British defence secretary  Michael Fallon   at a nuclear submarine facility in October: he assured the House of Commons on Monday that “the capability and effectiveness of the United Kingdom’s independent nuclear deterrent is not in doubt.” Photograph: Phil Noble/WPA Pool/Getty

Opposition politicians have accused Theresa May of a cover-up after Downing Street confirmed that she knew about the misfiring of a Trident missile d(...)

The Uniphar Cross Atlantic Cycle, now in its fifth year, takes place from September 4th to 8th and is a 600km trek from Dingle to Westport along the Wild Atlantic Way. File photograph: Getty Images

Former rugby internationals Mike Tindall, Thomas Castaignede and Paul Wallace are to take part in a charity cycle this September in aid of cancer rese(...)

The 16,000-ton Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard, as Labour’s divisions over Britain’s nuclear deterrent grows. Photograph: PA Wire

The House of Commons has overwhelmingly rejected a motion to scrap the Trident nuclear defence system, just as its sponsors, the Scottish National Par(...)