Sinn Fein's Mary Lou McDonald to succeed Gerry Adams as new leader after no other candidates enter race

Mary Lou McDonald is set to succeed Gerry Adams as the new president of Sinn Fein after she was the lone leadership candidate when nominations closed. The party's deputy leader had been tipped to take over from Mr Adams when he announced in November that ...

Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United, City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea latest from the January window

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not travel with Borussia Dortmund for their match at Hertha Berlin tonight as he nears a move to Arsenal. The striker is expected to complete his £60million move after the Gunners identified him as a replacement for Alexis ...

Dolores O'Riordan was "full of life" in message sent hours before she was found dead in London hotel room aged 46

The band who were due to record with Dolores O'Riordan are heartbroken that their collaboration will never happen. Hard rock band Bad Wolves were scheduled to go into the recording studio with the Cranberries frontwoman on Tuesday to record a cover of her ...

Poppi Worthington's mother calls on prosecutors to put baby's dad on trial after coroner rules she died after sexual assault

Poppi Worthington's mum has called for prosecutors to look at her daughter's case again, her solicitor says. Cumbria’s coroner David Roberts yesterday found 13-month-old Poppi was asphyxiated in an “unsafe sleeping environment” after her dad Paul ...

UK weather: Britain faces week of heavy snow, hail and ice threatening power cuts and travel misery

Britain will this week be battered by heavy snow, ice and powerful winds which threaten to bring power cuts and travel chaos. Treacherous polar-like conditions have been forecast in parts of the UK until Thursday with snowfall predicted to fall tonight in ...

Call The Midwife series seven secrets revealed as new team member arrives, racial prejudice addressed and big freeze causing chaos

Call The Midwife is returning to our screens for a seventh series as the midwives face some of their biggest challenges to date. The heartwarming BBC One drama is back, but not everything is rosy as the Big Freeze of 1963-64 is still causing chaos for the ...

Extraordinary first pictures of family as parents arrested following discovery of 13 emaciated children chained inside home

Smiling broadly in family snaps, these are the first pictures of the 13 children found bound with chains and padlocks inside their home. David Allen Turpin and wife Louise Anna proudly posted pictures of their brood on their joint Facebook page. The ...

"She kept smirking and spit twice": Neighbours recount moment police came to arrest mum and dad after 13 kids held captive

David Allen Turpin and wife Louise Anna were arrested after a 17-year-old girl escaped from the property on Sunday morning Neighbours have spoken of their shock after a couple were arrested on suspicion of torturing their 13 children. The badly ...

Boy of TWELVE found with stash of heroin, wad of cash and large knife after arrest on suspicion of selling drug

A boy of just TWELVE was found with heroin, a wad of cash and a large knife, police said. The lad, who was also carrying two mobile phones, was arrested on suspicion of selling the deadly Class A drug in Basildon, Essex. The youngster allegedly fled when ...