A woman who allegedly played an “exalted, key trusted, organisational role” in an international organised crime gang appeared in court today charged w(...)

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(...)

Javier Gonzalez exhibits the Maltese, “Sasha”, winner of the Toy Group for the Best in Show category at the Crufts Dog Show i. Photograph: BEN STANSALLBEN/Getty Images

The Kennel Club has confirmed it is looking into reports that up to six dogs were poisoned at this year’s Crufts show. It comes after an Irish setter (...)

The destroyed interior of the Mulberry Bush pub in November 1974 after an IRA bomb exploded. Photograph: Press Association

Shoppers jostled for space last night on New Street in Birmingham, bags in hand, while street-stalls sold mulled wine and Christmas trinkets and frien(...)

Firemen survey the damage outside the Tavern in the Town pub in Birmingham, after an IRA bomb blast. The firemen quickly counted the injured, deciding they needed 40 ambulances for the tavern alone. But there were no ambulances.  Photograph: Wesley/Keystone/Getty Images

Forty years on Alan Hill remembers driving a fire engine through a tunnel in Birmingham as a garbled message came through on the radio that a bomb had(...)

Former footballer and now soccer pundit Stan Collymore has accused Twitter of “not doing enough” to combat abusive tweets on the social networking site after he was targeted by internet trolls. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Ex-England striker Stan Collymore has urged Twitter to do more to combat internet “trolls” after claiming racist and sexist messages are being posted(...)

A dog owner has described how his German Shepherd discovered an abandoned newborn baby, and she has now been named after the faithful pet. Photograph: West Midlands Police/PA Wire

A dog owner has described how his German Shepherd discovered an abandoned newborn baby, and she has now been named after the faithful pet.Roger Wilday(...)

Photo issued by West Midlands Police of the newborn baby girl found abandoned in a carrier bag in a community park in Birmingham Photograph: West Midlands Police/PA Wire

Police in Britain have today releaased a picture of a newborn baby found abandoned in a carrier bag in a park in an effort to trace her mother (...)

A man has been warned by police in Britain after he dialled 999 to complain about a prostitute’s looks after meeting her outside a hotel. West Midla(...)