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Emergency services at the scene where five men died after a wall collapsed at a Hawkeswood Metal recycling plant in Aston Church Road, Birmingham. Photograph: Richard Vernalls/PA Wire

Five foreign workers have been crushed to death at an English metal recycling plant. The dead men are all believed to be Spanish nationals, originall(...)

Arguably celebrity endorsements for remaining in the EU fell on deaf ears in the way celebrity endorsements for shampoo don’t.

Hey Britain, what happened? You are meant to love a celebrity endorsement. You can’t get enough of Clooney’s coffee or Helen Mirren’s face cream. You(...)

Interior of O’Toole’s bar in Loughinisland the morning after the UVF shot dead six people in 1994. Photograph: Pacemaker

Castle Street in Belfast is only minutes from Royal Avenue and City Hall, but it is a street in which the poverty which has outlasted the Troubles is (...)

Muslim convert Lorna Moore (34) was planning to take her three young children to the area, including an 11-month-old baby. Photograph: West Midlands Police/PA Wire

A Northern Irish mother who wanted bring up her children under the Islamic State in Syria has been jailed by a London court for two and a half years. (...)

The aftermath of the Birmingham bombing in 1974.

A “significant” piece of information has been sent to the coroner who is considering reopening the Birmingham pub bombings inquests. Senior coroner f(...)

Linda Jackson,  chief executive, Citroën

In an otherwise nondescript industrial estate on the outskirts of Paris, we’re seated in the corner of a domed windowless room, reminiscent of an emp(...)

Wormwood Scrubs: There are 950-1,000 Irish prisoners in various British jails, mostly in England. Photograph:  Rebecca Naden/PA

On January 25th, 1985, an ad appeared on the classifieds page of this newspaper seeking a coordinator for am organisation called the Irish Commission (...)

The aftermath of  a suspected gas explosion on Penn Road in Wolverhampton, England. Photograph: West Midlands Fire Service/PA Wire

A woman saved by her washing machine after a suspected gas blast destroyed her home has thanked rescuers. Wendy Ayoub said she was recovering well in(...)

Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark returns to the Aston Villa squad for their home clash against Swansea. Photograph:   Steve Langan/Inpho

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated) Aston Villa (19) v Swansea (14) - Live Setanta Sports 1 Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has a fully-fit squad f(...)

The scene at Wood Flour Mills in Bosley, near Macclesfield, England, after  explosions and fire on Friday, July 17th, 2015. Four people were missing after the blasts.  Photograph: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service/PA Wire

Three men and one woman remain unaccounted for after a fire and two subsequent explosions at a wood flour mill. Search-and-rescue teams are waiting t(...)

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