‘The world doesn’t seem to understand that there really are people who are content to live alone.’ Ann Widdecombe in Belfast last week. Photograph: Mark Marlow/Pacemaker

At 8am in a Belfast hotel, Ann Widdecombe, who the night before was participating in the Belfast Book Festival, is already looking bright and breez(...)

Members of the public mob a  police van believed to be transporting Mick or Mairead Philpott from Nottingham Crown Court yesterday. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Mick Philpott stuck two fingers up today after being described by a judge as a “disturbingly dangerous man” as he was sentenced to life for kil(...)

Mick Philpott and wife Mairead speak to the media at Derby Conference Centre, Derby following a fire at their home which claimed the lives of six of his children. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A couple who killed their six children in a house fire will have to wait until tomorrow to find out how long they will spend in prison after being (...)

Vicars with funny false teeth and a trio of bewildered priests on a remote island are fine in their gently humorous way, but for the former Con(...)