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Irish comedian Dylan Moran. Photograph: Bryan Thomas/New York Times

Dr Cosmos will see you now – or will he? Dylan Moran is Zooming from his Edinburgh home before his show of that name streams this weekend. “Can I ask (...)

Alun Wyn Jones will captain the Lions for the tour to South Africa. Photograph: 
Dan Sheridan/Inpho

  Backs   Stuart Hogg (Scotland) Position: Fullback Age: 28 Club: Exeter Caps: 85 Lions Tests: 0 Form guide: Scotland captain (...)

Queen Elizabeth shakes hands with deputy first minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness and  first minister Peter Robinson at the Lyric Theatre  in Belfast in 2012.  File photograph:  Paul Faith/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has said that “reconciliation, equality and mutual understanding cannot be taken for granted” on the centenary of the founda(...)

George Bernard Shaw: of his 63 plays, seven  saw the light of day at the Malvern Theatre Festival. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Sixty years ago, Sir Barry Jackson, the founder of Birmingham Repertory Theatre, shuffled of his mortal coil, but not before he had created another cu(...)

Practical Christianity insists that we value others, especially those with whom we have differences. Photograph: Getty Images

When Éamon de Valera died in 1975 a service of commemoration was held in Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin. The sermon was preached by the then-Archbisho(...)

Groves of giant rhododendrons drip with Jack in the Beanstalk-sized blossoms at Kilmacurragh gardens in Wicklow.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Visiting any garden after the endless nothingness of lockdown number three feels strange. But visiting Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens in east W(...)

 A shopping street in central London: The pandemic has pushed many tenants to the brink.  Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Tim Ward has spent more than 30 years building a modest portfolio of retail properties on high streets around the UK. Chellbrook, the company he foun(...)

Paul O’Connell with Lions supporters during the 2009 tour of South Africa. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

The itinerary for the proposed British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa this summer, which is due to be confirmed on Tuesday, is expected to fea(...)

Queen Elizabeth II takes her seat for the funeral service of Britain’s Prince Philip. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/AFP via Getty

People across the UK have observed a minute’s silence for the Duke of Edinburgh in unison with mourners at his funeral. As members of the royal famil(...)

Flowers left as tributes outside St George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle. Photograph:  Steve Parsons/Pool/Afp via Getty

The Duke of Edinburgh’s “unwavering loyalty” to Queen Elizabeth and “courage, fortitude and faith” will be hailed at his funeral in Windsor Castle, ou(...)

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