Animal lover Catherine Southwell set up the foster charity organisation Cavaliers in Need as a result of the case, to look after Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, as above. Recalling the state of the dogs in this case, she said: “It was horrific, that’s the only way I can describe it.” File photograph: Getty Images

A dog breeder who neglected and caused suffering to King Charles Spaniels has been handed a 10-month suspended jail sentence. Gordon Laverty was also (...)

Undated handout CCTV image of Richard Barklie. PA

A former Northern Ireland police officer who is one of three men sought in connection with an alleged racist incident involving Chelsea football fans (...)

Col J H Alexander: he was awarded the Military Cross, mentioned in despatches four times and honoured with the Distinguished Service Order. (Courtesy, Ken Gillings)
The ‘spear’ that won Sinai

One of the often forgotten fronts of the Great War is the Sinai Peninsula and Palestine where the British army was locked into a tedious but often dea(...)

The Rev Dr Michael Barry:  “We need to get to the stage where the flag itself is not the one all-important issue. Whether I am British or Irish does not depend on what flag is flying.” Photograph:
Alan Lewis/Photopress

The Rev Dr Michael Barry, the next moderator to Ireland’s 240,000 Presbyterians, has said politicians must find some way of dealing with the past. Dr (...)

Ben Robinson: 
a schoolboy rugby player who has become the
first person in Northern Ireland to die from second impact syndrome, a coroner has ruled. Photograph: PA

Medical experts have said higher standards of safeguarding against concussion in rugby must be adopted following the death of a teenage player. Benjam(...)