An exit poll predicting that the Conservatives  would not win a majority is projected on to  BBC Broadcasting House in London on Thursday night.  The news that everybody (bar YouGov) had been madly wrong suited broadcasters very nicely. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

There was an unexpected result at the UK general election. Everybody thought there’d be a landslide for the old order, but a fresh, more flexible opti(...)

‘Fake news’ is shunned by mainstream media organisations for 364 days of the year but one day a year it graces the websites and pages of news media, A(...)

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(...)

An Egyptian Defence Ministry  search  for missing EgyptAir flight MS804  off the Egyptian coast, north of Alexandria. Photograph:  Egyptian Defence Ministry/EPA

The Mediterranean yielded the first grisly remains of EgyptAir flight MS804 on Friday:  a human limb, two seats, several suitcases and aircraft p(...)

Richard Osman, from Wales, was described by his younger brother Alastair as a workaholic and a very admirable person. Photograph: Centamin/PA

The Briton on the crashed Egyptian plane was a kind and loving father who had just welcomed a new baby less than a month ago. Richard Osman, from Wal(...)

David Mitchell and a “woefully miscast” Jeremy Paxman, presenters of Channel 4’s “Alternative Election Night”. Photograph: Channel 4/PA Wire

For the last three weeks, the TV boffins have been telling us nothing was certain. This was the most unpredictable election in a generation.When the e(...)