Labour leader Ed Milliband and MP for Heywood and Middleton Liz McInnes meet people on the steps of Heywood library. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Heywood is a relatively undistinguished district on the outskirts of Rochdale, but, in its time, it has made its mark on the political landscape of Br(...)

Ukip candidate Douglas Carswell (left) is congratulated by the Conservative Party candidate Giles Watling (centre) after winning the byelection in Clacton-on-Sea in eastern England this morning. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

The UK Independence Party has trounced the Conservatives in one byelection and run Labour to just over 600 votes in another once-safe seat, in results(...)

One of street artist Banksy’s newest works has been removed following complaints it was racist.

One of street artist Banksy’s newest works has been removed following complaints it was racist.The mural — featuring a group of pigeons holding anti-i(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage (right) welcomes Mark Reckless to the Ukip annual conference at Doncaster racecourse in south Yorkshire. Photograph: PA

Every September, thousands of horse- racing fans gather in Doncaster for the St Leger, the world’s oldest horse race and the final classic of the Brit(...)

Saad Hammad,  chief executive officer of Flybe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Regional airline Flybe will consider launching new services from the Republic to follow the launch of its Dublin-London City route, where it will be (...)

A handout photo issued by Essex Police of the shipping container where a 34-strong group of Afghan Sikhs from Kabul were found  at Tilbury Docks. Photograph: PA

A third man has been arrested in connection with the death of an Afghan immigrant found in a shipping container, police said.The 47-year-old from Dung(...)

A second man has been arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with the death of a man and discovery of 34 other immigrants in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks, Essex Police said.  Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

A second man has been arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with the death of a man and discovery of 34 other immigrants in a shipping container (...)

File photo  of the main entrance to Tilbury Docks in Essex, as police in Northern Ireland arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury Docks on Saturday, Essex Police said. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man over the death of an immigrant found in a container at Tilbury Dock in England. The 34-year-old, from L(...)

Video grab taken from Sky News of police cars and ambulances dockside at Tilbury Docks in Essex after more than  30 illegal immigrants were found in a shipping container from which one man died. Photograph: Sky News/PA Wire

The immigrants rescued from a shipping container yesterday are Sikhs who are understood to be from Afghanistan, it has emerged.The 35-strong group’s a(...)

A police car arrives at the main entrance to Tilbury Docks in Essex, where a shipping container was found with illegal immigrants inside with one dead and the rest ill and taken to hospital. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The immigrants rescued from a shipping container were probably already inside when it was dropped at a European port before setting sail for Britain, (...)