Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers. File photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has again rejected calls to include Kincora boys’ home in an inquiry into an alleged paedophile ring at Westminste(...)

Former MI5 director general Sir Antony Duff wrote to the then British cabinet secretary Sir Robert Armstrong in 1986 over claims made by two sources about the MP.

Senior British intelligence officers warned the Thatcher government that allegations an MP had a “penchant for small boys” risked causing it political(...)

British Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn in central London on Wednesday after delivering a speech. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Tony Blair has issued a stark warning to the British Labour Party not to repeat the mistakes of the 1980s which consigned it to 18 years in opposition(...)

Marks & Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland at the High street giant’s AGM, held at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Adrian Brooks/M&S/PA Wire

Forget the Libor-rigging trial at Southwark Crown Court this week and the UK budget announcement today: the biggest event in the capital in July is Ma(...)

London housing crisis: an employee changes a property information leaflet in the window of an estate agent in Clapham. Britain faces a housing supply shortage. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The average flat for rent in Wandsworth, a London borough about 8km from Charing Cross, is priced today by letting agents Foxtons at £549 (about €740)(...)

John De Lorean in 1981. The entrepreneur died in 2005 at the age of  80. Photograph: PA

Former DeLorean employees from Britain, South Africa and the United States have travelled to Northern Ireland to join former colleagues in Belfast fo(...)

British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband during a visit to the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Audrey Syms is old enough to have known Ferndale when its name evoked pride and its bustling streets made it feel like the throbbing heart of a gre(...)

The review is expected to reveal a culture of ignorance which “protected” Savile. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Publication of Dame Janet Smith’s report into how Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall carried out campaigns of abuse over decades at the BBC has been postpon(...)

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(...)

British prime minister and Conservative Party leader David Cameron and his wife Samantha have a cup of tea with a young couple in their home in Swindon. Cameron yesterday outlined his party’s manifesto in advance of the general election on May 7th

Ronald Reagan oozed optimism like no other politician, with talk of the United States as “the shining city on the hill”; one that had stood “strong an(...)