Lakenheath, England: A United States F-15E Strike Eagle is taxied prior to departure from RAF Lakenheath. Photograph: Getty Images

In the years after the second World War, the runways at the military airfield in Lakenheath, Suffolk, that had been used by the Royal Air Forc(...)

Fiona Bevan: “Ed was hanging out with One Direction around the time of the Olympics opening ceremony and the Queen’s Jubilee, and he played them the song and they just really liked it”

It must be strange to be at a gig where thousands of screaming, sobbing teenage girls are shrieking the words that you’ve written back at the b(...)

The Army Careers office in Canterbury, Kent, one of the armed forces recruitment offices where  explosive devices were found. Photograph: PA

Dissident republicans were last night linked by the British government to seven “crude but viable” letter bombs sent to British army recruiting off(...)

The Dymaxion House which was created by “architect and practical philosopher” R Buckminster Fuller in 1929

“Dishwashing chores will be a pleasure, especially when this ultrasonic dishwasher does the job.” So said the 1957 TV advert from Monsanto Chemical Co(...)

 It’s time to hunt down the piping bag and nozzles, or buy a new set to do the Christmas cake justice

Ice, babyIf your piping kit leaves a lot to be desired, and there are Christmas cakes to be iced, you can order this “professional” set from lakeland.(...)

Thierry Jarnet riding Treve (centre) crosses the finishing line to win the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe horse race at Longchamp, outside Paris, earlier this month.  There is a growing interest in Irish bloodstock in Qatar: Sheikh Fahad Al Thani of the Qatari royal family and Mubarak Al Naemi, chairman of the Qatar Owners’ and Breeders’ Association both invested in Irish stud farms recently. Photograph: AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Increasing links between the Irish and Qatari horse industries was discussed yesterday when Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney met Qatari business(...)

An artist’s impression of Westmoreland Street in Dublin as it would look following the reconfiguration of city centre traffic proposed by the National Transport Authority.

The most comprehensive assessment yet of traffic in Dublin city centre has concluded that most of it should go elsewhere. And the picture painted by t(...)

The plans envisage pedestrianising Suffolk Street and Church Lane, turning the southern half of College Green into a public plaza, making D’Olier Street and Beresford Place two-way and removing “general car traffic” from Westmoreland Street.

Radical plans to transform the movement of traffic in Dublin city centre – including a designated “orbital route” to cater for through-traffic – have (...)

When Michelle Obama and her daughters visited Glendalough in Co Wicklow last week their convoy whizzed past the smart entrance to Derrybawn House outs(...)

Campaigners demonstrating for a Yes vote to allow gay marriage outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

For composer Benjamin Britten, Aldeburgh was home. Tonight, the village’s shingle beach on the Suffolk coast will fill to the strains of his greatest (...)

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