Patients in England are being asked from today to take part in a world-first trial for a universal flu vaccine that offers hopes of a lifetime freedom(...)

Excavation site of the NHS high-energy proton beam therapy centre in central London

One of London’s largest ever excavations has been just completed with the help of Irish architects Scott Tallon Walker. The job involved removing the(...)

Diane does not look like someone who would drug your venison chilli. She sits on a San Francisco patio, her dewy blue eyes lucid, her blonde, subtly a(...)

Curraghmore House, Portlaw, Co Waterford.

It was a marriage that created one of the most powerful political dynasties in Ireland in the 18th century and now it’s to be commemorated with an eve(...)

The singer George Michael died of natural causes, a coroner has said. The 53-year-old was found dead at his home in Goring-on-Thames South Oxfordshir(...)

Tributes continue to be left outside George Michael’s house in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, following the singer’s death. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A postmortem examination into the death of singer George Michael has proved “inconclusive”, with further tests to be carried out, police said. The 53(...)

A woman lays flowers outside the Oxfordshire home of singer George Michael, who was found dead at home on Christmas Day. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

A couple who spent years clueless about who gave them £15,000 (€17,600) to fund their fertility treatment have thanked George Michael after it was cla(...)

Former British prime minister David Cameron: “There will now be a byelection and I will do everything that I can to help the Conservative candidate win that election.” Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Former British prime minister David Cameron is standing down as the Conservative MP for Witney two months after resigning as prime minister. The form(...)

Larry Sanders casts a vote for his younger brother Senator Bernie Sanders during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

There were tears around the convention arena on Tuesday night when Hillary Clinton became the first female presidential nominee of a major party, but (...)

British home secretary Theresa May approaching No  10 Downing Street days after the Brexit referendum last month. Now she seems most likely to be taking up residence there as Conservative prime minister. File photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

For a woman who is on the verge of running the country, Theresa May seems almost preternaturally calm. “She’s basically the same as ever; quite relax(...)