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(...)

When is a takeaway not a takeaway? The answer, according to the dubious defences of “disruptors” in the food industry, is when it’s a delivery. It m(...)

Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel with their wives, Lucille and Ida, in Stan’s sister’s pub, in England, in 1952

When a Laurel and Hardy film came on television my grandad Freddie Elcock would sit me on his knee and point excitedly at the screen. “There(...)

   British Labour MP Conor McGinn, outside Windle Labour Club in St Helens in 2015

A British Labour MP from a nationalist background has told a Remain gathering in Belfast that he cannot support the draft EU-UK Brexit deal because it(...)

Frank McAnena: “Providing the right sort of support for complex medications could make such a difference to people’s quality of life.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Any savvy political adviser who wants to come up with a solution to the State’s soaring bill for drugs and many unnecessary hospital admissions should(...)

Mourners lay flowers next to a photograph of Raymond Bernard before his funeral, the last funeral for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, in London. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Soil tests around Grenfell Tower have revealed toxins that could have health implications for local residents, according to early findings from a toxi(...)

John Cunliffe: the first episode of Postman Pat was broadcast in 1981. Photograph: BBC

John Cunliffe, the author and creator of the much-loved children’s TV shows Postman Pat, and Rosie and Jim, has died, aged 85. Cunliffe’s family plac(...)

John and Susan Cooper, who died in a hotel in Egypt last month. Photograph: Facebook

E.coli was a factor in the deaths of two British tourists at a hotel in Hurghada last month, Egypt’s public prosecutor has said. Tourists John and Su(...)

Firefighters tackle a wildfire on Winter Hill near Bolton. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

English fire crews are attempting for a seventh day to gain control over a “rapidly developing, aggressive fire” which has been ravaging moorland acro(...)

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