James Mahon reporting from Mosul in northern Iraq for CBS News.

The little black plastic wheels roll swiftly along the spotless white floor. You are on your phone because you live through it now, a link that can’t (...)

Victoria & Abdul: Eddie Izzard at Venice Film Festival this month. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Where do you start with Eddie Izzard? The first activity mentioned in any potted biography will still be “stand-up comedy”. In the early 1990s he gain(...)

Marcks, black wool felt wide-brim hat with tilted crown, made to measure (£235/€285), by Marie Claire Ferguson

Marie Claire Ferguson may not be a name well known down south but, in the UK and elsewhere, this Northern Ireland-based milliner has established a re(...)

Liverpool fans hold up a banner   at Anfield: After nearly three decades of lies, smears and evasion on the part of the police and their allies in the press and politics, federation chairman Steve White said it was time to “draw a line” under Hillsborough. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

At their annual conference in Bournemouth this week, Britain’s police federation held a minute’s silence for the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsbo(...)

Senator Jillian van Turnhout: “Who would entertain the idea of an education programme about the dangers of smoking being designed and delivered by an organisation that is funded by tobacco companies?” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

People who buy alcohol in off-licences and drink it within safe levels will pay just 30 cents more a week under legislation to impose a minimum price(...)

I’m having a ‘meadow’ moment. Actually, not so much a moment as a sustained yen for my very own ‘pictorial meadow’ – the term first coined by profe(...)

Tetris, one of the biggest-selling computer games of all time, has turned 30. Photograph: University of Sheffield/PA Wire

Before there was Candy Crush, Angry Birds and Cut The Rope, there was Tetris.    Simple by design, with no flashy graphics or eve(...)

British fertility experts have devised a new IVF technique that takes thousands of snapshots of a developing embryo that they say can help doctors pick those most likely to implant successfully and develop into healthy babies. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

British fertility experts have devised a new IVF technique that takes thousands of snapshots of a developing embryo that they say can help doct(...)