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Scotland’s First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon. File photograph:  Ken Jack/Getty Images

The Scottish National Party (SNP), which has vowed to hold an independence referendum that could tear the United Kingdom apart if it returns to power,(...)

Election agents check on votes being counted for the Scottish parliamentary elections at the Inverness Leisure hall. Photograph: Trevor Martin/PA

The Scottish National Party has held three of the first four constituencies declared in the Scottish Parliament election. Counting of votes(...)

Conservative’s Jill Mortimer is declared winner in the Hartlepool parliamentary by-election at Mill House Leisure Centre in Hartlepool. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has described the early election results in the UK as “very encouraging” after hopes of a Labour revival were dealt a crushing blow when(...)

 Traffic crossing the Border near Derry. Brexit provisions  afford the North the unique advantage of being simultaneously in the UK and in EU’s single market when it comes to trade in goods.  Photograph: Getty Images

Brexit, the controversies around the Northern Ireland Protocol and the possibility of Scottish independence and the eventual break-up of the UK have (...)

Alun Wyn Jones will captain the Lions for the tour to South Africa. Photograph: 
Dan Sheridan/Inpho

  Backs   Stuart Hogg (Scotland) Position: Fullback Age: 28 Club: Exeter Caps: 85 Lions Tests: 0 Form guide: Scotland captain (...)

Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney at the Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Reports that the UK government plans to introduce a statute of limitations to prevent the prosecution of soldiers accused of committing crimes during (...)

Mayoman  Sheamus Heneghan: Nursing home staff played his  own CD, Caught in the Surf: Sheamus Heneghan and Family, as he slipped away.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

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Shares rose to near record highs on Thursday, underpinned by a better outlook from Europe’s leading carmaker Volkswagen and increasing confidence in (...)

The boss of British fashion retailer Next said on Thursday the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions felt different from previous relaxations, making(...)

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon’s push for a second independence referendum means the stakes are high in the Holyrood contest. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Pool/AFP via Getty

Polling stations have opened in England, Scotland and Wales for voters to cast their ballots in a set of elections which could shake up British politi(...)

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