Police officers on Camber Sands near Rye, East Sussex after five men died after being pulled from the sea on the hottest day of the year. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

1. Italy earthquake: Death toll rises to 247 as town of Amatrice devastated Our Rome Correspondent Paddy Agnew reports from the scene of Amatrice, (...)

Five men have died and a sixth person is thought to be missing at Camber Sands in the UK. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The five men who died at Camber Sands in Sussex on Wednesday were in their late teens and early 20s and from the Greater London area, police believe. (...)

Sally Brampton:  July 25th, 1955-May 10th, 2016. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The journalist and author Sally Brampton, who has died aged 60, created the template for the modern women’s magazine. She was hired as editor when the(...)

‘Lismore Castle with Mrs Hammersley in the Foreground’ by Duncan Grant, which the Duchess of Devonshire had   hanging in her bedroom at Chatsworth Estate

A previously unknown painting of Lismore Castle, Co Waterford, that hung in the Duchess of Devonshire’s bedroom in England, has come to light and is (...)

File image from November 1992 of disgraced ex-bishop,  Peter Ball, who has admitted sexually assaulting young men. File photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

A former Church of England bishop who abused 18 young men over three decades has finally admitted his guilt after a last-ditch effort to throw out his(...)

A file photo  of Bernard Jordan, the British war veteran found in Normandy after being reported missing from his care home in Hove, Sussex, who  died in hospital on Tuesday. Photograph: PA

A British war veteran who left his care home to attend the 70th anniversary D-Day commemorations in France has died aged 90. Bernard Jordan - d(...)

Fire and smoke engulf part of the pier in Eastbourne today. Photograph: Reuters

More than 140 years of history went up in flames today as a devastating fire ripped through Eastbourne Pier on the south coast of England. Stacks of d(...)

Kate Colleary and journalist Olivia O’Leary at the funeral of Gordon Colleary, founder of USIT, in St Joseph’s Parish Church, Glasthule, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

American Catholic mystic Thomas Merton was quoted at the funeral of Gordon Colleary (73) whose funeral Mass took place at St Joseph’s church in Dublin(...)

The Ferry by Walter Frederick Osborne

A major painting by Irish artist Walter Frederick Osborne is expected to sell for at least €500,000 in Dublin next month. The Ferry, dating from 1890,(...)

Jeremy Forrest (30), of Chislehurst Road, Petts Wood, Kent, has been found guilty after denying  an offence of child abduction at Lewes Crown Court. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

British teacher Jeremy Forrest has been found guilty at Lewes Crown Court of abducting a schoolgirl.Forrest (30), of Chislehurst Road, Petts Wood, Ken(...)

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