William Gilbert: his idea of the Earth as magnetic was widely accepted in scientific circles and had a great influence on navigation in particular

You may not be aware but the North Pole is moving. Scientists recently announced that the pole appears to be migrating faster, at about 40km-50km per (...)

Essex Police said the socks were bought from the Colchester Primark store on December 10th. Photograph: Reuters/File

Police are investigating the discovery of a human bone in a pair of socks bought from a Primark store. Essex Police said the socks were bought from t(...)

 A London bus travels through the snow in Oxford Street in central London, Britain. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Four people have been killed in separate crashes in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire as wintry conditions have swept across Britain. Snowfall across t(...)

Interior designer Rita Konig’s London apartment

@ritakonig While the pendulum is swinging towards a more decorative and extravagant style of décor, Rita Konig’s low-key luxe remains rooted in real (...)

Former Republic of Ireland Ireland international and current Drogheda United coach Mark Kinsella. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Republic of Ireland international Mark Kinsella will go on trial in September accused of drink-driving. The 44-year-old former midfielder, who(...)

James Fairweather:  claimed he was possessed by the devil.  Photograph:  Essex Police/PA

A teenage killer has been detained for a minimum of 27 years in prison for stabbing two strangers to death as he tried to be like his idols – the York(...)