The charges were made by a now deceased Conservative MP, Geoffrey Dickens (left), who approached the then home secretary, Leon Brittan (right). Photograph: PA Wire

Allegations made to Britain’s home office in the 1980s about the existence of a paedophile ring did not involve prominent politicians or celebrities,(...)

Britain’s home secretary Theresa May. She argued that she did not have to give MPs a vote on the European Arrest Warrant because it was already part of British law. Photograph:  Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

The British government narrowly escaped a damaging House of Commons rebellion after dozens of Conservative MPs furiously condemned efforts to deny (...)

Minister Fitzgerald and UK home secretary Theresa May launch landmark British-Irish visa scheme. Photograph: Courtesy of Department of Justice

A new visa deal between Ireland and the United Kingdom - which will allow foreign tourists and business-people to travel to both countries on one visa(...)

The agreement will be signed in the Irish Embassy in London by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and the British home secretary, Theresa May

In an unprecedented degree of co-operation between Ireland and Britain, the two governments will today sign an historic visa agreement that will allo(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has said if any members of his party had been involved in child sex abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home then it woul(...)

Prince Charles is the patron of National Police Memorial Day. Photograph:  Shirlaine Forrest/WPA Pool /Getty Images

Prince Charles joined several hundred people in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast today to remember police officers who were killed in the line of duty.T(...)

Prince Charles who is due to attend a National Police Memorial Day event in Northern Ireland today. Photograph: Getty

The Prince of Wales is to attend a National Police Memorial Day event in Northern Ireland today for officers killed while on duty.British home secreta(...)

The terror threat to the UK has been raised from substantial to severe, home secretary Theresa May has announced.  File Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

Britain has raised its international terrorism threat level to the second highest level of “severe” today in response to possible attacks being plann(...)

British home secretary Theresa May said she was preparing new laws to tackle Islamist militants in the UK and to stop them going abroad to fight. Photograph: PA

Britain has said it planned tougher laws to deal with British Islamist militants after Islamic State (IS) fighters in the Middle East released a video(...)

British home secretary Theresa May has faced calls from politicians and lobbyists to include Kincora in the child abuse inquiry established following revelations about serial sex offenders such as Jimmy Savile. Photograph: PA

The Official Secrets Act should be suspended to allow former intelligence officers to give evidence about alleged cover-ups during the child abuse inq(...)