Gatwick Airport was repeatedly forced to close between December 19th and 21st due to reported drone sightings, affecting about 1,000 flights. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Police are to be handed extra powers to combat drones after the mass disruption at Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas. Gatwick was repeatedly(...)

Paul Gait and Elaine Kirk speaking outside their home in Crawley, West Sussex. Photograph:   Sky News/PA Wire

The couple questioned by police over the drone disruption at Gatwick airport that caused Christmas travel chaos for thousands of passengers have said (...)

Medical staff treat a boy after a suspected chemical attack on his town of al-Khalidiya, in Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: SANA/AP.

Russia on Sunday accused insurgents in Syria of bombarding the city of Aleppo with shells filled with chlorine gas. It claims the gas poisoned 46 peo(...)

UK chancellor Philip Hammond said “austerity is finally coming to an end” as he hailed a significant improvement in the country’s public finances. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA UK chancellor Philip Hammond said “austerity is finally coming to an end” as he hailed a significant improvement in the country’s public finances

Technology giants Google, Facebook and Amazon will face a new digital services tax in Britain from 2020 under plans announced by chancellor of the exc(...)

A workman restores a memorial listing the names of people killed on Bloody Sunday in the Bogside area of Derry. FilePhotograph: Paul McErlane/Reuters

More than £900,000 (€1,016,000) damages is to be paid out in a further 14 compensation claims brought over the Bloody Sunday shootings. Nine actions(...)

 ‘It seems MI5 seriously believed that disaffected ‘coloured people’ could be recruited by the KGB to spy on Britain. Photograph: Michael Putland/Getty Images

Senior MI5 officials believed black people could not be trusted in high-level spying roles as they could be a security risk, according to documents un(...)

Thirteen people were killed when members of the Parachute Regiment opened fire on a civil rights demonstration in the city in 1972. Photograph:  William L. Rukeyser/Getty Images

A man shot in the face during Bloody Sunday has been awarded more than €200,000 in damages. Michael Quinn, from Derry, was an A-level student when he(...)

Danuta Gray sits on a number of boards

Danuta Gray, the former head of O2 Ireland has been appointed to the board of British property company St Modwen. From October 1st this year, Ms Gray(...)

Families of those killed in the Ballymurphy massacre outside the Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast ahead of a preliminary Photograph:  Rebecca Black/PA Wire

A new inquest into the Ballymurphy massacre in which 11 people were killed is set to start on November 12th. The fresh inquest into the shootings, wh(...)

A British army officer has been convicted over the killing of a soldier from Co Cork who was fatally shot during a training exercise, the Ministry of (...)

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