Anthropologie: the American chain is opening a branch in Belfast. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

In the modern, multichannel shoppingscape, it is rare to hear shoppers sounding excited about a new store opening. Most brands can now be bought onlin(...)

Many Jack Wills shops are on high-profile sites in relatively expensive towns and cities. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Sports Direct has closed eight Jack Wills shops in the UK and may shut more if it cannot reach agreement with landlords on lower rents. The shops tha(...)

Bill O’Hara and his cousins Bridget and Noreen O’Meara with the Victoria Cross medal awarded to their great-uncle Martin O’Meara. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The only Victoria Cross won by an Irishman in an Australian army uniform will go on display from Friday at the National Museum of Ireland in Collins B(...)

Cherington House

There’s an emerging cohort of interiors influencers on Instagram who’ve broken rank from posting highly-stylised house snaps, in lieu of documenting t(...)

Undated handout photo issued by Kent Police of Chiron Hutchinson, who has been handed a 28-year extended sentence for raping two women and having sex with a 14-year-old girl.  Photograph: PA Wire

A “manipulative and deceitful” former public schoolboy turned sexual predator has been handed a 28-year extended sentence in a British court for rapin(...)

 Photograph taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @dover_seagull of vehicles entering the port of Dover. Photograph: Dover Seagull/PA Wire

Motorists face more misery on the roads to Dover as queues continue amid disruption expected to last until Monday. Some people were forced to spend t(...)

Sir Patrick Mayhew (centre) photographed in 1996 as he launched the new Bar Library Directory at Belfast High Court with Sir Brian Hutton, Lord Chief Justice (right) and Eugene Grant, Chairman General Council of the Bar in 1996. Photograph: Brian Little/PA

The Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has paid tribute to Lord Mayhew who has died aged 86. Lord Mayhew, or Sir Patrick Mayhew as he then was, was (...)