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Singer and TV star Pete Burns photographed in 2012. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Singer and reality TV star Pete Burns has died at the age of 57. The Dead Or Alive singer and Celebrity Big Brother contestant died on Sunday after(...)

Autumn-flowering chrysanthemum ‘Orange Allouise’ from Fionnuala Fallon’s garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston

I’ve often admired their shaggy, autumn blooms in still life paintings by artists such as Renoir, Matisse and Mondrian. And I’ve looked at blurry phot(...)

Winning photographer George Stoyle, from Muston, North Yorkshire, won the overall prize of £5,000 (€5,970) for his image of a huge lion’s mane jellyfish and its “hitchhikers”. He said: “As I approached cautiously I noticed that a number of juvenile fish had taken refuge inside the stinging tentacles.” Photograph: George Stoyle/BWPA/PA Wire

A striking image of young fish taking refuge among the stinging tentacles of a giant jellyfish has scooped the top prize in this year’s British Wildli(...)

The crucial word  braconid, meaning a parasitic wasp, in the World Scrabble Championship Final at Grand Palais, Lille, France. Photograph: Michael Bowles/Deft Productions/PA Wire

The new world Scrabble champion is buzzing after his word braconid, a parasite type of wasp, secured victory in an all-British showdown. Brett Smith(...)

Roald Dahl-inspired afternoon tea at the Shard

There’s scarcely a story-lover who hasn’t been bewitched by The Witches, fallen in love with the BFG or wished for a golden ticket thanks to Roald Dah(...)

Fleet Street in London became so synonymous with British newspapers that it became the  term to describe them collectively. File photograph: Getty Images

Three decades after media mogul Rupert Murdoch instigated its demise as the centuries-old home of Britain’s newspaper industry, London’s Fleet Street (...)

Terms: Ken MacDonald of Hooke & MacDonald believes that landlords would be reluctant to lock themselves into a long lease. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

Cheshire Ireland, which provides a range of support services to people with both physical and neurological conditions, is seeking to rent properties f(...)

The 2.34 acre site off Monkstown Road in Co Dublin sold for €5m

A local property developer has paid more than €5 million for a well-located site for possibly up to 48 apartments beside Monkstown village in south Du(...)

Liverpool fans trying to escape crushing amid the  FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough, April 15th, 1989. File photograph: David Giles/PA Wire

The jury in the inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has retired to consider its verdicts, more than two ye(...)

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