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Pictured: British tourist killed ‘on his 24th birthday’ after hitting his head on rocks while jumping into the sea at the Ibizan party resort of San Antonio

Wednesday  15:45,   15 august 2018

Paul Gardner, reportedly from Newcastle, had been celebrating his 24th birthday with friends on the beach in San Antonio, Ibiza, when he jumped from a height of about 20ft into the water.Paul Gardner, believed to be from Newcastle, had reportedly[...]
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The Emotional Journey of Photographing a Face Transplant

Wednesday  14:07,   15 august 2018

Maggie Steber and Lynn Johnson reflect on capturing the story of Katie Stubblefield, the youngest face transplant patient in the U.S.Everything stopped for an instant of “reverence,” she says, as she recorded the moment. “And then they gathered[...]

Man who lost wife in Omagh bomb recalls terror

Wednesday  13:50,   15 august 2018

A man who lost his wife in the Omagh bomb has spoken about the traumatic aftermath of the incident which almost led to him taking his own life.The family had been in the Co Tyrone town shopping on August 15, 1998, when the bomb exploded. Some 29[...]

EXCLUSIVE - 'They spat at me and pulled my hair. I feared I'd be raped': Mother jailed in Dubai with daughter, four, for drinking one glass of wine on Emirates flight says she'll NEVER go back to the UAE

Wednesday  13:40,   15 august 2018

Dr Ellie Holman, 44, who was locked up with her four-year-old daughter (pictured), describes her treatment as 'inhuman', with the ordeal leaving her exhausted and taking anti-anxiety medicine. © Provided by Associated Newspapers[...]

The Age of Precarious Infrastructure

Wednesday  13:31,   15 august 2018

There’s an old chestnut about infrastructure that goes, infrastructure is everything you don’t notice—until it fails. It’s a definition that works for any kind of infrastructure, too: big or small, visible or invisible, bridges and garage doors,[...]

There is 'a case' to ban cars in Westminster - minister

Wednesday  12:55,   15 august 2018

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has told Sky News "there may well be a case" for pedestrianising parts of Westminster in the wake of another suspected terror attack. On Tuesday, a car ploughed through a group of cyclists before[...]

Irish scientists discover new treatment to help prevent relapse of aggressive form of breast cancer

Wednesday  12:40,   15 august 2018

Irish scientists discover new treatment to help prevent relapse of aggressive form of breast cancerIn a world first, scientists working at NUI Galway found that targeting a specific stress response during treatment could improve how patients[...]

Students rewarded for aiming higher as more achieve top H1 grade

Wednesday  11:30,   15 august 2018

Students rewarded for aiming higher as more achieve top H1 gradeAs more than 57,000 candidates receive their results, a breakdown of the data shows 7,490 students were awarded at least one H1 - a mark of between 90pc and 100pc - while six will be[...]

Westminster terror suspect named as Salih Khater, Sky sources

Wednesday  11:25,   15 august 2018

The suspect arrested after the Westminster terror crash has been named as Salih Khater, Sky sources say. It is believed the 29-year-old remains in police custody after his arrest on suspicion of preparing an act of terror.A Facebook page for a man[...]

'Those scars will never go away': Special ceremony to mark 20th anniversary of Omagh bombing

Wednesday  11:10,   15 august 2018

The 1998 bombing was the single worst atrocity of the Troubles.The event will take place in Market Street, where the bomb exploded, in what was the worst single atrocity of the[...]

Face transplant gives hope after suicide attempt

Wednesday  11:05,   15 august 2018

A 21-year-old woman who tried to take her own life by shooting herself in the face has become the youngest person in the United States to receive a face transplant. Katie Stubblefield underwent 31 hours in surgery after a three-year wait for a[...]

A guide to the Pope in Ireland 2018 - all you need to know

Wednesday  10:30,   15 august 2018

A guide to the Pope in Ireland 2018 - all you need to knowAlthough the number is expected to be lower this time around, the weekend of August 25 and 26 is set to be a busy one. Not sure what to expect? We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to answer[...]

What the papers say – August 15

Wednesday  10:10,   15 august 2018

Events outside the Houses of Parliament dominate the front pages.“Terror returns to Westminster”, reads the headline of The Times, as it reports that a suspected terrorist spent 90 minutes trawling the streets of the capital before crashing into[...]

Police are scrambled to Scottish whisky distillery after 300 fans cause traffic chaos trying to get their hands on £495 limited edition bottle

Wednesday  10:00,   15 august 2018

The Macallan Genesis caused traffic chaos as whisky fans tried to get their hands on it at a distillery in Scotland yesterday.There was traffic chaos as fans from around the UK converged on the Macallan Distillery in Craigellachie, Moray, as they[...]

Woman slashed in face in vicious daylight attack

Wednesday  10:00,   15 august 2018

Woman slashed in face in vicious daylight attackThe woman was assaulted on Golden Lane near the Radisson Blu hotel at around[...]