People sit outside a pub in Rochdale, greater Manchester. Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said Covid-19 cases were falling in Rochdale but still remained too high. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

People from different households in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire will be banned from meeting each other indoors fro(...)

Maxine Peake  plays a middle-aged Leeds woman drawn into an unlikely dalliance with a widowed shoe-fetishist

Alan Bennett occupies a sacrosanct place in English drama and the original Talking Heads, which aired in two runs in 1988 and 1998, is revered as a cl(...)

When news of Terence MacSwiney’s death after 74 days on hunger strike at Brixton Prison reached Spain in October, 1920, the people of Catalonia went i(...)

Flintoff celebrates the wicket of Ricky Ponting. Photo: Tom Shaw/Getty Images

Picking a favourite sporting moment is a difficult task. Picking a favourite moment from the 2005 Ashes series, when England beat Australia for the fi(...)

 Atletico Madrid fans celebrate victory after the Champions League round of 16 second leg match against Liverpool at Anfield on March 11th. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Liverpool’s Champions League tie at Anfield with Atlético Madrid should not have been played, the city council’s director of public health has said, a(...)

Two directors of a Dublin  timber importation business have been sentenced for their roles in a customer fraud. Photograph: iStock

Two directors of a Dublin based timber importation business have been sentenced for their roles in a €200,000 customer fraud. Bronwyn O’Dea (54) and (...)

Youth and Age by John Lavery is hung at Whyte’s Irish Art & Collectables Autioneers on Molesworth Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

A painting by the 19th century Belfast-born artist John Lavery has appeared in a Dublin auction house 25 years after it disappeared from a school in L(...)

Protesters in York take part in a demonstration against prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament. Photograph: PA

Tens of thousands of demonstrators are taking to the streets across Britain and outside the gates of Downing Street this afternoon in protest against (...)

Painter James Morton who is 100 years old today.

James Morton was born 100 years ago on May 20th, 1919, 25 days before Capt John Alcock and Lieut Arthur Brown completed the first non-stop transatlant(...)

Momo challenege is a hoax, says charities.

It is the most talked about viral scare story of the year so far, blamed for child suicides and violent attacks - but experts and charities have warne(...)

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