Ted Nealon won a Jacob’s Award for the accuracy of his predictions in the 1973 general election. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The former journalist, broadcaster and politician Ted Nealon had died at the age of 84.A native of Sligo, Mr Nealon had a varied career in journalism (...)

Actor William Roache arrives at Preston Crown Court for his trial over historical sexual offence allegations. The Coronation Street star, who plays the character Ken Barlow, is charged with two counts of rape involving a 15-year-old girl. Photograph: Getty

Coronation Street star William Roache told detectives it was “against my nature” to commit rape, a jury has heard .Roache (81) said he was “a very pea(...)

Paul Ince’s tenure as Blackpool manager has come to an end. Photograph: Barrington Coombs/PA Wire

Paul Ince has been sacked as manager by Blackpool and his assistant, Alex Rae, will also be leaving the club.The club put out a statement saying: “Bla(...)

Coronation Street actor William Roache arrives at Preston Crown Court where where he faces two counts of raping a 15-year-old girl in east Lancashire in 1967, and five counts of indecent assault involving four other complainants aged 16 and under on dates between 1965 and 1971. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

An alleged rape victim of Coronation Street star William Roache was so “humiliated” at the attack she kept it a secret at the time, a jury has heard.P(...)

PRESTON, LANCASHIRE - JANUARY 14:  Coronation Street Star William Roache arrives at Preston Crown Court for the start of his trial of historical sexual offence allegations on January 14, 2014 in Preston, Lancashire. Coronation Street star Roache who plays the character Ken Barlow on the ITV soap, is charged with two counts of rape involving a 15-year-old girl. The offences allegedly took place between April and July 1967. Roache is also charged with five counts of indecent assault against four girls between the ages of 11 or 12 and 16. Three of the offences allegedly took place in 1965 and two in 1968.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Coronation Street star William Roache will go on trial today accused of committing historic sexual offences against five girls.The 81-year-old veteran(...)

Graeme Swann during an England nets session at the WACA in Perth, Australia. Swann has announced his retirement from the international game. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

From Cricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary, the morning of 16 December, Australia against England at the Waca, the last delivery of the 77th over: “Swann(...)

Robbie Brady of the Republic of Ireland and Hull City is expected to face Crystal Palace this weekend. Photograph:   Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
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Saturday 23rd November Arsenal (1) v Southampton (3) Arsenal will have forward Theo Walcott back from two months out following abdominal surgery. Germ(...)

 A file image showing members of Spanish police   on the Lucky Day  in La Coruna harbour in  July 2007. Two men were arrested when the  catamaran  arrived at the port.

A man convicted and jailed for his part in the biggest drug seizure in the history of the State is in police custody in Spain after escaping from pris(...)

Kate Losinska

Kate Losinska, who has died after a long illness in her adopted home county of Limerick, was the daughter of Irish parents and one of the most promine(...)

Lancashire dairy farmer Andrew Pemberton:  “If for any reason my water became contaminated, my business would be ruined and my livelihood would be destroyed.” Photograph:  Steve Morgan/Greenpeace/PA

Greenpeace has warned companies drilling for shale gas in England and Wales that they will face immediate legal action if they try to drill underneath(...)