It was alleged  that Albert Armstrong,  Colin “Bap” Lindsay  and Stanley Wightman  were together in Mr Lindsay’s home at Kirkistown Walk,  Belvoir estate, Belfast, when Mr Armstrong attacked the others with a Samurai-type sword owned by the UDA chief. File photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

The prosecution case against an alleged double killer is “being expedited” as fast as possible, a lawyer claimed on Friday. South Belfast man Albert (...)

Jeremy Corbyn during a rally in London earlier this month. Photograph:  EPA/ANDY RAIN

The British parties with most to lose if Jeremy Corbyn wins the Labour leadership are the Scottish Nationalists and the Greens. Labour voters deserted(...)

Jeralean Talley, the world’s oldest-known living person, gets a hug from a family member during her 116th birthday celebration last month. She passed away on Wednesday. Photograph:  Rena Laverty/EPA. 1:11

Jeralean Talley, the world’s oldest-known person, has died in Michigan 26 days after her 116th birthday, a family spokeswoman has said. Born on May 2(...)

Campbell Soup is the latest packaged-food company to use acquisitions to add more up-to-date products and reinvigorate sales. Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters

Campbell Soup is adding some spice to its product line. The soup company has agreed to buy Garden Fresh Gourmet for $231 million, acquiring the number(...)

Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard novel psychoactive substances were distributed at a shop on Gresham Street between October 2013 and July 2014 in a substantial commercial operation taking in £50,000 a month. File photograph: Stephen Kelly/PA Wire

Two men and a woman were given community service orders on Tuesday in a groundbreaking case over the sale of £400,000 worth of so-called legal highs i(...)

Most of us have eaten some part of a wild plant at some point in our lives, whether it’s a fistful of sun-ripened blackberries from a sunny hedgero(...)

Take Me Home is a well-stocked wool shop run by husband and wife Aine and Sean Carey

When you say “Dundrum” these days, most people associate it with a large self-contained destination shopping centre. But Dundrum was a proper s(...)

 Austin Campbell, (left) co-ordinator of Mystreets Drogheda,  pictured with tour guides Oliver Fitzsimons, Martin Reilly, Des Nelson, Luke Kelly, and Cyril Carter, at St Laurence’s Gate, Drogheda, Co Louth. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

H omeless people as tour guides? In a Hitchhikers-Guide-to-the-Galaxy way of looking at the world, it makes sense. Who better to guide one through (...)

Brazil legend Sócrates confronts Alain Giresse in the quarter-final of the 1986 World Cup in Guadalaraja, Mexico, which France won in a penalty shoutout. Photograph: AFP/Getty

In the tunnel in Guadalajara, Sócrates stopped. One of the giants of Brazilian football turned around. He wanted to shake the hand of someone a few(...)

Dividing people into winners and losers might seem like weirdly reductive behaviour, but Alastair Campbell was once the British Labour Party’s director of communication and strategy, where he thrived on reduction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On the cover of Alastair Campbell’s new book, Winners and How They Succeed, there’s a big number “1” made from the names of the subjects and interv(...)