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Chief executive of the HSE, Paul Reid, at a public briefing on winter flu and coronaviruis, also known as Covid-19. Photograph: Laura Hutton

How can scientists best inform public policymakers at a time when policy decisions are often complex and the science is uncertain? With the spread of (...)

In his first speech as culture secretary, Oliver Dowden on Thursday said the government was about to take ‘a proper look’ at the public service broadcasting system and the BBC’s role within it. Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Before she was eliminated from the Labour leadership contest last month, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said it was a measure of her devoti(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson  in the House of Commons: he   said it was right that foreign national offenders should be deported ‘in accordance with the law’. Photograph:  Jessica Taylor/AFP via Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn has used Boris Johnson’s personal history to accuse the prime minister of hypocrisy in deporting to Jamaica black men convicted of drug (...)

The House of Lords EU committee heard that implementing Brexit’s  Irish “protocol”  was hampered by a “real lack of a very detailed guide as to what all this means”. Photograph: Getty Images

Leaving Northern Ireland with “one foot” in both the EU and UK markets under the Brexit deal will be “incredibly complicated”, the House of Lords EU c(...)

Legal move follows an incident in south London last Sunday when police shot dead Sudesh Amman, a convicted terrorist who had been released early, after he stabbed two people on the street. Photograph: PA

The British government is seeking to rush emergency laws through parliament before the end of February to keep convicted terrorists in prison before (...)

Martin Doyle at a garden party  at Buckingham Palace for Victoria Cross recipients in June 1920, four months before he joined the IRA.

The people of New Ross in Co Wexford will on Sunday honour Victoria Cross winner Martin Doyle who returned to the town as a war hero 100 years ago and(...)

Anti-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament: European Council president Charles Michel and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen are expected to sign the withdrawal agreement in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: Hollie Adams/PA

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is set to become law on Thursday after both houses of parliament approved the Withdrawal Agreement Bill on Wednesday after(...)

High-profile UK businesswoman, Karren Brady has stressed her feminist credentials. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Karren Brady, the businesswoman star of television’s the Apprentice, has said she resigned from the board of Sir Philip Green’s retail empire because (...)

Stephen Barclay, the UK’s Brexit secretary: “We will restore trust in this House and in our democracy. Once Brexit is delivered on 31st January, we can turn our eyes towards our other national priorities.” Photograph: EPA

MPs have overwhelmingly approved Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill, making certain Britain’s departure from the European Union on January 31st(...)

SNP MP Hannah Bardell and Lord Ken Maginnis. He was quoted as saying: ‘Queers like Ms Bardell don’t particularly annoy me. Okay, she’s got her cheap publicity out of it.’ Photographs: Antony Jones/Getty Images for Diva Magazine and Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is investigating an “allegation of hate crime at the House of Commons” after a Scottish MP was described as “(...)

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