A handout picture provided by one of the 152  passengers evacuated from a ferry travelling  between Palma, Majorca and Valencia after it caught fire. Photograph: EPA

A ferry heading from the Mediterranean island city of Palma, Majorca to the Spanish coastal city Valencia has caught fire at sea, forcing 152 passenge(...)

Looking for a bit of luxury in Prague

Hubbie and I are off to Prague in March for three nights – first time away for more than one night on our own without the three kids. So I was tr(...)

With her curly red hair, orange lipstick and flamboyant attire, she is a familiar sight in Florence cycling along its narrow streets perched on her(...)

Different systems are used over varied competitions in regards to use of professional sailors.

Coaches and parents at sailing events could come under the scope of disciplinary rules if next month’s annual conference of the International Sailing(...)

A Spanish court has upheld corruption charges against Princess Cristina de Borbon, sister of newly-crowned King Felipe VI, and her husband in one of the last steps before a trial that could cloud the monarchy’s bid to rebuild its reputation. Photograph: Daniel Aguilar/Files/Reuters.

A Spanish court has upheld corruption charges against Cristina de Borbon, sister of newly-crowned King Felipe VI, and her husband in one of the last s(...)

Princess Infanta Cristina of Spain, who  is due to appear in court on March 8th over accusations of fraud, linked to husband Inaki Urdangarin’s business affairs. File Photograph:  Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Spain’s Princess Cristina will not appeal a court ruling summoning her to testify over tax fraud and money-laundering charges and will appear before t(...)

 Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid,  who were arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug trafficking.  Photograph: Sky News/PA Wire

Belfast lawyer Peter Madden has expressed concern that drug-smuggling suspect Michaella McCollum Connolly could be held for months or years in Peru be(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (L) and Melissa Reid say they were held captive in Spain against their will before being forced to bring drugs  on a flight from Peru. Photograph: Peruvian National Police/Handout/Reuters.

An Irish woman being detained in Peru on drug smuggling charges has claimed she was forced to travel there against her will after being held captive (...)

 Ockenden Manor, England

Ockenden Manor, Sussex, Englandhshotels.co.ukTraverse the centuries to this Elizabethan manor , less than 30 minutes from Gatwick. It has a couple of (...)

The number of US armed forces flights stopping off at Shannon Airport is expected to be down this year. Photograph:  Arthur Ellis/Press22.

New routes to the US drove an increase in passenger traffic through Shannon Airport last month.The airport said yesterday that 160,573 passengers trav(...)