A man looks on as big waves crash against a break-water pier during a storm in Esquibien in Brittany region of France. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA.

Hurricane-force winds and torrential rain disrupted transport networks and cut power supplies in Britain and France today, one of the busiest travel d(...)

A handout picture provided by the German Meteorological Service (DWD)  shows a map depicting the cloud and wind velocity forecast for today.  Photograph:  EPA/DWD Handout

ESB crews have restored power to thousands of homes after a powerful storm hit the country. Wind speeds of 130km/h were recorded at Malin Head at 10a(...)

Eddie McGrady photographed wiping clean the election office plaque, after handing in his nomination papers for South Down in 2005. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Public representatives from Stormont, Dublin and London along with members of civic, cultural, state and sporting bodies have attended the funeral of (...)

Eric Pickles: since he became secretary of state for communities and local government, his life has been dominated by planning regulations. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/PA

Eric Pickles, an ebullient, often blustering Yorkshireman, was given two pieces of advice by his predecessor, Sir Robert McCrindle, when(...)

Iain Duncan Smith said of a visit to Easterhouse in Glasgow, one of the city’s most run-down estates: “I walked around part of the estate with a local Baptist minister. The grey, wet day matched the bleakness of nearly everything that I saw. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

In February 2002, Iain Duncan-Smith was then leader of the Conservatives when he visited Easterhouse in Glasgow, one of the city’s most run-dow(...)

Police have arrested a woman after a child was abandoned outside a house in Carlisle, northern England. Photograph:  PA Wire

Police have traced the mother of a young girl who was found abandoned in a pram outside a house late yesterday. The child, believed to be aged (...)

The Sellafield site in Cumbria sent home 8,000 members of staff as a precaution, due to poor weather conditions. Photgraph: PA

Poor weather conditions have forced Sellafield management to send home roughly 8,000 of their 10,500 employees, although they stressed there is(...)

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