Former model Mandy Rice-Davies has died after an illness at the age of 70. Rice-Davies was one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair. Models and showgirls Mandy Rice-Davies, (centre, right), and Christine Keeler, (behind), surrounded by press photographers as they leave the Old Bailey during the trial of Dr Stephen Ward, a major figure in the Profumo Affair. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Mandy Rice- Davies — one of the women at the centre of the Profumo affair which rocked Harold Macmillan’s Tory government in the 1960s and contributed(...)

Gavin Slark, Chief executie of  Grafton Group, pictured in Woodies DIY, Carrickmines.

DIY and building group Grafton has acquired UK-based Crescent Building Supplies for an undisclosed sum.Crescent, which trades from three branches in W(...)

Labour leader Ed Milliband and MP for Heywood and Middleton Liz McInnes meet people on the steps of Heywood library. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Heywood is a relatively undistinguished district on the outskirts of Rochdale, but, in its time, it has made its mark on the political landscape of Br(...)

 British singer Cliff Richard performing on stage in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The BBC and police have faced questions today about the reporting of a raid on his home in connection with an alleged historic sexual offence. Photograph: Ferdy Damman/EPA.

The chief constable of an English police force has apologised to pop star Sir Cliff Richard if the force was “insensitive” about the search of his hom(...)

Cliff Richard said the allegations against him were ‘completely false’ and that he had voluntarily spoken to police and answered all questions put to him. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Singer Cliff Richard has been interviewed under caution by South Yorkshire Police detectives investigating a sex crime claim involving a young boy.The(...)

Michael Parkinson: “I think the Cliff Richard case only highlights the feeling there is some kind of witch hunt going on.” Photograph: Brian J Ritchie/Rex Features

Former BBC journalist Sir Michael Parkinson has described the corporation’s handling of the police investigation into singer Sir Cliff Richard as an “(...)

Cliff Richard performs on stage at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Police searched a property belonging to Sir Cliff on Thursday in relation to an alleged historical sex offence. Photograph: Ferdy Damman/EPA

Singer Cliff Richard has rejected charges that he sexually abused a boy backstage at an evangelical Christian concert hosted by Rev Billy Graham in th(...)

 South Yorkshire Police today said it was searching a property in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in connection with an alleged sexual offence involving a boy under the age of 16 in the 1980s. The BBC reported the property is owned by Sir Cliff Richard. File photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Pop veteran Sir Cliff Richard has dismissed a claim that he sexually assaulted a young boy in the 1980s as “completely false”.The star hit out as poli(...)

Dana Rosemary Scallon who the prosecution said had given a ‘slick presentation’ to the court during the trial of her brother for  sex abuse.

A jury has been sent out to consider its verdicts in the sex abuse case against the brother of Eurovision Song Contest winner and former Irish preside(...)

John Brown claims the first alleged victim and her family have made up the claims because of a dispute over the ownership of a mutual business interest and to support defamation claims the alleged victim and her mother are filing against his sister Dana Rosemary Scallon, above. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Sex abuse claims against a brother of Eurovision winner Dana Rosemary Scallon were “malicious allegations” made up to destroy his credibility as a wit(...)