Missing schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson. Photograph: PA Wire

A coroner has refused to allow police more time to disclose files to an already long delayed inquest for a disappeared schoolgirl. Brian Sherra(...)

Ukip deputy chair Suzanne Evans said Ukip would keep suspending members if the media keeps “fishing them out for us” after the Daily Mirror published a video showing Robert Blay (above) appearing to make racial slurs and a threat to shoot Tory opponent Ranil Jayawardena if he became prime minister. File photograph: PA Wire

Ukip’s deputy chairman is to push the party to toughen up its vetting and assessment of candidates after one was suspended for aiming “abhorrent” abus(...)

Albert “Ginger” Baker, a British army soldier who had allegedly gone absent without leave to join the Ulster Defence Association, gave himself up to police in Wiltshire. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

MARK HENNESSY London Editor Eugene Heenan was better known as Paddy to his friends. On February 1st, 1973, he and 14 other men were travelling to wor(...)

The number of homphobic motivated incidents and crimes reported to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has risen by 14 per cent year on year.

The number of homphobic motivated incidents and crimes reported to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has risen by 14 per cent year on year(...)

Arlene Arkinson, from Castlederg, Co Tyrone, vanished after a night out at a disco across the Border in Co Donegal in 1994. Photograph: PA Wire

Police have pledged to explain to a coroner why they blanked out sections of files relating to the disappearance of a murdered schoolgirl.Lawyers for (...)

The Indian summer is set to continue another 10 years for Ireland’s young cricketers after the announcement yesterday of a multi-million euro naming r(...)

Too close for comfort: Kay Hagan’s opponents have used her kiss from Barack Obama last week against her. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty
Obama: kiss of death?

High on a shelf above a counter in the Raleigh Times Bar is an empty pint glass, sitting encased in front of a US presidential seal. This is the glass(...)

Andrew Balbirnie:  his unbeaten 103 helped Leinster claim the reverse fixture at Milverton at the beginning of May. Inpho/Presseye/Rowland White

After defending their three-day title with a weather-affected draw against the Northern Knights during the week, Leinster Lightning will set their si(...)

England’s Moeen Ali celebrates taking the wicket of India’s Mohammed Shami   claiming his fifth wicket during day five of the Third Investec Test match at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.  Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Moeen Ali and James Anderson led England’s surge to a series-levelling 266-run victory with more than two sessions to spare in the third Investec Test(...)

Two members of the clergy leave the Church of England’s Synod during a lunch break in the session today which later approved the consecration of women bishops, in York, UK. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Women bishops could be appointed by the end of this year in the Church of England after legislation backing the move was given final approval by the G(...)