Laugh out loud: Imelda Staunton has a girls’ night in Pride

One terrific scene among many terrific scenes in the consistently terrific Pride finds a political activist entering a record label’s offices to reque(...)

South African miners: the National Union of Mineworkers believes that up to 50,000 miners may have contracted an incurable lung disease from severe dust build-ups in mine shafts. photograph: gianluigi guercia/afp/getty images

The Irish Times revealed last week that Dave Coleman and Michael Lavelle, the founding partners of high-profile Dublin law firm Lavelle Coleman, are s(...)

An undated  image released by  Harmony Gold mine shows shows underground operations at the mine where at least workers have been killed in an incident possibly triggered by an earth tremor. Photograph: EPA

Rescuers recovered eight bodies and continued to search for another missing worker today after a fire and rockfall at a Harmony Gold mine near Joha(...)

Miners leader Arthur Scargill, president of the NUM, addressing a rally in Barnsley in 1984.

Davey Hopper, a proud, outspoken retired miner, who worked at the Wearmouth Colliery on which now stands Sunderland's FC's Stadium of Light, wa(...)

Margaret Thatcher waves from the front door of her home after returning from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital following an operation on her broken arm on June 29, 2009 in London, England. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, perhaps the most distinctive and divisive British politician since the second(...)