Behind bars: Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggatt as Bates  and Anna in Downton Abbey

It has been recommissioned for a sixth series – and why wouldn’t it when the viewing figures are so huge? It’s as much a cultural phenomenon as a t(...)

 Queen Elizabeth II attends the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London. Photograph:  Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, yesterday joined in Remembrance Day ceremonies in Enniskillen and Belfas(...)

Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa: high court in London quashed decision by the director of public prosecutions that he was immune from legal action owing to his royal status. Photograph: Phil Weymouth/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland Yard is to be asked to investigate allegations that a Bahraini prince should be prosecuted for torture. The request comes after the hi(...)

A private ambulance arrives to remove a body, thought to be that of Latvian builder Arnis Zalkalns - the prime suspect in the murder of schoolgirl Alice Gross, from a police tent in London’s Boston Manor Park. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire.

A body thought to be that of the prime suspect in the murder of English schoolgirl Alice Gross has been removed from a park, police said.Police believ(...)

Alice Gross was last seen on CCTV walking along the towpath beside the Grand Union Canal near her home on the afternoon of August 28th. Photograph: PA

Police searching for Latvian builder Arnis Zalkalns — the prime suspect in the murder of schoolgirl Alice Gross — have found the body of a man in dens(...)

Dave Lee Travis makes a statement after being handed a three month suspended sentence for indecent assasult at Southwark Crown Court  in London. Photograph:  Danny E Martindale/Getty Images

Disgraced DJ Dave Lee Travis said today he was “mortified” and “really disappointed” over his indecent assault conviction as he again criticised prose(...)

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 (...)

Senior police officers on Nightingale Road, Edmonton,  where a woman has been beheaded in a back garden. Photograph: PA

A woman has been found beheaded in a back garden in north London. The victim was found collapsed at an address in Nightingale Road in Edmonton just af(...)

 An undated handout photograph provided by GlobalPost oshows American journalist James Foley who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in  Syria. The Islamic State (IS) militia released a video on 20 August 2014 purporting to show the decapitation of Foley. Photograph:  Nicole Tung / Courtesy of Global/EPA 1:10

US president Barack Obama has said the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants “shocked the conscience of the entire w(...)

 South Yorkshire Police today said it was searching a property in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in connection with an alleged sexual offence involving a boy under the age of 16 in the 1980s. The BBC reported the property is owned by Sir Cliff Richard. File photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Pop veteran Sir Cliff Richard has dismissed a claim that he sexually assaulted a young boy in the 1980s as “completely false”.The star hit out as poli(...)