Anna Fleck and her brother Adrian Fleck, from Germany, with their project at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists, at the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There are distinct advantages when a brother and sister work together on a scientific endeavour, according to Adrian Fleck (20) and Anna Amelie Fleck (...)

Nigel Coen and Julie Meehan with their daughters Amie  (4)  and Clarion Coen (7), with the school’s co-founders Maura Duignan and Gayle Nagle at Sligo Sudbury School. Photograph: James Connolly

As thousands of children settle back into classrooms under the watchful eye of their teachers, students at a new school in rural Co Sligo will be free(...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

Heather Wise, the local artist who sculpted the new baby Jesus head, said the project was ‘an honour of my entire art career’. Photograph: Marina von Stackelberg/CBC via Guardian

A handmade terra cotta sculpture of baby Jesus’ head that was added to a broken statue outside a Catholic church in Canada has prompted amusement and (...)