Jonathan Joseph burst onto the international scene in this season’s Six Nations Championship, finishing it as the top try scorer. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Some sporting cross-pollination as a child is often the genesis for exceptional athletes. Jonathan Joseph sashayed his way through the Six Nations Cha(...)

Registered Sex Offender, Sean Johnson, from Derbyshire, was renting rooms in Cork and Galway to hold bogus video auditions for children, some as young as seven. Photograph: Andrew Downe

A convicted British paedophile was running talent competitions for children as young as seven in Galway and Cork for over a year before being tracked (...)

Love, Sweetily

Where do Love Hearts actually come from? The answer is, from the intriguingly named Powder Room on the fourth floor of a family run business, Swizz(...)

Former Sligo Rovers striker Eoin Doyle is undergoing a medical at Cardiff City ahead of a seven-figure transfer from Chesterfield. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Cardiff City are set to sign Irish striker Eoin Doyle from Chesterfield on an undisclosed seven-figure deal according to the League One club. T(...)

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(...)

Vivienne Westwood on the runway for her Red Label show during London Fashion Week, wearing a badge in support of Scottish independence. Photograph: Mike Marsland/Wireimages

Julian Assange calls Vivienne Westwood “a sartorial agitprop artist”. The co-founder of Wikileaks is in a good position to describe Westwood, what (...)

IHMP Ford near Arundel, West Sussex, with some other open jails, has been at the centre of a number of high-profile cases recently. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Nearly 90 prisoners are on the run from an open jail, including some who have been missing for years, it has been revealed.HMP Ford near Arundel in We(...)

Four people die in UK fire
  • UK
  • November 20, 2013, 11:21

Four people, including two children, have been killed in a house fire in the UK.A third child is being treated in hospital for minor injuries after th(...)

Grangemouth oil refinery in east Scotland, which is threatened with closure with the loss of 800 jobs.  Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

The Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons is an overly bright, wood-panelled room, with a small bar counter at one end. Its best attribute is the ter(...)

WORDS WE USE

Unco is a word found as an adjective, adverb and noun, once common in Scotland, Ulster, and in the northern English counties of Northumberland, Cumbe(...)