Working Abroad Q&A: Rosie Casey, from Walkinstown in Dublin, now lives in Newport in Shropshire, where she works as a handmade(...)

An eastern European food shop in England. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

“I think they should just get on with it,” said Jo McAllister as she served customers at JP Fruits in the Shropshire market town of Wellington in the (...)

Cicero the peacock and owner Andrew Craigie at home by the Aga in Co Meath

We had over 57 varieties of animals at home when I was growing up. The figure seems extraordinary now but we once did a count. Tiny gerbils, elusive h(...)

Trees bend in the tropical storm wind along in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Hurricane Irma is showing signs of weakening and could be downgraded to a tropical storm on Monday. The National Hurricane Centre said the storm “sho(...)

Poundland was initially  forced to delay the launch of its Twin Peaks bar, which has two humps rather than the single peaks of Toblerone

Poundland, the owner of the Dealz franchise in Ireland, has claimed Toblerone’s shape is no longer distinctive enough to be a valid trademark, in lega(...)

Actor Peter Vaughan in 1979. Photograph: PA Wire

Game Of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93, his agent said. He was best known for his role as Maester Aemon in the TV fantasy seri(...)

Reenactors arrive at Battle Abbey in Battle, near Hastings, ending their 300-mile cross-country journey in the East Sussex town where the Battle of Hastings was fought 950 years ago. Photograph: Jim Holden/English Heritage/PA Wire

An army of enthusiasts ended their 300-mile cross-country journey on Friday in the English town where the Battle of Hastings was fought 950 years ago.(...)

 Dalian Atkinson tributes are left outside Villa Park  in Birmingham. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Two police officers are under criminal investigation following the death of former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson after he was shot with a Tas(...)

Aston Villa’s Dalian Atkinson celebrates scoring in the 1994 Coca Cola Cup final. He died on Monday after being reportedly Tasered three times by police outside his father’s home in Telford, Shropshire.  Photograph: Action Images via Reuters

The death of former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson after he was reportedly Tasered three times by the police has raised renewed concerns about(...)

File photo dated 19/11/94 of former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson, who died after he was tasered by police in the UK on Monday. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson has died of a heart attack after being Tasered by police. The 48-year-old died in hospital about 90 minut(...)

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