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.

Ex-partner of Scarlett's mother found dead

The former partner of Fiona MacKeown, mother of Scarlett Keeling, the teenager murdered in Goa, has been discovered dead at his home.

On The Road: Temples, tradition and relaxing with tea on the beach in Gokarna

Getting to Karnataka's Om beach was relatively easy. Now, though, standing on the dark sand with the sun setting, the sound of an acoustic guitar playing, dogs roaming around me and more hippie travellers than you could shake an incense stick at, I wondered what had inspired me to make the journey. Om beach just isn't India.

Small Wars, By Sadie Jones

Hal Traherne, a young officer in the British army, is hungry for active service. Posted to Cyprus in 1956 at the height of the Emergency, he's accompanied by his wife, Clara, and twin daughters. Within weeks of exchanging the grey-green fields of England for the glaring heat of Limassol, Hal's visions of decency and duty start to crumble in the face of a dirty war for which he is totally unprepared.

Beach litter survey reveals plastics toll

Piles of plastic rubbish, ranging from thousands of drinks bottles and carrier bags to a joke severed finger and a set of vampire teeth, were collected in the latest annual survey of beach litter.

British girl, 4, dies on Florida beach

A four-year-old girl from Nottingham has died after being hit by a car on a Florida beach.

Album: Various artists, Dig the New Breed (Acid Jazz)

To celebrate Acid Jazz's 21st birthday, a collection of 16 singles from the 21st century - from the selfconsciously hip to the wholesomely soulful to the sadly lost, Smoove to Pleasure Beach to Grand Union to Steve Marriott & the Moments; all of it fundamentally mod in outlook, not to say Welleresque. (Yep, he'shere too.) Music speaking to a world that takes Duffy at face value but wants to get into the backstory too. Plus the odddecent joke: "The revolution will be televised…Betamax will be available for the old skool."

'Racial stereotype' bingo ad is banned

An advert for a bingo website in which a black man repeated everything a white man said has been banned for using negative racial stereotypes, a watchdog announced today.

Plane hits and kills man on South Carolina beach

A single-engine plane with oil on its windshield struck and killed a man on a Hilton Head beach Monday afternoon as the pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing, authorities said.

Two charged over death of British teenager in Goa

Two men have been charged with killing a British teenager who was found dead on a beach in India.

Life's not a beach for lightweight Sale pack

Sale 7 Northampton 15

Kathy Marks: Gay pride meets corporate ambition

Sydney Notebook: While same-sex marriage remains illegal, the mention of politics makes many gay people yawn

Mystery memory-loss man possibly identified

The mystery surrounding the identity of a smartly-dressed man found unconscious and freezing on a beach was solved today after his fiancee stepped forward.

DVD: The Beaches of Agnes, For retail & rental (Artificial Eye)

In Agnès Varda's sprightly memoir, the eightysomething New Wave grande dame tells her life story in delightfully offbeat, inventive fashion, interweaving chats with friends and relatives, clips from old films and documentaries, and scenes from her past re-created as surreal tableaux.

Escape: The 101 hottest holiday destinations for 2010

From sun-worshipping on Bondi beach and experiencing the Olympian charm of Vancouver to bagging bag the ‘Big Five’ on safari in South Africa and a bling break in Russia’s glitziest city, our top writers reveals this year's travel hotspots...

Fantasy island: Tim Walker looks forward to one last helping of Lost

On the evening of 22 September 2004, Lost exploded into the viewing schedules of unsuspecting television audiences like a jetliner crash-landing on an empty beach. That opening scene, in which 48 survivors escaped the flaming wreckage of said plane on said beach, has never really been surpassed in the five series since. But if, like me, you were sucked into the show's Lord of the Flies-on-acid intricacies, you'll find it bittersweet to think that the invulnerable smoke monsters, the involuntary time travel and the interminable Jack/Kate/Sawyer love triangle are finally coming to an end, with the show's sixth and final season beginning next Friday night.

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