For search and social, Google and Facebook are inarguably two of the most powerful companies on the planet. File photograph: Getty Images

We don’t search online, we “google”, so it is no surprise that Google has over 77 per cent of the search engine market, while the nearest competitor i(...)

Heavy statistic: some 23 per cent of Irish adults are classified as obese. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Getty

Imagine sneaking a cigarette into your child’s lunchbox as a “Friday treat”. Picture yourself celebrating a birthday party by laying on a nicotine fea(...)

 Amber Rudd delivers  her first speech as home secretary on the third day of the Conservative Party conference  in Birmingham. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Britain’s foreign office has told non-British academics that it no longer wants their advice on Brexit, citing national security considerations. The m(...)