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Josie Silver at home in her dream house

Best-selling author Josie Silver has a very nice home. The house, which she describes as rather dreamy, is a structure of two halves: an original 1853(...)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson: pocketed a reporter’s phone to avoid looking at a picture of a sick child on the floor of a hospital. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

It’s two days to Election Day. Boris Johnson will be campaigning in Staffordshire today, warning of gridlock at Westminster if there is another hung p(...)

Cork woman Carol Jordan: ‘I just hope this election result means ... I never again have to hear “let’s just get Brexit done!”’

Although we all expected the British government to call a general election, and after the relentless onslaught of votes, delays, political machination(...)

Jane Aitchison, a former Socialist Party member who once called Tories ‘lower than vermin’, is the Labour Party’s candidate in the ultra-marginal constituency of Pudsey. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

There is a Porsche parked on a street in Pudsey outside the house that the local Labour Party shares with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union. (...)

Undecided student voter Muskan Kudhail: ‘We’re such an old country and we’ve always bounced back from everything.’ Photograph: Jennifer O’Connell

This will be “the election of our lives” for Britain’s young people, the UK’s National Union of Students has predicted. If older voters were crucial (...)

Manager of the Sedgley Community Hub and Cafe Marie Wilkinson serves a coffee to Linda Chatwin. Photograph: Jennifer O’Connell

Tuesday is knit and natter day at the Community Hub and Cafe in Sedgley, a West Midlands village that can trace its history back to the Domesday Book (...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks to the media outside the count centre for the European Parliament election in Southampton on Sunday night. Photogrph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Nigel Farage’s newly formed Brexit Party is on course for victory in the European Parliament elections in the UK, sidelining the Conservatives and Lab(...)

Four children killed in a house fire in Stafford. Photograph: Google maps

Four young children were killed when a fire ripped through their family home in the English West Midlands early on Tuesday. Riley Holt (8), Keegan Un(...)

A forensic officer inspects the scene of the car bombing in Derry. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Police in Derry believe the dissident republican group the New IRA was behind an explosion outside the city’s courthouse on Saturday night. “Our pr(...)

Britain’s opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn said “a wreath was indeed laid” for “some of those who were killed in Paris in 1992”. File photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn has said he was present but not involved at a wreath-laying ceremony for members of the group that carried out the Munich Olympics massa(...)

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