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(...)

 MP for Copeland Jamie Reed: He  said he would not be a “propagandist” for the nuclear industry, but the new job represented an opportunity to help the local economy. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

One of Jeremy Corbyn’s most persistent critics is to quit as a Labour MP and take a job in the nuclear industry, triggering a three-way fight for his (...)

 Sellafield nuclear plant: the whistleblower said his biggest fear was a fire in a nuclear waste silo or processing plant

The Government has been urged to demand the complete closure of the Sellafield nuclear site on the west coast of Britain after a BBC programme raised (...)

Seamus O’Neill from Cavan with his 6.3kg beauty at Ballynahinch Castle Fishery.

DWR Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) have won the overall award for the Welsh Area Institute of Water Innovation for the Wee(...)

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