David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, are applauded by staff upon entering 10 Downing Street after visiting the queen. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

MARK HENNESSYLondon Editor Former British prime minister John Major once said that every general election campaign run by any political party is a sha(...)

 David Cameron’s car arrives at Buckingham Palace on Friday where he  will meet  Queen Elizabeth II to confirm his second term as prime minister.Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images. 1:40

Greeting the dawn, even Boris Johnson seemed, for once, lost for words, declaring that the Conservatives, by then on the verge of winning a House of C(...)

Steve Bradley: Steve Bradley’s father, Pat, was Northern Ireland’s chief electoral officer. Photograph: Mark Hennessy

Steve Bradley’s father, Pat, stood at a podium in the King’s Hall in Belfast surrounded by television cameras in 1998 to announce the Belfast Agreemen(...)

David Cameron  at the village hall in Norton-sub-Hamdon in the Yeovil constituency, Somerset. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

For five years, David Cameron has made great play of a letter left by a Labour minister for the Liberal Democrats’ David Laws on the latter’s first da(...)

South African flanker Francois Louw believes emergence of such English talent as George Ford and Jonathan Joseph bodes well for Somerset club. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Francois Louw, the Springbok flanker, sounds like a man who lives in the moment, his focus not on some other week or other place but very much this w(...)

Models present creations from  designer Margaret Howell at Rambert ballet centre during the 2015 Autumn/Winter London Fashion Week in London on February 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Heavy rain and wind and the Chinese New Year celebrations in Trafalgar Square turned central London into a traffic gridlock on Sunday with many fas(...)

File photo dated February 9th of the scene where a 32-tonne lorry tipped over in Lansdown Lane in Upper Weston in Bath, UK. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Police in the UK have arrested the driver of a 32-tonne tipper truck which struck and killed four people, including a four-year-old girl, on Februa(...)

A little girl is among the four dead after Monday’s truck crash in Bath. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images.

A young girl is one of the four people who died when a tipper truck collided with vehicles and pedestrians on a hill in Bath on Monday, police said(...)

The Cemfjord cargo ship after it overturned off the north coast of Scotland. . Photograph: RNLI Wick/PA

Eight crew members of a cargo ship that capsized in heavy seas in the Pentland Firth are presumed lost after a huge search operation failed to find th(...)

Rowley Leigh: “Food doesn’t interest me very much. It’s what I do. I quite like writing, I like reading and I like wine.”

‘Did you know that vegan males have 33 per cent sperm count as against a non-vegan?” Chef, Financial Times food writer and confirmed omnivore Rowle(...)