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Michael Douglas and Cate Blanchett call for ban on cruise ships sailing through Venice

Stars of film and fashion join forces to call for ban on cruise ships in VeniceOscar winners Michael Douglas and Cate Blanchett add their signaturesPresence ...

The exact moment most family rows start on summer holiday road trips

Survey of 2,000 parents quizzed over summer holiday road trip rows15% of parents have abandoned break plans after a fightOne in five families have a ...

TWO MILLION Britons to head abroad this weekend as schools break up for summer

As school terms finish, airports will be packed with families this weekendSpain is the most popular destination in EuropeDubai, Mexico and Florida are most popular ...

Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy sees British pilots hit out at flight path decisions

British pilots' association Balpa said a uniform approach to safety is neededBalpa accused safety decisions of being made 'in secret'Claimed commercial pressures influenced decisions about ...

Ground steward who checked in MH17 passengers pays moving tribute

Renuka Manisha Virangna Birbal posted a heartfelt tribute on FacebookMoving statement to MH17 victims has been shared more than 8,000 timesShe describes a child asking: ...

Two dogs howl with delight as they take to the water in KAYAKS

By Beci Wood Published: 12:08 EST, 22 July 2014 | Updated: 14:45 EST, 22 July 2014 ...

Going solo in Bora Bora: How to holiday on the world's most romantic honeymoon island ... ALONE

By David J Constable Published: 07:24 EST, 22 July 2014 | Updated: 10:13 EST, 22 July 2014 ...

Travel Photographer of the Year award winners on show in Royal Geographical Society exhibit

By Travelmail Reporter Published: 03:42 EST, 16 July 2014 | Updated: 08:53 EST, 22 July 2014 ...

Vintage rail posters to raise a fortune when they go on sale in New York

Swann auction house in New York will sell off vintage posters next monthGrand old posters feature UK seaside towns like Teignmouth and ClactonSome are expected ...

Brazil welcomed more than 1.35 MILLION tourists for World Cup

Brazil received 70 per cent more visitors than it expected over two monthsThree billion people talked about the World Cup on Facebook in total485,000 passengers ...

The MAN MADE Crystal Lagoons beaches that rival Mother Nature

By Travelmail Reporter Published: 05:41 EST, 22 July 2014 | Updated: 08:14 EST, 22 July 2014 ...

Slide The City water slide takes over three blocks in Salt Lake City, Utah

Slide The City attraction is a 1,000ft monster of an urban water slideWater feature is so big that city streets have to be shut to ...

Jet2 and Wizz Air rated WORSE than Ryanair for hidden charges

Wizz Air came second in poll of airlines earning money from extra chargesJet2 took second place, Ryanair fifth and easyJet ninthBudget airlines relying on extra ...

Malaysia Airlines defends rerouting flight over Syria war zone after MH17 tragedy

Airline changed the route from flying above Ukraine after downing of MH17Flightradar said no other trans-continental flight used Syrian airspaceUS 'strongly discourages' airlines from flying ...

British man recounts moment he was almost crushed by bulls at Spanish festival

By Travelmail Reporter Published: 03:28 EST, 11 July 2014 | Updated: 05:59 EST, 11 July 2014 ...

Drunk man abused passengers and cabin crew' on board Virgin Australia flight

Passengers were given overnight accommodation in Sydney22-year-old man charged when plane landedBy Travelmail Reporter Published: 23:59 EST, 9 July 2014 | Updated: ...

The holiday selfies we LOVE to take (but only 6% dare take a Kim Kardashian 'belfie')

By Travelmail Reporter Published: 02:27 EST, 11 July 2014 | Updated: 05:53 EST, 11 July 2014 ...

A tragedy waiting to happen: Police warning over new 'tomb-stoning' craze ahead of the summer break

Since 2005 there have been 20 deaths from the 'craze'Hidden rocks, debris, changing tides and boats provide a real threatCoastguard and police have warned against ...

Endangered iguanas flown home to Bahamas in plane cabin after being smuggled into UK

By Sarah Gordon Published: 04:58 EST, 11 July 2014 | Updated: 05:12 EST, 11 July 2014 ...

Photographer Stefan Forster captures jaw-dropping images of Northern Lights

By Travelmail Reporter Published: 05:04 EST, 11 July 2014 | Updated: 05:04 EST, 11 July 2014 ...

A third of Brits sneak teabags into their holiday luggage

Survey quizzed holidaymakers on the things they miss most while awayPets, family and friends - and smartphones all feature on the top 10One in 10 ...

TravelSupermarket survey reveals half of women pack their partner's holiday suitcase with 7% choosing clothes for them as well

Survey of 2,000 also reveals men are faster than woman at packing luggage26% of women will spent between one and two weeks planning wardrobeWhile quarter ...

Harry Potter fans queue for SEVEN HOURS to try Escape From Gringotts ride at Universal's Diagon Alley

By Sarah Gordon Published: 02:37 EST, 10 July 2014 | Updated: 03:54 EST, 10 July 2014 ...

New Diagon Alley Harry Potter attraction opens in Florida with star-studded red carpet event

Diagon Alley opens with stars of the Harry Potter movies in attendanceJ.K Rowling pleased with popularity of the Wizarding World of Harry PotterRide features trolls, ...

Castles of King Edward I, Wales

In a land of castles, Harlech, Conwy, Caernarfon and Beaumaris stand out for their sheer scale and sophistication. Well preserved, atmospheric and enormous they represent ... Full story

Wookey Hole

Somerset is a land of mysteries renowned for its stone circles and monuments (including Stonehenge), crossing ley lines and Arthurian legends and of course, Wookey ... Full story

Dorset and East Devon Coast

The Dorset and East Devon Coast , also known as The Jurassic Coast was the first ever site to be inscribed as a 'natural' World ... Full story

Stratford-upon-Avon

The perfect mix of old and newSituated on the River Avon in the Heart of England, the most well known Stratford-upon-Avon attractions include the most ... Full story

Loch Ness

Loch Ness in the North of Scotland near Inverness is the largest freshwater lake in Great Britain. But it's not its size that makes it ... Full story

Belfast

The gateway to Northern IrelandBelfast offers the buzz and vibrancy of a British capital city whilst being a gateway to the rural retreat of Northern ... Full story

Hadrian's Wall

This World Heritage Site consists of the border line of the Roman Empire when it was at its biggest in the 2nd century.It's part of ... Full story

The Eden Project

The Eden Project is one of the most exciting modern projects in the UK. The complex in Cornwall houses 100,000 plants in two giant transparent ... Full story

York Minster

Almost every British city has a stunning cathedral (bar 18), but York Minster is one of the most impressive.It is the largest Gothic cathedral in ... Full story

Tresco Abbey Gardens

The Sub-Tropical Tresco Abbey Gardens, found in the Scilly Isles, are regarded by botanists as one of the most interesting and varied botanical experiments in ... Full story

The Giant's Causeway

The Giant's Causeway is a World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland.The area is made up from about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns which were created after ... Full story

Portmeirion

Portmeirion is a fanciful Italianate village situated on the North Wales Coast. Designed and constructed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975, the village ... Full story

Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere, in Cumbria is 2 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep. It is the largest natural lake in England and is ... Full story

Chatsworth House

The UK is dotted with a huge amount of exceptional country houses and castles, but one of the most beautiful is Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, ... Full story

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is one of London's most recognisable landmarks and possible one of the most famous bridges in the world.Spanning the Thames, just next to ... Full story

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a prehistoric stone circle and is believed to have been constructed around 3100BC. No one knows exactly what purpose it served, but it ... Full story

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Mystery of creepy dolls left outside California homes that resemble the little girls who live there

Police are investigating the discovery of 11 dolls left on doorsteps in San ClementeThe dolls resemble the little girls who live in the homesThe motivation ...

Profits fall at luxury goods giant LVMH

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Mark Leftly: They needed this diver to go in at the deep end in Portsmouth

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Westminster Outlook Appropriately for a man whose greatest achievement/failure in the coalition so far has been the privatisation of Royal Mail, Michael Fallon spent his ...

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George Freeman: Just the man for a matter of life and death

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Computer hacker tries to extort money from ECB

Cyber-criminals have attempted to extort cash from the European Central Bank (ECB) after hacking into  its computers to steal  personal details, officials admitted  yesterday. The ECB ...