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(...)

Wreckage of the Manx2 plane in which six people where killed in a crash as it is removed from the runway at Cork Airport. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Air accident investigators aim to release a final report into the cause of a plane crash that killed six people by the end of the year.The Manx2. com (...)

Drenge

Drenge like to keep things simple. From Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District (within spitting distance of the charmingly named Devil’s Arse caver(...)

LAMB OF GOD were on course to be one of the biggest heavy metal bands in the world until lead singer Randy Blythe was arrested in Prague last year and(...)

Are you ready, Eddie? Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden rocks out

For two generations of heavy metal fans, Donington Park in England’s East Midlands was synonymous with an annual rock pilgrimage. The appropriately na(...)

Eric Pickles: since he became secretary of state for communities and local government, his life has been dominated by planning regulations. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/PA

Eric Pickles, an ebullient, often blustering Yorkshireman, was given two pieces of advice by his predecessor, Sir Robert McCrindle, when(...)