Myra Hindley

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Policemen outside a house in Gillam Street, Worcester, where the bodies of three young children were found impaled on garden railings in April 1973. File photograph: PA

A man who killed three children before hanging their mutilated bodies on a fence outside their UK home more than 40 years ago has been cleared for rel(...)

Arrest mugshots of James “Whitey” Bulger, the late mobster who terrorised south Boston in the 1970s and 1980s.  “Black Mass” and “The Departed” drew glamourous versions of his character.

In a better world, we’d eulogise only the virtuous. We’d make films about philanthropists, anti-poverty campaigners and people who rescue kittens from(...)

Some of the correspondence questioned the celebratory scenes in Dublin Castle on the day of the referendum count. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/ Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris were referred to as “godless”, “sinners”, an “instrument of the devil” and as promoting th(...)

Maxine Peake will take part in the Lughnasa FrielFest in August. Photograph:   John Phillips/Getty Images

Maxine Peake and I are discussing uncomfortable truths. “As a human race, we’re pretty despicable,” says the acclaimed actor, famous for roles from TV(...)

Apostasy director Daniel Kokotajlo. “The film forced me to look at my own life.” Photograph: Curzon/Artificial Eye

You wait for ages for a movie about the Jehovah’s Witnesses and then two come along at once. The Children’s Act, based on the novel by Ian McEwan and (...)

Joe Lynskey was a former Cistercian monk from the Beechmount area of west Belfast. Photograph: WAVE Trauma Centre/PA Wire

A search for a former monk abducted and killed by the IRA more than 40 years ago has ended without success. Specialists from the Independent Commiss(...)

Moors murderer Ian Brady while in police custody prior to a court appearance   in 1965.  Photograph: PA Wire

Few murderers have so haunted the British public imagination as did Ian Brady, who has died aged 79. There was the horrific nature of his crimes. Betw(...)

Moors murderer Ian Brady while in police custody prior to a court appearance   in 1965.  Photograph: PA Wire

Few murderers have so haunted the British public imagination as did Ian Brady, who has died aged 79. There was the horrific nature of his crimes. Betw(...)

Photograph from 1965 of Ian Brady while in police custody prior to his court appearance for the Moors Murders. Photograph: PA Wire

Moors Murderer Ian Brady claimed he was a “petty criminal” when he spoke for the first time at length about his crimes. The child killer was appearin(...)

Ian Brady was jailed for three murders in 1966 and has been at Ashworth hospital since 1985. File photograph: PA Wire

Moors murderer Ian Brady has died aged 79, an NHS spokesman has confirmed. Brady, who was using the name Ian Stewart-Brady, had been receiving pallia(...)

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