London’s gay community is facing a new challenge as men indulging in days-long orgies organised on social media, fuelled by drugs, such as liquid ecstasy, or “G”, in a practice known to doctors as “chemsex”.

London’s Vauxhall district is rapidly changing, fuelled by the property boom that is altering the face of the city. But at its heart, it still holds o(...)

Diesel emissions testing is to be taken out of the lab and on to the street

The European Union’s newly agreed diesel emissions test plan is a groundbreaking one, as for the first time it seeks to take regulatory testing of (...)

A police officer outside the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company in  London, England, on Tuesday after a burglary at the premises over the Easter weekend. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Detectives investigating a major heist on a well-known safety deposit company in London believe up to 70 boxes were opened during the burglary.The rai(...)

 A Royal Logistic Core bomb disposal expert checking the fuse on the second World War 1,000lb ordnance bomb which was found by construction workers in Bermondsey, south-east London. Photograph: Sergeant Rupert Frere/PA

Bomb disposal experts are working to defuse a 1,000lb bomb from the second World War found in Bermondsey, south-east London. The discovery of the 5ft-(...)

Once the cat’s out of the bag it’s hellish to get in back in. And so it has been in recent times with fiscal devolution, the idea of sharing the right(...)

A still image taken from CCTV of a suspect in alleged sexual abuse last year of a boy aged six in London. The man spoke with an Irish accent, London police said.  0:17

Detectives in London have had a “really positive” response from the public following an appeal for information about an Irish man alleged to have sexu(...)

File court artist sketch   of Brusthom Ziamani, appearing via video link at the Old Bailey in London. The court heard how the teenager  idolised the killers of fusilier Lee Rigby and was arrested while allegedly on his way to behead a British soldier. Picture: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

A British Muslim who idolised the killers of fusilier Lee Rigby was arrested as he made his way to behead a British soldier, a court heard.Brusthom Zi(...)

Roy from The IT Crowd: Needs to switch his fashion sense off and on again

Q I’m moving to London in a few weeks to live with my girlfriend and her housemates, and I need some versatile clothes for job-seeking and going ou(...)

People enjoy the Morning Gloryville rave at  Andrews Lane, Dublin. ‘It’s about having the ability to let go in a sober environment and dancing like nobody’s watching.’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 3:18

The beats are pounding the walls as Adam Sweetman and Thomas Joyce step outside the club on St Andrews Lane for a smoke. They are parched from dancing(...)

Celestine Cooney: ‘I think there’s a path I’m on and it’s going to lead to all sorts of amazing experiences’

Celestine Cooney, the Irish-born, internationally known stylist and fashion director, is unusually easy to approach. “I don’t tend to compromise,” (...)