North Yorkshire police are trawling their records for references to Ted Heath following publication of an image of the former prime minister with suspected paedophile Jimmy Savile. Photograph: PA Wire

A former brothel-keeper at the centre of a child abuse controversy surrounding Sir Edward Heath is to be questioned by British authorities on the matt(...)

Former British prime minister Edward Heath pictured in 2002. Photograph: Reuters.

At least four police forces are investigating sex abuse allegations linked to late former British prime minister Sir Edward Heath, it has been reveale(...)

The handling of a child sex abuse claim involving former British prime minister Sir Edward Heath is to be investigated. Photograph :PA Wire.

Britain’s independent police watchdog has launched a formal inquiry into claims that Wiltshire police did not properly investigate allegations of sexu(...)

File photograph of Jimmy Savile. A police force missed an opportunity to investigate Savile after mishandling a report that he sexually assaulted a woman, a watchdog investigation has found. Photograph: PA

Jimmy Savile could have been investigated while he was still alive, but police mishandled a complaint of sex abuse against him, a report has found.Sus(...)

It is alleged a parliament document linking MPs to a paedophile ring was found but no action taken. Photograph:   Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The British police watchdog is to investigate a string of corruption allegations over the apparent involvement of MPs and senior officers in historic (...)

File photo of Taser stun gun demonstration. A man died in the UK after police shot him with a Taser. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

A man has died after he was shot with a Taser gun by police responding to reports of a house burglary.Staffordshire police said officers discharged th(...)

North Yorkshire police have said 35 people had come forward with allegations about Jimmy Savile and Peter Jaconelli. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Police have apologised to victims of Jimmy Savile and his friend Peter Jaconelli after concluding that officers missed opportunities to properly in(...)

A file photograph of a UK police car. An investigation is under way in England after a seven-year-old girl was injured when a gun went off during an organised tour of a police headquarters. Photograph: Dave Higgens/PA Wire.

An investigation is under way in England after a seven-year-old girl was injured when a gun went off during an organised tour of a police headquarters(...)

Police at the scene in Shepperton Road, Islington, London, after police shot dead a man who was threatening a woman with a knife. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Police have shot dead a man in north London who was threatening a woman with a knife.It is the first fatal shooting by a Metropolitan Police marksman (...)

 The Garda Ombudsman Commission was given, effectively, the same powers as the Garda. Photograph: Frank Miller

It was inevitable from the moment president Mary McAleese signed the Garda Síochána Act 2005 into law that the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commiss(...)