Thomas Kavanagh. File  Photograph: The Irish Times

An Irish man charged with having an illegal stun gun disguised as a torch has appeared in court after his arrest at Birmingham airport. Thomas Kavana(...)

The ambulance crew had been responding to a 999 call from the defendant’s next-door neighbour in Stoke-on-Trent. Photograph: iStock

A 26-year-old British woman has been fined £120 after admitting swearing at paramedics and leaving a foul-mouthed note on their ambulance. Kirsty Sha(...)

New Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley won the seat of Staffordshire Moorlands from Labour for the Conservatives in 2010. Photograph: EPA

In her choice of Karen Bradley as Northern Ireland secretary, Theresa May has replaced one of her former junior ministers at the home office with anot(...)