‘One hard step done’: Ex-minister James Brokenshire undergoes lung surgery

Former Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has revealed that he has undergone lung surgery.

Lord Judge said juries may have doubts over sufficient evidence (Nick Ansell/PA)

Rape trial failings could hamper future convictions, Lord Judge warns

The high-profile collapse of several rape trials could damage the prospect of convictions in genuine cases, the former lord chief justice has warned.

Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale (Jane Barlow/PA)

Kezia Dugdale urges national campaign to tackle workplace sexual harassment

Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has called for a national government-led campaign to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace.

Mary Lou McDonald addresses supporters at the Balmoral Hotel in Belfast (Niall Carson/PA)

Sinn Fein president-elect: My leadership will be key chapter in ending partition

Sinn Fein’s president-elect Mary Lou McDonald has said that the party will aim to convince unionists that a United Ireland is the best way forward for everyone.

Mary Lou McDonald will succeed Gerry Adams (Niall Carson/PA)

Mary Lou McDonald nominated to replace Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein leader

Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald has been nominated to replace Gerry Adams as party leader.

Review of the Year 2017

Sinn Fein keen to see an end to Stormont political stalemate, Gerry Adams says

Sinn Fein wants to see an end to the year-long political stalemate at Stormont, Gerry Adams has said.

What the papers say – January 20

What the papers say – January 20

Sex offenders and the justice system make headlines again on Saturday, along with Brexit, Carillion and insurers.

Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, over southern Iceland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

In Pictures: Aurora Borealis lights up Iceland’s skies

The bright lights of Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, have been dancing above Iceland.

The Trump golf resorts in Scotland are at Turnberry in Ayrshire and the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire (Andrew Milligan/PA)

US politicians ask whether Russian money may have funded Trump’s golf courses

US Congress has been questioning whether Russian money could have been used to fund Donald Trump’s golf courses in the UK and Ireland.

Kezia Dugdale addressed a conference in Glasgow (Jane Barlow/PA)

Sexual harassment conference hears calls for national campaign

Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has called for a national government-led campaign to tackle sexual harassment in workplaces across the country.

The team walked up to 43km per day (British Army/PA)

British Ice Maidens become first all-female group to cross Antarctica unpowered

A team of British soldiers has become the first all-female group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power.

Cars covered with snow amid cold weather (David Cheskin/PA)

Travel warning for drivers as icy weather continues

Motorists are being urged to be wary of ice on the roads after disruption in areas hit by snow this week.

Avon and Somerset Police were called to Burnham Road in Highbridge at about 2.20am on Saturday (Yui Mok/PA)

Man arrested after woman dies in hit-and-run incident

A man has been arrested after a woman died in a hit-and-run incident in Somerset.

Anti-Trump protesters outside the new US Embassy in Nine Elms, London (Yui Mok/PA)

Protesters urge PM to cancel meeting with ‘racist bigot’ Donald Trump

Anti-Trump protesters descended on the new site of the United States embassy on Saturday afternoon, declaring the US president a “racist bigot” and calling for Theresa May to cancel her meeting with him at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week.

Sinn Fein party president, Gerry Adams and President elect Mary Lou McDonald

Changing of the guard after 34 years of Adams

After 34 years, the changing of the guard has come – with Mary Lou McDonald set to take over the role of Sinn Fein leader.

Angela Constance said the issue must not leave the spotlight (PA)

Employers to be focus of conference against sexual harassment

Employers have been urged to take the issue of sexual harassment seriously by Scotland’s Equalities Secretary.

Donald Trump views developments to his luxury golf resort during a visit to the Menie estate in Aberdeenshire. (Danny Lawson/PA)

Trump presidency anniversary: Golf fan spent 25% of year on links

Donald Trump has visited a golf club on about a quarter of the days he has been president, figures suggest.

The woman is not believed to be in a life-threatening condition

19-year-old woman stabbed in neck and body in Newtownards

A 19-year-old woman has been stabbed in the neck and body at a house in Newtownards.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued the warning (Johnny Green/PA)

Britons in Jamaica destination told to stay in resorts amid army crime crackdown

British tourists on holiday in the popular Jamaican destination of Montego Bay have been urged to stay in their resorts while the military carries out a crackdown on violent crime.

Picturehouse pay dispute

Cinema workers launch fresh strikes over pay

Cinema workers are to launch a fresh wave of strikes in a long-running dispute over pay and union recognition.

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