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Inevitably the BBC investigation renewed focus on the question of what happens to racehorses after their racing career is finished. File photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A system where money could be guaranteed to make sure thoroughbreds don’t end up in a “paupers grave situation” is being examined by Irish racing’s ru(...)

Roberto Di Matteo  scores for Chelsea in the first minute of the 1997 FA Cup Final against Middlesbrough at Wembley. Chelsea won 2-0 and it heralded an extraordinary rise in fortunes for the London club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Allsport

Chelsea have been in my life for as long as I can remember. I have a recollection of watching the 1967 final on telly. Black and white. Chelsea were (...)

Jack Charlton and assistant Maurice Setters walk out into the cauldron of Windsor park to play against Northern Ireland in 1993. Photograph: Pacemaker

Ask any reporter and they’ll tell you being inside a glassed-in press box is no way to watch a sporting event. Echoey, removed and unnatural. But on t(...)

There’s something about this quotidian rhythm of the suburbs, and its lack of harried, frenzied pace that definitely appeals now.

In the last few weeks, the people of Ireland could feasibly be broken into two factions: the haves and the have-nots. Nope, nothing to do with childre(...)

Nissan is investing £400 million (€462 million) in its Sunderland car plant in preparation to build future models at the site, despite the company’s w(...)

Winning Killinarden Youth Initiative Team at Angling For All Facility in Aughrim (from left, front), Sean McGrath, Dean Smith (back), Dara Dixon, Luke Mulcahy with IFI officers (back) Josie Mahon and Rory Keatinge, and Clare Daly.

Fishing is not all about catching fish. Who said that! Well, it certainly rang true last Tuesday as over 30 youths from six centres within the Dublin (...)

Thames Water Desalination Plant can provide 150 million litres of drinking water each day, enough for one million people. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

The £250 million Thames Water Desalination Plant was the first of its kind in the UK. It came into operation in 2010 and can provide up to 150 million(...)

Animatronic head of Arnold Schwarzenegger  in a hydraulic press during an advert to remind people they have just over two months left to complain about PPI. Photograph: Financial Conduct Authority/PA

The man who will almost certainly be Britain’s next prime minister once declared he would “lie down…in front of the bulldozers” to prevent the constru(...)

The Mini Cooper S 60 Years Edition isn’t the fastest hot hatch around but it still has the lightning steering response that you expect from a Mini, and it’s still gloriously good fun to drive

It seems, as you open the door, as if you’re about to take a step back in time. The exterior looks old, albeit well-scrubbed up. Even given the modern(...)

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(...)

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