Former South Yorkshire Police chief superintendent David Duckenfield (left) leaves the coroner’s court in Warrington, north-west England, on Wednesday. Mr Duckenfield, the police chief at the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster, admitted on Tuesday that his failure to close a tunnel was the ‘direct cause’ of the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Hillsborough police chief David Duckenfield has told the jury into the inquests of 96 Liverpool fans that he was “a new and inexperienced match comman(...)

 Sheffield United have said they are “not prepared” to make a decision on whether to re-sign convicted rapist Ched Evans but will permit their former striker to start training at the club with immediate effect. Photograph: Jon Buckle/PA Wire

Sheffield United have said they are “appalled” by the abuse being aimed at people who have criticised the club’s decision to allow convicted rapist Ch(...)

 British singer Cliff Richard performing on stage in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The BBC and police have faced questions today about the reporting of a raid on his home in connection with an alleged historic sexual offence. Photograph: Ferdy Damman/EPA.

The chief constable of an English police force has apologised to pop star Sir Cliff Richard if the force was “insensitive” about the search of his hom(...)

Police outside Rotherham council offices. Photograph: PA

Labour has suspended four members who held positions of authority at Rotherham Borough Council during the years in which hundreds of young people were(...)

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright, who has resigned from the Labour Party, but insisted he would not leave his post. Photograph: South Yorkshire Police/PA

South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright has resigned from the Labour Party, but insisted he would not leave his post.Mr Wright’s re(...)

  An inqury report released 26 August claims that at least 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Roterham between 1997 and 2013. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright was clinging on to his post yesterday despite pressure to quit from his own political party(...)

Report found around  1,400 children  had been systematically failed by police and agencies in Rotherham. Photograph: Getty

Around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in one town over a 16-year period, a report found today.The report on events in Rotherham, South Yorkshi(...)

Cliff Richard said the allegations against him were ‘completely false’ and that he had voluntarily spoken to police and answered all questions put to him. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Singer Cliff Richard has been interviewed under caution by South Yorkshire Police detectives investigating a sex crime claim involving a young boy.The(...)

Cliff Richard performs on stage at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Police searched a property belonging to Sir Cliff on Thursday in relation to an alleged historical sex offence. Photograph: Ferdy Damman/EPA

Singer Cliff Richard has rejected charges that he sexually abused a boy backstage at an evangelical Christian concert hosted by Rev Billy Graham in th(...)

 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(...)