File photograph of dogs on a puppy farm. Photograph: Kennel Club /PA Wire

A boy (14) is being questioned by police today on suspicion of arson after more than 50 dogs died in a fire at a Manchester kennels. Fire crews were c(...)

Disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstong talks with Emma O’Reilly in Orlando, USA.

The day Emma O’Reilly was hired as a soigneur with the US Postal Service cycling team she rang home in Tallaght to tell her family. “A swan wha(...)

Four men armed with knives made their way into the northwest London home of former England international and ITV soccer pundit Ian Wright, and held his wife and children before making off with personal possessions. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Former England international Ian Wright is flying home from Brazil after his wife and children were burgled at knifepoint in London.Four men armed wit(...)

 Budapest’s Sziget music festival is on an island in the Danube River

Sónar Barcelona, Spain, June 12th-14th There’s no shortage of music festivals to choose from in and around Barcelona, but Sónar might be (...)

Australia (right) finishes a close-up third to Night of Thunder (left) in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket last Saturday.

War Command will be aimed at the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh after finishing ninth at Newmarket on Saturday.Last year’s Coventry St(...)

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.   1:05

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(...)