British author JK Rowling has again been accused of being transphobic  after taking issue with a headline on an online article discussing ‘people who menstruate’. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

JK Rowling has said she was partly motivated to speak out about transgender issues because of her experience of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Th(...)

A report to be published on Tuesday has found L’Arche founder Jean Vanier was implicated in the sexual abuse of women.

Jean Vanier, who founded the L’Arche communities for adults with intellectual disabilities, died at the age of 90 last May. The following month, L’A(...)

The scientific and farming consensus is that a ‘wildlife reservoir’ of infected badgers sustains TB. File photograph: Getty

The first direct evidence of how bovine tuberculosis (TB) transmits infection between badgers and cattle has been revealed. The research by scientist(...)

Tickets for Friday entry are considerably higher due to the popularity of the gold cup renewal. File photograph: Getty

The National Hunt season is chugging along, gradually building momentum, all eyes permanently fixed on the Cotswolds next March. The Irish flock to th(...)

“All the social consequences,  suicides, ruination, people’s careers being destroyed and all the rest that flow from an unregulated gambling industry in this country are there for us all to see,” says Independent Senator  Michael McDowell.

Thousands of Irish race-goers made their way to Cheltenham last week for four days of gambling in the Gloucestershire countryside, contributing to the(...)

The stricken   Fukushima  nuclear power plant in  2011. The accident at the   plant was unleashed by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Photograph:  Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

Just two years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, was gamely trying to make a virtue out of a catastrophic liab(...)

Former Irish president Seán T O’Kelly greets then British prime minister Clement Attlee in Dublin in 1948. File photograph: The Irish Times

Clement Attlee, the Labour prime minister whose government founded the welfare state, looked after a child refugee who escaped from the Nazis in the m(...)

Eleanor Wilson arrives at Bristol Crown Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A teacher accused of having sex with a student in the toilet of a plane as they returned from a school trip could face a retrial after a jury failed t(...)

‘It’s an insurance policy of sorts...  I have to look after my family.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Britain could run out of food if it cannot maintain the flow of goods after Brexit, that country’s National Farmers’ Union has said. After it emerged (...)

Leslie Grantham in character as Dennis Watts with his on-screen wife Anita Dobson who played Angie.  Press Association

The actor Leslie Grantham, who played “Dirty Den” Watts in the BBC soap EastEnders, has died aged 71. A statement from his representative said: “We (...)

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