British Virgin Islands

League called in investigators to scrutinise Pompey owners

As the administrator, Andrew Andronikou, prepares to meet Portsmouth's creditors today to outline his plans for taking the club out of administration, The Independent can reveal that the Premier League has used corporate investigators to attempt to unravel Pompey's opaque ownership and control structure at different points since last summer.

Death row Briton loses US appeal

A British woman on death row in Texas for killing a young mother has lost her final appeal. Linda Carty, 51, faces execution after the US Supreme Court refused to review her abduction and murder case.

The Complete Guide To: The Virgin islands

When Columbus discovered this Caribbean archipelago, he named it after St Ursula and her 11,000 virgins. Now Virgin mogul Richard Branson calls it home (at least some of the time). Mark C O'Flaherty searches out leisure, luxury and some seriously good beaches