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Undated handout photo issued by West Yorkshire Police of Jordan Burling. Photograph: West Yorkshire Police/PA Wire

A British teenager who died at home looked “hauntingly reminiscent of starving victims in the extermination camps of the second World War”, according (...)

Irish woman Bridget Lawlor in St Chad’s Hospital in Birmingham in 1955. Photograph: Raymond Kleboe/Picture Post/Getty Images

“No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means,” said Mr Aneurin Bevan, UK ministe(...)

The poll showed 22% of all people who have been to a festival in the UK faced some kind of unwanted sexual behaviour, rising  to 43% among women under 40. File  photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

One in five British festivalgoers have experienced sexual assault or harassment at an event, according to new research. Campaigners said the figures,(...)

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey described the agreement as historic and called it a significant step for Ryanair. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Trade union Unite has signed a deal with Ryanair to represent cabin crew based at Belfast and other UK airports such as Stansted and Manchester. The (...)

Dave Haslam: 'Mark E Smith always seemed to symbolise something beyond himself'

Studio 54, Cream, CBGBs – some places have delicious mythology battered into their very foundations. The Hacienda, likewise, was ground zero for a Man(...)

EDL founder Tommy Robinson has been jailed.

Tommy Robinson, the founder of the far-right English Defence League (EDL), has been jailed for 13 months for contempt of court. The 35-year-old’s sen(...)

Real Madrid’s French coach Zinedine Zidane gestures the number three and holds the trophy as he celebrates winning the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty

“We are Real Madrid, ” Marcelo said boldly after Real Madrid had – just – held off Juventus’s fightback in the quarter-final. The reference was clear:(...)

Sisk: the Irish construction specialist  has contracts for the overall Circle Square project in Manchester, worth a total of £236 million sterling. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Builder Sisk has won a contract for part of a development in Manchester that brings the value of its involvement in the overall project to almost €270(...)

Private George Edwin Ellison was the last recorded British fatality of the war.  He was 40, from Leeds, and left a widow and a four-year-old son.

At 5 am on November 11th, 1918, in a railway carriage at the forest of Compiègne outside Paris, an armistice was signed between the Allied forces and (...)

A street trader at the 1916  site on Moore Street, Dublin, during the anniversary year of 2016. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The redevelopment of the Moore Street area of Dublin and the creation of a “new quarter” in the north inner city has taken a step closer with the appo(...)

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