Setting sail: a container ship like the one Rose George lived on. Photograph: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

The thought of five weeks at sea, far from the comforts of home, would be daunting for most people. But when Rose George stood at the dockside in Feli(...)

Mouse in the house: ‘The biggest give-away is hearing them going across the ceiling. It’s a distinctive sound: the click, click of the claws, and then the sound of the tail slapping on the floorboards’

It’s often when you’re lying in bed, in the quiet of night, that you hear it: the tell-tale scratch and scurry, amplified in the silence, that announc(...)

History in the making: one of Gareth Hutchinson’s riot scenes. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker
I construct a riot

The fascination with seeing the world in miniature has been with us for centuries, in the form of dolls’ houses, battle re-enactments, bijou cityscape(...)

Al Mennie and Fionola Meredith on a boat tour of the Co Antrim coast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

If there’s one man who knows the ripped and rugged north Antrim coastline inside out, as well as outside in, it’s big-wave surfer Al Mennie. He is in (...)