Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson waves as he speaks in the House of Commons in London on Monday. Photograph: UK parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit/AFP via Getty Images

I try not to be a pedant but I do get annoyed when people use “disinterested” when they mean “uninterested”. To be disinterested is to be impartial, t(...)

Lisa Grace and her partner Adam Staples  pose for a portrait at the British Museum on Wednesday in London, England. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

Two metal detectorists have told of their shock at unearthing a hoard of coins depicting William the Conqueror thought to be worth over £5 million (€5(...)

Leader of the House of Commons: Jacob Rees-Mogg in parliament. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP/Getty

Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg has issued a set of rules for staff in his office to follow, including a list of banned words and a req(...)

Working Abroad Q&A: Rosie Casey, from Walkinstown in Dublin, now lives in Newport in Shropshire, where she works as a handmade(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: his book on 12 Victorians   is described  as “a dozen clumsily written pompous schoolboy compositions”. Photograph: Bloomberg

Let’s hope that Jacob Rees-Mogg is keeping his chin – such as it is – up after last week’s critical reaction to his new book. The archest of arch-Brex(...)

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable addresses the media with activists outside Chelmsford City Council Civic Centre. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Vince Cable has hailed his Liberal Democrats party as “the big winners” of the local election, with the party gaining hundreds of seats and a series o(...)

Women walk past snow-covered phone boxes in Braemar in the Scottish Highlands. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Travel was disrupted, households suffered power cuts and schools were shut as heavy snow swept across the UK on Thursday, the union’s coldest day for (...)

Leinster Rugby flags. Photograph: Official Leinster Supporters Club

Leinster Rugby supporters were not permitted to bring 1,500 blue flags into the Rec stadium in England for their Champions Cup clash against Bath. Th(...)

 Crowds attend the ‘standing down’ ceremony for the Haunting Soldier, in St Stephens Green, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It was billed as the people’s farewell to the Haunting Soldier, the giant installation made of scrap metal which has galvanised many into remembrance (...)

Former Irish president Seán T O’Kelly greets then British prime minister Clement Attlee in Dublin in 1948. File photograph: The Irish Times

Clement Attlee, the Labour prime minister whose government founded the welfare state, looked after a child refugee who escaped from the Nazis in the m(...)

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