An artillery firing exercise is underway at a shooting range in Yeoncheon County, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, last month. South Korea said it would be ‘regrettable’ and would hurt separated families if North Korea did not go ahead with the reunions as agreed. Photograph: Yonhap/EPA

A nuclear-capable US B-52 bomber sortie over South Korea has endangered plans for reunions between families from the North and South of the country an(...)

 British soap actor William Roache arrives at Preston Crown Court today where the jury has retired to consider if he is guilty of committing a string of historic sex offences against young girls. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA.

The jury in the rape and indecent assault trial of Coronation Street star William Roache is to resume deliberation on its verdicts tomorrow.Mr Roache(...)

 Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride arrives at Preston Crown Court ahead of giving evidence in the trial of William Roache today in Preston, Lancashire. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Actors from Coronation Street are expected to be called to the witness box today at the trial of fellow star William Roache, who is accused of a strin(...)

Ted Nealon won a Jacob’s Award for the accuracy of his predictions in the 1973 general election. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The former journalist, broadcaster and politician Ted Nealon had died at the age of 84.A native of Sligo, Mr Nealon had a varied career in journalism (...)

Actor William Roache arrives at Preston Crown Court for his trial over historical sexual offence allegations. The Coronation Street star, who plays the character Ken Barlow, is charged with two counts of rape involving a 15-year-old girl. Photograph: Getty

Coronation Street star William Roache told detectives it was “against my nature” to commit rape, a jury has heard .Roache (81) said he was “a very pea(...)

Paul Ince’s tenure as Blackpool manager has come to an end. Photograph: Barrington Coombs/PA Wire

Paul Ince has been sacked as manager by Blackpool and his assistant, Alex Rae, will also be leaving the club.The club put out a statement saying: “Bla(...)

Coronation Street actor William Roache arrives at Preston Crown Court where where he faces two counts of raping a 15-year-old girl in east Lancashire in 1967, and five counts of indecent assault involving four other complainants aged 16 and under on dates between 1965 and 1971. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

An alleged rape victim of Coronation Street star William Roache was so “humiliated” at the attack she kept it a secret at the time, a jury has heard.P(...)

PRESTON, LANCASHIRE - JANUARY 14:  Coronation Street Star William Roache arrives at Preston Crown Court for the start of his trial of historical sexual offence allegations on January 14, 2014 in Preston, Lancashire. Coronation Street star Roache who plays the character Ken Barlow on the ITV soap, is charged with two counts of rape involving a 15-year-old girl. The offences allegedly took place between April and July 1967. Roache is also charged with five counts of indecent assault against four girls between the ages of 11 or 12 and 16. Three of the offences allegedly took place in 1965 and two in 1968.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Coronation Street star William Roache will go on trial today accused of committing historic sexual offences against five girls.The 81-year-old veteran(...)

Graeme Swann during an England nets session at the WACA in Perth, Australia. Swann has announced his retirement from the international game. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

From Cricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary, the morning of 16 December, Australia against England at the Waca, the last delivery of the 77th over: “Swann(...)

Robbie Brady of the Republic of Ireland and Hull City is expected to face Crystal Palace this weekend. Photograph:   Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
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Saturday 23rd November Arsenal (1) v Southampton (3) Arsenal will have forward Theo Walcott back from two months out following abdominal surgery. Germ(...)

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