Arts and Entertainment Olivia Newton-John pictured in 2008: An unidentified man has been found dead at the singer's Florida home.

A man has been found shot dead at the home of Grease star Olivia Newton-John.

Hundreds of jellyfish head for UK beaches

Beach users have been warned to beware of stinging jellyfish after an "unprecedented" number of reports of the creatures being stranded across the UK.

The great Madoff sell-off

The disgraced financier's home in Florida is up for sale. Stephen Foley goes through the keyhole

Madoff's Long Island beach house put up for sale

Those who see Bernard Madoff as the personification of greed and excess might be disappointed by his beach house: It's not that palatial.

Alang: The place where ships go to die

Thanks to the recession, Gujarat's ship-breaking yards are booming – but the impact on the environment is toxic

Jacobs Beach, by Kevin Mitchell

Many boxing old-timers regard 1950s America as the sport's apogee, with New York's Madison Square Garden at its glittering centre. But Kevin Mitchell knows better; he details how the Mafia took over the fight game in the US during that decade, freezing out anyone who wasn't "connected", fixing fights and fixing – often terminally – those who challenged their authority.

Jetsam (NC)

Algebra would be easier than piecing together this no-budget British espionage thriller.

Death in Venice – but this time it's Bogarde's beach

Scene immortalised by Dirk Bogarde film will be lost under plans to develop sand dunes. Michael Day reports on the backlash

The ten best beach games

Chosen by Cindy Yau

Dom Joly: A sweet corner of Canada that is forever Scotland

It was an Offshore Bruce last night. This meant that the wind was blowing away from Bruce Beach out on to Lake Huron. More importantly, it also meant that everybody could light the huge bonfires that had been sitting patiently on the beach in front of their cottages like ceremonial pyres.

Parents told to ignore beach signs banning photography

Parents are allowed to take photographs of their children on the country's largest urban beach despite signs stating the use of cameras is banned, a council said today.

Snake attack on British beach leaves man in hospital

A man was airlifted to hospital today after he was bitten three times by a snake on a British beach.

Bikini world record bid fails

A bid to set a new world record for the number of women being photographed wearing bikinis in one place failed today.

The Doctor of Thessaly, By Anne Zouroudi

If you don't find yourself in Greece this summer, then Zouroudi's latest mystery brings the Hellenic vibe tantalisingly close. Once again Hermes Diaktoros - a reassuringly earthbound investigator - finds himself dealing with a chorus of colourful locals.

The ten best city beach breaks

It's a well known dilemma: do you go for the exciting buzz of a city break, or the more relaxing option of topping up the tan on the beach? Why not do both?

Style and beauty tips for the beach

From the skimpiest of bikinis to retro shades, style insiders reveal their seaside essentials and beauty tips to Carola Long – while The Independent's fashion team pick their own holiday must-haves
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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn