The Birmingham Six with MP Chris Mullin (centre) outside the Old Bailey in London following their release: (from left) Mr John Walker, Mr Paddy Hill, Mr Hugh Callaghan, Mr Richard McIIkenny, Mr Gerry Hunter and Mr William Power. Photograph: Joe St Leger

The British Attorney General has been requested by the families of the 21 people killed in the IRA’s 1974 Birmingham pub bombings to reopen the inques(...)

Registered Sex Offender, Sean Johnson, from Derbyshire, was renting rooms in Cork and Galway to hold bogus video auditions for children, some as young as seven. Photograph: Andrew Downe

A convicted British paedophile was running talent competitions for children as young as seven in Galway and Cork for over a year before being tracked (...)

The American justice department will not prosecute Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation or 21st Century Fox over voice-mail interceptions and payments to public officials. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

The American justice department will not prosecute Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation or 21st Century Fox over voice-mail interceptions and payments to(...)

John Downey, who denies murdering four  soldiers in an IRA bomb attack in Hyde Park, London, on July 20th, 1982. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

A former Northern Ireland Office official has defended the fact he told Republicans they were not wanted for prosecution, saying letters were only sen(...)

Armed police officers guard the Houses of Parliament in London as part of counter-terrorism exercises which have seen the arrest of an 18-year-old woman at Stansted airport. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.

British police have arrested an 18-year old woman at a London airport on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism and membership of a banned organi(...)

Floral tributes  at the scene of the bin lorry crash in George Square on Monday in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Tributes have been paid to the victims of the Glasgow bin lorry disaster, including three members of the same family.Grandparents 68-year-old Jack and(...)

Image supplied by the Irish Naval Service of  the detained yacht with up to €100 million worth of cocaine, off the south west coast of Ireland with LE Niamh. Photograph: Provision

The Naval Service, Customs and the Garda have foiled a major drug smuggling operation when they detained a yacht with up to €80 million worth of cocai(...)

An ambulance arrives with a patient to the emergency entrance of Malaga’s Materno Infantil hospital. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King has left hospital in Spain and is believed to be on his way to the Czech Republic for specialist proton (...)

 Undated handout file photo issued by Hampshire Police of Ashya King who was found in southern Spain yesterday. Photograph: Hampshire Police/PA

The grandmother of a five-year-old brain cancer patient whose parents took him out of hospital without doctors’ consent has criticised police for arre(...)

The testing of unconscious drivers involved in crashes for the presence of alcohol and drugs and the introduction of roadside impairment tests are du(...)