Christopher “Jack” Barry was stabbed at his home in north London on Sunday

Irish man Christopher Barry (53) stabbed after altercation with youths at his London home

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Westminster will not give North better funding than rest of UK party leaders told

A casino patron exhales vapour from an e-cigarette in Las Vegas. A study carried out by the internationally regarded Cochrane Library has found a third of long-term smokers were able to cut their cigarette consumption in half by using e-cigarettes. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/New York Times

UK study says nicotine-delivering devices are safe for ‘short to mid-term use’

William Hague speaking in the House of Commons where he presented the options for reform as the Conservatives push for a ban on Scottish representatives blocking laws which do not apply north of the border. Photograph: PA Wire

‘English laws’ package published after Scottish referendum condemned as ‘unworkable’

Labour party leader Ed Miliband delivers a speech on immigration to the UK. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty

British employers will face jail if they employ immigrant labour on poorer conditions to locals, says Miliband

Anti-Trident protestors demonstrate outside the Scottish Parliament  in Edinburgh, Scotland last month. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

SNP insists Labour would have to scrap £100bn replacement in return for support

Deputy first minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness speaks to reporters outside 10 Downing Street. Secretary of State for NI Theresa Villiers has warned that the NI government will not be able to function unless a budget is decided.  Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Theresa Villiers comments as debate after Stormont talks continues

Mary McAleese will take up her new role as a professor of Irish studies in St Mary’s University, London, in September. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former president to lecture in Irish studies at St Mary’s University, London

Getting the recipe right in the feeding pens brings results: 10 per cent more milk produced, 10 per cent less food needed; a roughly similar reduction in the amount of methane coming from each cow

Carlow company believes its innovative animal feeding systems can boost yields at dairy farms worldwide

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