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More than 200 stricken vessels were captured over a 125-year period off the Isles of Scilly, David Keys gazes in wonder at a unique maritime archive

Joe Hart holds his head in his hands after Fernando Torres' late winner gave Chelsea a 2-1 win over Manchester City

David Seaman critical of Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini for dropping Joe Hart

The England No 1 made a number of high profile errors, leading to his relegation to the bench

Daniel Seaman was recently promoted to the post of head of Israeli public diplomacy on the internet

Israeli government distances itself from senior official after series of offensive Facebook posts

The online PR chief touched on Palestine, Japan and the Church of Scotland in his rants

Ross Barkley, only 19, has started against Tottenham and Arsenal

Everton bank on Ross Barkley to hit the Wayne Rooney standard in push for top-four

The Toffees teenager has been thrust into action

Tomas Rosicky celebrates scoring against West Brom with Arsenal team-mates Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Per Mertesacker, Olivier Giroud and Gervinho

David Seaman admits frustration at Arsenal's 'inconsistent performances'

Former goalkeeper unsure if 'the balance is right' in the squad

'Binge drinking' fears on nuclear sub

Police investigating the fatal shooting of an officer on a submarine by a naval rating were so alarmed by the crew's binge-drinking that they contacted military authorities, an inquest heard today.

Sailor held over cabin gun incident on warship

A Royal Navy sailor has been arrested after entering an officer's cabin on board a warship with a loaded weapon, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

Captain Schettino of the Costa Concordia says divine intervention caused him to change course at the last minute and prevent a worse disaster

Costa Concordia captain 'poised to sell story in €100,000 deals'

What price crashing a luxury cruise liner and sending 32 passengers to a watery grave? Survivors of the Costa Concordia disaster are probably hoping that in Captain Francesco Schettino's case, it will be a very long time in prison.

Navy destroys German mine off the coast of Sardinia

A Royal Navy warship has destroyed a Second World War mine discovered off the coast of Sardinia.

'It gets worse as you get older': Falklands survivors reveal how they deal with the memories

Thirty years have passed since a small group of islands in the south Atlantic became headline news but for those who were there, memories of the Falklands war will never fade.

George Medal for submarine officer

A Royal Navy officer who was murdered as he tried to stop a sailor from carrying out a gun rampage aboard a nuclear-powered submarine has been awarded one of the highest medals for bravery.

George Medal awarded to Royal Navy officer Ian Molyneux

A Royal Navy officer murdered trying to stop a sailor carrying out a gun rampage aboard a nuclear-powered submarine has been awarded one of the highest medals for bravery.

Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia, leaves court in Grosseto yesterday

View from the bridge: the inside story of Italy's cruise disaster

Coastguard tapes and witness accounts paint damning picture of captain's dereliction

Brian Haw: Veteran peace campaigner who occupied Parliament Square for a decade in protest at war

Brian Haw thrust himself into the public eye as an anti-war protester in 2001, living in a tent outside the Palace of Westminster for almost a decade in a vigil that was brought to an end only by his illness and death.

William Golding, By John Carey

Golding may have been pursued by demons in life, ranging from alcoholism to a devastating loss of confidence when his leisure boat was sunk by a freighter, but he struck lucky post-mortem.

Seaman wants Schwarzer at Arsenal

Arsenal legend David Seaman feels signing Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer could be the difference between success and another season of failure for the Gunners.

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