British soap actor William Roache arrives at Preston Crown Court today where the jury has retired to consider if he is guilty of committing a string of historic sex offences against young girls. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA.

The jury in the rape and indecent assault trial of Coronation Street star William Roache is to resume deliberation on its verdicts tomorrow.Mr Roache(...)

The Government has failed distressed borrowers and is more concerned with protecting the State’s banks, the head of the Free Legal Advice Centre, Noel(...)

The Government has failed distressed borrowers and is more concerned with protecting the State’s banks, the head of the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA.

The Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is set to sign off on regulations surrounding personal insolvency practitioners (PIPs) “in the coming days”, cle(...)

Flac director general Noeline Blackwell. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Free Legal Advice Centre (Flac) has said any code of conduct for banks on mortgage arrears negotiations should be set on a firm legal footing. (...)