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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

John Hemming investigation

Family court judge must explain why pianist jailed, says campaigner

A family court judge must explain why a concert pianist has been jailed, a campaigner says.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

President Donald Trump?s inauguration anniversary

Trump and May to meet for talks in Davos after ‘special relationship’ tested

Theresa May and Donald Trump will meet for talks at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, Downing Street said.

The frequency of smart motorway refuge areas is to be increased (Highways England/PA)

Safety fears mean more lay-bys added to smart motorways

Extra lay-bys are to be retrofitted to the most dangerous stretches of smart motorways amid safety fears.

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.

Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron during a press conference at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, after UK-France summit talks.

Britain will secure a bespoke trade deal, Emmanuel Macron says

Emmanuel Macron has said Britain will secure a bespoke trade deal but left the door open to Brexit being reversed.

A Capita contract to deliver recruitment for the Army has failed to hit its savings target (Ben Birchall/PA)

Defence recruitment contract fails to deliver more than £100 million in savings

A major recruitment contract for the Ministry of Defence has failed to deliver more than £100 million in planned savings so far, new figures reveal.

The supermarket fuel price war has paused in recent weeks (Lewis Whyld/PA)

Pause in petrol pump war increases cost of filling up

A cooling of the supermarket petrol price war has bumped up refuelling costs for motorists, according to new figures.

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