These 8 Horrific Deaths Lay Bare The Near-Impossible Decisions Facing NGO Rescue Ships

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - The agonising deaths of eight people in the Mediterranean yesterday has laid bare the near-impossible decisions facing NGOs operatin...

The Extraordinary Story Of Baby 'Christ' - Born On A Wooden Boat In Front Of 100 Men

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK

CATANIA - Sicily: The midwife aboard an NGO rescue ship currently operating in the Mediterranean has revealed the incredible story of the rescue of a ...

Defend Europe, Ironically, Has Used Fake News To Cover Their Latest Embarrassing Setback

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 29.07.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - Defend Europe, after repeatedly accusing the media of “fake news” coverage of their mishap-strewn mission, has used a string of ...

Anti-Defend Europe Protestors Have 'Blockaded' A Sicilian Port

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - Protestors including African migrants symbolically blockaded Catania Port in Sicily this morning in protest at the imminent arrival ...

This Is How Six Children Became Orphans In The Mediterranean This Week

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - On Friday morning as Italian politicians and NGOs were about to debate the rules and regulations of rescuing migrants in the Mediter...

Refugee Rescue Missions In Med Face Suspension In Row Between NGOs And Italian Government

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - Charities face having to suspend missions to rescue migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean, unless a row with the Italian gover...

Katie Hopkins In Row With Save The Children As MailOnline Article Mysteriously Disappears

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK

Save the Children has strongly dismissed a claim by Katie Hopkins that she “spent time” with the crew of one of the charity’s ships whilst inves...

Penis Protests

Ashley Hames | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Hames

Now that legal repercussions are out the window, The Don of Bunga Bunga is surely already brandishing his pleasure pump in preparation for a grandiose public celebration of wrist aerobics.

Why the Statue of David Has a Small Penis

Ashley Hames | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Hames

Why is this basic consideration for other people so lacking? For me, an Englishman abroad, it's bizarre. I'm pretty sure that door construction is fairly uniform throughout Western Europe. Even in Palermo, doors boast the technical wizardry known as 'door knobs' or 'handles.'

Planet Appetite: Sicily - A Continent of Great Wines

Rupert Parker | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

For its 12th edition, Sicilia en Primeur, in Taormina, Sicily, previews the latest vintages of Sicilian wine, with nearly 300 different tastings offered, and proves that it's the Italian region with the largest number of hectares of vineyards farmed organically.

Six Luxury Italian Hotels

Olivia Greenway | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

The Italians may have a chequered political history, a national debt second only to Greece and high levels of unemployment but if they do one thing really well, it is luxury hotels. Italian luxury hotels are acknowledged worldwide as among the best for style, service and food: they are the standard bearers that others try to follow.

Sicily Insider: Kitchen, Dietary Secrets and More

Layne Lieberman | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

Sicily is intriguing as it conjures up notions of the Mafioso culture so famously exaggerated in American movies. As I flew into Catania from Milano, I had images of crazy drivers with musical accents wearing wife-beaters (sleeveless underwear) in the heat of the summer.

Five Top Tips for an Italian Summer Getaway

Travelzoo UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do," goes the saying. That's all very well, but when the Romans flee the city in the summer, we recommend you do just the opposite.

WATCH: Spectacular Images Of Mount Etna Eruption

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

One of the world's most active volcanoes is at it again - and with stunning results. Photographers captured Mount Etna as spectacular eruptions com...

'We Cannot Allow The Mediterranean To Become A Cemetery'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

For the second time in a week, dozens of migrants desperate to reach Italy have died after an overloaded smugglers' boat sank in the Canal of Sicily. ...

Dozens Drown After Migrant Boat Catches Fire Off Italian Coast

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

Dozens of migrants desperate to reach Italy have died after their boat sank near the island of Lampedusa, with rescuers warning that the current death...

First Photo Of Drowned Couple Released

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

The first picture of the couple who drowned off the coast of Sicily has been released. Andrew Sturgess, 34 and his girlfriend, Carmen Spiridon, wer...

British Man And Girlfriend Drown Off Sicily Coast

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

A British man named as Andrew Sturgess and his girlfriend are believed to have drowned off the coast of Sicily. Local police believe the 34-year-o...

The 12-Year-Old Who Brought Down the Mafia

Sue Thomason | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sue Thomason

On the surface, The Prince of Naples is a simple David and Goliath story of a boy who seeks revenge on a power much greater than he is (which is always exciting in itself) but on a deeper level it's a picture of inside the mind of a child forced by tragedy to grow up too fast.

'I Ask Forgiveness For The Blood That Was Paid' Corleone Mayor Apologises To Mafia Victims

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

The mayor of a Sicilian town famous for its connections to the mafia has asked for forgiveness for the bloodshed committed by its godfathers. Mark...

Travel Eye: Going Solo in Sicily

Karen Edwards | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

As we've grown up, we've kissed goodbye to those days when the Internet-friendly 'singles holidays' appealed - and for some reason, getting hammered on a boat and pulling the hot boy with a shell necklace may no longer seem attractive.

What Future for ELDR?

Jonathan Fryer | Posted 26.01.2012 | UK Politics
Jonathan Fryer

The invitation from Italia dei Valori to host the European Liberal Democrats (ELDR) Congress in Palermo, Sicily, this week was made long before anyone had any inkling that participants would be able to celebrate Italy's liberation from Silvio Berlusconi at the same time, but this certainly added to the gaiety of the event.