MP for Copeland Jamie Reed: He  said he would not be a “propagandist” for the nuclear industry, but the new job represented an opportunity to help the local economy. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

One of Jeremy Corbyn’s most persistent critics is to quit as a Labour MP and take a job in the nuclear industry, triggering a three-way fight for his (...)

 Sellafield nuclear plant: the whistleblower said his biggest fear was a fire in a nuclear waste silo or processing plant

The Government has been urged to demand the complete closure of the Sellafield nuclear site on the west coast of Britain after a BBC programme raised (...)

Seamus O’Neill from Cavan with his 6.3kg beauty at Ballynahinch Castle Fishery.

DWR Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) have won the overall award for the Welsh Area Institute of Water Innovation for the Wee(...)

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and prime minister David Cameron greet crowds at the ‘Remain’ battle bus campaign at Froebel College of the University of Roehampton. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Weeks after he accused London’s mayor Sadiq Khan of being too close to extremists, David Cameron has joined forces with the Labour politician to call (...)

Health concerns: crumb rubber is used as infill on 3G and 4G pitches, which have been laid in clubs and leisure centres all over Ireland. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The European Commission has asked for the European Chemicals Agency to begin an investigation to establish whether the crumb rubber used as infi(...)

Flooded vehicles emerge  as flood waters begin to recede in the Huntington Road area of York after the River Foss burst its banks, on Monday in the English town of  York. Photograph: Getty

Britain’s Environment Agency (EA) has promised a “complete rethink” of flooding preparedness as Storm Frank threatened to bring more misery. British (...)

Soldiers helping to set up flood defences in Appleby as the British army has been called in to support efforts to protect flood-hit areas of Cumbria amid fears that more heavy rain will fall. Photograph: : 2LANCS/MoD Crown Copyright/PA

Dry conditions have been forecast for St Stephen’s night after a rainfall warning for many parts the south and east expired. But Met Éireann has warn(...)

Suzanne Phelan: “Find a friend or family member you can talk to. You’re not alone.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times
A Christmas like never before
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...after confronting depression Suzanne Phelan “I’ve struggled at Christmas for as long as I can remember. It’s an enormous amount of pressure, n(...)

Furniture and fittings piled up outside a house as the clean-up continues following flooding in Carlisle, Cumbria. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Flood-hit Cumbria in the UK is preparing for a second weekend of potential flooding as more rain is expected to hit the north of England. Although o(...)

Aerial images of flooding. Photograph: Airman Jamie Martin/Air Corps

Overruling “EU bureaucracy and bullshit’’ would help solve Ireland’s flooding problems, Roscommon Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has said. He urg(...)

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