Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney. Photograph: Epa/Armando Babani

There was some good news for Bank of England governor Mark Carney on Tuesday, as the UK’s inflation rate unexpectedly stuck at its five-year peak of 3(...)

Royal Mint: the new pound coins are almost impossible to forge. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

British shoppers will be checking their change very carefully over the next few days, as the deadline for the demise of the round pound approaches. F(...)

Samsung president DJ Koh talks to the technology journalists who weren’t in Cupertino, California, this week. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Image of the week: In a galaxy far, far away Garnering considerably fewer “inches” (as we say in old media) in this part of the world than Apple’s iP(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and British prime minister Theresa May: “The biggest problem with the DUP’s insistence that Northern Ireland must not have special status is that it already does.” Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Clio, the muse of history, has a wicked sense of humour. You can hear her cackling to herself these last few days: “What can I do to make the Brexit f(...)

 Supporters stand in a river bed  to listen to Labour Jeremy Corbyn at an election rally  in Hebden Bridge on Monday. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn will on Tuesday claim that the Conservatives are still the “nasty party”, despite Theresa May’s promise to improve workers’ rights if sh(...)

British annual inflation jumped in February to the highest level in almost three and a half years, driven by increasing fuel costs. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Is Britain sleepwalking into another living standards crisis? That’s certainly the fear of the unions as official data showed inflation surging to its(...)

The median pay for a chief executive in a FTSE100 company was almost £4 million (€4.7 million) in 2015, or £1,000 (€1,176) an hour.

Top bosses in Britain will already have made more money by today than the typical worker will earn all year, new figures reveal. Today has been dubbe(...)

A file image from 2005 showing a fortified police station in the Border village of Crossmaglen in  Northern Ireland. ‘Given that the Border could not be secured with army watchtowers during the Troubles, it is not at all clear how a new policing operation will work.’ Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

The rather patronising English joke used to be that whenever the Irish question was about to be solved, the Irish would change the question. And now, (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny (centre) during a tour of an Irish recruitment agency in Belfast earlier this month.  Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

If there was any doubt there was an Irish dimension to the Brexit referendum, it was dispelled during the final high-profile BBC TV debate in Wembley (...)

A few of the younger Ministers have motivation and Simon Coveney has been very visible. But there are reports of fatigue and poor relations. When does the process to succeed Enda Kenny begin? Photograph: Eric Luke

Well, there is going to be a stay of execution for 12 months. And then it is going to descend into a messy crisis again. I wish I was talking about(...)

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