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Qantas 9 (QF9) touched down at Terminal Three at 5.03am, just over 17 hours after setting off from Perth. Photograph: EPA

The first non-stop scheduled flight from Australia to the UK has landed in London – early – after a 17 hour, five minute journey across 9,300 miles (1(...)

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestants Brian Conley and Gemma Atkinson  in London last year. Ms Atkinson endured sniping from some fans of the show about being supposedly “too masculine” for dancing. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

“Imagine you’re a Page 3 girl and they’re going for the butt shot,” says Chloe Madeley, helpfully. It is a grey January morning in a gym ne(...)

Reclining Rossmesiter. “Some of the character names,” Paul Howard couldn’t help but notice, “were not as funny as the real names of many of the competition entrants.”

I was overwhelmed by the response to the competition to create a character for the next Ross O’Carroll-Kelly book. There were hundreds of entries and (...)

David McMillan. “I’m very hungry to succeed. I don’t doubt that I’ll get the opportunity to show what I can do.” Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

David McMillan says that the chance to play in Scotland was simply too good an opportunity to turn down after a decade in the League of Ireland that (...)

Brexit Secretary David Davis during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, London. Photograph: PA Wire

Brexit secretary David Davis has been accused of holding parliament in contempt after he refused to hand over unedited assessments of the impact of Br(...)

Scottish first minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon arriving at the main Glasgow counting centre in Scotland in the early hours of Friday. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

The Scottish National Party went into this general election with losses predicted from their record 56-seat haul in 2015, but even the nationalists’ f(...)

Qantas will fly the first non-stop from London to Perth next March. The route will be the world’s third-longest.

Airline Hackathon for Dublin The International Air Transport Association will be hosting an NDC Hackathon from May 19th-21st in the Convention Centre(...)

A bunch of Fyffes bananas pictured outside the company’s head office in Dublin.  The  Irish fruit giant is to be acquired by Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation in a deal which values the firm at €751 million. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

1789: Henry Fyffe leaves the family base in Perth, Scotland, to move to London to set up as a “grocer and tea dealer”. 1887: Edward Wathen Fyffe, Hen(...)

One victim died in France about the same time his wife Margaret was shot on the streets of Dublin at Easter Week 1916. Photograph: PA

The village of Hulluch in northern France has unveiled a plaque which remembers the 532 Irishmen who died there during Easter Week in 1916. The men (...)