The King Seaways passenger ship. British police are questioning a passenger on board the ferry after a fire in a cabin room sparked an emergency rescue and forced it to return to Newcastle. Photograph: EPA/DFDS Seaways
Two held over North Sea ferry blaze
  • UK
  • December 29, 2013, 08:32

Two men have been arrested after a fire on board a ferry sparked an emergency rescue and forced it to return to Newcastle. Two crew members and four p(...)

Fionn Davenport
Fionn Davenport's travel desk

AND ALL THAT JAZZ Readers of these pages will guess that I’m pretty excited about direct flights from Dublin to Marrakesh, and this week I(...)

A handout picture provided by the German Meteorological Service (DWD)  shows a map depicting the cloud and wind velocity forecast for today.  Photograph:  EPA/DWD Handout

ESB crews have restored power to thousands of homes after a powerful storm hit the country. Wind speeds of 130km/h were recorded at Malin Head at 10a(...)

Robbie Brady of the Republic of Ireland and Hull City is expected to face Crystal Palace this weekend. Photograph:   Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
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WORDS WE USE

Unco is a word found as an adjective, adverb and noun, once common in Scotland, Ulster, and in the northern English counties of Northumberland, Cumbe(...)

Trainer Tony Martin, whose Ted Veale bids for glory in today’s Ebor at York.

Tony Martin already knows what it is like to pick up some of the most prestigious handicap prizes in Britain but even by his standards, victory for Te(...)

The word bruchle is sometimes confused with bruckle, which, as an adjective, verb and noun, is found in Ireland, Scotland; and in England, in Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire. It means brittle, fragile, and figuratively, uncertain, changeable, untrustworthy - just like the weather. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Scots verb bruchle, means to wrap or muffle up a person in an untidy manner. It is always used with the preposition up. Hence bruchlan, wrapping u(...)

The first volume of TS Eliot’s letters, published in 1988, represented the years from 1898 to 1922, the year of Th(...)