Lord Sewel has been suspended from the Labour Party following allegations that he took drugs with prostitutes. Photographs: PA

Lord Sewel has been suspended from the British Labour Party following allegations that he took drugs with prostitutes. The peer remained a member of t(...)

Lord Sewel’s behaviour was described by Lords speaker Baroness D’Souza as “shocking and unacceptable”. Photograph: Suzanne Hubbard/PA Wire

A British peer is facing a police investigation after quitting as deputy speaker of the House of Lords over a video allegedly showing him taking cocai(...)

People who eat up to two bars of chocolate daily have a lowered risk of heart disease and stroke, according to new research. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

People who eat up to two bars of chocolate daily have a lowered risk of heart disease and stroke, according to new research. In a finding likely to be(...)

Former Scotland manager Craig Brown was impressed with Ireland’s warm-up routine at Celtic Park. Photo: Michael Steele /Allsport

Former Scotland manager Craig Brown believes international football eligibility rules should be tightened. Brown says a team should be represented (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill speaking at the squad announcement yesterday for the games against England and Scotland. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The question of Jack Grealish’s international future looks more uncertain and will hang over Martin O’Neill into next season after the 19-year-old Ast(...)

More than 550,000 equities in building materials giant CRH changed hands in Dublin

Retailers and miners helped European stocks post their best three-day advance since January. Analysts believe both sides will find a way to hold off (...)

Kris Commons scores Celtic’s third goal from the penalty spot against Dundee at Parkhead in the Scottish Premiership. Photograph: Reuters.

Celtic 5 (Griffiths 30, Brown 37, Commons 71 (pen), Forrest 77, Biton 88) Dundee 0 Celtic are within 90 minutes of winning the Scottish Pr(...)

Medium and message: Prime Minister David Cameron talks to Conservative Party supporters in Cornwall. Click to the next photograph for an alternative take on the size of the crowd. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Jim Murphy, the leader of the Scottish Labour Party, stood at a bar counter late on Thursday night, buying a round of drinks for his staff after the s(...)

From left: Scotland’s Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, Labour leader Jim Murphy, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie during Tuesday night’s televised debate. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared that a vote for the Scottish National Party in next month’s Westminster elections “doesn’t mean t(...)

Low interest rates have spurred a desperate search for yield. This has encouraged investors to buy investment grade, high-yield and emerging market bonds to supplement treasuries and gilts

A growing number of professional investors are warning that bonds are overvalued as fears grow that a fixed income bubble will collapse in a disord(...)