Capt Frederick Dietrichsen of the Sherwood Foresters died in an ambush on Mount Street Bridge in 1916. Photograph: Gary Quinn

A former Tory MP and commanding officer of the Sherwood Foresters has said it would be the “ultimate reconciliation” if the Taoiseach was to visit th(...)

UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage speaks to the media after the declaration of the Newark by-election at Kelham Hall near Newark. UKIP came second in the byelection but trailed the Conservatives by 7,000 votes. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters.

British prime minister David Cameron has won a significant by-election in England, beating the UK Independence Party by some 7,000 votesThe result in (...)

Ukip candidate in the Newark byelection Roger Helmer: sticking by his view that there has been “no global warming for 17 years and nine months; that is a long time without global warming”. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Newark suffered three sieges during the English civil war because two roads, vitally important both to the Royalists and the Parliamentarians, ran thr(...)

 UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage speaks arrives at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has been taunted over his decision not to run for Parliament in a byelection triggered by the resignation of(...)