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4 Sep 2013
London landmark melting nearby objects
The owners of one of London's newest landmarks are feeling the heat after the building caused £1,000 worth of damage to a car...
30 Aug 2013
Special flight marks annual redhead festival
Normally when you book with Flybe you aren't required to list your hair colour, but for one flight only that departed Inverness tod...
Prince William, David Walliams and Jamie Oliver would crew 'perfect' flight
It's quite a line-up: Prince William manning the controls, comedian David Walliams leading the cabin crew and chef Jamie Oliver wor...
Dutch ferret slips onto UK-bound flight
An animal charity is trying to trace the Dutch owner of a ferret that was discovered in an aircraft hangar at Marshall Aerospace and De...
29 Aug 2013
Australian PM accused of grounding rival at airport
The leader of a political party in Australia has claimed Kevin Rudd, the prime minister, told airport workers not to refuel his plane i...
23 Aug 2013
Map error leads to mountain rescue
If you're holidaying in the UK, it always pays to have a trusty OS map with you to help you plan walks and find pubs. However,...
22 Aug 2013
Russian sunbathers startled by military hovercraft
Russian sunbathers who had packed a busy beach in Mechnikovo, near Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea, were given a real shock after a giant...
Holiday firm employee in £70k jetset fraud
As a travel agent, Reece Scobie was supposed to be using his company account for booking holidays for customers.Instead, the 19-year-ol...
21 Aug 2013
Live parrot and a bag of onions among bizarre items left on planes
A live parrot has topped the list of the most bizarre items left behind by plane passengers. Other zany personal effects listed by...
19 Aug 2013
Inventor's pants holiday idea
It's a problem every holidaymaker has faced: where to store your keys and money when you want to go for a dip in the sea or the swi...