Checking out of checking in: An empty Monarch Airlines departures area at Birmingham airport, England. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Image of the week: Dethroned Monarch Taking the heat off Ryanair for a while, Britain’s Monarch Airlines ceased trading on Monday in the biggest airl(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his keynote speech during the Labour Party conference in Brighton. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Jim Callaghan would have had some sympathy for Theresa May as she struggled with her croaky voice and the prankster handing her a mock P45. Back in 19(...)

P45: the comedian Simon Brodkin, aka Lee Nelson, hands Theresa May a fake P45 at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty

British cabinet ministers defended Theresa May on Wednesday after her keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference fell victim to a prankster a(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson:  received the most enthusiastic reception of the conference when he spoke on Tuesday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Prime minister Theresa May will on Wednesday tell her government to shape up and focus on solving Britain’s problems rather than on their own politica(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson takes the stage to address the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, on Tuesday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

For the first time during the Conservative party conference, there were queues outside the auditorium, with standing room only long before Boris John(...)

A delegate at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, England. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Your job is never easier, your colleagues never kinder, your worries never more trivial, than when you imagine life as Theresa May. Since the electio(...)

Brexit debate: Theresa May listens to Philip Hammond’s conference speech. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Philip Hammond has warned Conservatives against downplaying the difficulties presented by Brexit, adding that the United Kingdom’s economic future wou(...)

 A Park Service employee lowers  US flags on the grounds of the Washington Monument to half-mast after the massacre in Las Vegas. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Reaction to the massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival poured in from the US and around the world on Monday after at least 58 people were kil(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May  visits a home near the Conservative Party’s conference in Manchester, October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Theresa May is right. “As Conservatives,” she told the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday, “the arguments that we thought we’d had and won during the 1980s a(...)

Pundits assume that the only threat to the Tory party  is the loss of more seats at the next general election. Something more existential is seldom contemplated.

Hollywood struggles to make successful movies about finance. There’s a good reason for that: unlike a hospital, say, nothing really gripping or dramat(...)