Thomas Clarke as an infant with his family and a tribesman in the Cape of Good Hope.

A photograph of Thomas Clarke – the first signatory of the 1916 Proclamation – as a baby in Africa in 1859 has come to light. The image shows one of(...)

A 1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Cabriolet, once owned by Lord Louis Mountbatten,  Britain’s last viceroy of India who was murdered by the IRA in 1979

Vintage and classic cars are popular with wealthy collectors and the prices achieved can be extraordinary. The top end of the market is dominated by i(...)

Elena Tice made her debut for the Irish senior women’s team at 13 years of age and the hockey side at 17. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

At the age of just 13 Elena Tice became the second youngest player in the history of cricket, male or female, to play in an official one-day internati(...)

British astronaut Tim Peake is shown during his first spacewalk at the International Space Station in this Nasa image. Peake became the first astronaut representing Britain to walk in space when he left the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday to fix a power station problem. Photograph: Nasa/Handout via Reuters.

British astronaut Tim Peake has said he will never forget his “exhilarating” first walk in space as he posted a selfie of the feat. Major Peake tweet(...)

Darron Gibson is likely to get a rare start for Everton against Dagenham & Redbridge. Photograph: Getty

SATURDAY (3pm ko unless stated) Arsenal v Sunderland Alexis Sanchez will not be risked, with the forward still recovering from a hamstring injury. H(...)

Sara Baume, winner of the 2014 Davy Byrne’s Short Story award, left,  with Redmond Doran of Davy Byrne’s and Anne Enright, a former winner of the €15,000 award . Both authors have been shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Awards. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Anne Enright has been shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Novel Award for The Green Road while Sara Baume has been shortlisted for the 2015 Costa First (...)

Manchester United’s Ashley Young will be hoping to make his first start in four Premier League games after returning for injury. Photo: John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images

SATURDAY Chelsea (15) v Liverpool (9) (Kick off: 12.45) Diego Costa and Pedro will undergo late fitness tests. Costa damaged ribs in Tuesday’s Capital(...)

Too much? The Halloween display at the Memory Lane Cafe in Leigh Park, Havant, Hampshire. Photograph: Ian Payne/PA Wire

A cafe owner has been told by police to tone down his Halloween display which included representations of a dead body and a bloodied child. Ian Payne (...)

The discovery of a man’s body in a kayak on a beach on the Isle of Wight is being investigated by police in Hampshire.

Police in Britain are trying to establish the identity of a man, described as speaking with “an Irish accent”, whose body was discovered in a kayak on(...)

 Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone reportedly suffered a head injury during a bar brawl in Kent on Saturday night. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone reportedly suffered a head injury during a bar brawl in Kent on Saturday night. The Red Rose had earlier beaten Ke(...)