Emergency services are seen on the Playa Paraiso beach on Tenerife. Two women drowned off the coast of the island after being swept out to sea.

A consultant obstetrician is one of two women who drowned off the coast of Tenerife after reportedly getting into difficulty as they attempted (...)

Barrie Cooke at the opening night of his exhibition in the Kerlin Gallery in Dublin in 2007. Photograph: Fran Veale

Artist Barrie Cooke has died in Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow, on Tuesday evening. Born in Cheshire, England, in 1924, he w(...)

A file photo of former footballer Andy Cole. Lee Patrick Byrne and Gregory Horan will be sentenced at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court today after the former Manchester United footballer was racially abused on a plane. Photograph: PA

Two men will be sentenced today after former Manchester United footballer Andy Cole was racially abused on a plane. Cole (42) was returni(...)

 British soap actor William Roache arrives at Preston Crown Court today where the jury has retired to consider if he is guilty of committing a string of historic sex offences against young girls. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA.

The jury in the rape and indecent assault trial of Coronation Street star William Roache is to resume deliberation on its verdicts tomorrow.Mr Roache(...)

 Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride arrives at Preston Crown Court ahead of giving evidence in the trial of William Roache today in Preston, Lancashire. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Actors from Coronation Street are expected to be called to the witness box today at the trial of fellow star William Roache, who is accused of a strin(...)

Actor William Roache arrives at Preston Crown Court for his trial over historical sexual offence allegations. The Coronation Street star, who plays the character Ken Barlow, is charged with two counts of rape involving a 15-year-old girl. Photograph: Getty

Coronation Street star William Roache told detectives it was “against my nature” to commit rape, a jury has heard .Roache (81) said he was “a very pea(...)

Sentencing has been adjourned for two Dublin men, Gregory Horan (26), and Lee Byrne (28), in connection with the racial abuse of former Manchester United footballer Andy Cole, above,  on a plane.

The sentencing of two men after ex-Manchester United and England star Andrew Cole was racially abused during a flight was delayed today because garda(...)

Coronation Street actor William Roache arrives at Preston Crown Court where where he faces two counts of raping a 15-year-old girl in east Lancashire in 1967, and five counts of indecent assault involving four other complainants aged 16 and under on dates between 1965 and 1971. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

An alleged rape victim of Coronation Street star William Roache was so “humiliated” at the attack she kept it a secret at the time, a jury has heard.P(...)

Britain is increasingly important for Sisk, and was responsible for 48 per cent of its €824 million turnover in 2012.

Building group Sisk has won the contract for the first phase of a €144 million housing construction project in Clapham in south London.The UK capital’(...)

British actor William Roache (second right), who plays the character of Ken Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street, arrives with his sons James (left) and Linus (second left), and daughter Verity at Preston Crown Court in Preston. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Coronation Street star William Roache wrote a letter to a 14-year-old girl weeks after he indecently assaulted her and asked her to reply “when you st(...)

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