The garage band – it’s a phrase that captures the intense, home-grown yearning of young aspiring musicians who want to be recognised by the 1980s musi(...)

The great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, Dr Helen Pankhurst, Gemma Arterton and the great-great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, Laura Pankhurst take part in a march in central London to mark International Women’s Day. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina will mark International Women’s Day on Sunday afternoon with a reception for over 100 Irish sportswom(...)

Hozier performs “I Put a Spell On You” with  Annie Lennox at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Photograph: Reuters.

Bray singer Hozier missed out on a Grammy for song of the year, but stole the show with his duet performance with Annie Lennox at the 57th annual Gram(...)

Peaches Geldof’s coffin arrives at her funeral at St Mary Magdalene & St Lawrence Church. Photograph: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

Family and friends as well as figures from the television and music industries have attended the funeral today of Peaches Geldof, the 25-year-old d(...)

Israeli soldiers arrest two Palestinian boys during clashes after Palestinians reportedly tried to reach Al tour area for a snowball fight near the Jewish settlement of Brakha, near Nablus, West Bank, last week. Seven Palestinians were reportedly arrested and five wounded. Phorograph: EPA/Alaa Badarneh
US academics back Israel boycott
  • US
  • December 17, 2013, 20:20

A prestigious US academic body has joined a growing movement to boycott Israel in protest at its treatment of Palestinians, in a move both welcomed an(...)

Cholera-plagued London was forced during Victorian times finally to tackle the flood of sewage that daily polluted the Thames. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

Somerset House on London’s Victoria Embankment has a wonderful terrace, supported by a series of bridges underneath, along with an arch once built to (...)