UK defence secretary Michael Fallon. The ministry of defence has confirmed that two Typhoon fighter jets were launched from RAF Lossiemouth to intercept Russian bombers heading towards Britain. File photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

Two Typhoon fighter jets were launched from RAF Lossiemouth to intercept Russian bombers heading towards Britain, the UK ministry of defence has confi(...)

Lambs which perished during blizzard conditions earlier this week lie in the snow as farmers Donald O'Reilly and Keith McQuillan search for trapped sheep  in the Aughafatten area of Co Antrim. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

The Department of Agriculture in Northern Ireland has defended its decision to stand down air support providing emergency relief to strick(...)