French minister of state for veteran affairs Jean-Marc Todeschini has presented one of Ireland’s last surviving second World War veterans with France’(...)

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 (...)

A choirmaster undergoing a 75-hour ordeal of being locked in a hotel room listening only to Rick Astley’s (above) hit Never Gonna Give You Up has already broken his £2,000 fundraising target.

A choirmaster undergoing a 75-hour ordeal of being locked in a hotel room listening only to Rick Astley’s hit Never Gonna Give You Up has already brok(...)

An e-fit, released by Hampshire police, of the dead kayaker. It is thought that he may have been Irish.

British police have renewed their appeal for help in identifying a dead kayaker thought to have had an Irish accent. The man’s body was found on Yaver(...)

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(...)

Children at Chongshan primary school in southern China’s Guangxi. One head teacher told the BBC website that Chinese teaching methods were on a collision course with teenage British culture and values. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP

No talking. No questions. Study hard. Obey teacher. Secondary school kicks off with morning exercises at 7am and ends with a trudge homewards at 7pm f(...)

North Yorkshire police are trawling their records for references to Ted Heath following publication of an image of the former prime minister with suspected paedophile Jimmy Savile. Photograph: PA Wire

A former brothel-keeper at the centre of a child abuse controversy surrounding Sir Edward Heath is to be questioned by British authorities on the matt(...)

Shauna O’Neill, who was previously awarded a Clipper round world race bursary and now works for the Children in Crossfire charity. File photograph: Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Organisers of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have appealed to young people in Derry or Strabane who are over 18 and currently out of work to a(...)

Robert Wilson visits the grave of his brother Matthew Wilson who was executed by the Germans in 1915.

The retreat from Mons was an epic of endurance for the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). In their first encounter with the Germans at the Battle o(...)

Christmas arrivals and departures at Ireland West Airport Knock, in Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Four sisters had the happiest of Christmas reunions in the arrivals hall at Knock airport on Monday. Claire, Roisin and Noreen Burke, from Rosan Glas(...)