People jump into the sea at Whitby in Yorkshire during a bank holiday heatwave. Photograph: PA

Sunseekers are enjoying Britain’s hottest ever August bank holiday weekend. Temperatures were still climbing when the previous record high was broken(...)

Undated handout photo issued by North Wales Police of Joseph Brendan Dowley.

A body found on a beach in Wales 33 years ago has been identified as a 63-year-old man from Ireland. The body of Joseph Brendan Dowley, from Kilkenn(...)

Kevin Hallahan (43) was ‘a skilled and experienced mountaineer who selflessly applied his knowledge to help those in need.’

An Irish mountain rescue climber has died in an accident during a training event in Snowdonia, north Wales. Kevin Hallahan (43), a married man with (...)

Brian Owens (26) and Molly Owens (5) returned to Holyhead from Ireland. Photograph: PA

A Welsh man who had travelled to the Republic with his five-year-old daughter has surrendered to police after returning with the girl. Brian Owens (2(...)

One of the puppies rescued in a ‘shocking example’ of the illegal puppy trade. Photograph: RSPCA/PA Wire

Almost 100 puppies have been rescued from a “shocking example” of the illegal puppy trade. Two shipments of dogs - including beagles, basset hounds(...)

Pauline Finlay went missing in March 1994 in Co Wexford.

The family of an Irish woman missing for over 20 years have learned that her body may have been recovered in Wales as long ago as October 1994, eight (...)

Smoke rising from a mountain in the Yr Aran area of Snowdonia, after North Wales Police said emergency services are at the scene of an incident involving a helicopter. Photograph: Philippa Napper/PA

An RAF helicopter has caught fire after making a “precautionary landing” in the mountains of Snowdonia. Emergency services were called to the Yr Aran(...)

British Cycling Team Technical Advisor Chris Boardman poses for a photo in the Manchester Velodrome in  2009 in Manchester, England. Photograph by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The mother of the cyclist Chris Boardman has been killed in a cycling accident, her son has announced. Carol Boardman, herself a former racing cyclis(...)

A man has died while a boy and another man are fighting for their lives after a light aircraft crashed on the approach to an airport runway in (...)