Rod and Julie Calder-Potts of High Bank Orchard, Cuffesgrange, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

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Tyrrells, which has expanded rapidly internationally, has taken in £84 million in revenue over the past 12 months.

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A fox cub. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA

An independent investigation has been launched into a British fox hunting group amid allegations of animal cruelty. Theinquiry, which will be chaired(...)

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Two people have been found dead with gunshot wounds in the Ledbury area of Herefordshire. A West Mercia Police spokesman said officers were called to (...)

Folk and rock singer Roy Harper leaves Hereford Magistrates’ Court today after being charged with committing a series of child sex offences in the 1970s. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Roy Harper in court on child sex charges
  • UK
  • November 18, 2013, 11:57

Co Cork-based folk and rock performer Roy Harper has appeared in court charged with committing a series of child sex offences in the 1970s.The singer-(...)

A 2005 file photograph of Roy Harper performs at “The MOJO Honours List Launch Party” at HMV Oxford Street in London. Photograph: Jo Hale/Getty Images.

Veteran folk and rock performer Roy Harper is facing charges in relation to a series of historic sex offences against an under-age girl.The singer-son(...)