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Dr Peter Boylan said the lack of provision for mental health services for new mothers was “not acceptable in 2017”. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There are just three part-time perinatal psychiatrists in Ireland, all based in Dublin, and there is no mother-and-baby unit for severely depressed mo(...)

Brexit minister David Davis and British prime minister Theresa May in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Bill authorising Theresa May to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty has passed its final stage in the House of Commons, with MPs backing it by a(...)

Mission to Mars: Donald Trump in a meeting with (far left) Tesla founder and chief Elon Musk. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Image of the week: Mission to Mars The man second from right is the president of the US, apparently – so they say – while the man on the far left is (...)

The Jarrow Crusade in Britain which in 1936 marched for the right to work

One of the basic lessons of 2016 is that a promise to bring back well-paid jobs is a vote winner. It’s tempting to point out straight away that any po(...)

International trade secretary Liam Fox (left) and former chancellor George Osborne appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC

The UK may seek a compromise deal to remain in the EU customs union, according to Liam Fox, the Eurosceptic minister for international trade. In July(...)

Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond: expected to confirm a ban on letting fees, and an increase in “national living wage”, but these may be overshadowed by weak GDP growth forecasts. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond will make his first set-piece speech in office on Wednesday, offering modest giveaways for “just about m(...)

Theresa May: “Just about managing” remark seen as patronising. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

If Theresa May and her chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, don’t already regret adopting the phrase “just about managing” to describe househo(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond during a BBC interview on Sunday. He said “over the next couple of years we are going to face some uncertainty over the economy”

Britain’s first budget plan since the Brexit vote will not include a big new spending push because of “eye-wateringly” high public debt levels, but w(...)

Philip Hammond: The chancellor of the exchequer (above with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan) will be under pressure from the prime minister to help squeezed households. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Philip Hammond’s inaugural autumn statement will be punctuated by ballooning government borrowing and slowing economic growth as Britain moves towards(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney giving evidence to the British parliament’s treasury committee in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Mark Carney came out fighting at Westminster yesterday, as he told MPs that central banks were not to blame for the rising tide of inequality that boo(...)

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