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Terry Waite at home in Suffolk, England. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

By his own admission, the one thing that most people don’t expect of Terry Waite – once hostage negotiator turned hostage, and now an author, lecturer(...)

Women stand at a police cordon set up in London following the terrorist attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market.   Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Dozens of Londoners and businesses opened their doors to people stranded in the capital on Saturday night after the London Bridge attack by sharing o(...)

Barclays 100 new hires will be in the bank’s Private Bank & Overseas Services, the arm of the lender’s wealth division which sits inside the Barclays International unit. (Photograph: Reuters)

Barclays will hire 100 new staff in its private bank as it launches its second attempt in the last seven years to win more business from wealthy clien(...)

Startups can feature strongly on the emerging blockchain landscape because “there are no barriers to entry as long as you understand the technology and see the whole new wave of possibilities”. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Most people, if they have heard of blockchain technology, still associate it with just one of its many possible uses: the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The(...)

A photograph of Caroline Baker which can now be published after a judge  lifted a ban on the media showing her photograph. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan/Photopress

A judge in Northern Ireland has lifted a restriction on the media publishing photographs of a woman convicted in a so-called “House of Horrors” sex-sl(...)

A room in the home of Keith and Caroline Baker. Photograph: PA/PSNI

A married couple who ran a so-called “House of Horrors” in Craigavon, Co Armagh were jailed on Tuesday for years of serious sexual abuse of a vulnerab(...)

Single-udder butter – the acme of artisam, or a food trend too far? Photograph: Alan Betson

All around us, trend-spotters are gazing into their crystal balls trying to come up with their interpretation of the things we will be eating, drinki(...)

Dublin Coroner’s Court heard the woman’s home was in a severe state of disrepair, with extensive damage to the roof of the bathroom.

A lady who had given up smoking but was unable to stay off cigarettes died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a house fire. Hilary Conway, who lived alo(...)

Mayor of Guillemont Didier Samain in front of the granite cross memorial to the 16th (Irish) Division in the village.

There have been many Irish visitors to the little French village of Guillemont over the years but none gave its long-time mayor Didier Samain more sat(...)

Among those at the meeting today will be (from left) Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon,  Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire.

Political leaders from across the British Isles will convene in Cardiff today for key talks about the EU referendum. The British-Irish Council (BIC) (...)

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