Jeremy Kyle Show was axed on Wednesday. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

A woman who was a guest on a chat show hosted by Jeremy Kyle in 2005 took her life six days after her appearance, it has emerged. Erica Pawson, 36, k(...)

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable addresses the media with activists outside Chelmsford City Council Civic Centre. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Vince Cable has hailed his Liberal Democrats party as “the big winners” of the local election, with the party gaining hundreds of seats and a series o(...)

 Horacio Sala, father of late Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala,  died on Friday after a heart attack. Photograph:   Gustavo Saita /AFP/Getty Images

Emiliano Sala’s father has died, months after the footballer was killed in a plane crash in the English Channel. Horacio Sala (58), died at his home (...)

Lindan and Ray Wootten: “Theresa May has got to go. She’s had enough time. And now it’s time for somebody like Boris Johnson.” Photograph: Jennifer O’Connell

“Feeling stuck in a rut? Ruled by anxiety?” reads a poster in a window at 2 North Parade in Grantham, Lincolnshire. A discreet plaque on the first fl(...)

A memorial to Emiliano Sala in Nantes. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

The plane that crashed in the English Channel carrying the Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala fell thousands of feet in the space of 20 seconds aft(...)

Sculptor Douglas Jennings has made a statue of the late former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, which is being erected in her home town. Photograph: Douglas Jennings/PA Wire.

Plans for a statue of “divisive figure” Margaret Thatcher to be erected in the former British prime minister’s home town have been approved despite va(...)

Women walk past snow-covered phone boxes in Braemar in the Scottish Highlands. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Travel was disrupted, households suffered power cuts and schools were shut as heavy snow swept across the UK on Thursday, the union’s coldest day for (...)

Annie Besant filled halls across Britain as one of the National Secular Society’s most effective public speakers, and worked as a journalist for the National Reformer.

In 1874, Annie Besant left her controlling husband and reinvented herself as one of Victorian Britain’s leading activists. Fifteen years later, she re(...)

Haulier Stephen Heasley  at Manfreight  in Portadown, Co Armagh. Photograph: Liam McBurney for The Irish Times

6.10pm, Wednesday Stephen Heasley carries out a few final checks at the back of the lorry to make sure the load is secure. As a cold mist drifts dow(...)

Jack’s is named after Jack Cohen, who in 1919 founded the business that became Tesco. Photograph: Alys Key/PA Wire

Tesco is going head-to-head with fast-growing German discounters Aldi and Lidl on price with a new grocery store it says will be the cheapest in town.(...)

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