It has been reported that all of the late Cilla Black’s valuable assets including art, jewellery and personal items have been removed from her Buckinghamshire home and taken to a secured unit at an unknown location. File photograph: Carmen Valino/PA Wire

An apparent plan to burgle the Buckinghamshire home of entertainer Cilla Black during her funeral next week has been foiled. A professionally cut circ(...)

Myself and my college friends are mostly 60 this year. We wanted to go away in Ireland for a weekend, in August or September. There will probably b(...)

Don Cossack will be entered in the three-mile Betfred Bowl at Aintree. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Don Cossack is set to be stepped back up to three miles at Liverpool and the Gigginstown Stud team are hoping their star chaser will enjoy better luc(...)

The Bank of England has produced a plan that will see intelligence about cybercrime discovered by British security agencies such as GCHQ in Cheltenham (above), being shared with institutions. Photograph: PA

Five masked men entered the Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Tollcross in Edinburgh last month, brandishing weapons as they threatened staff and deman(...)

Liverpool’s reputation for high unemployment is only partly deserved – Merseyside as a whole has an unemployment rate of 9.3 per cent, well below some other peripheral regions of Europe. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Soccer spectators are not known for their sensitivity or compassion. Manchester United fans often bait visiting Liverpool supporters with a version of(...)

Opponents of the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy join members of the New York City Council at a news conference on the steps of City Hall. Photograph: Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times

Judge Shira Scheindlin’s ruling this week that New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy is tantamount to racial profiling has whipped up much debate. But(...)

Emergency services on the scene as an amphibious tour bus sank in Liverpool’s Albert Dock. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Over 30 people were rescued or had to swim to safety when an amphibious tour bus sank in Liverpool’s Albert Dock yesterday. A number of people were ta(...)