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Precisely because Catholics are a minority in Britain, there is not the baggage associated with the church’s position in Ireland and decades of close ties with the State and a dominant role in national life. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The decisive vote last May to remove article 40.3.3 banning abortion from Bunreacht na hÉireann has generally come to be seen as dramatically underlin(...)

‘It’s Friday, it’s five to five … It’s Crackerjack!’

The BBC is to revive the children’s TV show Crackerjack, 35 years after it was last aired. The broadcaster announced that the programme, which origina(...)

Brandon, Lacie and Lia Pearson, who died following a blaze at their home in Greater Manchester. Photograph: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire

Two men have been handed life sentences for murdering four children when they petrol bombed a family home as part of a feud with the victims’ older br(...)

Alex Ferguson: Guided  Manchester United to 38 trophies during his time at manager at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Alex Ferguson remains in a serious condition at the Salford Royal Hospital following a brain haemorrhage as the football world rallies to his support (...)

Britain’s opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn looking hopeful after  voting at a polling station in Pakeman Primary School in Holloway, north London, on Thursday. Photograph: NEIL HALL/EPA

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing angry recriminations over his alleged failure to tackle anti-Semitism in the party after it lost out to(...)

Part 1: Installing modular housing by Urban Splash at Keepers Quay, Manchester.

A leading UK property development group has told a Dublin conference how their booming modular portfolio has been a “game changer” for the country’s h(...)

Rita Tushingham and Paul Danquah in director Tony Richardson’s 1961 adaptation of Shelagh Delaney’s breakthrough play A Taste of Honey. Photograph: British Lion Films Rita Tushingham and Paul Danquah in director Tony Richardson’s 1961 adaptation of Shelagh Delaney’s breakthrough play A Taste of Honey. Photograph: British Lion Films

When Friedrich Engels penned his Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844, examining the wretched conditions of England’s working class slumd(...)

 Ryan Sessegnon celebrates scoring his side’s  opener against Wolves this week. For all  the Fulham player’s maturity,  it is worth bearing in mind he is still a teenage boy. Photograph: Mark Kerton/PA Wire

Two Saturdays, two prodigies: last weekend you could feel the buzz on Fulham Palace Road as 23,000 gathered in west London for Fulham versus Wolves at(...)

British singer Mark E Smith, of the band The Fall performs at the Primavera Sound 2010 music festival in Barcelona in 2010. Photograph:  Marta Perez/EPA

Part-Anthony Burgess, part-punk-Andy Capp, Mark E Smith was a fierce art intelligence and a hero of polar opposition. A weird anti-London diplomat for(...)

People walk in the neighbourhood of the Grenfell Tower, destroyed in a catastrophic fire, in  London. Photograph: Reuters/Peter Nicholls

Fresh efforts to pin down the true death toll of the Grenfell Tower tragedy have begun with an offer of legal protection for its subletters. In a pus(...)

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