Anna Acciarini: ‘Casual racism was now the norm. It felt like it was catching. I was so hurt, and the sense of insecurity was ever present, as was my anger.’

I am an Irish woman who moved to England by accident in 2007. I was living in Tenerife and met a blacksmith from Luxembourg who convinced me to move t(...)

Anna Burns, whose winning novel is set at the height of the Troubles. Photograph: Eleni Stefano

Belfast-born author Anna Burns has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize for her novel Milkman. She is the first Irish author to win since Anne Enright in 200(...)

Daryll Rowe (27), was told he must serve at least 12 years in jail after he became the first man in the UK to be found guilty of intentionally setting out to spread the virus. File photograph: Sussex Police /PA Wire from the copyright holder.

A hairdresser handed a life sentence for deliberately trying to infect 10 men with HIV has been branded a “menace to society” by his final victim. D(...)

Undated handout photo issued by Kent Police of Chiron Hutchinson, who has been handed a 28-year extended sentence for raping two women and having sex with a 14-year-old girl.  Photograph: PA Wire

A “manipulative and deceitful” former public schoolboy turned sexual predator has been handed a 28-year extended sentence in a British court for rapin(...)

Mist at Beachy Head in East Sussex, England on Sunday,  as emergency services warned people near the coast to stay away from beaches and to keep doors and windows closed after people complained of irritation to their eyes and throats after a “haze” appeared. Photograph: James Bennett/PA Wire

The chemical cloud that left beachgoers on the East Sussex coastline with stinging eyes, sore throats and even vomiting on Sunday remains something of(...)

Reenactors arrive at Battle Abbey in Battle, near Hastings, ending their 300-mile cross-country journey in the East Sussex town where the Battle of Hastings was fought 950 years ago. Photograph: Jim Holden/English Heritage/PA Wire

An army of enthusiasts ended their 300-mile cross-country journey on Friday in the English town where the Battle of Hastings was fought 950 years ago.(...)

Apartment buildings in Montreal, Canada by Moshe Safdie. Photograph: Stephane Groleau /Alamy

Finsbury Health Centre in London, De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill-on-Sea, and the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank were important urban developmen(...)

 Camber Sands  in Rye: five men’s bodies were  pulled from the sea on the hottest day of the year on Wednesday. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

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.(...)

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. (...)

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