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(...)

The roof-top car park on top of a Gym complex in Farnborough which is inaccessible to cars. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Baffled residents have spoken of their frustration after a roof-top car park was built which can only be accessed by foot. The “secret” car park wa(...)

Undated photographs of Levi Bellfield and Milly Dowler. The serial killer has admitted abducting, raping and killing the schoolgirl for the first time, police said. Photograph: PA/PA Wire.

The family of murdered English schoolgirl Milly Dowler have told of their “torment and pain” after her killer Levi Bellfield finally gave details of h(...)

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(...)