Shauna O’Neill, who was previously awarded a Clipper round world race bursary and now works for the Children in Crossfire charity. File photograph: Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Organisers of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have appealed to young people in Derry or Strabane who are over 18 and currently out of work to a(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron: “I am delighted the broadcasters have gone away and thought again . . . although I don’t quite see why Northern Ireland seems to be missing out.” Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron has said that he cannot see why Northern Ireland’s political parties should be excluded from proposed television(...)

Ireland international Niall O’Brien has signed a one-year extension to his contract with Leicestershire for 2015. Photograph:    Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Irish international cricketer Niall O’Brien has signed a one-year contract extension with Leicestershire for the summer of 2015.The 33-year-old wicke(...)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger   during the 2-0  Premier League defeat to Southampton at  St Mary’s Stadium. Photograph: Andrew Winning / Reuters

A football supporter has been charged by police after allegedly confronting Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as his side crashed to a 2-0 defeat at Sout(...)

Photographer Jane Bown at a press conference given by actress Bette Davis, who was making her London debut at the London Palladium in October 1975. Photographer: Central Press/Getty Images
Photographer Jane Bown dies at age of 89
  • UK
  • December 21, 2014, 21:43

Top photographer Jane Bown, who worked for the Observer for more than half a century, has died at the age of 89, the newspaper said. Bown joined th(...)

 Eoin Morgan scored just 90 runs in seven innings against Sri Lanka, but the Dubliner has been backed to thrive   in his new role as England one-day captain. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Alastair Cook admitted he was “gutted” to be omitted from England’s World Cup squad after being replaced as one-day international captain by former Ir(...)

People wait at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport after dozens of flights were cancelled. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A British MP has called for bonuses to be “stripped” from the chief of air traffic control after an unprecedented systems failure at the UK’s national(...)

People wait at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport after  dozens of flights were cancelled. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A system failure affecting air traffic control workstations was to blame for disruption to thousands of passengers coming in and out of Britain’s big(...)

Still Britain’s biggest retailer by market share, M&S’s performance over Christmas will clearly be key to how much longer Marc Bolland can hold on to his job at the group.

Four years ago, Helen Weir was being tipped as the first woman to run a top UK bank. Now she’s being named as a potential successor to Marc Bolland at(...)

Pylons to be replaced by trenches in national parks in Snowdonia, the Peak District, the New Forest in Hampshire and  Brecon Beacons in Wales. Photograph: David Sleator

Electricity pylons in some of Britain’s most beautiful rural landscapes are to be buried following a decision by the electricity regulator. The move w(...)