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Canon Robert Marsden

Canon Robert Marsden, one of the last Irish survivors of the second World War, has died aged 95. He was awarded France’s highest honour, the Chevali(...)

Emile Ratelband (69) in the centre of Arnhem, Netherlands. Photograph: Roland Heitink/AFP/Getty

A 69-year-old Dutch “positivity guru” who says he does not feel his age has started a battle to make himself legally 20 years younger on the grounds t(...)

Venture North camp in Northern Territory, Australia

The oval cocoon of leaves is pulsating. Within seconds, a nest of green ants surges out. They spill out in vast numbers, justifiably angry that their (...)

Jufferswaard: the Dutch nature reserve that western Europe’s longest heated cycle path will cut through. Photograph:

The longest heated cycle path in western Europe, and possibly the world, is set to be built in a Dutch beauty spot to keep it free of ice and snow and(...)

Francis Denvir on his 100th brthday in 2015. Photograph: Denis Boyle

Mourners were asked “to remember and honour those men who gave their lives for freedom and democracy” at the funeral of one of Ireland’s longest survi(...)

Francis  Denvir   on his 100th Birthday in 2015.  Photograph: Denis Boyle

One of the last surviving Irish participants in the second World War has died at his home in west Cork at the age of 102. Francis Denvir, who was bor(...)

 Peter Caruth:  lashed his stick in frustration into the fencing at the Merrion Fleet Arena. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Peter Caruth’s injury frustration looks set to continue as he sustained a low-grade hamstring tear in the dying moments of Annadale’s stunning 2-0 win(...)

Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co Offaly

Lough Boora Discovery Park is a well-kept secret, though, perhaps, not for much longer. The Guardian tasked Arenike Adebajo with picking some of Euro(...)

Hotel Dreyeroord: involved in Operation Market Garden, an  airborne assault to secure the strategically crucial bridge over the Rhine at Arnhem in the Netherlands. Photograph: YouTube

A 170-year-old hotel that played a key role in Operation Market Garden – the biggest airborne assault of the second World War, a race to secure the st(...)

Tottenham will probably fall short in the English Premier League title race but that is not a reason to think the manager Mauricio Pochettino is not putting together a coming team for next season. Photograph: Lee smith/Reuters

There are those of us who have felt the praise directed Tottenham Hotspur’s way this season, particularly of late, has been over the top. Tottenham ar(...)