Lord Patten

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British prime minister Theresa May, meets  DUP leader Arlene Foster, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds and MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson outside 10 Downing Street  ahead of talks. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has agreed to support Theresa May’s minority government through a confidence and supply deal worth more than £1bn (...)

Nobody should pretend British rule of law came under serious threat during last week’s populist growl at that old tautology: unelected judges. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

You do not become a high court judge by quaking before a profession as menial as mine. The bench requires, and confers, a certain immunity to intimid(...)

Professor Louise Richardson has been nominated  as Oxford University’s next Vice-Chancellor - a post equivalent to chief executive. Photograph: University of St Andrews

Waterford-born academic Prof Louise Richardson is set to become the first woman to lead the University of Oxford. The university, the oldest in the En(...)

Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, the new president of the Institute for Religious Works, or Vatican Bank, during a press conference in Rome yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Angelo Carconi

It was halfway through yesterday’s presentation of the New Economic Framework For The Holy See when the packed hall of journalists began to laugh. (...)

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall (left), leaves Preston Crown Court after it was announced he has admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls, the youngest aged nine. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

The BBC is to hold a separate investigation into abuse carried out by the broadcaster Stuart Hall while working at the corporation, it has said(...)