James Carol: Stephen King’s The Dead Zone was ‘the signpost that led the way for everything that followed’.

James Carol is the Scottish-born author of the Jefferson Winter series of thriller novels - the third, Prey, has just been published by Faber. He l(...)

“Our development officer when he goes into schools finds it a lot easier to talk about the games because he can say it’s on Sky, the same television station as Premier League football and that gives exposure to the games and their value.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There are mixed views on the Sky Sports deal for followers of Gaelic Games in Britain. Three of the county secretaries in England have spoken to The I(...)

Analysts caution that the road to recovery at Tesco will be a long one

At last, something for the man with the toughest job in retail to smile about: sales at Tesco have returned to growth for the first time in a year.Pri(...)

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(...)

Acker Bilk: awarded MBE in x2001. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Jazz singer and clarinettist Acker Bilk has died at the age of 85, his manager said today. Bilk rose to fame on a wave of enthusiasm for trad jazz, bu(...)

Durkan Holdings executive chairman Daniel Durkan: “Operating margins remain at around 2 per cent with cash continuing to be managed closely.”

A number of loss-making contracts left profits at Irish-linked British housebuilder Durkan Holdings trailing by almost 66 per cent at £962,000 last(...)

 Raheem Sterling  started on the bench against Estonia because he was feeling tired. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Raheem Sterling has appeared to defend himself after being criticised for asking to be rested for England’s Euro 2016 qualifying victory over Estonia.(...)

A teacher at an English all-girls public school has been jailed for 15 months for conducting a secret sexual relationship with a pupil.

A teacher at an English all-girls public school has been jailed for 15 months for conducting a secret sexual relationship with a pupil.Emily Fox, who (...)

 Danny Welbeck moves to Arsenal. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Arsenal sweated until beyond the final minutes of the transfer window to complete a deal to sign Danny Welbeck for £16m (€20,156,800) from Manchester (...)

Applicants now may be interviewed to check their suitability for disability badges, while higher-quality, harder-to-forge badges are now issued centrally, not locally. Photograph: Getty

British motorists can be a grumpy lot. Some complaints are justified, some are not. On a long list, the abuse of disabled parking bays in supermarkets(...)