Warren Buffett (85)  Charlie Munger (92) fielded five hours of questions on such matters as Coca-Cola’s sugary drinks, lower shipping volumes on the BNSF railroad, risks from derivatives, and who might succeed Buffett as chief executive.

Warren Buffett said on Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway Inc is poised to do well no matter who wins the White House in November, and the billionaire i(...)

GP Aifric Boylan: ‘The most striking difference between working as a GP in Australia versus Ireland is that here the health system facilitates me in taking care of patients properly.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland’s ailing health service was one of the most contentious topics of the 2016 general election campaign, but it remains to be seen how the incom(...)

Sylvia Anderson, co-creator and  voice of Thunderbirds Lady Penelope, has died aged 88. Photograph: Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

Thunderbirds co-creator Sylvia Anderson, best known for voicing Lady Penelope in the popular TV show, has died aged 88. A producer and writer, Ms And(...)

Philip Williamson has been remanded in custody to appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

An 88-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murder of his wife. Retired vet Philip Williamson was arrested following the discovery of (...)

Berkshire Hathaway chief executive Warren Buffett  walks with Kevin T. Clayton, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary Clayton Home. Warren Buffett said he had “no apologies whatsoever” for the lending practices of the company’s Clayton Homes mobile home unit, which had been accused in a published report of predatory lending.

Warren E. Buffett took aim Saturday at the “negative drumbeat” of this year’s US presidential campaign, saying that the view that children today would(...)

Known today as norovirus, its alias, the ‘winter vomiting bug’, is a misnomer, with year-round outbreaks occurring, albeit with a winter peak.Photograph: Thinkstock

In the gazetteer of human illness, and forever associated with the most common cause of acute infectious gastroenteritis in western Europe and North (...)

I left Dublin in September 2007 to go to the Berkshire town of Reading, and complete my final two years of university in London. Before the days of Sk(...)

The cofounder of Microsoft, Bill Gates,  and his wife Melinda established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, turning it into the wealthiest charitable foundation in history. Photograph: Steve Sands/FilmMagic

Mark Zuckerberg is the latest in a long line of business executives who have decided to give away much of their fortune. At just 31, however, he is a(...)

Peter Sutcliffe: was given 20 life terms for the murder of 13 women and the attempted murder of seven others in Yorkshire and Greater Manchester after being convicted at the Old Bailey in 1981. Photograph: PA

The Yorkshire Ripper should be returned to prison after psychiatrists said he is no longer mentally ill, according to the son of the first woman kille(...)

“I assumed that the raging energies of curiosity and sensation would be kept in check here. What’s happened to Pat Carey over the last week shows that I was wrong.” Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

In August 2014, BBC television broadcast live footage of a raid by South Yorkshire police on the home of a 73-year old man in Berkshire. The home belo(...)