PSNI officers remove items following searches  in Larne, Co Antrim, yesterday, after the arrest of a Royal Marine for questioning in connection with  two major dissident republican arms finds. Photgraph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A 30-year-old British soldier has been arrested in Somerset, England in connection with dissident republican arms finds in Larne, Co Antrim, police h(...)

Sir Antony Jay, co-writer of influential BBC government satire Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, has died at the age of 86.  Photograph: PA Wire

Sir Antony Jay, co-writer of influential BBC government satire Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, has died at the age of 86. Yes Minister was a b(...)

A sign saying welcome to Northern Ireland is seen on the border of Armagh and Louth in Ireland. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Northern Ireland is not Lincolnshire or Somerset. It is a distinct and unique political entity, recognised as such by an international treaty register(...)

Permanent partying: from Frat Boys: Inside America’s Fraternities

If you’ve seen any of those Hollywood comedies set on US campuses (think the National Lampoon franchise – or, better still, don’t) you know a little a(...)

A broker reacts at the German stock exchange in Frankfurt after Britain voted to leave the European Union. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP

Irish people living in Britain awoke this morning to hear the UK had voted to leave the European Union. Irish Times readers have been sending us thei(...)

 People gather to celebrate the summer solstice at Glastonbury Tor  in Somerset, England.  Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

A man has died at the Glastonbury Festival in England after suffering serious burns, British police have said. Avon and Somerset police said they wer(...)

 A file photograph  dated August 9th 2011 of US musician Prince during a performance  at the Sziget Festival in  Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: Balzas Mohai/EPA.

From the very beginning of his nearly four decades in the music industry, Prince defied convention and courted controversy in equal measure. The mult(...)

 Ellie Goulding has been  added to the extended line-up for the Glastonbury festival at Worthy Farm in June. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Ellie Goulding, ZZ Top and Disclosure are among the newly confirmed acts for Glastonbury Festival 2016. The extended line-up for the festival at Wort(...)

Artist’s impression   of the how the proposed Hinkley Point C station: Former Électricité de France money man Thomas Piquemal’s fears over Hinkley Point – that it could threaten the future of the entire EDF group – are now widely shared. Photograph: EDF/PA

The first concrete has yet to be poured in the construction of the £18 billion (€23.2 billion) Hinkley Point C project. But already it is turning into(...)

Police in the UK followed floury footprints to a thief’s home after a burglary. Photograph: Thinkstock

A burglar has been jailed after he left a trail of floury footsteps from the scene of the crime right to his own front door. Anthony Rudkin (48) wore(...)

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