Gerry Conlon after his release from the Old Bailey, London, October 1989.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was urged by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to use his IRA contacts and help reveal those responsible for the bombing of pubs in G(...)

 Peter Hain: said letters to on the runs  were a crucial part of the jigsaw that led Sinn Féin to support policing in 2007. File Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Former Northern Ireland Secretary of State Peter Hain was told in 2006 John Downey was wanted for the 1982 Hyde Park bombing — even though the Donegal(...)

Soldiers patrol outside Jinnah International Airport in Karachi today after Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan’s busiest airport last night.  Photograph: Athar Hussain/Reuters 0:54

Militants stormed Pakistan’s biggest airport last night and at least 27 people were killed in a night-long battle at one of the country’s most high-pr(...)

Members of the Portuguese police arrive to guard an area in Praia da Luz where the search for British girl Madeleine McCann resumed yesterday. Photograph:  Carlos Vidigal/Reuters. 1:06

British police have started searching an area of scrubland close to where Madeleine McCann went missing in Portugal seven years ago.Officers are thoug(...)

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris hand in hand with his wife Alwen, daughter Bindi and niece Jenny (left),leave Southwark Crown Court, London after the first day of his trial where he denies 12 counts of indecent assault between 1968 and 1986. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Australian entertainer Rolf Harris, a TV family favourite in his homeland and Britain for more than 50 years, is a “Jekyll and Hyde” figure who groped(...)

DJ Tony Blackburn said he heard rumours about Jimmy Savile (above)  when he was alive, but “unless you see somebody doing something wrong, you can’t report him”. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Veteran BBC broadcaster Tony Blackburn has described Jimmy Savile as a “weird” man who was disliked before the revelations after his death that(...)

The Hyde Park explosion in July 1982 killed four British soldiers, injured other members of the Royal Household Cavalry and killed seven horses as they travelled from their barracks to Buckingham Palace. Photograph: PA Wire

The prosecution of Hyde Park bombing suspect John Downey has collapsed after a “reckless” error led to him being given a false assurance that h(...)

British police are in Portugal this week to continue investigations into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann from a resort in Praia da Luz in 2007. Photograph: PA Wire

British police searching for missing Madeleine McCann want their Portuguese counterparts to search the homes and examine the bank accounts of three fo(...)

The National Crime Agency says a global network of paedophiles had streamed  child abuse over the web.

British police have joined forces with Australian and US investigators to break a paedophile ring which streamed live child abuse from the Philippines(...)

 The King Seaways passenger ship. British police are questioning a passenger on board the ferry after a fire in a cabin room sparked an emergency rescue and forced it to return to Newcastle. Photograph: EPA/DFDS Seaways
Two held over North Sea ferry blaze
  • UK
  • December 29, 2013, 08:32

Two men have been arrested after a fire on board a ferry sparked an emergency rescue and forced it to return to Newcastle. Two crew members and four p(...)