Edward Heath

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Ian Paisley. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A new BBC TV series on the Troubles claims former DUP leader Ian Paisley supplied money to the Ulster Volunteer Force to carry out a number of bombing(...)

Public prosecutor Jonas Arvidsson (left) speaks to Carl  Beech in Gothenburg District Court after he was remanded for extradition back to the UK in October 2018. Photograph: David Rose/Getty Images

A former nurse who ruined the reputations of high-profile figures by lying to detectives about the existence of a murderous VIP paedophile ring has be(...)

Suddenly Boris Johnson was speaking very fast, promising to deliver Brexit by October 31st ‘in a spirit of can-do’, his pace quickening with each word until he reached a stringendo of babble. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

The Conservative leadership announcement at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth II conference centre had all the trappings of a big event, including a warm-(...)

Peter Carrington: he served as secretary general of Nato from 1984 to 1988.  Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty

Lord Peter Carrington Born: June 6th, 1919 Died: July 9th, 2018 Peter Carrington, who has died aged 99, was the last surviving member of Sir Winsto(...)

The report says: ‘Sir Edward Heath allegedly raped and indecently assaulted a male, aged 11 years, during a paid sexual encounter in private in a dwelling.’ Photograph: Dan Chung/Reuters

Former prime minister Edward Heath would have been questioned about alleged sex offences, including the rape of an 11-year-old boy, if he was alive, B(...)

Gerry Adams was among hundreds of republicans held without trial in Northern Ireland during the height of the Troubles. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has launched a legal bid to overturn two historical convictions for attempting to escape from prison. Mr Adams has start(...)

‘The Roger Moore you saw in films and in interviews was something of a creation. He was from the last generation of actors who felt they had to talk proper to get along in the theatre.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The irreplaceable Sir Roger Moore died last week at the age of 89. Look into his background and you could be forgiven for thinking that one strain of (...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: a big majority  for the Conservative Party after the June election will free her from bothersome colleagues. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

To learn about a leader, ignore their manifesto and just remove their constraints. Power reveals and absolute power reveals absolutely. It is an extre(...)

Martin McGuinness (right) and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the funeral of Patrick Kelly, a reputed IRA commander in East Tyrone shot dead by the SAS in 1987. File photograph: PA Wire

May 23rd, 1950: James Martin Pacelli McGuinness is born in Derry. The city was riven by poverty, unemployment and discrimination. Gerrymandering meant(...)

A protest in New York in July 1970 over the use of British troops in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Jerry Engel/New York Post Archives/ Getty Images

As both the Irish and British governments struggle to come to terms with and negotiate meaningfully with the new presidential administration of the Un(...)

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