British Labour MP Tristram Hunt: ‘I obviously meant no offence to nuns.’ Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Tristram Hunt, the British Labour MP who could be the next education secretary at Westminster after the May election, is facing mounting criticism for(...)

Nadine Dorries: “I spent time in the fabulous Museum of Country Life in Mayo when researching Hide Her Name and my third book, The Ballymara Road”

What was the first book to make an impression on you? Although I read from a very young age, the first books to make a huge impact on me were w(...)

INadine Dorries on I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! Her new novel Hide Her Name is largely set on the windy west coast and in a convent laundry, masquerading as a mother and baby home

I have always known that my Irish heritage made my childhood special. Born and raised on a Liverpool council estate in the 1960s, my school term times(...)

MP Nadine Dorries drew criticism in 2012 for going on the reality show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! The stereotypical Irish characters in her debut novel may draw some more: “Jerry was an Irishman. He might have been about to have sex for the first time in almost two years, he might have been angry and have lost all reason, but he wasn’t going to spill the Guinness.” Photograph: PA
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  • April 8, 2014, 12:29

The much-maligned saga genre, made famous by Catherine Cookson and focusing on the hard-knock lives of working-class families in the north of E(...)

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British prime minister David Cameron has been accused of shifting British politics sharply to the right with plans to restrict rights enjoyed b(...)

George Galloway MP speaks during tonight’s sitting  in the House of Commons in London. Photograph: PA Wire

Tributes to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher have gone on long enough, Respect MP George Galloway said tonight as he attempted t(...)