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Retired police officer David Duckenfield will face trial for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 football supporters at Hillsborough after a judge at Preston Crown Court ruled to lift a stay on his prosecution. File photograph: Phil Noble/PA Wire

The police officer in command at Hillsborough stadium when dozens of football fans died will go on trial for manslaughter almost 30 years after the di(...)

PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland’s police chief has said a probe into alleged misconduct in public office has completely vindicated him. George Hamilton and a number(...)

Police tape surrounds a tree damaged when a stolen car crashed into it, leaving five  people dead,  in Leeds, Britain. Photograph: Phil Noble

Five people, including three boys, have died after a stolen car hit a tree in West Yorkshire in the north of England. Two 15-year-old boys were in c(...)

Members of the Navy with the cocaine haul seized on the yacht Makayabella, in Haulbowline Naval base, Cork in 2014. File photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A British man caught skippering a yacht off the Irish coast with almost €300 million worth of cocaine on board has died in prison while serving a ten (...)

Police Service of Northern Ireland chief constable George Hamilton  George Hamilton (above), deputy chief constable Drew Harris  and assistant chief constable Mark Hamilton deny the allegations. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland’s police chief is facing an investigation into alleged misconduct in public office. George Hamilton and a number of other senior Pol(...)

Marguerite Hogg (46), from West Yorkshire, who is applying for an Irish passport following the Brexit vote.

Marguerite Hogg has always had an affinity with Ireland because of her Dublin-born father, and she has felt this more acutely since his death. But he(...)

Gavin Lupton, from Otley in West Yorkshire, sustained critical injuries when he crashed in the Dundrod 150 Challenge race at the Dundrod road circuit in Co Antrim on August 10th last. File photograph: Gavin Lupton/Twitter

A second competitor injured in the Ulster Grand Prix motorcycle racing event has died. Gavin Lupton, from Otley in West Yorkshire, sustained critical(...)

Finbarr Cronin, Wakefield’s Liberal Democrat candidate, says the Conservatives  came into the election relying on the Brexit vote ‘but people have moved on on both sides of the divide’

There are people in Wakefield who have never voted for the British Conservative Party, former coal miners who spit Margaret Thatcher’s name when Anton(...)

Police officers guard the approach to Southwark Bridge in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters.

The terrorist incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market follow less than a fortnight after the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester (...)

Blue Peter presenters  John Noakes, Valerie Singleton and Peter Purves, with the usual canine guests, in August 1968.  Photograph: PA Wire

John Noakes, television presenter, actor and writer, born March 6th, 1934; died May 28th, 2017 In 1977, the television presenter John Noakes, who has(...)

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