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Italian beach to use DRONES to rescue swimmers... by flying life jackets out to them from shore

Bosses at Forte dei Marmi say technology could be in use in two monthsDrones are likely to be quicker and more efficient at providing life ...

China announces plan for toilet revolution at tourist sites

China plans to install 33,000 new toilets and renovate a further 25,000Tourism bosses said toilets will be cleaner and meet three-star standard  Toilets will be cleaner and ...

Cornish beach in Porthleven left with NO sand after high tide

Porthleven beach is famed for its two miles of sandy and rocky beaches and 'quaint' atmosphereCornish fishing town becoming a popular hotspot with new Rick ...

Wildlife-loving couple encounter most venemous snake in the world on dive trip to Indonesia... and wrench it from coral reef to pose for PHOTOS

Forrest Galante and Jessica Evans encountered the banded sea krateCouple were travelling around the South Pacific and IndonesiaGalante discovered the snake tangled in coral off ...

Savoy's Head Butler Sean Davoren gives insight into life as a butler

Savoy's Head Butler Sean Davoren gives an insight into life as a butler Bizarre requests include heating mineral water for guests to bathe inInfographic also gives ...

Thomas Cook plane forced to make emergency landing after 79-year-old woman knocked unconscious when SHOE fell from overhead locker

Hilda Holland, 79, was badly injured on a Thomas Cook flightWas travelling with husband John from Fuerteventura home to BirminghamAs another passenger opened locker, shoe ...

Virgin Hotels rolls out the red carpet with the debut of its first-ever city hotel in Chicago

The first of 20 planned Virgin Hotel properties has just opened in ChicagoCheck-in process, as well as room climate and TV, controlled by hotel appLocated ...

Photographer braves unstable frozen lake to capture breathtaking images of magical ice cavern at sunrise in Siberia

Andrey Grachev's photos provide a rare glimpse inside the frozen grotto on a Olkhon Island at Lake Baikal Many adventurers have fallen through the ice but ...

Swimming with giants! Tourists offered chance to swim with BLUE WHALES in Sri Lanka (but it costs £5,000 per session)

Travelling with wildlife experts Natural World Safaris to Sri Lanka, trip gets you up close and personal to the whalesThe trip is led by blue ...

New Airbnb-inspired app called Airpnp shows closest toilet available... and the price to use it

New mobile app, inspired by Airbnb, locates nearby (available) toiletsResidents and business can list their bathrooms and rent them out per useCurrently most popular in ...

No check-in queues, automated security and just seven minutes from boarding to take-off... Gatwick unveils plans to become 'world's most efficient two-runway airport'

Gatwick chiefs have submitted expansion plans to the Airport CommissionIn addition to installing a second runway, the new designs aim to 'eliminate' queues with self-service ...

Angry passengers open Brazilian aircraft's emergency exits after air conditioning breaks down in 40C heat and temperature soars in cabin

Flight from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo had to be cancelled after a revoltVideo shot inside the cabin shows passengers fanning themselvesTV report said ...

Couple launch desperate transatlantic appeal for lost phone containing ALL their pictures from dream engagement trip to New York

Alex Matthews, 28, spent months planning holiday and kept it a secretHe proposed to Emma Brown, 29, on Brooklyn Bridge and she said yesAfter flight home ...

Why Verbier really is the world's most exclusive ski resort

Prince Andrew and ex wife Fergie have just bought a chalet in Verbier thought to have cost £13 millionSir Richard Branson's The Lodge will set ...

1,700 private jets set to fly into Davos for World Economic Forum

Around 1,700 private flights are predicted over the course of the weekZurich airport will handle most of the incoming private jets, 60 in totalNew landing ...

Owen Thomas films 'grimy conditions on board first class British Airways flight

TV news presenter so disgusted with cleanliness he filmed the evidence Former BBC staff had saved for 'trip of a lifetime' to St LuciaFirst class tickets ...

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica gives hitchhiker a lift

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica is famed for his austere lifestylePaper mill worker Gerhald Acosta was hitchhiking home from workPresident Mujica gave the hitchhiker a lift ...

South Africa's Rovos Rail Safari Train shuttles passengers in formal wear through wildlife

Departing from Pretoria, the train journey trails through the countryside for animal sightingsGuests are asked to dress for dinner in cocktail attire, including jacket and ...

Britons TWICE as likely as Germans to reserve sunloungers with towels

Germans will spend around 23% more on family holiday than BritsBritish holidaymakers are likely to drink more than Germans on holiday Germans go away for longer ...

Air India flight from delayed by 3 hours after FIGHT breaks out in cockpit

Plane was scheduled to leave Chennai for Delhi at 9.45am local timeBut fight between pilot and engineer saw delay for the 122 passengersPilot has been ...

Paramedic Student steps in to save the day after Ryanair passenger fell unconscious

Aiden Wilson, 21, is a first year Liverpool John Moores student80-year-old lady fell sick on board, Wilson stepped in to stabilise womanFlight was going from ...

Macau announces £1.2BILLION casino resort inspired by Batman's Gotham City

Plans for new Macau resort unveiled include 5,000 seat stadium Ferris wheel inspired by 'asteroids shooting through Gotham City building' £1.2 billion ($2.1 billion) entertainment resort will ...

Great Wall of China is top of the bucket list for adventurous Brits

40% of Britons dream of making a pilgrimage to The Great Wall of ChinaMen more interested in water-based activities, women in walks and treksBut a ...

Grey seals on the Island of Heligoland frolick on the beach and have a soak

Seals live on the Island of Heligoland, 30 miles off the German coast in the North SeaTheir bath-time was caught by photographer Eimar Weiss, 44, ...

Is this London's smartest hotel? Eccleston Square boasts 3D TVs, a £12,000 massage bed and touch pads that instantly frost glass

Hotel in Belgravia offers perfect blend of modern comfort, privacy and technology that novices can easily masterFamily-owned boutique hotel rivals larger hotels with its warm ...

Holidays make for happy work-force as 61% admit they would change jobs

One in three would be prepared to take a pay cut for more time off50% would give up junk food for a holiday, 16% wouldn't ...

Snowboarding 11-year-old Will Gilmore, a 'future Olympian for Team GB'

Will Gilmore, who regularly competes against adults, heralded as the next big thing in snowboardingAt the age of seven he tried skiing, before realising snowboarding ...

Amateur musicians play street pianos in parks, bus stops and stations in 'Play Me, I'm Yours'

The 'Play Me, I'm Yours' project was created by British artist Luke JarramMore than 1,300 pianos have been installed in 45 cities across the globeVideos ...

JFK Airport to build first ever pet terminal

'The Ark,' facility is set to be open for business early 2016There will be a Paradise 4 Paws kennels, an aviary and a veterinarian110 jobs ...

The incredible private jets of the rich and famous

Real estate tycoon Donald Trump has a luxurious jet worth almost $100mMeanwhile, Star Wars' Harrison Ford has a collection of eight planesActor (and pilot) John ...

Fashion icon Laura Bailey on hand to reopen Heathrow's newly-renovated Terminal 5

Following a £40m investment, Terminal 5 reopened today after 18 monthsOn hand to celebrate was fashion icon, model and author Laura BaileyNew high-end stores include: ...

Ranking of world's most dangerous airlines includes troubled AirAsia

AirAsia subsidiaries on list, but Malaysia Airlines scores five out of seven Nepal Airlines and Tara Air both came bottom in a safety reportAfghan airline Kam ...

Mexican activists launch free bus trips so tourists can explore drug cartels and political 'abuses of power'

Bus painted with the faces of local politicians alongside pigs and ratsRecording plays, detailing how public money has been misspentFree tour set up by the ...

Seven Seas Explorer unveils world's most luxurious cruise ship suite

The Regent Suite will be found on the Explorer vessel once it launches next yearThe on-board suite isn't just the largest, it's also one of ...

The most annoying people you find on flights... as demonstrated by Sir Patrick Stewart

By Sarah Gordon for MailOnline Published: 13:42 EST, 14 January 2015 | Updated: 14:06 EST, 14 January 2015 ...

David Tennant's Broadchurch blue seaside hut goes on sale for £275,000

DI Alec Hardy's iconic wooden blue chalet in hit ITV drama is up for saleEstate agents Lyme Coast Holidays hope it will fetch £275,000Two-bed wooden chalet ...

Photographer Ruslan Akhemtsafin in Siberia snaps Northern Lights images

Ruslan Akhemtsafin trekked into the remote Far Eastern Siberian Taiga region to capture his images last weekIt gets so cold in the wilderness he designed ...

WestJet flight passenger arrested after he stole MEGAPHONE

Jake Michael Piasentini, 29, of Saskatoon, admitted to the theftPolice made arrest after plane had landed as Saskatoon from TorontoCourts say alcohol played major factor ...

French tourist who broke his back on dogsleigh trip sues for £550k

Alain Rolland, 43, from Paris, was tossed from a sleigh in QuebecParisian was on pre-wedding 'honeymoon' with his partner Pressures of recovery saw him split ...

Father hospitalised with severe gastric illness on family holiday to Turkish resort where 595 fell ill in 2009

Mark Swannell fell ill with diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea and lethargyFamily were staying at the Holiday Village resort in Sarigerme, TurkeyWas kept in hospital ...

Blackpool Ballroom spruce-up sees 1,120 light bulbs checked

Annual spring clean begins with refurbishment of the 120ft parquet dance floor consisting of 30,602 wooden blocks Every shard of crystal in the ballroom's 14 ornate ...

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Watch live coverage of commemoration to mark 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz

Several hundred Holocaust survivors have returned to Auschwitz in southern Poland to mark 70 years since the liberation of the notorious Nazi concentration camp. On Holocaust ...

Centre Point: Almacantar begins converting London's concrete tower into luxury apartments for the super-rich

Towering over Oxford Street, almost directly above Tottenham Court Road Tube station is a 398-ft, 33-storey concrete building that dates from the Sixties – but ...

Presidential optical illusion offers clues to how brain processes faces

An optical illusion that appears after looking at pictures of Bill Clinton and George Bush offers important clues to how the brain and eyes see ...

Ukip Jelly Babies cause uproar on Amazon

A simple tin of jelly babies has caused upset on Amazon, with horrified readers taking to the comments section to express their views. At £5.50 for ...

Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures

A Liberal Democrat minister has accused political rivals of “manufacturing a race row” over comments where he suggested an influx of Somali immigrants were causing ...

Heathrow loses busiest international airport crown to Dubai

For decades, Britain’s busiest airport has had more international passengers than any other in the world. But in 2014, Heathrow surrendered that title to Dubai. ...

UK Weather: Sub-zero temperatures set to bring snow showers across the country

Forecasters are warning the UK to brace itself, as sub-zero temperatures are set to usher in frost and inches-thick snow in some parts. A cold ...

Watch: Two cops shot at Minnesota city council meeting

An unidentified assailant opened fire on two police officers on Monday during a city council meeting in New Hope, Minnesota, moments after the two officers ...

Stone Roses singer Ian Brown 'taught to masturbate' by TV weatherman Fred Talbot, court hears

The Stone Roses singer Ian Brown has given evidence in court to describe how he was taught to masturbate by the TV weatherman Fred Talbot, ...

Luton Airport passenger terminal evacuated after fire alarm set off by broken light

Thousands of passengers were evacuated from London Luton Airport this afternoon after a faulty light fitting set off an automatic fire alarm. Travellers were herded out ...