UK prime minister David Cameron leaving 10 Downing Street as he names his new cabinet following a post-election reshuffle. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

David Cameron today completed his cabinet reshuffle following last week’s UK general election, which resulted in a Conservative-majority government. W(...)

Conservative MP Iain Duncan-Smith is greeted by Labour’s Diane Abbott on the election campaign trail. A document written in Duncan-Smith’s department said child benefit should be denied to 16- to 19-year-olds, a £1,000 loss for parents of a single child. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Elections often produce noise, rather than light, leaving behind controversies which are unintelligible to audiences looking back years later.Even by (...)

Members of the Speaking of Imelda  performance group chained themselves to the columns of the General Post Office in Dublin for two hours on Monday as they made an unofficial contribution to celebrations of the Easter Rising of 1916.

“There is something very symbolic about us coming back. The original Proclamation was supported by some of Ireland’s ‘exiled children’ and we are some(...)

Jimmy Savile celebrity awed some, while his bullying, dominant personality frightened others. His fund-raising skills were seen as useful by Margaret Thatcher’s government, particularly, who “feted” Savile. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Jimmy Savile wandered where he wanted for decades through hospitals at all hours of the day and night, leaving behind a catalogue of pain and abuse. H(...)

Jimmy Savile, whose passing was initially mourned in 2011 before his crimes emerged into public view, raped or abused sixty-four victims — aged between eight and 40 — in just one hospital alone, Stoke Mandeville; though his oldest victim was 75. Photograph: PA Wire

Disgraced entertainer Jimmy Savile was afforded a “scarcely credible” level of access to British hospitals where he carried out a 30-year campaign of (...)

File photo dated March 1981 of Jimmy Savile. Photograph: PA

Nine informal complaints were made about paedophile Jimmy Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital but none “were either taken seriously or escalated to se(...)

Edwin Poots:  the former health minister has launched an appeal against the irrationality finding against him. Photograph: Kevin Boyes

Former Stormont health minister Edwin Poots’ ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland was infected by apparent bias, a High Court judge ruled (...)

A senior medic demonstrates the procedure when preparing to treat potential patients with Ebola. Photograph  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

A Scottish nurse is being treated in an isolation unit in Glasgow after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus hours after arriving home from west Af(...)

Thousands of NHS workers staged a walk out in an ongoing dispute with government over a 1 per cent pay rise. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Hundreds of thousands of NHS workers including midwives, nurses, radiographers, cleaners and psychiatric staff are staging a fresh protest over a pay (...)

Last year the NHS warned that “bold and transformative change” was required or else it would become financially unsustainable and the safety and quality of patient care would decline. Photograph:  Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The National Health Service is under increasing pressure.Doctors have long wanted patients to cut down or quit smoking before operations, or to lose w(...)