Members of the Irish navy standing behind what is believed to be around a tonne of cocaine seized from the yacht Makayabella, in an international operation involving the Irish Navy and the NCA. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Three men have been remanded in continuing custody in connection with the seizure of €80 million worth of cocaine aboard a yacht off the Irish coast l(...)

An image from last week  showing the Irish Naval Service  vessel LE Niamh (right)  shadowing the  yacht Makayabella  off the south west Irish coast. Photograph: EPA

A 29-year-old man arrested by British law enforcement officers has been released on bail after he was questioned about an €80 million drug smuggling o(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage (right) welcomes Mark Reckless to the Ukip annual conference at Doncaster racecourse in south Yorkshire. Photograph: PA

Every September, thousands of horse- racing fans gather in Doncaster for the St Leger, the world’s oldest horse race and the final classic of the Brit(...)

The detained yacht Makayabella with up to €80 million worth of cocaine aboard, off the Cork coast

Three men have been remanded in custody after they were charged last night in connection with the seizure of €80 million worth of cocaine aboard a yac(...)

 Passengers of the Qatar Airways flight from Doha are interviewed after their plane had a military escort into Manchester Airport. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

A man arrested after a suspected bomb hoax on a UK-bound flight has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act, police said.The 47-year-old from the N(...)

The Hermitage of St Verena, near the small Swiss city of Solothurn, is searching for a new hermit. Photograph: Wall Street Journal

Switzerland’s Katholisches Kirchenblatt, a Catholic weekly, recently carried an unusual job ad: “Are you an idealistic, religious person who enjoys me(...)

Last month, same-sex marriages became legal in England and Wales after a change in the law was voted in by MPs.  Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A gay clergyman has become the first ordained priest to break the Church of England’s ban on same-sex marriages to wed his partner. Canon(...)

The study  is the first of its kind in the world to have had such a positive outcome for sufferers of peanut allergy, the researchers said.

Children can be protected from the dangerous effects of peanut allergy by slowly building up their tolerance, research has shown.After six months of t(...)

Wisbech-born jobseeker Natasha Wright (20) was handing out her CV: “I do feel that it has made it more difficult for me to get a job ,” she says. Photograph: Philip Mynott

In the 17th century, the people of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire became known as “the Fen Tigers” because of their bitter opposition to the draining of th(...)

Total will pay $1.6 million to acquire a 40 per cent stake in two exploration licences in the Gainsborough Trough, a geological basin in Lincolnshire, east England, thought to be rich in gas. Photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

France’s Total SA will become the first oil major to invest in Britain’s fledgling shale sector when it announces plans today to spend about $50 milli(...)