Unite said its cargo handlers and check-in staff employed by dnata at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester voted by more than 4-1 in favour of walkouts in protest at an imposed 2.2 per cent increase. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Airport check-in staff and cargo handlers in the UK have voted to go on strike on December 23rd and 24th in a dispute over pay.Unite said its members (...)

File photograph of dogs on a puppy farm. Photograph: Kennel Club /PA Wire

A boy (14) is being questioned by police today on suspicion of arson after more than 50 dogs died in a fire at a Manchester kennels. Fire crews were c(...)

Radamel Falcao: flew into Manchester Monday night to seal a €7.5m season-long loan move to Manchester United.

Radamel Falcao flew into Manchester last night to seal a €7.5m season-long loan move to Manchester United in transfer deadline day’s headline move. W(...)

Beautiful reunion: Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

Waffler. Nerd. Lovable grouch. These are all categorisations that Paul Heaton willingly identifies with, but he has put those arguably dubious qual(...)

The baby was diagnosed with anencephaly at a maternity hospital in Dublin last week, a condition in which a large part of the brain is missing.

A couple who are travelling to Manchester this weekend for an abortion after their baby was diagnosed with a (...)

Brad Burton came to entrepreneurship through adversity and has written a compelling book about his rise from dole queues and pot-smoking to running a (...)

Michael Le Vell, who plays Kevin Webster in the TV soap Coronation Street addresses members of the media as he leaves Manchester Crown Court after being  cleared  of 12 charges of sex offences against children, including five counts of rape, three counts of indecent assault, two counts of sexual activity with a child and two counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell was today found not guilty by a jury of child sex offences following a trial at Manchester Crown Court.The act(...)

Police arrested a man armed with a crossbow in the Greater Manchester area. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A man with a crossbow at the centre of an armed siege in Manchester has been arrested. Police negotiators were dispatched to resolv(...)