A woman points to the website of the NHS: East and North Hertfordshire notifying users of a problem in its network, in London on May 12th, 2017. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The Health Service Executive has said it is taking precautionary action to protect its IT systems in the wake of a major cyber-attack that struck orga(...)

Dragon Boat racing as part of a three-day trip to Lusty Beg island this summer

Canoeing and camping in the Ardèche Acorn Adventure specialises in active camping holidays for families in Wales, France, Italy and Spain. Accommodat(...)

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(...)

Strapped and bound: filming at Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa  Army barracks of the Murdair Mhám Trasna hangings. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Grubby white hood over each head, noose around each neck, three men stood shivering on a Galway city gallows. No longer able to shade their eyes und(...)

Colin Dexter. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA
Obituary: Colin Dexter
  • People
  • March 22, 2017, 14:07

Colin Dexter, a mystery writer whose irascible, poetry-loving detective, Chief Inspector Morse, pursued clues and cask-conditioned ale through 13 nove(...)

Minister for education Donogh O’Malley in 1966, the year he announced the introduction of free second-level education. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

It is 50 years since Fianna Fáil minister for education Donogh O’Malley announced plans for free second-level education. It was not a radical policy(...)

The disease has been found in wild birds in England, Scotland and Wales. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The strain of avian bird flu found in Co Wexford last month has yet to be confirmed as more cases are being discovered across Europe. The Department(...)

Tributes left outside a house in Spalding, Lincolnshire, where the bodies of Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie (13) were found murdered. File photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Two 15-year-olds have been given life sentences, both with minimum terms of 20 years, at Nottingham Crown Court for the murders of a mother and daught(...)

A selection of the front pages of British newspapers taken on Friday following the  UK high court ruling yesterday that the Conservative government do not have the power on their own to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Photograph: Benjamin Fathers/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May faces a Brexit byelection after Conservative MP Stephen Phillips resigned his seat in protest against her handling of the process of leavi(...)

Reenactors arrive at Battle Abbey in Battle, near Hastings, ending their 300-mile cross-country journey in the East Sussex town where the Battle of Hastings was fought 950 years ago. Photograph: Jim Holden/English Heritage/PA Wire

An army of enthusiasts ended their 300-mile cross-country journey on Friday in the English town where the Battle of Hastings was fought 950 years ago.(...)

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