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It begins with the sound of an infinite void. Press play on The Antlers’ third album Hospice and all that will greet you is a cold, unsettling silence(...)

Brexit Britain (from top left): Kieran Genius, Nicole Elizabeth, Wendy Lumley, Br Adam Lee; (bottom row, from left) Brian and Maureen Gilmartin, James Jefford, Dan Curtis, and Tony Wyatt and Pietro Riccio. Photographs: Ric Mellis

Driving around the UK this week is a strange experience. As the radio shouts about cliff edges and late-night press conferences and troops being put o(...)

Primark denied the reorganisation had anything to do with Brexit. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Penneys owner Primark has announced plans to move 220 UK-based roles to its Irish headquarters in Dublin. The company said the changes were part of a(...)

Pressing matter: last year the passport service received 200,000 applications from British-based people. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘I never wanted to be part of the German empire’ For some living in Britain today, applying for an Irish passport is an expression of resistance to B(...)

Natasha Lyonne in Russian Doll. Photograph: Netflix

It took 14 seconds of the Russian Doll trailer to give us the first death of its main character. The trailer restarted. So did her night. A minute and(...)

Elaine Lui, founder of the celebrity news site Laineygossip, breaks her days up into 10- to 15-minute chunks. Photograph: The Washington Post/Getty Images

Work is one of the biggest sources of stress in our lives, second only to health problems, according to a survey for the UK’s Mental Health Foundation(...)

David Dooley (38) died in England after being swept out to sea. Photograph: Khrystyna Dooley

Police officers were ordered not to go into rough seas during Storm Callum as an Irish man struggled to swim to safety and drowned, an inquest in the (...)

Kenneth Branagh:  "I couldn't get arrested," he says of his early acting career. Photograph: Gregg Delman/The New York Times

A quarter of a century ago, Kenneth Branagh formed one half of a partnership that bossed the United Kingdom. Alongside Emma Thompson, his then wife, h(...)

 Martin O’Neill has been named as the new Nottingham Forest manager. Photograph: PA

Nottingham Forest have confirmed the appointment of former Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill as the club’s new manager. In a statement, on th(...)

  John Stapleton: “They still kind of think, ‘well I still don’t know what form of Brexit it’s going to be, so I’ll just wait and see until it happens and then I’ll get ready’.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

“Almost to a man or a woman, nobody’s preparing properly in the UK for Brexit. ” It’s a stark commentary. But businessman John Stapleton is a straigh(...)

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