Andrew Rosindell: ‘A completely fresh start is needed, and this time it will be a different type of negotiation.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For a time, it seemed like the most contentious issue at the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly this week might be Lord Kilclooney complaining that (...)

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One of Toyota’s top executives has warned a no-deal Brexit would make it “extremely complicated” to build new models at its British plants in the late(...)

  Toyota Ireland CEO Steve Tormey: “You don’t need to go full electric just yet. We can meet our 2021 emissions figures, that 95g/km average, easily with hybrid power.”

Toyota’s hybrid system, as the chief executive of Toyota Ireland puts it, “is an overnight success that’s taken 20 years”. Certainly, there seems to (...)

The Burnaston plant in south Derbyshire is one of nine the Japanese car giant has in the UK. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Toyota has said that production at its UK factories would be disrupted for weeks or maybe months if Theresa May failed to strike a Brexit deal. The J(...)

A screengrab  shows  a ‘firenado’ engulfing a plastics factory in Swadlincote, England. Photograph: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service/PA Wire

Firefighters have captured the moment a “firenado”, or fire whirl, engulfed a plastics factory in Derbyshire, England. Officers from the fire servic(...)

Heatons has 54 shops across the island of Ireland

Worker anxiety is growing in Heatons as British group Sports Direct International moves to rebrand the Irish department store chain. Sports Direct In(...)

A while ago, I was standing at the office tea point when a colleague who had heard I was a runner asked me if I did ultramarathons – the term for any (...)

New Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley won the seat of Staffordshire Moorlands from Labour for the Conservatives in 2010. Photograph: EPA

In her choice of Karen Bradley as Northern Ireland secretary, Theresa May has replaced one of her former junior ministers at the home office with anot(...)

This week Delia Derbyshire was honoured with a posthumous PhD from Coventry University for her amazing work at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Derbyshir(...)

Leinster Lightning’s Simi Singh: “His bowling is strong with subtle variations, mixing up his pace and he extracts good turn and bounce from the pitch,” said Ireland head coach John Bracewell. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Simi Singh has been named in the Ireland squad for the Tri-Nations series against Bangladesh and New Zealand which starts on Friday at Malahide. The(...)

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