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In the end 33 mutineers were caught, and 24 of them were hanged

Late in the evening of September 21st, 1797, as the frigate HMS Hermione was patrolling the waters of the Caribbean, her crew rose up in bloody mutiny(...)

The Government’s communication on face masks has remained confusing. Photo: Sam Boal/

We’re more than three months into the pandemic, a deadly virus is still circulating in the community and the spectre of a second wave of infections ha(...)

Jim Moir aka Vic Reeves on the set of The Big Flower Fight. Photograph: Netflix

Were his twin 13-year-old daughters not studiously homeschooling themselves, or his twentysomething son not living at home, Vic Reeves might not have (...)

Caroline Calloway in one of the photographs of herself she has tweeted. Photograph: Twitter/@carolinecaloway

It is hard to imagine Caroline Calloway being of any time before the internet – like picturing a present-day Joan of Arc. She laughs when I tell her s(...)

John Prine in Nashville in 2016. Photograph: Kyle Dean Reinford/The New York Times

Born: October 10th, 1946 Died: April 7th, 2020 John Prine, who has died aged 73 due to complications of Covid-19, was a highly influential American s(...)

Workers prepare meat for barbecuing at a market in Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei province, on Saturday.  Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty

Global cases of coronavirus have far exceeded one million, with more than 63,800 fatalities in total and with death tolls soaring in the United States(...)

Retailers enforce social distancing.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish-based technology company Taoglas has unveiled technology that will help venues manage crowd sizes and stick to social distancing regulations as (...)

EU officials remain deeply unconvinced by Boris Johnson’s professed commitment to raising regulatory standards. Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP Photo

The UK’s trade negotiating position with the EU, specifically its opposition in principle to regulatory alignment, is not a tactical gambit but a fund(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: political tribalism straight out of Donald Trump’s playbook.  Handout photograph: UK Parliament/AFP via Getty Images

While attending an event for the queen’s birthday in 2018, Boris Johnson, the UK’s foreign secretary at the time, was asked about the concerns of busi(...)

EU chief negotiator  Michel Barnier published the  European Commission’s  Brexit negotiating mandate on Monday. Photograph: Bloomberg

The EU made clear on Monday that Britain can not expect a zero-tariffs and zero-quotas deal trade with the bloc unless London agrees to terms that ens(...)

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