Irish naval service personnel with cocaine seized from the Makayabella’. Photograph: PA

A ninth person has been jailed for his part in a plot to smuggle almost €300 million worth of cocaine into the United Kingdom only to be foiled by the(...)

Residents in York are evacuated by members of a Mountain Rescue team after the River Foss bursts its banks. Photograph:: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Hundreds of people are being evacuated from their homes as flooding continues across the north of England. Police in York advised between 300 and 40(...)

Peter Sutcliffe: was given 20 life terms for the murder of 13 women and the attempted murder of seven others in Yorkshire and Greater Manchester after being convicted at the Old Bailey in 1981. Photograph: PA

The Yorkshire Ripper should be returned to prison after psychiatrists said he is no longer mentally ill, according to the son of the first woman kille(...)

He said the emergency services did not know why the children initially felt ill, but said the hall where the 11am service was held was warm.  File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

An emergency response was sparked when four pupils fainted during an Armistice Day service causing a “ripple effect” through the school. Up to 40 chil(...)

Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark returns to the Aston Villa squad for their home clash against Swansea. Photograph:   Steve Langan/Inpho

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated) Aston Villa (19) v Swansea (14) - Live Setanta Sports 1 Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has a fully-fit squad f(...)

 Irish naval service personnel with cocaine seized from the ‘Makayabella’. Photograph: PA

Three Britons have been jailed for their part in a plot to smuggle almost €300 million worth of cocaine into the UK only to be foiled by the Irish aut(...)

Mercedes Casanellas and her husband Richard Cushworth are reunited with their baby boy. Photograph: Guardian

A British father who feared his baby had been swapped at birth and sold to human traffickers in El Salvador has reportedly been reunited with his son (...)

 The  LÉ ‘Niamh’ with the  ‘Makayabella’ after she was seized by a boarding party who found 1,025 kgs of cocaine worth €290 million on board. Photograph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

A yacht at the centre of one of Ireland’s biggest drugs seizures has been viewed by up to 20 potential buyers ahead of being auctioned in Cork tomorro(...)

 Irish Navy ship LE Niamh with the yacht Makayabella in the foreground. Photograph: PA

A yacht at the centre of one of Ireland’s biggest ever drugs seizure is due to go for auction later this year and could fetch up to €100,000, accordin(...)

Chives growing in front of the community college in Todmorden, UK, one of the city’s dozen or so public growing spots. Photograph: Anna Polonyi

Take the local train north of Manchester and you will spot a Hollywood- style sign on a hill that says “Kindness” in large white letters. It overlooks(...)