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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

Village in shock after three killed in boat fire

A close-knit coastal village was in shock today as investigators launched a probe into a boat fire which claimed the lives of three anglers.

Could anyone use a world-class keeper who's going spare?

Given may be sidelined at City, but a series of slips highlight the weaknesses elsewhere

Gerrard's flying start ruined by Americans' rub of Green

England 1 United States 1: Questions surround Capello's selections as Milner lasts only half an hour and King is withdrawn at half-time

Divorce for ex-footballer David Seaman

Former England goalkeeper David Seaman's wife was granted a quickie divorce today on the grounds of adultery.

Tim Walker: 'Chat Roulette is like some bastard child of Skype and StumbleUpon'

The Couch Surfer: One of my friends had a short play performed for her by two Spanish aspiring theatricals

Figueroa's audacity adds to transfer value

Stoke City 2 Wigan Athletic 2

Six years for man who battered pensioner to death

A man who battered a pensioner to death after an argument at a bus stop was today found guilty of manslaughter and jailed for six years.

Bob Doyle: Activist who fought for the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War

Born into poverty in Dublin, Bob Doyle was to become a lifelong rebel and champion of radical causes. He joined the IRA and served in the British Battalion of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War. During the Second World War he was a merchant seaman and settled in London, where he later became a Fleet Street print worker and union militant.

Remote Hebridean island is combed for missing cadet

Father vows to find son who disappeared early on Boxing Day

Ted Briggs: Last survivor of the battleship HMS 'Hood', sunk by the 'Bismarck' in 1941

Ted Briggs was the last survivor of the battle cruiser HMS Hood, sunk by the German warship Bismarck in the North Atlantic during the Second World War. The complement of "The Mighty Hood", as she was affectionately known, was 1,421. When Briggs fought his way to the surface, he could see only two other survivors – there were no other bodies on the surface.

The 5-minute Interview: David Seaman, Ex-footballer

'I enjoy fishing. My best ever catch was a 36lb carp'

Paperback: The Line Upon a Wind, by Noel Mostert

Notable for self-sufficiency, humour and kindness, the British seaman is the real hero of this enthralling epic on the naval war that swept from the Nile to New Orleans between 1793-1815. We learn, for example, of Collins, a sailor who swam through seas "churning with shot" to take a line to a stricken vessel. Inevitably, Mostert's masterly narrative focuses on the protagonists of the era. Nelson's "ache for glory" always took him to the heart of the action. But before Trafalgar, he told midshipmen: "I shall not live to know about it myself." A great book for the beach, to be read within earshot of the breakers.

Barbara Seaman: Writer who exposed Pill risks

It is a historic event when anyone takes on the might of the pharmaceutical industry and wins, but the writer, medical journalist and activist Barbara Seaman did just that. During the 1960s, Seaman exposed the health risks associated with the contraceptive pill and went on to become a key figure in the women's health movement.

Attorney General told to reveal Iraq advice information

The Attorney General's office was ordered today to disclose information leading to his advice on the legality of invading Iraq in 2003.

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