David Cameron speaking in Newton Aycliffe, Durham, yesterday. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

British prime minister David Cameron has responded to growing pressure for Britain to take more refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war and other confli(...)

Aylan Kurdi and his older brother, Galib who died as their family tried to reach Europe 2:30

Turkish police have detained four Syrians suspected of involvement in organising the passage of a boat which capsized, drowning 12 people including a (...)

Jeremy Corbyn during a rally in London earlier this month. Photograph:  EPA/ANDY RAIN

The British parties with most to lose if Jeremy Corbyn wins the Labour leadership are the Scottish Nationalists and the Greens. Labour voters deserted(...)

An anti-fox hunting protester holds a smoke flare outside the Houses of Parliament in London. The British government has a postponed a vote on fox-hunting until after the summer break. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The Scottish National Party’s decision to vote against plans to relax England’s fox-hunting laws directly contradicts declarations made by the Scott(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon: the Daily Telegraph article claimed she secretly wanted the Conservatives to win the election

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon was the victim of “a significantly misleading” Daily Telegraph story during the election campaign which clai(...)

Nicola Sturgeon: “There is no question the great disrespect shown to Scotland in these proposals is likely to have more people asking whether Westminster is capable of representing Scotland’s interests at all.” Photograph:  Tony Kinlan

The British government’s plans to give English MPs a veto over legislation that is designated as affecting England only could encourage more Scots t(...)

Have you heard who is on The Irish Times Women’s Power List?

All of the women on the BBC programme’s list, which was released this week, “have an exceptionally large impact on our lives, not just because of t(...)

“I can’t remember ever any manager telling me ‘This is the way to play for a draw’,” said Scotland boss Gordon Strachan.

No world class players. Just good, good players. Gordon Strachan, a familiar face and voice in his role as television analyst, enters the Lansdowne Ro(...)

British PM David Cameron’s proposed referendum aims to resolve ambivalence towards Brussels or at least close divisions that have dogged the Conservatives for decades. Photograph: Getty Images

Forty years ago this week, British voters went to the polls in the country’s first referendum on European Union membership. By a majority of two to on(...)

Charles Kennedy: colleagues who helped him clear out his Westminster office were  not surprised not to hear from him. It had often been thus in recent decades because of the alcoholism he endured

Charles Kennedy, former leader of the Liberal Democrats, died yesterday aged 55. A shy man, he retreated into the background after he lost his House o(...)