The ambulance crew had been responding to a 999 call from the defendant’s next-door neighbour in Stoke-on-Trent. Photograph: iStock

A 26-year-old British woman has been fined £120 after admitting swearing at paramedics and leaving a foul-mouthed note on their ambulance. Kirsty Sha(...)

New Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley won the seat of Staffordshire Moorlands from Labour for the Conservatives in 2010. Photograph: EPA

In her choice of Karen Bradley as Northern Ireland secretary, Theresa May has replaced one of her former junior ministers at the home office with anot(...)

Lynsey Dunn (28), arrives at Birmingham Crown Court where she was  sentenced for child neglect after her five-year-old son Charlie Dunn drowned in a pool at a water park.  Charlie’s stepfather, Paul Smith, was sentenced for gross negligence manslaughter. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

The stepfather of a five-year-old boy who drowned at a British water park has been jailed for more than seven years. Paul Smith (36), was heard swear(...)

Britain’s new secretary of state for defence Gavin Williamson keeps a pet tarantula called Cronus in his office. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Gavin Williamson has been appointed UK defence secretary, replacing Michael Fallon who resigned on Wednesday following allegations of sexual misconduc(...)

A young supporter at the party on Mainguard Street. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Seconds before the final whistle in Croke Park, a rip-rumbling roar erupted in Galway’s Eyre Square as fists shook, flags waved furiously and the grou(...)

 Bruce Forsyth and Beryl Reid (right), singing ‘Piccadilly,’ on stage at the old Brixton Music Hall.

Bruce Forsyth, who has died aged 89, was associated with some of the most successful shows in television history, from Sunday Night at the London Pall(...)

A couple, who were in a state of undress in their tent at the Electric Picnic Festival in 2015 when security men burst in to search their belongings, have each settled a damages claim. Stock photograph: iStock

A couple, who were in a state of undress in their tent at the Electric Picnic Festival in 2015 when security men burst in to search their belongings, (...)

Cottage exterior, Co Kikenny. Photograph from theirishaesthete.com

Many of us have dreamed of happening on a beautiful bothan of a traditional cottage, buying it for a song and escaping the rat race to renovate it and(...)

Former footballers and victims of abuse Steve Walters  and Andy Woodward who have helped to bring the topic of sexual abuse to the fore. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

Britain’s largest police force has launched an investigation into sex abuse claims involving London football clubs. The Metropolitan police said a te(...)

Jason Dunford: Says Barry Bennell had access to hundreds upon hundreds of children. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian

I was Barry Bennell’s captain when I was a kid. He was the Pied Piper, like everyone says, and the most amazing football coach I’ve ever seen. There w(...)

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