PSNI  officers undergo riot training at Longmoor Army Camp last summer. One hundred new constables are to be recruited into the  force. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

One hundred new constables are to be recruited into the PSNI, it has been confirmed.The recruitment drive is the first in almost three and a half year(...)

A loyalist protester gestures to PSNI officers in the Woodvale Road area of North Belfast during a faceoff after continuing violence in the days after the Twelfth of July this year. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

More than 100 people have been arrested as part of a major police crackdown on loyalist rioters.The PSNI said 106 people were detained by detectives f(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has urged Orange Order leaders, politicians and community representatives to try to defuse tensions this weekend. Photograph: PA Wire

There will be extensive security in north Belfast as 500 Orangemen and three bands prepare to march tomorrow afternoon to the scene of fierce rioting (...)

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott. Picture:  Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

PSNI chief constable Matt Baggott has described the actions of some Orange Order leaders as “reckless” after a Twelfth of July weekend that resulted i(...)