Our gardening correspondent has been won over by gladiolus - not the monstrous showbench gladdys beloved of Edna Everage, but more garden-friendly types such as Gladiolus byzantinus
Supporters of €9bn project say it would boost southern Italy’s economy, but opponents fear high risk of tremors and involvement of organised crime
Invigilators prevented the 19-year-old from leaving the exam room for 40 minutes
Dominated by volcanic peaks, some of them still active, Sicily and the Aeolian islands offer stunning coasts, fertile interiors and dramatic, rumbling cones
Migrants were crammed into small vessel that caught fire close to the coast of Italy
Sicily in September
Funniest joke prize taken by 30-year-old Rob Auton – and his Chinese Wispa
Stoyan Zafirova's parents only learnt he had been run over by a car a week after the accident occurred
A man described as Europe’s most wanted drug trafficker and Italy’s answer to Pablo Escobar was on Sunday night languishing in an Italian jail, after being extradited from Colombia.
From cities at twilight to the Grachtenfestival
Seven bodies recovered, two people still missing, and four injured
Where to go and what to know
Newcastle keeper Tim Krul is urging his young team-mates to make the most of their Europa League chances as they attempt to force their way into Alan Pardew's plans.
Former bastion of homophobia has overtaken north on equality, says Milanese newspaper
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