Former British prime minister John Major has warned that a minority Labour government will be held “to ransom on a vote by vote basis” by the Scottish National Party. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Former British prime minister John Major has warned that a minority Labour government will be held “to ransom on a vote by vote basis” by the Scottish(...)

Following his conviction for the 1997 double murders of  Mary Callanan (61) and Sylvia Shiels (60), Mark Nash will be serving four life sentences

Following his conviction for the 1997 double murders of psychiatric patients Mary Callanan (61) and Sylvia Shiels (60), Mark Nash will be serving four(...)

 Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Saturday, December 6thHull (17) v West Brom (16) Striker Abel Hernandez returns to the Hull squad after missing two matches for the birth of his child(...)

Deirdre O’Kane as Christine Noble in Noble

How do you capture a personality so enormous as Christina Noble? Over the last quarter of a century, the indomitable Dubliner has toiled energ(...)

Chimney pots line the rooftops of houses in the Herne Hill district of London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

House prices have reached a new record high of £272,000 on average after surging by 11.7 per cent over the last year, according to an official report.(...)

The recovery in the UK property market made further ground during the second quarter of 2014, as values rose by an additional 3.3 per cent for all (...)

In the 1970s regulatory barriers went up in San Francisco and land values began to accelerate. Photograph: Getty Images

About 40 per cent of the stated wealth of the UK – more than £3 trillion – does not exist. It is a terrible illusion. For the US the figure is about 1(...)

More than 3,200 names, mainly of building workers, were kept on the list. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Major construction companies in the UK are to compensate workers whose names were on a secret industry blacklist.The dramatic development follows year(...)

Margaret
 Telford was discovered strangled to death with a ligature at her home in Twaddell Avenue, North Belfast, on February 4
th,
 1988
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 by a shopkeeper. A pulled-out telephone wire was lying nearby.
 Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

A man who strangled a pensioner 25 years ago has been sentenced to a minimum of 19 years in prison.Samuel Dunwoody (52), was stealing money from her (...)

Tom Lackey who launched this year’s Coleraine Borough Council’s International Air Show. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

A 93-year-old widower has broken his own record to become the world’s oldest wingwalker.Daredevil Tom Lackey, who was first strapped to a plane’s wing(...)