Katie de Gama: ‘I couldn’t have told you one fact about the Famine. I hadn’t ever heard of it.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

BEING BRITISH IN IRELAND: FUNERALS, BARBS ABOUT 800 YEARS OF OPPRESSION, AND HAVING TO EXPLAIN BREXIT SEVERAL TIMES A DAY “Ireland is an unknown(...)

Annie Besant filled halls across Britain as one of the National Secular Society’s most effective public speakers, and worked as a journalist for the National Reformer.

In 1874, Annie Besant left her controlling husband and reinvented herself as one of Victorian Britain’s leading activists. Fifteen years later, she re(...)

Undated handout photo issued by André Spicer of his five-year-old daughter’s lemonade stand before it was shut down by Tower Hamlets council, in London, England. Photograph: André Spicer/PA Wire

A dad in England was fined £150 (about €167) after his five-year-old daughter set up a one-table lemonade stall. The father described how four counc(...)

Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay, whose file remains under consideration by the Crown Prosecution Service. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Conservative MPs who were being investigated over election expenses will not face criminal charges, although one case relating to South Thanet in Kent(...)

Tower Hamlets WFC: the club gave Cecily Maher (centre) confidence, positivity and a new sense of identity

When I left Ireland I was searching for a home, for a place I could feel rooted in and belong to. I had lost my parents, we had sold our family home (...)

A street in  Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London, UK. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

A schoolgirl who has been “fully radicalised” by Islamic State propaganda must be removed from her family home, the high court in London has ruled. A (...)

Developer Seán Mulryan’s Ballymore property firm will co-operate with another firm, Hammersons, on the project. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ballymore, the property firm controlled by developer Seán Mulryan, has lodged outline plans with two London councils to build nearly 1,500 homes, o(...)

As many as 2,000 homes, office buildings, stores and leisure facilities may be developed on the site near Brick Lane and Shoreditch. Photograph: BJ Scantlebury

Hammerson Plc and Ballymore Properties Ltd plan to seek permission to build homes, stores and offices on a 4.2-hectare (10.5-acre) site near London’s (...)