Ronnie O’Sullivan celebrates a maximum break of 147 in the final frame of his 6-0 victory over Matthew Selt during the 2014 Coral UK Championship at the Barbican Centre, York. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Ronnie O’Sullivan finished off with a brilliant 147 break as he stormed into the quarter-finals of the Coral UK Championship with a 6-0 demolition of(...)

Breck Bednar (14) who was stabbed to death in Essex, England on February 17th. Photograph: Essex Police/PA Wire

Computer engineer Lewis Daynes (19) admitted to the murder of Breck Bednar (14) after changing his plea on the day he was due to stand trial in Essex(...)

Newly elected Ukip MP Mark Reckless, who took
   42 per cent of the vote in the Rochester and Strood byelection
. Photograph:  Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Clacton-on-Sea is a depressing, depressed town in Essex that has a reputation of having the highest number of mobility scooters for the elderly and in(...)

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 (...)