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Disney must offer Sky shareholders at least £14 a share to buy the business if its wider deal to acquire the bulk of 21st Century Fox completes before competing takeover bids for Sky, the UK Takeover Panel has ruled. Photograph: PA

The UK’s takeover watchdog has intervened to arbitrate between minority shareholders in Sky and its possible future owner Disney, setting the price th(...)

British cave divers Rick Stanton and Chris Jewell with chairman of the British Cave Rescue Council Peter Dennis at a news conference at Heathrow airport on Friday. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

British divers involved in the “unprecedented” rescue of 12 schoolboys from a flooded cave in Thailand said on Friday they were not heroes, but were j(...)

Northern Ireland: new research links   mental health issues  to  the Troubles, which included Bloody Sunday and its aftermath. Photograph: William L Rukeyser/Getty

Almost twice as many people living in the most deprived areas of Northern Ireland are showing signs of mental health issues compared to their counter(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker being helped by heads of states at Parc Cinquantenaire, in Brussels. Photograph: AP

A “painful attack of sciatica accompanied by severe cramps” was responsible for images of a stumbling European Commission president Jean Claude J(...)

The “Donald Trump Baby Blimp” balloon flies over Parliament Square in London on Friday. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Tens of thousands of people poured through the centres of London, Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast on Friday, united in their rejection of the visit to(...)

Britain’s Takeover Panel said on Friday that Disney would need to make a minimum bid of £14 per share for Sky if it succeeds in buying Twenty-First Ce(...)

US president Donald Trump walks with UK prime minister Theresa May prior to a joint press conference at Chequers, her country residence in Buckinghamshire, on Friday. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Donald Trump has partially backtracked on his criticism of Theresa May’s handling of Brexit, describing the prime minister as a tough negotiator and a(...)

US president Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump and British prime minister Theresa May prior to their dinner at Blenheim Palace on Thursday night. Photograph: Geoff Pugh/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s incendiary newspaper interview on the eve of his first official visit to the UK, in which he took aim at Theresa May’s Brexit plans and(...)

DCC chief executive Donal Murphy (left) said the acquisitions “significantly strengthen” the company. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin-based distributor DCC could do more deals this year to follow two acquisitions announced on Friday, according to chief executive Donal Murphy. (...)

Gráinne  Gillis: ‘After a period of being bullied for two years in secondary school in Cork, and standing up to my tormentors, I have a low tolerance for bullies.’

Every new story brought tears to my eyes. This was a few weekends ago, when the news of family separation in America was at its zenith. Those cries. (...)

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