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Researchers showed synapses in five people who had died with Dementia with Lewy Bodies contained clumps of the damaging protein which could contribute to dementia symptoms.

A new study on dementia has found how damage spreads through the brain by “jumping” between cells. Scientists used new technology to discover key che(...)

Ireland and Munster scrumhalf Conor Murray at the launch of Vodafone’s “Who We Are is How We Play” campaign. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A mischievous glint comes into the eye of Conor Murray when he talks of Simon Zebo and the possible devastation baguettes and croissants could cause t(...)

John Muldoon: will captain Connacht again in the Challenge Cup clah against Oyonnax. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Momentum is the key word in Connacht’s vocabulary this week as they change focus with a novel visit to Switzerland. French opponents Oyonnax will cr(...)

 A Catalan man with his child in his arms argues with a Spanish National riot policemen during clashes outside the Ramon Llull school in Barcelona. Photograph: Andreu Dalmau/EPA

Pepa Mainou was the first person to vote in L’Arenal de Llevant school on Sunday morning. She, like dozens of others, had queued outside the building,(...)

Dan Martin: in fifth place overall after  a gruelling stage 12 of the Tour de France, a 214.5km trip from Pau to Peyragudes. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty

Never ventured never gained Stage 8, Saturday, July 8th: Dole to Station des Rousses, 187.5kms: This was a really brutal day, the first big mountain (...)

Germany’s Marcel Kittel, wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey, celebrates as he crosses the finish line during the 11th stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France between Eymet and Pau. Photo: Lionel Bonaventure/Getty Images

Marcel Kittel is unfailingly modest but steamrollers are not known for beating their chests either. After winning half of the 10 the road race stages (...)

Mountain high: spectacular sights in the  Pyrenees

Awaking to your first fluorescent morning in the Pyrenees to the sinking terror that you may have missed your sole chance to ascend the Col du Tourmal(...)

 Team Sky rider Chris Froome: “My hunger to win hasn’t got any less but the challenge is bigger this year because the level of my rivals is higher.” Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/Reuters

He was the dominant winner in 2013, 2015 and 2016 but, this time around, Chris Froome starts the Tour de France knowing things could be more difficult(...)