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Philip Judge’s wife was reluctant to just throw the mattress in the dump and so set to work. Photograph: Getty Images

Like everyone else we spend more time in bed than we do in the car. Since moving to Wicklow three cars have come and gone but we have been still sleep(...)

The Bergfink hammock €24.99 from Jysk

Look of the Danish Just over a week away, the opening of the first Jsyk stores in Naas Retail Park is likely to cause plenty of traffic. The Danish h(...)

Imane Fadil leaving a court in Milan in 2011. She  had repeatedly told friends and relatives she was scared someone wanted to kill her. Photograph: Luca Bruno/AP

Results from the first tests on the body of Imane Fadil, a Moroccan model who was a regular guest at Silvio Berlusconi’s “bunga bunga” parties, have e(...)

Seana Kerslake in The Hole in the Ground

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival , once again swelling Park City, Utah with independent film royalty, clanked straight into fifth gear with scandals, p(...)

Composite image: Irish Times Premedia Department
How the Mafia got to our food

Giuseppe Antoci had been warned more than once. “You will end with your throat cut,” read one note, composed entirely of individual letters clipped fr(...)

A motorhome is pictured off side of a flooded road 2018 near a house where nine people of the same family died after a small river burst its banks in Casteldaccia near Palermo. Photograph: Getty Images

At least 12 people have been killed after storms lashed Sicily, causing torrential floods. Divers pulled out nine bodies from a home flooded by a rap(...)

A scene from ‘Sicilian Ghost Story’

In November 1993, 11-year-old Giuseppe Di Matteo was abducted by the Sicilian Mafia in order to silence his father, a gangster who had become a “penti(...)

Dea Birkett inside her circus caravan

As a little girl Dea Birkett will never forget watching the circus parade past the end of her street, “and within hours, the park where I played was t(...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

Ganoderma applanatum or artists’ conk mushrooms.

The medicinal use of mushrooms in Asian culture is widely known, but what is less known is that some of the most potent Asian medicinal mushrooms grow(...)

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