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Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson has mooted an idea of a bridge  between Northern Ireland and Scotland several times. Photograph: AFP

The feasibility of building a bridge or tunnel between Northern Ireland and Scotland is to be examined as part of a review of transport connections ac(...)

Spinney Hill Park in Leicester: A council worker carries rubbish from a coronavirus testing centre. Photograph: Jacob King

Leicester’s mayor has urged people to “stick together” and stay at home after the city was put back into lockdown following a surge in coronavirus cas(...)

David Duckenfield, match-day police commander at the Hillsborough football stadium disaster, arrives at court in Preston on Monday. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

A jury for the trial of the Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield is expected to be selected on Tuesday after 68 potential jurors were excuse(...)

Twenty-one people were killed and close to 200 injured in the 1974 bombings of the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town pubs in Birmingham. File photograph: PA Wire

The coroner in charge of inquests into the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings has announced plans to appeal against a UK high court ruling on the scope of t(...)

President  Michael D Higgins (L) shakes hands with the Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull ahead of a meeting at Parliament House in Canberra. Photograph: Lukas Coch/Reuters/Pool

President Michael D Higgins shared the Government’s concerns about the impact of Brexit on Ireland during a meeting with the Australia prime minister (...)

Former MI5 director general Sir Antony Duff wrote to the then British cabinet secretary Sir Robert Armstrong in 1986 over claims made by two sources about the MP.

Senior British intelligence officers warned the Thatcher government that allegations an MP had a “penchant for small boys” risked causing it political(...)