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Neither freak show nor side show, disability is now centre stage

The circus arts have a chequered history when it comes to disability. However, the world has come a long way from the 19th-century freak-shows made po(...)

Busker Charlotte Campbell performing  on the South Bank, London, has been trialling the tap-to-donate project. Photograph: Getty Images

London is to introduce a contactless payment scheme for buskers in what organisers say is a world first. Busk in London, a Mayor of London initiative(...)

The scene where a school bus collided with a dump truck on Route I-80 in Mount Olive Township, New Jersey. Photograph: Bryan Anselm/The New York Times

One child and one adult were killed in New Jersey on Thursday when a school bus collided with a dump truck and flipped over, officials said. At leas(...)

Gardaí have appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them.

Gardaí believe an American couple who were seriously injured in a three car crash in Co Cork may have been following sat nav directions when they veer(...)

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The 12 walks of Christmas
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  • December 23, 2017, 06:00

The turkey is not the only one getting stuffed this Christmas. Amid all the glasses raised and the dinners downed, give your body a break on one of ou(...)

Companies view shared office space as a place to network, share ideas and benefit from an extended eco-system of like-minded companies and individuals. Photograph: iStock
The sharing revolution

As technology is changing the type of work people do, it is also transforming where they do that work and under what terms and conditions. This is now(...)

Beppe Grillo (centre), co-founder of the Five Star Movement, at a rally in Aci Trezza on Sicily, on October 28th. Photograph:  Gianni Cipriano/The New York Times

For Italian politicians, it’s high season in Sicily. Days before the island votes in regional elections on Sunday, the country’s ambitious and warring(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom: “I was a proponent of leave for your sake, for my kids’ sake, for the next generation.” Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Sitting in the Youth Zone at the Conservative conference in Manchester with Andrea Leadsom and her mother, it was hard to escape the conclusion that t(...)

Three people – including a child – died after a crash near Claremorris in Co Mayo on Monday. Photograph: Conor McKeown

A “numbness” and “silence” has descended upon the Belmullet Gaeltacht community in Co Mayo following the deaths of three members of a family in a road(...)

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