Simon Byrne, who has taken up duty this week as chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), faces a range of challenges that will test all of the skills he has acquired during 35 years as a police officer in England. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Simon Byrne, who has taken up duty this week as chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), faces a range of challenges that wil(...)

Police at the home of Lucy Letby in Chester. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

A nurse who was re-arrested on suspicion of the murders of eight babies at a hospital neo-natal unit has been released on bail, police have said. Luc(...)

Police activity at a house in Chester, believed to be the home of nurse Lucy Letby. Photograph: Pat Hurst/PA Wire

A nurse has been re-arrested on suspicion of the murders of eight babies at a hospital neo-natal unit in the UK. Lucy Letby (28) was initially arrest(...)

  Simon Byrne who has been appointed the next chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Cheshire Constabulary/PA

The new chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is Simon Byrne, the policing board has said. On Friday evening the NI Polic(...)

Retiring Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable George Hamilton. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Three serving and one former senior police officer, including the man who is in charge of the investigation into the British army agent known as Stake(...)

Cheshire police said a healthcare worker is under arrest on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of another six after an investigation of the neo-natal unit at the hospital in the UK. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A healthcare worker in Cheshire has been arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies and attempting to kill another six. The woman’s arrest follow(...)

Emergency services at the scene where a crane collapsed in Dunwoody Way in Crewe. Photograph: PA

Two men have died after a crane collapsed at a building site in Crewe, police said. Another man, believed to be the crane driver, was taken to Royal (...)

A Muslim man, Sadiq Patel, and a Jewish woman, Renee Rachel Black, walk by floral tributes in St Ann’s Square in Manchester on Wednesday. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Police were last night investigating a network around the man who killed 22 people in Monday’s suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena, with possible (...)

Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government has agreed the scope of the root and branch review into An Garda Síochána and the panel which will oversee it. It was also agreed that(...)

Former football coach Barry Bennell (62) has served three prison sentences totalling 15 years in England and the United States since 1994. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

The former football coach Barry Bennell has been charged with eight offences of sexual assault against a boy under the age of 14, the British Crown P(...)

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