Jo Cox’s murder but if Wells is right, this referendum may follow the pattern of others, notably the 2014 vote on Scottish independence. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon/EPA

Remain campaign ahead of Leave in two Brexit polls conducted after Jo Cox killing

Remain campaigners  in front of the Houses of Parliament in London: after more than a week of polls showing Leave leading, the latest polls offered better news for Remain. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

George Osborne compares Ukip ‘breaking point’ migration poster to Nazi propaganda

Floral tributes in memory of Labour MP Jo Cox piled near the library in Birstall on Sunday. The the 41-year old  was shot and stabbed in the street on Thursday. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Politicians from different parties may sit together as mark of respect to killed Labour MP

Activists embrace before the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in solidarity with the Remain campaign. in Berlin. Photograph: Getty Images

Prime minister tells BBC audience euro and Schengen pact unavoidable if UK rejoined

Brexit vote: the issue voters have raised most frequently is immigration – and this plays very well for the Leave campaign.  Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Leave campaign cannot believe its success in the final days before the vote on EU membership

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the media after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Investigators find extremist literature and Nazi regalia at home of suspected killer

One in three people in Britain live on a terrace, a type of housing which became popular when factory workers lived side by side and went to work together at the same time every day

A new UK exhibition reimagines the three typical types of dwelling

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow and Prime Minister David Cameron speak to the media near to the scene of the murder of Jo Cox: a 52-year-old suspect is currently in detention. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Both Brexit campaigns continue hiatus as vigils for Labour MP take place all over UK

UKIP leader Nigel Farage  leaves a tribute to Jo Cox on Parliament Square.  Remain campaigners are, for the most part, tip-toeing around any possible link between the murder suspect’s far-right connections and the pro-Brexit campaign. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Analysis: MP’s killing was placed in the context of coarsened political discourse on EU

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at St Michael’s Irish centre in Liverpool on Thursday. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Taoiseach says Government will set out plans allowing for Irish citizens abroad to vote

A member of the public leaves tributes to Jo Cox during a vigil in Parliament Square on June 16th, 2016 in London. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Police say right-wing extremism a key line of inquiry as suspect Thomas Mair questioned

Ukip leader Nigel Farage at the launch of a new Leave poster campaign in London on Thursday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Amid speculation on what awaits the UK, many deals and transactions are on hold

Jo Cox: Britain’s politicians have united in shock and outrage after the killing. Photograph: Reuters

Jo Cox dies after being shot and stabbed in her West Yorkshire constituency

Former president Mary McAleese: “If any Irish person thinks that they are exempt from the box called ‘immigrants’, let them think again. When people talk about stopping immigration, controlling immigration, we are the outsiders here.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Former president says Irish living in Britain could become outsiders if Leave vote wins

A boat decorated with flags and banners from the “Fishing for Leave” group that are campaigning for a Leave vote in the EU referendum sails by the British Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Analysis: The plan depends on MPs voting for changes, but most do not want to leave

George Osborne: “No Conservatives want to raise taxes, least of all me. But . . .  You have to deal with the hole that would emerge if we quit the EU.” Photograph:  Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Corbyn says Labour would also vote against £30 billion package of cuts and tax increases

Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a Remain event at the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress in London yesterday.  Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Labour leader believes ‘a vote to leave is a vote to put the NHS in jeopardy’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn  with members of his shadow cabinet at the TUC Congress Building, where he delivered a keynote speech on the National Health Service and EU referendum, in London, yesterday. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The latest poll puts 47% backing a Brexit and 40% wanting to stay

The biggest complaint voters have about migration concerns pressure on public services like the NHS and schools in places where populations are rising. Photograph: The Irish Times

Labour must hope immigration grievances a proxy for rancour over overburdened services

 Gordon Brown at a Remain In event: “If you look at the actual figures, then 500,000 of the people you classify as Europeans coming into Britain are Irish citizens. Nobody wants to exclude  Irish citizens.” Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

‘Nobody wants to exclude the Irish citizens from Great Britain,’ says former leader

Two new phone polls are due out this week. If they show a substantial lead for Brexit, all-out panic will set in at Westminster.  Photograph: Jeff Overs/EPA

If Labour voters do not back Remain by at least 2-1, UK likely to vote Leave

David Cameron: Negotiations with the EU in wake of Leave vote would suck the life out of government in Britain. Photograph: Getty Images

British PM David Cameron: European Union departure could be followed by ‘lost decade’

Boris Johnson: Described as a “flatulent man-child”. Photograph: Matt Frost/ITV via Getty Images

A flexible approach to Britain’s disengagement from the EU could become more attractive to moderate ‘Leavers’

A man dressed as Boris Johnson attends a press conference in central London by the Labour Party aimed to set out the figures that show why working people would be hit hardest by a British exit from the EU. Photograph: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Polls suggest that, with Conservatives split over the referendum, almost half of those who support Remain are Labour voters

At a meeting in Ramsgate one person asked how Britain could prevent EU migrants coming across the Irish Border after Brexit. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Ideas of sovereignty and economic pride pepper the talk of Leave supporters

UK Independence Party (Ukip) party leader Nigel Farage: “We had Ukip people who, coming back from the pub, after one too many, said stupid or at times abusive or abrasive things.” Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Nigel Farage urges voters to use referendum to remove prime minister from office

Some in Wales blame EU state aid rules for the decline of the steel industry and the crisis surrounding the Tata steel plant in Port Talbot

Wales has taken a Eurosceptic turn and appears split on leaving the EU

Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom, Labour MP Gisela Stuart and Conservative MP Boris Johnson during the ITV Referendum Debate last night. Photograph: Matt Frost/Getty Images

Conservative MP accuses former London mayor of furthering ambition to be prime minister

‘The vast majority of people in Northern Ireland believe their future should only ever be determined by democracy and consent and not by violence,’ said Northern Ireland’s secretary Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Northern Ireland secretary dismisses fears of ‘hard border’ in event of Britain leaving EU

Britain’s shadow health secretary Heidi Alexander: “Parts of the health system would not function without the contribution of EU migrants.” Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Late surge to register to vote fuels speculation that turnout at referendum will be high

Minister for Jobs and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor: “We know that as a community you’ve worked really hard. You’ve built the roads, the rail, the cities. You’ve nursed the sick . . . We would ask you to remember Ireland when you go to vote on referendum day.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister spoke in Leeds about 200,000 jobs in Ireland that depend on trade with Britain

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said most Fine Gael Cabinet members, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, will visit the United Kingdom between now and June 23rd to emphasise  that the UK staying within the EU would be good for it and also good for Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Mary Mitchell O’Connor says talks on July 1st will focus on outcome of EU referendum

Ukip leader Nigel Farage unveils a new campaign poster ahead of a televised debate with British prime minister David Cameron on Tuesday in London, England. Photograph: Getty Images

British PM admits loss of vote on remaining in EU could trigger second referendum

Sir John Major on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show: he said Boris Johnson is leading a divisive Brexit campaign trumpeting “depressing and awful” immigration arguments. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Leave campaign ahead in some polls after focusing heavily on immigration for 10 days

Literary heir: the Granta editor Sigrid Rausing inherited some of the fortune created by the Tetra Pak business

Sigrid Rausing, the editor of ‘Granta’, whose latest issue is a New Irish Writing special, has some advice for aspiring writers

UK justice secretary Michael Gove taking part in a live Sky News interview with Sky News’ political editor Faisal Islam on Friday night: he faced a less hostile audience than the prime minister did the previous evening. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

British justice secretary tells Sky News debate PM’s ‘Remain’ campaign is ‘depressing’

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn calls on Labour supporters to vote Remain, but insists the EU must reform. Photograph: Mary Turner/Getty Images

Party’s MPs report mixed views on the doorsteps especially outside London

British prime minister David Cameron arrives at the Sky News studios in west London, ahead of his interview with Faisal Islam on the EU referendum,  June 2nd, 2016. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Hostile questioning for British PM during live question-and-answer session on Sky

The Birmingham Six outside the Old Bailey in London in 1991, after their convictions were quashed (from left): John Walker, Paddy Hill, Hugh Callaghan, Chris Mullen MP, Richard McIlkenny, Gerry Hunter and William Power.  Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA

Sufficient evidence exists to investigate if state had advance warning, says coroner

Brian Davis, whose younger sister Jane was killed in the Birmingham pub bombings, reacts after coroner Louise Hunt announced that fresh inquests are to be held into the deaths of the 21 people killed in the attacks. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Victims’ families hope fresh inquests will reveal the truth behind the 1974 attacks

Julie Hambleton, sister of Birmingham pub bombings victim Maxine Hambleton, addresses the media outside Solihull Civic Suite, Birmingham after coroner Louise Hunt announced fresh inquests are to be held into the deaths of 21 people killed in the bombings. Photograph: Getty Images

Julie Hambleton appeals for those responsible for the 1974 attacks to come forward

Julie Hambleton, sister of Birmingham pub bombings victim Maxine Hambleton, reacts as she speaks to the media outside Solihull Civic Suite on June 1st, 2016. Coroner Louise Hunt announced today that fresh inquests are to be held into the deaths of 21 people killed in the bombings. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Details were passed to police next day but no further action was taken

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and prime minister David Cameron greet crowds at the ‘Remain’ battle bus campaign at Froebel College of the University of Roehampton. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Despite ‘extremist’ comments in past, prime minister full of praise for new London mayor

Labour peer Alf Dubs: critical of his own party’s low profile in the EU referendum campaign, he warns that if Britain votes to leave the EU, it will be Labour’s fault for failing to mobilise its supporters. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

UK Labour veteran Alf Dubs tells of his flight from tyranny in Prague in 1939

Ian Paisley jnr MP member of  Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, which  concluded it was impossible to predict the impact of Brexit on the North without knowing what kind of EU trade deal Britain would secure. Photograph: PA Wire

EU approval needed for bilateral deal benefiting Irish citizens, says Commons committee

Former British prime minister Tony Blair takes part in a discussion on Britain in the World in central London earlier this week, where he admitted the West “underestimated” the problems in Iraq after the toppling of Saddam Hussein. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Ex-PM’s decision to open Britain’s borders to east Europeans blamed for immigration levels

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: said the proposed period for the Dáil to rise is “too early and it is too long”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

As the Dáil is set to get about three months holidays, we look at the norm in other jurisdictions

Graffiti calling for an out vote adorns a poster urging support for a vote to remain in the European Union in the referendum being held in Britain, on a field  gate  near Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Institute for Fiscal Studies warning follows prediction of recession if Britain leaves EU

Former president Mary McAleese: Speaking at a breakfast for the Women’s Irish Network at the Irish embassy in London, she  said, “If there is a Brexit, that border becomes the only land border between the United Kingdom and the European Union.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former president warns of potential harm to relationship between Britain and Ireland

Anti-Brexit supporters outside York racecourse where Boris Johnson addressed a Vote Leave rally: Addressing mockery of his recent claim that an EU directive banned bananas with the wrong curvature he said: “I looked it up and I’m afraid I was wrong. There isn’t just one directive on bananas. There are four directives on bananas.” Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

Populist talk of EU directives on bananas and hairdryers keeps York crowd entertained

Chancellor George Osborne listens as Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on the economic impact of the UK leaving the European Union at B&Q headquarters in Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire. Photograph: PA

Report warns more than 800,000 jobs could be lost if UK votes to exit EU

The governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney. Leave campaigners blame his intervention in the debate for a shift towards Remain in recent days

Message about economic risk of leaving EU will get more airings this week

David Cameron said an average family’s shopping bill could increase by £220 (€284) a year if there is a Brexit because a weaker pound would push up prices. Photograph: Kevin Coombs/Reuters

Treasury to outline short-term impact, including weaker pound and higher food prices

United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) MP for Clacton, Douglas Carswell. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Douglas Carswell treads line between economic arguments and immigration issue

Liverpool fans hold up a banner   at Anfield: After nearly three decades of lies, smears and evasion on the part of the police and their allies in the press and politics, federation chairman Steve White said it was time to “draw a line” under Hillsborough. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

For those affected by Hillsborough, including Irish man Tony Goggins, closure is elusive

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at the opening of parliament at the Palace of Westminster. Photograph: Justin Tallis/Getty Images

Conservatives drop controversial pledge to scrap 1998 Human Rights Act

Pentonville Prison, London. Under new proposals,  governors of these prisons will have unprecedented freedom to decide how the prison budget is spent and to make their own decisions on education, the prison regime, family visits, and partnerships to provide prison work and rehabilitation services. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Biggest overhaul since Victorian times to help prisoners turn lives around, say Tories

Ukip leader Nigel Farage and Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg  before speaking at the Bruges Group press conference  in London on  Brexit. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Nigel Farage says some Tories will not be happy with slim margain to stay

George Osborne (centre) with Ed Balls (right) and  Vince Cable (left) in the Ryanair hangar at Stansted Airport: “The next think you know the Leave camp will be accusing us of faking the moon landings, kidnapping Shergar and covering up the existence of the Loch Ness monster.”  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Vince Cable and Ed Balls also attend Ryanair event to warn of economic impact of Brexit

UK Secretary of State for Culture John Whittingdale: said the government’s proposals on the how the BBC should be governed had been broadly welcomed. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

UK culture secretary’s proposal would give government more influence over broadcaster

Frances Fitzgerald: “Ireland will work with its partners to promote good governance and a culture of zero tolerance for all corrupt practices”

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald will introduce new anti-corruption Bill in the Dáil during the current term

Queen Elizabeth mingles with guests attending a garden party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace: the queen was caught on camera saying  that Chinese officials  who visited last year had been “very rude” to the British ambassador. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

London Letter: Invitation to tea at Buckingham Palace includes rules on what to wear

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari after addressing delegates at the start of a London conference to tackle corruption. Photograph: AFP Photo /Leon Neal

President Buhari not seeking apology but ‘something tangible’ after PM says Nigeria is ‘fantastically corrupt’

Former UK secretary of state for work and pensions Iain Duncan Smith: “I know that right up until the midnight hour, there was a strong line in there about restricting the flow of migrants from the European Union – an emergency brake on overall migration”. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Tory Brexit debate escalates after PM criticised for changing speech to appease Merkel

BBC  in Portland Place, London: it is on a collision course with the government over reported moves to bar it from showing popular shows at peak viewing times, among other reforms. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Conservative White Paper likely to include cuts to funding and new scheduling rules

 Boris Johnson and David Cameron: Cameron said whenever Britain turned its back on Europe it sooner or later came to regret the decision while Johnson accused him of scaremongering. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Cameron warns that a Brexit could make another European war more likely

Foot in the door: Boris Johnson, the Leave campaigner in the Brexit referendum, at Downing Street. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty

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Jeremy Corbyn: Results suggest that, contrary to what his detractors say, Corbyn is not an apparent drag on the Labour vote. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Fragmentation of the British political system progresses a stage further in wake of results

London mayor Sadiq Khan with his wife Saadiya (right) and campaign team: he is the first Muslim mayor of a major European capital. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour loses control of just one council which Corbyn says is proof of support

Leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon reacts after a positive result for her party at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph: Robert Perry/EPA

Analysis: Mixed night for all parties, with Labour relieved at resilience in England

The Reading Room at the London Library in St James’s Square, London, in 1954: the library is the world’s largest independent lending library. Photograph:  Monte Fresco jnr/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

London Letter: Over 90% of books are on shelves, offering endless hours of browsing

British prime minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday; he exchanged smears and insults with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: PA Wire

Party leaders trade accusations linked to anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

Jeremy Corbyn unveils his party’s latest poster campaign in London yesterday, ahead of the local elections. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

British Labour Party leader says he will stand again if there is a challenge

Roger Casement: Executed for role in importing German weapons for 1916 Rising

Higgins remarks come ahead of musical ‘conversation between Ireland and Britain’

 Thousands of people gather outside Liverpool’s Saint George’s Hall as they attend a vigil for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough tragedy on Wednesday. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

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Labour’s candidate for mayor of London Sadiq Khan  with supporters in Brixton, south London:  he would be the first Muslim to hold such a high-profile political office in Britain. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

London Letter: Labour’s candidate for mayor is a modern, pluralist, British Muslim

Ken Livingstone, who has been suspended from the Labour Party for comments made while defending Naz Shah – the suspended Labour MP – leaves Milbank Studios in London. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Former London mayor branded a ‘disgusting Nazi apologist’ after his Hitler ‘Zionist’ claim

Secretary general of the OECD Angel Gurría: “Brexit is like a tax. It is the equivalent to roughly missing out on about one month’s income within four years.” Photograph: EPA

A leave vote in Britain would reduce net immigration and lower house prices

A vigil for the 96 victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster is held outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

Announcement comes as vigil held in Liverpool to commemorate the 96 victims

Relatives of the 96 who died at Hillsborough sing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” after the jury delivered its verdict at the new inquests into the 1989 disaster. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Jury clears Liverpool fans of blame but finds police chief guilty of ‘gross negligence’

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