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Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Death toll in China passes 1,000 as coronavirus concerns grow

The death toll is beyond that of the outbreak of SARs in 2002.

Monday 10 February, 2020

£20 billion Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge being examined by Boris Johnson's government

Downing Street official said that a range of officials were looking at the idea.

Sunday 9 February, 2020

Britain sees spinning cranes and collapsed stadium walls as Storm Ciara hits

Here in Ireland, a snow and ice warning kicks in at midnight.

Further case of coronavirus in England brings UK total to four

The positive test is related to a previous case, and comes after an evacuation flight arrived in England from China.

Coronavirus death toll hits 811, surpassing SARS fatalities Novel Coronavirus This post contains videos

Coronavirus death toll hits 811, surpassing SARS fatalities

A reduction in new cases has, however, provided hope the spread of the disease may be slowing.

Thai soldier shot dead after killing 26 and wounding 57 in gun rampage

Authorities said Sergeant Major Jakrapanth Thomma was behind the attack in the north east of the country.

Saturday 8 February, 2020

Actor Orson Bean dies aged 91 after being hit by car in Los Angeles RIP

Actor Orson Bean dies aged 91 after being hit by car in Los Angeles

Bean was best known in the US for appearances on the panel show To Tell The Truth, and the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Friday 7 February, 2020

Phillip Schofield: 'I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay'

Schofield made the announcement in a statement posted on his Instagram account.

Whistleblower doctor who raised alarm about coronavirus dies from the illness

More than 630 people in China have now died from the virus.

Trump 'apoplectic' with Johnson in phone call over UK's decision on Huawei and 5G

Huawei is only one of a series of issues where the two nations are at odds

Prince Andrew turns down military promotion in wake of Epstein scandal

By convention, he would’ve been in line for promotion on his 60th birthday.

Thursday 6 February, 2020

Man who murdered wife and two daughters before fleeing UK in 2007 has been jailed for life

The jury deliberated for two days to find him guilty of all the charges.

Bernie Madoff - serving 150-year jail term for fraud - asks for release on compassionate grounds

The 81-year-old fraudster says he has terminal kidney failure and less than 18 months to live.

Tuesday 4 February, 2020

PSNI chief says Sinn Féin appearance at police recruitment drive 'seismic and historic'

Sinn Féin deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said the PSNI had to be “reflective of the community it serves”.

Conservative US radio host Rush Limbaugh says he has advanced lung cancer

Limbaugh told listeners he intends to carry on his radio show despite his diagnosis.

Iowa caucus results majorly delayed due to 'quality checks' and new reporting rules

The Democratic Party said the problem was not a result of a “hack or an intrusion”.

Death toll rises above 400 as China admits 'shortcomings and difficulties' in coronavirus response

The World Health Organisation said the number of cases will keep growing because tests are pending on thousands of suspected cases.

What are the Iowa caucuses and why do they matter?

Democrats in the US are choosing their election candidate to take on Trump.

Monday 3 February, 2020

'Sinister and sad': Downing Street accused of Trump-like tactics after journalists banned from Brexit briefing

Number 10 was due to give a briefing on Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans.

Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’

Paschal Donohoe has called on voters not to vote for change “for change’s sake”.

Johnson and Barnier set out competing visions for post-Brexit trade

After three years of fractious divorce talks, the next phase begins today.

1917 cleans up as Joaquin Phoenix and Prince William both call out lack of Bafta diversity Film This post contains videos

1917 cleans up as Joaquin Phoenix and Prince William both call out lack of Bafta diversity

Sam Mendes WW1 film won seven of the nine prizes it was nominated for.

Man shot dead by police in London stabbing attack was convicted terrorist

It is understood Amman, who was jailed in December 2018, had been freed in the past six weeks.

Trump takes shots at Democratic rivals during pre-Super Bowl show

Trump went through most of the major candidates one by one hurling insults.

Sunday 2 February, 2020

Coronavirus: First death reported outside China as overall death toll rises above 300 Philippines This post contains videos

Coronavirus: First death reported outside China as overall death toll rises above 300

The outbreak has been declared an international public health emergency.

Groundhog Day: Early spring a certainty, says Punxsutawney Phil

The annual event has its origins in a German legend.

Prince Charles criticised for taking private helicopter to make speech on lowering aircraft emissions

The royal flew 126 miles to speak to scientists about lowering aircraft emissions.

Boris Johnson to tell Brussels he is prepared to accept border checks in no-deal like scenario

Boris Johnson is prepared to accept a trade deal akin to a no-deal arrangement from the European Union.

Saturday 1 February, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil tweet out videos accusing each other of considering Sinn Féin coalition

Leo and Micheál, both out canvassing in Cork today, ruled out a Sinn Féin coalition after a favourable opinion poll result for the party.

'Queen of Suspense' novelist Mary Higgins Clark dies aged 92 RIP

'Queen of Suspense' novelist Mary Higgins Clark dies aged 92

“Nobody ever bonded more completely with her readers than Mary did,” her editor said.

British government outlines Troubles victims pension scheme but SF criticises 'hierarchy of victims'

Those convicted of playing a part in an incident in which they were injured will be denied access to the scheme.

Arlene Foster says she 'lost friends' because she went to Martin McGuinness' funeral Late Late Show This post contains videos

Arlene Foster says she 'lost friends' because she went to Martin McGuinness' funeral

There was a negative reaction from the audience when she outlined her opposition to same sex marriage.

Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting him off Brexit This post contains videos

Mairead McGuinness says some of Nigel Farage's colleagues agreed with her cutting him off

The Fine Gael MEP turned off Farage’s mic mid-sentence in the European Parliament during the week.

Friday 31 January, 2020

Brexiteers sing God Save The Queen in Belfast as clock strikes 11pm

Hundreds of people gathered in Parliament Square in central London at 11pm.

Senate rejects witnesses in Trump trial, all but ensuring his acquittal

The Democrats had wanted testimony from John Bolton.

Johnson says Brexit will be success but there may be ‘bumps in the road’ as divided Britain leaves EU

The UK has left the European Union ending 47 years of close ties to Brussels

Coronavirus: Trump bans foreign nationals who 'pose a risk' from entering US

The US will also begin funnelling all flights from China to seven major airports where passengers can be screened for illness.

British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour Brexit This post contains videos

British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour

As the clock strikes 11pm, Britain becomes the first country to leave the 28-member bloc.

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in England

The two patients are members of the same family.

Coveney claims Brexit will 'dominate Irish politics' as UK prepares to leave the EU tonight

He also said there will be no discussions on a trade deal if there is not a ‘level playing field’.