Outgoing Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith said the ‘warmth and support from people across Northern Ireland has been incredible’. File photograph: AFP

The sacking of Julian Smith as Northern Secretary by British prime minister Boris Johnson on Thursday morning was met in Ireland, North and South, by (...)

Four kittens which were rescued and taken to Foxy Lodge Wildlife Rescue Centre in Hemsby, near Great Yarmouth. Police are looking for the person who threw the kittens at a train in Lingwood near Norwich, Norfolk. Photograph: British Transport Police

Police in England are hunting a person who threw kittens at a train in a “truly horrendous” incident. A train driver reported seeing someone throw th(...)

Paul Daniels and wife Debbie McGee in a file photograph from 2007. Photograph: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

Paul Daniels was a performer with a magic touch who entertained TV audiences for decades. The Paul Daniels Magic Show regularly attracted 15 million (...)