Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez.  Mr Clegg announced his resignation as leader of the Liberal Democrats after a dismal election performance. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

Election enthusiasts and social media users had barely settled into their seats on Thursday night when the arrival of exit poll projections dashed (...)

Albert “Ginger” Baker, a British army soldier who had allegedly gone absent without leave to join the Ulster Defence Association, gave himself up to police in Wiltshire. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

MARK HENNESSY London Editor Eugene Heenan was better known as Paddy to his friends. On February 1st, 1973, he and 14 other men were travelling to wor(...)

Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney giving an emotional speech during the Ukip Spring Conference at the Winter Gardens in Margate, Kent. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Kellie Maloney, once known as tough-talking boxing promoter Frank Maloney, was given a standing ovation by UK Independence Party (Ukip) supporters (...)

Slavoj Zizek: “I am an obsessive, neurotic guy”

‘I’m never enjoying myself. Life is shit. But it’s relatively okay today,” Slavoj Zizek splutters in his famously abrasive English.But this is not suc(...)