UK prime minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons in December 2019: ‘watch the space between the islands.’ Photograph: PA Wire

At their closest point, only 20km separate Torr Head in Co Antrim from the Mull of Kintyre; on a clear day on the north coast, you can see Scotland. (...)

Mourners line the street after the requiem mass for Erin McQuade, Lorraine Sweeney and Jack Sweeney in Dumbarton, Scotland. Erin and her grandparents Jack and Lorraine were killed when a bin lorry crashed into a crowd of Christmas shoppers in Glasgow city centre. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

A funeral service for three members of the same family who were killed in a bin lorry crash in Glasgow has heard how their loved ones have suffered “t(...)