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Many Jack Wills shops are on high-profile sites in relatively expensive towns and cities. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Sports Direct has closed eight Jack Wills shops in the UK and may shut more if it cannot reach agreement with landlords on lower rents. The shops tha(...)

Young socialists demonstrate at a meeting held by Conservative MP for Smethwick Peter Griffiths in Birmingham in 1965. Photograph: Jobson/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

I wanted to write about where I now lived, England, but I had no pre-existing knowledge of the place, no map to guide me. Eventually I found the ans(...)

Nigel Farage on Sunday’s Andrew Marr show.  An Opinium poll for The Observer put his Brexit Party on 34%. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire .

Theresa May is under mounting pressure to resign as opinion polls point to a meltdown for Conservatives in European Parliament elections on May 23rd. (...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage addresses a rally at the Rainton Meadows Arena in Houghton-le-Spring while on the European election campaign trail in Durham. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Ann Widdecombe had already won over the 1,200-strong crowd at Rainton Meadows Arena in in Houghton-le-Spring, Durham, with a call-and-response routine(...)

Premises for sale in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. File photograph: Alan Betson

A report published on Friday found that small towns in Ireland are suffering a long drawn-out decline and are in urgent need of attention. The Society(...)

Matthew Hedges and his wife, Daniela Tejada, reunited in northern England on Tuesday. The PhD student was  granted a presidential pardon and flown back to Britain earlier in the day. Photograph: Daniela Tejada/EPA

A British academic sentenced to life imprisonment by the United Arab Emirates for spying and then pardoned by the nation’s president days later thanke(...)

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on board a train. The 51-year-old was arrested at Durham s(...)

Traditional clapping and whooping can pose an issue for students with autism and other conditions. Photograph: Getty

Students at Manchester University, one of the biggest universities in the United Kingdom, have voted to ban clapping, whooping and cheering at student(...)

Republic of Ireland soccer player Darron Gibson leaves South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Soccer player Darron Gibson has been spared jail in the UK despite admitting a second serious drink-driving offence, after a judge said the player had(...)

Damian Loftus: “I wanted to prove I had Irish ancestry. When the test came back as 58 per cent Irish, I could say it for sure.”. Loftus went on to discover his great-grandfather was born in Sligo in 1865

Max Sparber grew up in Minnesota with two concrete pieces of information. He knew that he was adopted, and that he was Irish-American. He never questi(...)

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