Ireland’s two largest parties have unveiled their manifestos ahead of the General Election, in Dublin. Fianna Fail and Fine Gael launched their plans within hours of each other on day 10 of the campaign.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has formally signed the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in Downing Street, in the presence of EU and Foreign Office officials. It comes after the Queen gave her royal assent to the legislation on Thursday. In a statement, the..
Harry Dunn’s parents and Andrea Leadsom entering South Northamptonshire Council Offices following the US secretary of state refusing an extradition request for the suspect charged with causing the death of their son. Mrs Sacoolas, 42, claimed..
A critically endangered eastern black rhino has been born in Wales for the first time, on Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire. The calf's mother, Dakima, has taken to motherhood 'like a dream', according to Folly Farm curator Tim Morphew.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was relaxed about the prospect of Liverpool’s irresistible form this season taking them beyond City’s record 100-point Premier League total, set as they won the title two seasons ago.
Lewis Pugh has become the first person to swim under an Antarctic ice sheet – wearing just a pair of trunks, a cap and googles. Pugh, 50, swam for 10 minutes and 17 seconds in the river underneath the melting ice sheet as part of a campaign to raise..
The Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach, Leo Varadker was involved in a heated debate about rising homelessness during a visit to Swords, Ireland. The exchange took part at the end of the first full week of campaigning in the Irish general election.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the risk to the UK public from the coronavirus “remains low” after chairing a Cobra committee meeting in Whitehall. Mr Hancock said: “As I made clear to the House yesterday, the clinical advice is that the..
CREDIT: Chester Zoo Five otter pups have been given their first ‘swimming lessons’ at Chester Zoo. After staying snuggled up in their holts with parents Annie and Wallace for a number of weeks since birth, the adorable quintet finally developed..
A handyman has been jailed for 16 years for the “brutal and shocking” machete attack on an officer dubbed Britain’s hardest police officer. “Arrogant” Muhammad Rodwan, who had previous convictions for two machete attacks and rape, hacked at..
China has expanded lockdowns to at least 10 cities in a bid to contain the coronavirus outbreak. On the eve of the Lunar New Year transportation has been shut down in at least 10 cities with a total of about 33 million people.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reacts after his side beat Wolves 2-1 away. “We scored our wonderful goal after a set-piece but not a second or third means everything is open and then it gets intense" Klopp said. Klopp dismissed any pressure as the..
The slate mining landscape of north-west Wales has been nominated for Unesco World Heritage status. If successful, it would join the likes of the Grand Canyon, the Vatican and the Great Wall of China on the prestigious list. Interview with Culture..
Chairman of the Emergency Committee, World Health Organisation, Professor Didier Houssin, gives an update on the coronavirus outbreak. They say it is 'too early' to consider coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency.
Photos issued by Leeds Museum and Galleries showing the Nesyamun mummy in the CT scanner at Leeds General Infirmary, as the sound of Nesyamun has been reproduced as a vowel-like sound that loosely resembles a protracted sheep's bleat.
Mandatory credit: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists The Doomsday Clock has moved closer to midnight than it has ever been and is now just 100 seconds away from striking 12. Rachel Bronson, president and chief executive of Bulletin of the Atomic..
The mother of Tanesha Melbourne-Blake, the 17-year-old victim of a drive-by shooting in Tottenham appeals for fresh witnesses after the gun used to kill her is linked to another murder. Tanesha was with friends when she was shot in the heart from a..
The Prince of Wales's office has denied claims he snubbed US vice president Mike Pence during an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Clarence House said Charles did not ignore President Donald Trump's deputy during the..
The Prince of Wales has urged nations to learn the "lessons" of the Holocaust as he joined world leaders in condemning the scourge of anti-Semitism, during an event marking 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. Charles described the..
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband has said there was "no breakthrough" with Boris Johnson when they discussed efforts to free the British-Iranian mother from imprisonment in Tehran. Richard Ratcliffe and their five-year-old daughter Gabriella met..
"Britain's hardest cop" has told how he survived a ferocious machete attack in the line of duty as a handyman with a violent past was convicted of wounding him. Pc Stuart Outten, 29, suffered six blows to the head from a 2ft long blade after stopping..
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's official wedding souvenirs no longer feature in the Royal Collection's online shop after their decision to quit royal life. Released ahead of the couple's 2018 nuptials, the commemorative range included a fine bone..
Matt Hancock updates the House of Commons on the coronavirus outbreak. He said the Department of Health and Social Care has put in place 'proportionate, precautionary measures'. The DHSC said measures were being put in place at Heathrow after cases of..
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 recorded below north-east England was widely felt because it happened just as people were waking up, a British Geological Survey seismologist has said. Its epicentre was 2.5 miles (4km) below Stockton-on-Tees and..
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has confirmed his party has ruled out a "grand coalition" with major rivals Fine Gael. Mr Martin said his party was interested in creating a new government with other "centre" parties such as Labour and the Greens.
Historians have created a 3D recreation of the elaborate headdress of a real-life Asterix-like resistance fighter whose burial site was discovered on a West Sussex building site. The skeleton of the Iron Age mystery warrior and the unique glamorous..
A dog named Eddie, who has cancer, has been made a police K9 officer for the day. The gesture was made by his new adoptive owner. He enjoyed a day out visiting local businesses and ticking things off his bucket list. Eddie has around 12 months to live..
The Prince of Wales has met the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, on the first day of his visit to the country and the occupied Palestinian territories. Charles will also join world leaders at an event marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation..
A water tanker plane fighting wildfires in Australia has crashed killing three American crew members, officials have said. The C-130 Hercules plane went down in the Snowy Monaro region in the state of New South Wales (NSW). SW Rural Fire Service..
A mum has described how her “bubble of pure joy” was cruelly burst when her baby girl was diagnosed with Rett syndrome, a brutal genetic illness causing her to regress. Lifelong family friends when, in July 2017, former HR manager, Carrie McSwan,..
Chinese state media has said the city of Wuhan is shutting down outbound flights and trains to contain a new virus that has killed 17 people. The state-owned People's Daily newspaper said in a tweet that no one would be allowed to leave the city..
A Canadian shopkeeper who shared a hug with the Duke of Sussex when he visited her home decor store before Christmas said she is happy he has returned “home”. Chris Stephen owns Lilaberry in Sidney, British Columbia, near to where Harry, the..
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United supporters had every right to feel “disillusioned” on a night when anti-Glazer chants provided the backdrop to an embarrassing home loss to Burnley. Sunday’s defeat to table-topping rivals..
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is willing to enter a confidence-and-supply arrangement with Fianna Fail, however he ruled out going into a coalition with Sinn Fein. Mr Varadkar said he would be open to working with a minority Fianna Fail..