Reenactors arrive at Battle Abbey in Battle, near Hastings, ending their 300-mile cross-country journey in the East Sussex town where the Battle of Hastings was fought 950 years ago. Photograph: Jim Holden/English Heritage/PA Wire

An army of enthusiasts ended their 300-mile cross-country journey on Friday in the English town where the Battle of Hastings was fought 950 years ago.(...)

Emergency services at the scene near Castle Swimming Pool in Spalding, Lincolnshire, where three people, including a suspected gunman, have been shot dead. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA

A worker from a builder’s merchant is believed to have shot dead his wife and daughter near a swimming pool in a small market town in central England.(...)

A sign saying welcome to Northern Ireland is seen on the border of Armagh and Louth in Ireland. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Northern Ireland is not Lincolnshire or Somerset. It is a distinct and unique political entity, recognised as such by an international treaty register(...)

UK polling stations close at 10 pm on Thursday June 23rd as Britain decides whether to stay or remain in the European Union.   Photograph: EPA

The UK is poised to decide on its future in the European Union in a referendum on June 23rd. Voting will take place all day, with polling stations c(...)

Many travel companies now specialise in arranging holidays that will cater for people with disabilities. Photograph: iStockphoto

Organising a holiday can be stressful enough without factoring in the many problems you might encounter while travelling with a disability. Whether yo(...)

Myles Joyce, who was hanged in Galway in 1882 and is widely accepted as being innocent of the Maamtrasna murders. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The handwriting was impeccable but written in a language the correspondent did not speak. “Sir, I beg to state through the columns of your influent(...)

Tributes outside a house in Spalding, Lincolnshire, where a woman and her daughter were found dead. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Two 14-year-olds have been charged with murder after a woman and her daughter were found dead at a house in Lincolnshire. The victims, named by polic(...)

Daniel Hutchinson (left) and Benjamin Robinson were arrested by police after taking these selfies to celebrate robbing fruit machines across the UK. Photograph: North Yorkshire Police/PA Wire

Two men who took cash from fruit machines across the UK were caught after they took selfies of themselves to celebrate their crimes, police have said.(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien to make late decision on participation of Found

With four weeks to go to the Newmarket 2,000 Guineas, Ryan Moore makes his first trip of the year to Ireland for four scheduled mounts at the Curra(...)

Undated handout photo issued by the NZBCA Archives of a 617 Squadron plane in the air. Photograph: NZBCA Archives/PA

The last surviving Dambusters pilot has died in New Zealand. He was 96. Les Munro had a “special aura” and was always regarded as “invincible”, his f(...)

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