The Twitter account of Beatrix von Storch, deputy leader of the AfD party, was temporarily suspended on Monday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA.

A far-right German MP is under police investigation over inflammatory anti-Muslim comments she made on social media on New Year’s Eve. The Twitter ac(...)

 Former Beatle Ringo Starr, who has been awarded a knighthood for services to music in the UK new year honours list. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The Beatles’ Ringo Starr and Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb have been awarded knighthoods in the British new year honours list, alongside a string of (...)

British prime minister Theresa May has some chips and a drink while on a walkabout during a election campaign stop in Mevagissey, Cornwall. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/PA Wire

The decision by European Union leaders on December 15th to allow Brexit negotiations to move into a second phase ensured Theresa May ended the year wi(...)

Kirsty MacColl and Shane MacGowan: Fairytale of New York still  retains its emotional heft. Photograph: Patrick Ford / Redferns
Happy 60th birthday, Shane MacGowan

Shane MacGowan celebrates his 60th birthday today. For many, this is a modest achievement, but for this singular singer-songwriter it is remarkable on(...)

File image of former Ukip leader Nigel Farage at a debate on the progress of the Brexit talks, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,  France. File photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Nigel Farage, the former leader of Ukip, has bemoaned being “53, separated and skint” in an interview, saying “there’s no money in politics”. In a ne(...)

Michel Barnier speaks  in the European parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The European Parliament urged European Union leaders on Wednesday to allow the next phase of EU negotiations to start, backing a motion that recognise(...)

Theresa May and Donald Tusk leave after posing for photographers at the European Council in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunande/AFP/Getty Images

As news of the UK-EU Brexit talks deal begins to settle, here is a look at how the British media reported Friday morning’s news from Brussels. BBC (...)

Former leader of UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Trinity College Dublin’s Historical Society’s auditor has apologised for his decision to award its gold medal to former UKIP leader Nigel Farage. Mr(...)

In a sign of the need to unite Ukip,  new leader Henry Bolton, a little-known former Army officer, used his keynote speech to the party conference in Torquay to declare that the present rate of immigration is “unacceptable” and to  claim British culture was being “swamped” by multiculturalism. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Mass immigration and Islam are harming British culture, claims Ukip’s new leader, who says there should be no cap on the number of migrants who can co(...)

UK Independence Party newly elected leader Henry Bolton: left no doubt Ukip’s choice was a rejection of Anne Marie Waters’s campaign against Islam. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

The cheer that went up around the Riviera conference centre when Henry Bolton was announced as Ukip’s new leader on Friday was as much an expression o(...)

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