Undated photo of EastEnders actress Sian Blake (43). Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

The partner of EastEnders actress Sian Blake has admitted killing her and their two children, his lawyer has said. Hairdresser Arthur Simpson-Kent (4(...)

Dempsey Nibbs (69) has been jailed for life after beheading wife  Judith Nibbs (60). Photograph: PA Wire

A husband who decapitated his wife of 30 years and flushed her severed head down the toilet in an act of “grotesque savagery” has been jailed for life(...)

Fr Joseph Mallin, son of Michael Mallin, with then taoiseach Bertie Ahern at Kilmainham Gaol in 2006. Now aged 102 and living in Hong Kong, Fr Mallin was this week awarded the freedom of  Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Patrick Pearse’s closest relative and the nephew of a famous RAF flying ace are among those who will be attending this weekend’s Easter Rising commemo(...)

July, 1942: 21-year-old Irishman, Brendan ‘Paddy’ Finucane, one of Britain’s most decorated fighter pilots, becomes the youngest Wing Commander in RAF history.

The grandson of an Easter Rising rebel who is also the son of a second World War RAF pilot will be attending this weekend’s commemorations. Brendan (...)

Doug Richard arrives at The Old Bailey on Monday to face child sex charges. Photograph:  Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

A former BBC Dragons’ Den star paid a 13-year-old schoolgirl to be his sex slave after meeting her on a “sugar daddy” website, a court has been told.(...)

Pearse McAuley leaves Cavan Courthouse following his sentencing for the Christmas 2014 attack on his wife Pauline Tully. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan.

While now beginning a long prison term for an act of extreme domestic violence that left his estranged wife lucky to survive, Pearse McAuley (50) bec(...)

Peter Sutcliffe: was given 20 life terms for the murder of 13 women and the attempted murder of seven others in Yorkshire and Greater Manchester after being convicted at the Old Bailey in 1981. Photograph: PA

The Yorkshire Ripper should be returned to prison after psychiatrists said he is no longer mentally ill, according to the son of the first woman kille(...)

 Mark Colborne, a red-head, wanted to shoot  Prince Charles so Harry (above) could be king. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

A red-haired man who fantasised about shooting Prince Charles so Harry could be king has been found guilty of plotting a terror attack “for the Aryan (...)

Simon Murphy and Lisanne Beck,  who  were filmed on a mobile phone. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A couple have been fined for their “particularly revolting behaviour” in carrying out a sex act during a crowded BBC Radio 2 concert in Hyde Park. Jud(...)

The toy car containing five vials, believed to contain ricin, were hidden in the battery compartment. Photograph: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire

A computer programmer is facing a lengthy jail sentence for trying to buy deadly ricin poison from the dark web after being inspired by hit US televis(...)