The Smiler ride at Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire – one of the people seriously injured in last week’s  crash has had her left leg amputated. Photograph: PA

One of the people seriously injured in last week’s Alton Towers rollercoaster crash has had her left leg amputated above the knee, doctors have confir(...)

Blackpool native Ryan Humpage was wanted by police in Lancashire in relation to allegations of theft and assault. He was also charged with the rape of a 13- year-old girl.

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested an 18-year-old man accused of rape who was on the run in Ireland over recent weeks.Blackpool native Ryan Hump(...)

Gardaí have issued an appeal for information on Ryan Humpage who was the subject of a Crimewatch UK broadcast by detectives in Lancashire. Image: Crimestoppers UK.

An 18-year-old wanted on suspicion of rape in the UK is being sought in Ireland. Gardaí have issued an appeal for information on Ryan Humpage who was (...)

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in Britain over an alleged terror plot in Australia. He  was held in Blackburn, Lancashire, on Saturday on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation, or instigation of acts of terrorism, Greater Manchester Police said

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in Britain over an alleged terror plot in Australia. The teenager was held in Blackburn, Lancashire, on Saturday o(...)

Research shows that, historically, some of those drawn to being submissive often have to be powerful and responsible in their everyday lives. 4:13

When Graham Dwyer’s defence counsel Remy Farrell observed there were many “unique features” to his client’s murder trial, he was perhaps understating (...)

“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(...)

A north of England council has been asked to fly the Tricolour to mark the Easter Rising centenery next year. Photograph: Ed Pritchard/Getty

A council in the north of England has been asked to consider flying the Tricolour to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising next year. The request c(...)

Melancholia or depression was a common problem in other war hospitals too and was the most common diagnosis (18 per cent) among soldiers from the expeditionary force in France admitted to the Lord Derby War Hospital in Lancashire

In late 1918, Private JK, a 19-year old single private in the British army, was admitted to the Richmond War Hospital, a 32-bed establishment on the g(...)

Anne Kirkbride with William Roache, who played her on-screen husband, Ken Barlow. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

In the role of Deirdre Barlow in the ITV soap Coronation Street, the actor Anne Kirkbride, who has died aged 60, found a job for life – and was happy (...)

Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow on Coronation Street, died on Monday following a short illness. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

In the role of Deirdre Barlow in the ITV soap Coronation Street, the actor Anne Kirkbride, who died on Monday aged 60 after a short illness, found a j(...)