A police tent at the graveyard in Metal Bridge, County Durham as police and forensic investigations take place after a grave was disturbed. Photograph: Tom Wilkinson/PA Wire

The skulls of two 16-year-olds have been removed from a family grave in an escalating feud between travelling families, police said. A graveyard in Me(...)

Some 300 professionals will attend the annual National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (Nota)  conference in Dublin to discuss the treatment of sex abusers. Photograph: Thinkstock

The growing use of the internet to perpetrate sexual abuse and new ways of involving victims of sex offences in the criminal justice process are among(...)

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(...)