If you can run 5km fairly easily, consider training for a half-marathon. Photograph: iStock

Twenty seconds “Some people think if they can’t fit in a 60-minute gym routine, there’s no point,” says Steve Kamb, a fitness instructor and the foun(...)

Designed by the artist Anuradha Patel, the new memorial comprises three large metal trees with the names of the victims punched into their leaves, marking the city with the identities of those Brummies who never came home that night.

The Birmingham pub bombings of November 1974 killed 21 people and left a further 200 injured, but the damage went far deeper. In addition to the misca(...)

A public seminar on clinical trials will be held in the Trinity Translational Medicine Institute at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, on   December 5th. Photograph: iStock

1) A public seminar on clinical trials will be held in the Trinity Translational Medicine Institute at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, on Wednesday, Dece(...)

Galway 2020: the city beat Dublin, Limerick and the Three Sisters cities of Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford to become European Capital of Culture

When a group of artists in this year’s European Capital of Culture, the Dutch city of Leeuwarden, wanted to make a point about lack of community engag(...)

The gathering heard that abortion would not be allowed “in any circumstances” once the foetus reaches viability.

The proposed abortion law in Ireland which will come in if the Eighth Amendment is repealed will be much more restrictive than the law in Britain, a l(...)

1) Work out to beat bugs Most people know about the benefits of exercise for our hearts, waistlines, muscles and bones. Fewer are aware of how it sup(...)

Cycling can hold back the effects of ageing and may rejuvenate the immune system, according to a new study. Scientists carried out tests on 125 amate(...)

Matthew Falder, who was jailed at Birmingham Crown Court for 32 years after blackmailing victims into carrying out depraved sexual and physical acts. Photograph: National Crime Agency/PA Wire

One of Britain’s most prolific paedophiles, who blackmailed a string of vulnerable victims including a girl who was ordered to eat dog food, has been (...)

Scientists say they have developed a blood and urine test which can detect autism in children

Scientists in Britain say they have developed a blood and urine test which can detect autism in children. Researchers at the University of Warwick i(...)

Maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent rheumatoid arthritis, according to researchers. A study led by the University of Birmingh(...)

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