Ronnie O’Sullivan is spoken to by referee Olivier Marteel in his second round match against Matthew Stevens during day nine of the Betfred World Championships at the Crucible Theatre. Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Ronnie O’Sullivan found himself in more bother at the Betfred World Championship after making a rude gesture during his second-round match against Mat(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage at the launch of his party’s election manifesto in Thurrock, Essex. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

The Thurrock Hotel in Aveley, in a nondescript district of Essex near the Dartford Crossing bridge, hosts “Fawlty Towers Experience” dinners promising(...)

Costa del Sol: Dubliners Wayne Lennon (38) and Brian McConville (30) admitted punching, kicking and stabbing London-born builder Paul Feathers at his home. Photograph: PA

Two Irish men have been sentenced to 11 years each in prison after being convicted of killing a British expat at his Costa del Sol home. A jury at a c(...)

Karen Buckley (24), went missing in Glasgow after visiting a nightclub with friends on Saturday night. 0:52

Karen Buckley (24), is a graduate of University of Limerick where she studied general nursing. She graduated in January 2014 before taking time out to(...)

Medium and message: Prime Minister David Cameron talks to Conservative Party supporters in Cornwall. Click to the next photograph for an alternative take on the size of the crowd. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Jim Murphy, the leader of the Scottish Labour Party, stood at a bar counter late on Thursday night, buying a round of drinks for his staff after the s(...)

UK business secretary Vince Cable has condemned the Conservatives for insisting that the fees be introduced for unfair dismissal and other employment cases. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Victoria Wasteney from Ilford in Essex lost this week when she complained that she had been unfairly disciplined after a female Muslim colleague repor(...)

Can Phil Taylor step away from the game that made him? Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA

Phil Taylor does not remember how much his father made working at Platt’s tile factory in Stoke-on-Trent in the early 1960s, but he knows it was not e(...)

Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has a selfie taken with reality television star Joey Essex. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Joey Essex, one of the stars of The Only Way Is Essex, is, by all accounts, quite a nice bloke, although his new-found interest in the world of Britis(...)

Conservative party backbenchers cheer after Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered his Budget statement to the House of Commons, London.

Mr Deputy Speaker,Today, I report on a Britain that is growing, creating jobs and paying its way.We took difficult decisions in the teeth of oppositio(...)

Detail from ‘The Portrait of Gertrude, Countess of Dudley’ by  Sir William Orpen. The painting depicts Gertie Millar  who grew up to be one of most photographed women of the Edwardian era

A portrait of an Edwardian lady by the Stillorgan, Co Dublin-born, Anglo-Irish artist Sir William Orpen is expected to sell for up to £40,000 (€55,000(...)