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Britain’s trade minister Liam Fox: his keenness for a trade deal with India, if it were to hinge on freer migration, would not be shared by his voters. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

There is a certain kind of Briton, often educated to the hilt, who believes that sick Americans are left to writhe around on hospital floors until the(...)

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, told the BBC that correcting rogue apostrophes is his speciality. Photograph: BBC video

A self-confessed “grammar vigilante” has been secretly correcting bad punctuation on street signs and shop fronts in Bristol for more than a decade. (...)

Senz° aerodynamic umbrella, €54.95 from Arnotts

  One helluvan umbrella A common sight when wind and rain assail us are those awful umbrellas that turn inside out and are usually discarded on(...)

John Egan in action for Brentford (Inpho) and his father, the late John Egan in action for Kerry in 1984. Photograph: Inpho and Getty Images

Brentford’s John Egan and Reading’s Liam Kelly have both been included in Martin O’Neill’s extended 39-man Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming (...)

Christian Bale stars as John Connor in ‘Terminator Salvation’. A recent draft EU report suggested all robots should have an integrated “kill switch”

On January 15th 2015, the Future of Life Institute announced it had received $10 million in funding from world-famous technology entrepreneur Elon Mu(...)

Nigel-Twiston Davies looks on as Gold Cup hopeful Bristol De Mai passes him.  Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

When Nigel Twiston-Davies saddles a winner at the Cheltenham Festival, the next one is rarely too far away. He had a double on the second day last sea(...)

Boeing plans to open its first  European factory in Sheffield in England

Boeing plans to open its first European factory in Sheffield in England, delivering a vote of confidence in the UK’s manufacturing capabilities after (...)

Fingal County Council operations staff working with gardaí and the ESB to clear a fallen tree near Malahide Castle. Photograph: Fingal County Council

About 4,000 ESB customers will be without power overnight after Storm Doris swept across the country. While 49,000 homes had their electricity restor(...)

Undated family handout photo issued by Avon and Somerset Police of Harry Studley who was shot in the head with an air rifle. Photograph: Avon and Somerset Police/PA

A mother of two has been acquitted of encouraging her boyfriend to shoot a crying toddler in the head with an air rifle. A jury took just 35 minutes (...)

Daphne Wright: Stallion

Emotional Archaeology: Daphne Wright RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin ***** While she is by no means unknown, and although exhibitions of her work in(...)

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