Smoke billows from a fire that has engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London. Photograph: Rick Findler/PA Wire

At least 12 people have died with another 18 in critical condition in hospital after a huge fire destroyed a 24-storey tower block in west London(...)

Barbara Warren, RHA

Barbara Warren, who has died aged 91, was a highly regarded representational painter who exhibited regularly from the early 1950s. She brought her dis(...)

 Highland Reel ridden by jockey Seamus Heffernan wins the Longines Turf race on day two of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup  at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Photograph:  Harry How/Getty Images

Highland Reel secured Aidan O’Brien an 11th Breeders Cup success in Saturday night’s $4million Turf at Santa Anita and the colt could next attempt to (...)

Séamus Ó hUltacháin at the site in Cavan where human remains were dug up by a badger. Photograph: Rodney Edwards

Human remains dating back 4,500 years have been discovered by a local historian in Blacklion, Co Cavan after they were unearthed by a badger. The bon(...)

Lesley Zerebny (27) is seen in this undated photo released by the Palm Springs Police Department. She had just returned to her job after maternity leave. Photograph: Palm Springs Police Department via AP

Two US police officers trying to resolve a family dispute were killed when a man they had been speaking to suddenly pulled out a gun and opened fire o(...)

British secretary of state for exiting the European Union (Brexit minister) David Davis: His appointment, in conjunction with those of Boris Johnson as foreign minister and Liam Fox in trade, led Angus Robertson, leader of the Scottish National Party at Westminster,  to descibe the   cabinet as one of the most right-wing in the modern era. Photograph:  Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has transformed the British cabinet, putting all but a handful of ministries under new leadership and sacking some of the most powerful f(...)

The Queen talks to Pastor Kofi Banful and Jayne Banful in the garden of Buckingham Palace at the first royal garden party of the year. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

While talk of a “Golden Era” of Sino-British relations have made headlines in recent months, unguarded comments by Queen Elizabeth during a Buckingham(...)

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