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 Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Saturday, December 6thHull (17) v West Brom (16) Striker Abel Hernandez returns to the Hull squad after missing two matches for the birth of his child(...)

Deirdre O’Kane as Christine Noble in Noble

How do you capture a personality so enormous as Christina Noble? Over the last quarter of a century, the indomitable Dubliner has toiled energ(...)

Chimney pots line the rooftops of houses in the Herne Hill district of London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

House prices have reached a new record high of £272,000 on average after surging by 11.7 per cent over the last year, according to an official report.(...)

The recovery in the UK property market made further ground during the second quarter of 2014, as values rose by an additional 3.3 per cent for all (...)

In the 1970s regulatory barriers went up in San Francisco and land values began to accelerate. Photograph: Getty Images

About 40 per cent of the stated wealth of the UK – more than £3 trillion – does not exist. It is a terrible illusion. For the US the figure is about 1(...)

More than 3,200 names, mainly of building workers, were kept on the list. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Major construction companies in the UK are to compensate workers whose names were on a secret industry blacklist.The dramatic development follows year(...)

 Telford was discovered strangled to death with a ligature at her home in Twaddell Avenue, North Belfast, on February 4
 by a shopkeeper. A pulled-out telephone wire was lying nearby.
 Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

A man who strangled a pensioner 25 years ago has been sentenced to a minimum of 19 years in prison.Samuel Dunwoody (52), was stealing money from her (...)

Tom Lackey who launched this year’s Coleraine Borough Council’s International Air Show. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

A 93-year-old widower has broken his own record to become the world’s oldest wingwalker.Daredevil Tom Lackey, who was first strapped to a plane’s wing(...)

A firefighter battles a major fire at a recycling plant in Smethwick, near Birmingham, today. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

A chief fire officer in the UK has called for a review into the use of Chinese lanterns after one started a huge blaze today which caused £6 million (...)

 “Irish people have an upward bias in their responses [and] so always profess higher satisfaction and well-being than other nations. Whether this reflects the reality is another issue,” says  Prof Richard Layte of the ESRI.  Photograph: Davd Sleator

It has been one of the paradoxes of the economic collapse that Irish people continue to report high levels of life satisfaction at odds with the narra(...)

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