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British  prime minister Theresa May is interviewed by Jeremy Paxman during a joint Channel 4 and Sky News general election programme, in London, England. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May faced laughter, jeers and heckling from a studio audience on Monday night as she struggled to answer questions abou(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn pushes Isabella (right) and Freddie during a visit to Oxford on Thursday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images)

The Conservatives are cruising to a landslide victory in local voting in the UK on Friday, in a foretaste of a potential victory in the June 8th gener(...)

The UK government hopes to soften the impact of leaving the single market by striking a new free trade agreement, but there are growing fears that it will instead crash out of the union without a deal.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Several parts of the UK that voted to leave the European Union are among the most vulnerable to the economic impact of Brexit, according to new resea(...)

The scene in Wolverhampton city centre after a woman died when she was hit by a piece of roof  during Storm Doris. Photograph: Matthew Cooper/PA Wire

A woman has died in England after being hit by a piece of a roof the “size of a coffee table” during Storm Doris. The pedestrian was confirmed dead a(...)

Under proposed legislation, motorists in Ireland would be obliged by law to pass cyclists no closer than 1.5m on roads with a speed limit of 50km/h or higher.  Photograph: Kate Geraghty

The enforcement of close-pass legislation, as it has become known, has proven highly successful for several police forces in the United Kingdom. Inno(...)

Former footballers and victims of abuse Steve Walters  and Andy Woodward who have helped to bring the topic of sexual abuse to the fore. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

Britain’s largest police force has launched an investigation into sex abuse claims involving London football clubs. The Metropolitan police said a te(...)

Emergency services at the scene where five men died after a wall collapsed at a Hawkeswood Metal recycling plant in Aston Church Road, Birmingham. Photograph: Richard Vernalls/PA Wire

Five foreign workers have been crushed to death at an English metal recycling plant. The dead men are all believed to be Spanish nationals, originall(...)

Arguably celebrity endorsements for remaining in the EU fell on deaf ears in the way celebrity endorsements for shampoo don’t.

Hey Britain, what happened? You are meant to love a celebrity endorsement. You can’t get enough of Clooney’s coffee or Helen Mirren’s face cream. You(...)

Interior of O’Toole’s bar in Loughinisland the morning after the UVF shot dead six people in 1994. Photograph: Pacemaker

Castle Street in Belfast is only minutes from Royal Avenue and City Hall, but it is a street in which the poverty which has outlasted the Troubles is (...)

Muslim convert Lorna Moore (34) was planning to take her three young children to the area, including an 11-month-old baby. Photograph: West Midlands Police/PA Wire

A Northern Irish mother who wanted bring up her children under the Islamic State in Syria has been jailed by a London court for two and a half years. (...)

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