Britain’s Prince William and Prince Harry leave the Datchet Parish Council office in southern England after a day of helping with flood defences. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Two people have died and Britain’s coastal communities have been battered by high winds and huge waves as widespread flooding continues to brin(...)

A lion feasts on the remains of two year old giraffe Marius at Copenhagen Zoo yesterday. Photograph: Kasper Palsnov/EPA

An English safari park has destroyed five of its lions because they had serious genetic defects caused by inbreeding.The popular attraction, Longleat (...)

A group tour of Salzburg in Austria, birthplace of Mozart and setting for The Sound of Music, also includes a visit to a ski resort and a concert
12 getaways of Christmas

A Wales of a timeIf you’re looking to take the kids away somewhere not too far, but still a world away, bag yourself a luxury lodge at Bluestone resor(...)

A British soldier in Afghanistan. A British royal marine was convicted of murder today following the execution of an injured insurgent in Afghanistan.  Photograph: PA Wire

A British royal marine was convicted of murder today following the execution of an injured insurgent in Afghanistan. A court martial board found the (...)

Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna will miss the league leaders’ trip to West Brom on Sunday with a hamstring

Saturday, October 5thCardiff (11) v Newcastle (16)Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has almost a full squad to select from. Andreas Cornelius, who continue(...)

Former newspaper tycoon Eddy Shah has said underage girls who engage in consensual sex must take blame for the abuse they suffer. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Former British newspaper tycoon Eddy Shah, cleared last month of raping a schoolgirl in the 1990s, has said underage girls who engage in consensual se(...)

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(...)

Twitter reaction to the announcement of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson’s retirement was at its busiest at 9.34am yesterday, 17 minutes after the soccer club tweeted the news. Photograph: Reuters/Phil Noble

Reaction to the announcement by Manchester United that Alex Ferguson is to retire as manager of the soccer club dominated social media yesterday(...)

People walk next to a vehicle damaged by what residents say was a missile fired from the Syrian rebels in the town of Hermel in Bekaa this week. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

Turkey said today that any use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would “take the crisis to another level”, but remained c(...)

Ballydoreen Upper, Ashford, Co Wicklow

ENGLAND Just north of the cathedral city of Salisbury is this bric(...)

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