Ireland’s Alan Browne scores the third goal of the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Rep of Ireland 3-0 Lithuania The Republic of Ireland under-21s have taken an early lead in their Uefa Championship qualification group after t(...)

Emily Arthurs and Ross Clark met  in 2012 at a mutual friend’s 30th birthday party on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Photographs: John Burke

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Police standing at the scene in Carnaughton Place in Alva, Clackmannanshire, as a woman was being held by police investigating the death of a five-year-old boy. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

A woman is being held by police investigating the death of a five-year-old boy in Scotland.Police found the child at a house in Alva, Clackmannanshire(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

Johann Lamont:  says Labour will “certainly have to look at” reopening the inquiry “because of concerns” that it “wasn’t entirely complete”.  Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The Labour Party is facing pressure to reopen an internal inquiry that cleared one of Britain’s largest trades unions of trying to “fix” the selection(...)

Grangemouth oil refinery in east Scotland, which is threatened with closure with the loss of 800 jobs.  Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

The Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons is an overly bright, wood-panelled room, with a small bar counter at one end. Its best attribute is the ter(...)

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For Oisín and Diarmuid Scollard, their brother Cormac’s suicide, in 2003, set them on a professional path they never thought they would take, but one (...)

An Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) mural on the Shankill Road in Belfast in 2005. Seamus Gilmore (18) was shot dead at a filling station on February 4th, 1973, and gunmen from the UVF are thought to have been responsible. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Reuters

Police in Britain working with the PSNI have arrested two men in connection with a loyalist murder of a Catholic teenager in north Belfast 40 years ag(...)

Unite, led by general secretary Len McCluskey, has been accused of hijacking the selection of a candidate to contest a parliamentary seat in the Scottish town of Falkirk. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Scottish police are not to conduct a criminal investigation into allegations that the Unite union tried to rig the selection of a Labour House of Com(...)

Len McCluskey (left), general secretary of Unite, talks to members of the media at an NHS 65th birthday party in Golden Hill Park, Urmston, Manchester. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Earlier this month a storm broke in the British Labour Party about its link with trade unions. It was caused by a row between the party and trade unio(...)