Katie de Gama: ‘I couldn’t have told you one fact about the Famine. I hadn’t ever heard of it.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

BEING BRITISH IN IRELAND: FUNERALS, BARBS ABOUT 800 YEARS OF OPPRESSION, AND HAVING TO EXPLAIN BREXIT SEVERAL TIMES A DAY “Ireland is an unknown(...)

Bamburgh Castle was once the seat of Northumbria’s kings. Photograph: Des Fox

“Why are you going there?” friends asked when we explained how our family holiday in 2018 would be to Northumberland, the most north-eastern county in(...)

Dilston Physic Garden in Northumberland is “full of the plants that doctors used as medicine prior to the use of chemical drugs”.

Twenty years ago, neuroscientist Elaine Perry began to plant a rather unusual garden. It was a “physic garden”, which, she explains, is a garden that(...)

 A London bus travels through the snow in Oxford Street in central London, Britain. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Four people have been killed in separate crashes in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire as wintry conditions have swept across Britain. Snowfall across t(...)

Irish Sea Champion J109 Mojito (Vicky Cox and Peter Dunlop) from North Wales is one of the first entries into June’s 40th anniversary of the Round Ireland Race. Photo: David O’Brien

The Irish Sea Offshore (ISORA) champions Vicky Cox and Peter Dunlop showed the depth of their Round Ireland Race ambitions this week when the North W(...)

Police have been accused of putting gay men in danger when they released a hairdresser on bail, allowing him to continue a campaign to deliberately in(...)

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The Hector Heritage Quay in Pictou, Nova Scotia,  features a  full-size replica of the ship that carried Scottish immigrants to Nova Scotia in the 18th century.

Something about Nova Scotia’s dramatic coastline, sandy beaches and lush hills has a look of Ireland to it, like a distant cousin with your grandmothe(...)

Padraig Fahy with a 2.5kg sea trout on Lough Inagh

The Loughs Agency, with responsibility for the Carlingford and Lough Foyle area, has witnessed a big rise in pollution this year with 150 incidents re(...)

Dave Hopper campaigned for justice for miners after the closure of the pits in the Durham and Northumberland coalfields. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images.

A British trade union leader who campaigned for justice for miners after the closure of the pits in the Durham and Northumberland coalfields has been (...)

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