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An easel stands in the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London to announce the birth of a baby boy, at 4.24pm to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St Mary’s Hospital. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire.

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a son, Kensington Palace said tonight.The baby weighed 8lbs 6oz and was born at 4.24pm. He will be third i(...)

Members of the London Gay Men’s Choir perform in front of the Houses of Parliament in London in a vigil timed to coincide with the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill being read in the House of Lords. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Winning

British prime minister David Cameron’s Bill to allow same-sex marriage in England and Wales formally became law yesterday after Queen Elizabeth II gav(...)

The commentary gold provided by Boris “he’s playing on all cylinders” Becker was not the only odd thing about the BBC’s presentation of the Wimbled(...)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth reacts with members of her family and her racing team as she watches her horse Estimate win The Gold Cup during ladies day at Royal Ascot. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Estimate raised the roof at Royal Ascot by providing Queen Elizabeth with victory in the Gold Cup. Trained by Sir Michael Stoute and ridden by Ryan Mo(...)

Thomas Berney of Berney Bros Saddlery & Riding Wear Kilcullen Co Kildare. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Listen to those radio ads for Kildare Village outlet centre, in which all roads lead to exit 13 off the M7, and you could be forgiven for thinking Kil(...)

Professor Stephen O'Rahilly

An Irish-born internationally renowned research scientist and expert in the area of the genetics of obesity is to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth. Prof(...)

Former president Mary McAleese and her husband, Dr Martin McAleese, pose at the ceremonial stone at the naming ceremony for the Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge at Oldbridge House in Drogheda as Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speak in the background.

Building bridges was a theme of former president of Ireland Mary McAleese during her two terms of office and now a landmark bridge has been named afte(...)

Campaigners demonstrating for a Yes vote to allow gay marriage outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

For composer Benjamin Britten, Aldeburgh was home. Tonight, the village’s shingle beach on the Suffolk coast will fill to the strains of his greatest (...)

Queen Elizabeth leaves Westminster Abbey after celebrating the 60th anniversary of her coronation in London yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Winning

Sixty years ago, Queen Elizabeth’s reign began with torrential rain, but yesterday thousands gathered on London’s sunny streets to applaud her latest (...)

One of the venues confirmed for the Limerick bid for the Gay Games is Thomond Park. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Limerick has been announced as one of three finalist European cities to host the 2018 Gay Games. The Treaty City, along with London and Paris, are in (...)

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