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Portrait of Charles Hamilton by Antonio David in 1732. Photograph: Painshill Park Trust

The 18th century gentleman’s education wasn’t complete without the obligatory Grand Tour of the European mainland. Normally undertaken at the age of 2(...)

A new study has found that an AI system  can identify cancer in breast screening mammograms with fewer false positives, and fewer false negatives than radiologists. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

An artificial intelligence programme has been developed which can detect breast cancer from mammograms better than experts, a study found. A new stud(...)

Ayesha Hashim Mirza and Rabeeb Mirza outside their missionary, in Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Rabeeb Mirza was 16 when he began training to become an imam. He had been studying for his A-levels at school in Mitcham in south London when he was o(...)

Jofra Archer of England bowls during a nets session at Lord’s on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

The advent of any Test debutant is a source of excitement. But some are more exciting than others. On Wednesday, if the weather permits, Jofra Archer (...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and Princess Haya: The case is highly sensitive for the United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

A high-profile royal dispute that pits the billionaire ruler of Dubai against his wife, a Jordanian princess, is set to resume in a British court this(...)

Rianne Smith, who runs Aquaventures diving school in Baltimore in Co Cork: “Our broker told us he was finding it hard to renew our insurance.” Photograph: Provision

Diving companies and schools in Ireland are facing major problems in getting insurance because specialist British-based insurers are reluctant to offe(...)

An Ireland fan celebrates as England are bowled out before lunch during day one of the  Test match between England and Ireland at Lord’s Cricket Ground on in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Boris Johnson was promising no quarter on Brexit a few miles away in Downing Street, but at Lord’s cricket ground in St John’s Wood in North London, i(...)

Commemorative plaque at  former home of Countess  Markievicz in Rathmines. L-R, Lord Mayor  Paul McAuliffe,  Charles and Olivia Crichton-Stuart,  great grandniece of  Markievicz, and their children Angus (9) and Amelia (7). Photograph: Tom Honan

Sitting inconspicuously in a terrace of Victorian red-brick houses on a south Dublin road is Surrey House, a one-time nerve centre of Irish republican(...)

 Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab visiting a butcher’s shop in Oxshott, Surrey. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Image of the week: The British are “in a battle for the very existence of Britain”, according to weary former prime minister Gordon Brown. So on whic(...)

 Jeremy Hunt  with Boris Johnson in London ahead of the 2012 Olympics. The pair are the final two contenders for the Conservative Party leadership. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Boris Johnson Boris Johnson, who turned 55 on Wednesday, has been one of Britain’s most prominent and colourful politicians for two decades, during m(...)

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