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Amy Johnson: in May 1930, she flew solo from England to Australia, the first woman to do so

Amy Johnson was born in 1903, the same year that the Wright Brothers made their first flight. It would seem that this was no mere coincidence. Johnson(...)

A police officer stands guard outside the home of Nikolai Glushkov in London, Britain. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

British police have launched a murder investigation into the death of the Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov after a pathologist concluded he died f(...)

Ireland’s Michael Silvester escapes the tackle from   with Ross Thompson of Scotland during last night’s Under-20 Six Nations Championship match at  Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 30 Scotland Under-20 25 Ireland will cherish the bonus-point victory, the performance vacillating between the sublime and the carele(...)

Brexit Britain: for the first time Theresa May has told her country that leaving the EU will have costs. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

One of the useful attributes of the European Union is its ability to fudge pretty much any controversial issue. Problems that in the past often led to(...)

British foreign and commonwealth minister: said leaving the European Union is “not grounds for fear, but hope”. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

Wednesday’s speech on Brexit was, his admirers agreed, a return to form for Boris Johnson after months during which the foreign secretary appeared to (...)

 Nico de Boinville riding Altior, left,  clear the last to win The betfair Exchange Steeple Chase from Politolouge at Newbury. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Altior is odds-on across the board to claim a third Cheltenham Festival victory in the Queen Mother Champion Chase after his class shone through on hi(...)

British prime minister Theresa May ‘Dots the eyes’ of a dragon outside the British embassy in Beijing, China. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Familiarity is a distorting prism. All too easily the extraordinary becomes the unremarkable, the aberrant the commonplace. This is what has happened (...)

The mummy’s relationship to British foreign secretary Boris  Johnson (above)  is confirmed by records of births, deaths and marriages. File photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Scientists in the Swiss city of Basel have finally identified a mysterious mummified body after more than 40 years and established that the woman was (...)

Belfast’s Westlink dual carriageway. “A motorway between Belfast and Derry might have a weak financial case but as a way to knit Northern Ireland together it would have been unsurpassed.”

In the week leading up to Stormont talks, which restarted yesterday, the topic that captured imaginations in Northern Ireland was a bridge to Scotland(...)

Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Photograph: LucasFilm

Let us begin on a merry note. Unequivocally justifying the decision to bring Star Wars to Skellig Michael, that outcrop’s performance outclasses those(...)

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