English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson (left) with EDL supporters outside The Queens Arms pub in Woolwich following the killing earlier this week of a British soldier.  Photograph: Neil Lancefield/PA Wire

The English Defence League (EDL), which took to the streets of Woolwich after Wednesday’s atrocity, has had a short but violent history and is (...)

Farmer Donald O'Reilly rescues a sheep trapped in a snow drift in the Aughafatten area of Co Antrim last week. Photograph:  Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

What a difference a year makes; a year ago Europe was basking in some of the warmest spring temperatures recorded. Last week all that seemed a very(...)