Kim Leadbeater celebrates her victory in the Batley and Spen byelection with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer as her mother, Jean Leadbeater, cheers from the sidelines in Cleckheaton, UK. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/ Getty

Keir Starmer has hailed Labour’s surprise victory in a byelection in the West Yorkshire seat of Batley and Spen as one of “hope over hatred” which sho(...)

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer and Kim Leadbeater celebrate with supporters. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty

An opposition party holding a seat in a byelection would not usually be seen as a triumph, but Labour’s victory in Batley and Spen was such an upset t(...)

Gold Longines Saddam Hussein watch (€5,000), Gary McNIcholl Antiques

One of the more unusual offerings at the National Antiques Fair in Limerick next month is a gold Longines watch decorated with an image of Saddam Huss(...)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will work as a pundit in Russia this summer. Photograph: PA

Jose Mourinho’s decision to work as a World Cup pundit for Kremlin-backed television channel RT has been strongly criticised by English MPs following (...)

George Galloway speaking in Derry. Photograph:

Brexit and demographic change will lead to a united Ireland by 2037, the former British MP George Galloway has said. “The feeling of wishing to remai(...)

George Galloway: ‘I firmly believe Jeremy Corbyn will be the next prime minister’. File image: Dara Mac Dónaill

Britain’s “Brexit difficulty” is “Ireland’s opportunity”, the former British MP George Galloway has told an audience in Derry. The left-wing politici(...)

Kabbalistic? A customer looks at Madonna’s  children’s book The English Roses. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Getty

George Galloway, the former British Labour Party MP, one-time Celebrity Big Brother contestant, Saddam Hussein apologist and notorious cat imitator, h(...)

 The NatWest bank has informed Russian television channel Russia Today that they have frozen the company’s bank accounts in UK. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

The UK bank accounts of Russian TV broadcaster Russia Today have been shut down, its editor-in-chief has said, in a move that the UK government appear(...)

George Galloway, the former British MP,  has said he is in favour of an “Ire-exit” from the EU. File photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Former British MP George Galloway has said he is in favour of an “Ire-exit” from the EU which should be put to a referendum. The left-wing politician(...)

Mayor of London Boris Johnson during a Vote Leave campaign event at the Europa Worldwide freight company in Dartford, Kent. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

On the 31st floor of the Walkie-Talkie building on Fenchurch Street, with its spectacular uninterrupted views across the City of London and along the (...)

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