A portrait of Lord Houghton wearing the insignia  by Walter Frederick Osborne, which is in the National Portrait Gallery in London

Ceremonial jewels worn by the Viceroy of Ireland 120 years ago have been discovered in a duchess’s London bank vault and will be sold at auction on We(...)

File photograph of British crime writer Ruth Rendell who died on Saturday at the age of 85.  Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Best-selling British crime writer Ruth Rendell has died aged 85.Her publishers Penguin Random House said she passed away in London at 8am on Saturday.(...)

Fearghal O’Nuallain: ‘He understood from an early age that his time here was finite and he wanted to do and have as much as he could,’ said a close friend

Fearghal O’Nuallain (34), adventurous geography teacher at St Paul’s Academy, Abbey Wood, London Louis Armstrong’s voice warmed the chill of a (...)

Numb: Diary of a War Correspondent. Published by Liberties Press. Ghostwritten by Louis La Roc, pseudonym for former Fermoy solicitor Colin Carroll.

The “memoir” of a British war correspondent who purportedly committed rape, murder and other crimes before dying last year was initially written sever(...)

The first Google shop in the world has opened in central London, as the web giant attempts to keep pace with established rival Apple. The interactive (...)

IBRC Assurance, the insurance arm of the former Anglo Irish Bank, is said to have a portfolio of about 40 European properties, worth about €1 billion. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

IBRC Assurance, the insurance arm of the former Anglo Irish Bank, has sold its portfolio of three properties in Belgium for close to €60 million.The B(...)

Detail from a gilt-bronze surtout de table, made for Kilkenny Castle in circa 1805, which appeared at Sotheby’s this week where it sold for £18,750

Sunday (February 22nd) Victor Mee Auctions (Co Cavan). Auction on the premises of Smarmore Castle, Ardee, Co Louth. A William IV mahogany three(...)

HSBC:  more of a painful than a pleasurable week for the bank.  Photographs: REUTERS/

A picture of a skyscraper-heeled stiletto with the word “pleasure” typed over it, next to an image of a red chili pepper branded with the word “pain”.(...)

 Retired assistant commissioner Noel Smith pictured leaving the Four Courts  after giving evidence in the High Court action for damages by Ian Bailey. Photograph: Courts Collins

A senior Garda overseeing the investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has told the High Court he was not made aware by other gardaí(...)

James Greenwood wields a variety of sounds on his debut album, but the most intriguing thing to hand is the London producer’s own curiosity. His ha(...)