Photographer wins national award for stunning lightning strike image… on the day of his funeral

Photographer is revealed as winner of national contest… on the day of his funeral: Stunning lightning strike captures first prizeDanny Beath collapsed outside his home from a heart attack'I just wish he'd known before he died,' says contest organiser and Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year, run by The Sunday Times. His latest win would have bagged him new camera gear and seen him travel to Papua New Guinea on a photo commission.

Lightning strike sparks devastating blaze at school just months after 12m refit is completed following fire a decade earlier

Lightning strike sparks devastating blaze at school just three years after 12m refit is completed following arson attack Members of the public dialled 999 when they spotted flames at 7am More than 60 firefighters were still trying to tackle the blaze at 5pmSchool burned twelve years ago after an arsonist targeted a science lab | UPDATED: 17:37 GMT, 27 December 2012 A bolt of lightning is understood to have sparked a devastating fire which destroyed large parts of school today, just three years after it had undergone a 12million refit following an arson attack in 2000.