Police officers from North West England travelled to Ireland earlier this week, to carry out planned searches of a location in Co Limerick, as part of(...)

 Sacked journalist Kevin Myers rejected assertions that he was a misogynist. Photograph:   Dara Mac Dónaill

If it was not for the support of members of the Jewish community in Ireland, Kevin Myers believes he might not have survived psychologically the criti(...)

GlaxoSmithKline building in Hounslow, west London: GSK, one of Britain’s two Big Pharma firms, decided to abandon plans for a new manufacturing plant in Ulverston in Cumbria. Photograph: Luke MacGregor GlaxoSmithKline building in Hounslow, west London: GSK, one of Britain’s two Big Pharma firms, decided to abandon plans for a new manufacturing plant in Ulverston in Cumbria. Photograph: Luke MacGregor

In a week when the UK’s Eurosceptic international trade minister Liam Fox suggested the British economy could easily manage without a trade deal with (...)

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and his predecessor, Nick Clegg. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

The Liberal Democrats added three seats in the UK election, an improvement on their disastrous 2015 performance, but their 12-seat haul masked embarra(...)

Zookeeper Rosa King. Photograph: Facebook/Hamerton Zoo Park

The decision on the future of a tiger that killed a keeper at an animal park in Cambridgeshire, England, will be left to the zoo, police have said. R(...)

A seagull takes flight at Loreto school in  Balbriggan, where students have completed at study on the birds which land around the school. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Balbriggan is the subject of an experiment, one that has been provoked by years of complaints from locals about the behaviour of the gulls that have c(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn pushes Isabella (right) and Freddie during a visit to Oxford on Thursday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images)

The Conservatives are cruising to a landslide victory in local voting in the UK on Friday, in a foretaste of a potential victory in the June 8th gener(...)

 Tristram Hunt: “I have no desire to rock the boat now and anyone who interprets my decision to leave in that way is just plain wrong.” Photograph:  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Tristram Hunt is to resign as a Labour MP to take up the job of director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, triggering a byelection in his vulnerable(...)

Britain’s  Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says party is “not wedded to freedom of movement for EU citizens as a point of principle”. Photograph: Reuters

Britain’s Labour Party backs “the reasonable management of migration”, its leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday in a speech aimed at winning back mill(...)

Niamh Crowe getting a cuddle from Nanny Nell

Teresa Wemyss On a dark and gloomy December evening, as Niamh left work in southern Cumbria on her commute home to north Lancashire, her car was fill(...)

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