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George Gabriel Stokes made profound contributions to hydrodynamics and devised and performed many ingenious experiments in optical science. Portrait: The Royal Society

Ireland should do much more to recognise “the immense contribution to the world of science” made by mathematician and physicist George Gabriel Stokes (...)

New home secretary Priti Patel. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty

Sajid Javid – chancellor The former home secretary always seemed set for a high-ranking position in Boris Johnson’s cabinet, as an already prominent (...)

Ellie Kisyombe, an asylum seeker who ran as a local election candidate for the Social Democrats this year, says she has been granted leave to remain in Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Ellie Kisyombe, an asylum seeker who ran as a local election candidate for the Social Democrats this year, says she has been granted leave to remain i(...)

Hyper offspring roam freely, brushing past tables, close to the swinging kitchen doors and under the feet of plate-carrying staff.

I’m having a pub lunch but may as well have stayed at home. Banished to a stuffy, airless conservatory, tagged on to the side of the premises, the spa(...)

Young socialists demonstrate at a meeting held by Conservative MP for Smethwick Peter Griffiths in Birmingham in 1965. Photograph: Jobson/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

I wanted to write about where I now lived, England, but I had no pre-existing knowledge of the place, no map to guide me. Eventually I found the ans(...)

Still from a 2003 ITV interview with a man purporting to be Banksy. Photograph: ITV News/PA

A long-lost interview with a young man claiming to be Banksy, the world’s most famous anonymous street artist, has been found in a television company’(...)

David Attenborough at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England. Photograph: BBC

World renowned naturalist David Attenborough appeared on-stage at the Glastonbury Festival on Sunday to praise the event’s ban on single-use plastic b(...)

Boris Johnson: Said he would not attend the hustings with political journalists on Monday because he is “too busy” preparing for a BBC leadership debate on Tuesday. Photograph:  Hannah Mckay/Reuters

Boris Johnson’s bid to become the new leader of the Conservative party and Britain’s next prime minister received another major boost on Sunday night (...)

Frances Winston: admitted harassing CBeebies star Ferne Corrigan

A Dublin actor who threatened to send drug dealers to the home of a BBC children’s television presenter has been given an eight-month suspended senten(...)

Rachel Johnson, candidate for the new pro-EU political party, Change UK takes part in the launch of their European election campaign in Bristol. Photograph: Getty Images

The anti-Brexit party Change UK - The Independent Group has announced its candidates for next month’s European elections after receiving more than 3,7(...)

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