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NHS staff can stay at Hallmark Hotels for free until Christmas, to celebrate the 70th anniversary

Hallmark Hotels are celebrating the NHS’ 70th anniversary by rewarding NHS staff with free stays at its hotels until Christmas.<p>Health service workers …

Great Britain

Drought and Drone Reveal ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Signs of Ancient Henge in Ireland

It took an unusually brutal drought for signs of a 5,000-year-old monument to suddenly appear in an Irish field, as if they had been written into the landscape in invisible ink.<p>On Monday, Anthony Murphy, an author and photographer, sent a camera-enabled drone high above the Brú na Bóinne …

Archaeology

Hello Kitty bullet train is unveiled in Japan

Pretty in pink: Incredible pictures show the bullet train that's been given an eye-popping Hello Kitty makeover<p><b>Bullet train will come into service on</b> …

Japan

After the abortion vote, I want to thank Britain. You were there for Irish women | Anne Enright

When you despair at how your country treats migrants, remember: you made our lives bearable<p>It is time to say thank you to Britain. We should have been saying it all along. Thank you for looking after Irish women when the Irish state would not, when Irish doctors could say nothing, offer no help, no …

Prenatal Development

The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations

The nation’s famed mastery of rail travel has been aided by some subtle behavioral tricks.<p>It is a scene that plays out each weekday morning across Tokyo. Suit-clad office workers, gaggles of schoolchildren, and other travelers gamely wend their way through the city’s sprawling rail stations.<p>To the …

Trains

Heart disease risk may show in your earlobes, eyes, fingers

The heart, so integral to life, sits in its protective cage in the chest, going about its work without any external sign to the owner.<p>In the West, where one in four people die of cardiovascular disease, the importance of keeping the heart in good working order is hard to overstate. Sadly, the first …

Lips

The Secret Miracle Cleaner You've Had Since College

When you're looking for an effective cleaner, most of us would love to find something inexpensive, non-toxic and — while we're being picky — …

Sebastian Barry named Irish fiction laureate, hailing 'golden age of Irish prose'

Award-winning novelist succeeds Anne Enright in three-year role promoting Irish literature and its formidable generations of writers<p>The award-winning author Sebastian Barry has vowed to celebrate what he described as a “golden age of Irish prose writing” after being named the new laureate for Irish …

Dolores O'Riordan: The 5 best Cranberries songs

Dolores O'Riordan, the main songwriter and frontwoman with The Cranberries, has died aged 46. With the band from Limerick, she created some of the most beloved songs of the Nineties.<p>1. Zombie<p>The Cranberries' fiercest rock song, from second album, No Need To Argue (1994). An accusatory lament, it …

Stunning solar discovery sheds new light on 4000-year-old megalithic tomb in Ireland

Hillwalker Dáithí Ó Conaill has made an amazing discovery in west Kerry, Ireland which connects a 4000-year-old tomb with the equinox. Known as the Giant’s Grave, the megalithic tomb is located in the valley known as Loch an Dúin, which is near the county’s famous Conor Pass – one of the highest …

Fathers pass on four times as many new genetic mutations as mothers – study

Children inherit four times as many new mutations from their fathers than their mothers, according to research that suggests faults in the men’s DNA are a driver for rare childhood diseases.<p>Researchers studied 14,000 Icelanders and found that men passed on one new mutation for every eight months of …

Genetics

Singapore's Changi Airport Terminal Introduces New Airport Tech

Already one of the most lauded airports in the world, Singapore's Changi Airport, voted the world's best airport five years running, is far from …

Flying

Top 10: London's quirkiest hotel afternoon teas

Looking for a London afternoon tea that is a bit more interesting than the regular cucumber sandwiches and Victoria sponge? Telegraph Travel's guide to the city's best quirky afternoon teas features the best places for a quirky date, a day out with your bestie, or quality time with the children. …

Ovarian cancer victim wins $417m payout from Johnson & Johnson

Court orders firm to compensate woman who claims her cancer was linked to using talc products for feminine hygiene<p>A jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay $417m (£323m) to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based products such as Johnson’s Baby …

Cancer

'I never thought I'd see it again': the Irish beach that came back

In 1984, a beach on Ireland’s Achill Island vanished. This year it reappeared overnight. How are locals handling the sand?<p>• Irvine Welsh and others on their favourite coastline<p>John O’Shea goes to bed in a lifejacket. Or so he tells me. “Give a lie 24 hours’ start and the truth will never catch up,” …

So you’ve got an Irish passport because of Brexit. Here’s a guide to your new identity | Mary Bourke

As Brits dig out their grandparents’ birth certificates and apply to the passport service en masse, here are some tips to fitting in from drinking tea to Ed Sheeran<p>• Mary Bourke is a comic and playwright<p>Demand for Irish passports in the UK has jumped by 50% since Britain voted for Brexit, according …

Great Britain

The surprising health benefits of drinking beer

It's National Beer Day, which seems like as good a reason as any to savour a pint of the amber nectar (though not Fosters, obviously – these days the selection on offer is much better than that).<p>And here's another: that same glass of beer could actually help you live longer.<p>Last year, a study of …

'Heaven needed a very special angel' - mum pays heartbreaking tribute at funeral of baby who died from suspected heatstroke

A SEVEN month old girl who died in a freak accident in Tipperary was carried to the altar for her Mass of the Angels by her heartbroken father.<p>The …

Everything you need to know about the world's greatest airport

Singapore Changi, the airport serving the Singapore F1 today, was named best in show at the World Airport Awards earlier this year, picking up the top gong for the fifth consecutive year.<p>A record 58.7 million passengers were lucky enough to experience the world’s greatest airport in 2016, and this …

Ireland's Dingle Peninsula Knows How to Eat

An eclectic community of chefs, poets, publicans, artists, and ice cream makers have turned a once sleepy seaside village into an unlikely food …

Singapore is striving to be the world's first 'smart city'

There are few places better positioned to become a "smart city" than Singapore.<p>That's an easy statement to justify. Singapore is an island city-state just 30 miles across that has been governed by the same party for decades. Putting the implied democratic flaws to one side, the geography and …

Morning Yoga Poses That Will Wake You Up

If you want to establish a consistent yoga practice, one of the first steps is to find the time of day that works best for you and make sure to be on …

Crowds gather at 'apparition' of Virgin Mary in Limerick

THIRTY-one years after the moving statue phenomenon in Ballinspittle, an unusual sighting of what is believed to be an image of the Virgin Mary has …

‘Who buys fish with a credit card here?’ Traders scoff at Goa’s bid to ditch cash

It’s 11 o’clock, and Laxman Chauhan still hasn’t sold any fish. His stall in the central market in the west Indian city of Panjim has been open for three hours, but none of his usual clients have come today. He checks his watch, and then takes a walk to see if other vendors have had any customers. …

Everything you wanted to know about vein problems (but were too busy pulling up your socks to ask)

About 20% of people develop visible varicose veins – while 84% of us get thread veins on our legs. What can you do to prevent them? And can they pose a serious health risk?<p>Many people are distressed by the appearance of their legs – 15-20% of people have visible varicose veins, and an equivalent …

An idyll no more: why I’m leaving Goa

The beautiful, laid-back Goa of old is disappearing amid pollution, over-development and fears over personal safety. It’s time to leave, says resident Deepti Kapoor<p>Sometimes, when the sun is setting over a village called Aldona, and the evening bread is delivered on the backs of bicycles, you can …