A busman's holiday! Couple spends £15,000 converting double-decker bus into private retreat complete with a kitchen, three bedrooms and HOT TUB

Ryton couple spends £15k converting double-decker bus into private retreat

Andrew and Lisa-Jane Powis (pictured centre with their children), from Ryton, Shropshire, bought the Lleyland Atlanteen bus off eBay for just £2,500 and spent six weeks transforming it into a unique camper van. They ripped out all of the seats and installed furnishings, including a cooker, oven hob and fridge in the kitchen (top right). There is a bathroom on the lower level, bedrooms on the top deck (top lett), and a hot tub for guests when it is parked at their home.

Terrifying drone footage shows hiker swept down Hawaiian waterfall by flash flood in near-death experience  

Video from drone shows hiker swept down Hawaiian waterfall by flash flood

Sean Steininger, 27, had been preparing to jump from a 30-foot waterfall in Maui, Hawaii but instead found himself caught in a flash flood that swept him dangerously over the edge, as his friends watched below. Drone footage shows the terrifying moment the Na'ili'ili Haele Stream suddenly started to rise, with the hiker disappearing into churning waters, watched in horror by his friends.

Shocking moment 'drunk' holidaymaker was wheeled out of hotel on luggage trolley after 'trashing room' in front of stunned guests

Footage captured by a Scottish expat shows the man being dumped onto the pavement outside the hotel, in the Philippines, and put in an ambulance because he could not fit inside a police van.

Holidaymakers claim they were left terrified after Thomas Cook cabin crew 'discussed Shoreham Air Show disaster just before take-off'

Patrick Cartledge and Donna Elliott were looking forward to a week away in Lanzarote but the couple claim the start of their holiday was ruined when they overheard the cabin crew's conversation.

This year we're going for a fortnight on the M5: Service station has become a destination in itself with families spurning the seaside to enjoy its waterfall, rolling country and delicious organic treats 

M5 service station has become a destination in itself with its waterfall

An English service station has become an unusual holiday destination in itself. Families are giving up their traditional seaside getaways to spend time at Gloucester Services, top, on the M5. It bills itself as a farm shop and kitchen and also boasts its own pizza oven, a cafe service, centre, homemade dishes, right, and butchery, left.

When sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll still ruled: Photographer unearths rare snapshots of the East Village in its infamous 1980s heyday

Tony Mangia , who had thought the photos had been destroyed in an attic fire at his mother's house years ago, came across the black and white prints while he was cleaning out his apartment last year.

Lions who were brutally abused and forced to perform in South American circuses are rescued and will be airlifted back to their African homeland 

A total of 33 lions who have been rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia, where they were subjected to abuse and cruel conditions are to be flown back to their African homeland.

What was he thinking? Airport evacuated after teenager tries to take alarm clock designed to look like a BOMB on a plane

A teenager has been charged with mischief for packing a bomb-shaped alarm clock in his carry-on.
Peel Police said that at around 4:50 p.m. Saturday, the 15-year-old, who was en route to Vancouver, was pulled aside after a screening officer noticed the object in his luggage.

The 15-year-old was travelling out of Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada, flying on to Vancouver when he was stopped by security officials.

School girl, 12, takes on TripAdvisor with a new travel review website aimed at children - claiming 'if the kids aren't having a good time, then our parents aren't either'

High school student Bella Tipping identified a distinct, child-sized gap in the travel market and seized the opportunity to create a travel review website specifically for kids.

Fit for a king or queen! Inside the incredible £100-a-night sandcastle hotels with electricity, running water and toilets

Inside Zand Hotel's sandcastle rooms with electricity, running water and toilets

At €150 a night (approximately £110 or $170) based on double occupancy, the giant sandcastles in the Dutch cities of Oss and Sneek have been fully booked for weeks. With reinforced walls and ceilings covered with sand, each hotel is decorated with more than 30 sculptures and furnishings. Built for two sand sculpture festivals, one of the hotels is themed after the animated TV programme The Flintstones.

Have scientists found a cure for seasickness? Gadget that applies mild electric current to the scalp 'could eradicate nausea'

Imperial College London scientists are developing a device that will plug into a mobile phone and deliver a short shock to the head via a set of electrodes. They hope it will be on sale within five years.

Furious Chinese passengers refused to board plane and sang national anthem at Bangkok Airport after 10-hour flight delay

About 100 Chinese tourists started chanting the Chinese national anthem after an 11 hours flight delay from Bangkok to Chongqing. 33 people are blacklisted by the Chinese tourism authority.

Whatever it was, it was close: Ryanair passenger films moment mystery object almost crashed into aircraft

Ryanair passenger films moment mystery object almost crashed into aircraft

The female traveller was flying out of Eindhoven Airport in The Netherlands, to Malaga in Spain. Around 10 minutes into the journey, the woman was on hand to film a small black object which can be seen flying close to the aircraft, passing in and around the wing of the jet.

Summer's not over yet! Price war breaks out as tour operators slash costs by up to 50% in bid to lure holidaymakers into last-minute sunshine breaks

Following weeks of lousy weather in the UK, holidaymakers can save up to £350 per person on September getaways, with some of the cheapest bargains found in Greece and Portugal's Algarve.

Jet2 bans 14 passengers FOR LIFE after their 'aggressive and verbally abusive' behaviour on flight from Glasgow to Tenerife forced plane to divert to Portugal

Jet2 claimed the unruly men were 'aggressive and verbally abusive' towards flight attendants, and the captain decided to divert amid concerns about the safety of staff and other travellers.

Not just for the outdoor adventurers! The hidden gems of Cumbria where cuisine fit for a king is served on silver platters... making the heart of the north the ideal foodie getaway

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With thousands of eateries, restaurants and pubs to choose from in Cumbria, it can be a minefield to know where to go for that well-deserved evening meal, but we've helped narrow it down.

Italy's most alluring lake: Stunning Maggiore is brilliant for breathtaking scenery and culture (but don't mind the bells that sound as a daily wake-up)

Nothing can prepare you for your first glimpse of Lake Maggiore in Italy: a vast bowl of blue water ringed with rolling mountains, which can be reached by a drive through France and Switzerland.

Haunting beauty of the Indian underworld: Inside the mysterious and exotic ancient subterranean stepwells that even the locals don't know exist

Victoria Lautman explores India's subterranean stepwells

Victoria Lautman is enamoured by India's stepwells - the subterranean masterpieces that served first as a vital means to access and store water between the 2nd and 4th centuries AD but remain architectural wonders to this day. The Chicago journalist has spent four years exploring around 120 sites and says her 'smouldering obsession' with the impressive and varied underground structures stems from their mystery, beauty and history.

Faecal matter on the TV remote, bodily fluids on bed linens and drinking glasses wiped with a filthy cloth: The dirtiest areas of a hotel room revealed

With different guests every night and quick turnaround times for cleaning, hotels can be crawling with germs, and several studies have found alarming amounts of potentially sickening bacteria.

A ho-de-home from home: Chalet life at Butlin's with the wife, kids... and a dozen Shaolin fighting monks

One family's home for three days was a pastel-coloured lakeside villa in Minehead on the south-west coast - one of 117 in a new chalet-style village unveiled in May as part of a £16m revamp.

FORTY passengers and crew injured after Qatar Airways plane was rocked by severe turbulence

Three children and two flight attendants were among those who suffered minor injuries such as abrasions on the flight from Doha, Qatar to Manila, Philippines, local media reported.

Forget crowded hotels! The best way to experience the beauty of France is in a 'beast' RV (if you can deal with the mosquitoes)

In a bid to relive her childhood camping breaks, Jennifer Cox took to the road in a rented RV. The six-berth vehicle featured a shower room and toilet, a fridge-freezer, sink and gas hob.

Heaven on our doorstep: The most spectacular sceneries in Britain that have inspired generations of poets and authors (including JK Rowling)

Spectacular sceneries in Britain that have inspired poets and authors like JK Rowling

After decades of travel, Mail on Sunday Travel Editor Frank Barrett has found the perfect place to write a book about... Britain. And he's not alone. Britain has so much to offer, particularly with its picturesque landscape, which has captivated authors such as JK Rowling (inset) for centuries. Sights include the ruins of Tintern Abbey in Monmouthshire (centre) and the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire (right).

It's not the toilet, the seatbelt buckle or the overhead air vent: Scientists reveal the dirtiest surface on a plane

A microbiologist visited five airports and went on four flights to collect samples from objects that are touched by travellers, with a staggering amount of bacteria found on the dirtiest surface.

A thousand miles of coastline, vibrant souks and one of the largest canyons in the world: Why Oman is the Middle East's best-kept secret

The beachside Al Waha hotel in Oman, a 45-minute drive from the capital Muscat, boasts 22 dining options for guests. Visitors can also take advantage of the hotel's half-mile lazy river.

A land of fire and ice: Mesmerising satellite images of the world's most spectacular landscapes go on display at new exhibition

European Space Agency satellite images displayed at new exhibition in Linz, Austria

Some of the best snaps show incredible detail of places such as the Namib Desert in Namibia (left), the Jungersen Glacier in Greenland (right) and large cities such as London (inset). The stunning shots were captured by European Space Agency satellites as they orbited Earth, and have gone on display at an interactive exhibit in Linz, Austria.

Mighty Aphrodite: From ancient mosaics to mountains and coves, the Cyprus highlights for a family to fall in love with

Cyprus is dotted with castles and monasteries, and blessed by mountains, white-sand beaches and aqua seas. MailOnline Travel's Catherine Eade and her family enjoy the island's grand designs.

Fit for a king! Inside the idyllic coastal town Thailand's monarch calls home (but few foreign tourists bother to explore)

King Bhumibol is loved by his people with a reverence that seems ubiquitous; indeed, many believe that it is his continued presence on the throne that is holding the country together.

'The mother and father of all fare wars': Controversial Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary vows to slash ticket costs as travellers finally reap the rewards of lower oil prices

The colourful chief executive, who famously told refund-hunters to 'f*** off', says the budget airline will slash its fares this winter, predicting oil prices will remain low for months to come.

Call of the wild: Playing hide and seek with leopards, sky safaris and fine dining in the foothills of Kilimanjaro at three luxury Kenyan camps

Inside Kenya's luxury Kilimanjaro camps

Chasing Kenya's big five animals from the comfort of three luxury safari camps at Tortilis in the salt plains of Amboseli National Park; the arid desert wildlife gem of Elsa's Kopje, in Meru National Park; and at Sand River Mara, in the fertile savannah of the Masai Mara.

From stunning churches to the home of port wine: The top reasons why every tourist should head to Porto for a vintage break

Porto is an easy weekend break. It's little more than a two-hour flight from the UK, followed by a 30-minute cab ride. Here are the top reasons why you should head to Porto for a vintage break.

Anger swells over Cornish 'surf tax' which officials claim is needed to fund safety measures but local businesses say is 'all about making money'

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A new fee will be charged on a per-board basis, with large surf schools who use the 13 council-owned beaches set to be charged upwards of £4,000 a year for a licence to operate.

The Greek island where summer never ends! Ouzo-inspired dancing, glorious sea views and five-star luxury in Crete

After a £16 million investment, the Royal Marmin Bay Hotel has been transformed into a deluxe contemporary resort, with a private beach, five-star service, and panoramic views.

Inside the church of hooded statues: Haunting photos reveal the beauty of abandoned buildings before nature reclaims them

Anna Mika's photography shows abandoned buildings before nature reclaims them

While many would think twice before stepping foot into eerie crumbling factories or decaying medical centres, photographer Anna Mika chooses to explore them to discover their subtle allure. The plucky 25-year-old from Poland's mysterious collection called, Urbex - Urban Exploration, features mines, factories, hospitals, both Polish and abroad.

Police investigating man who 'started two fires and abused crew and passengers' on Monarch Airlines flight from Birmingham to Sharm el-Sheikh

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West Midlands police have launched an investigation into a passenger who allegedly started 'two fires deliberately' on a packed Monarch Airlines flight from Birmingham to Sharm el-Sheikh. 

'Airborne peanut allergies on flights are a MYTH': Leading scientist claims it's impossible for a reaction to be triggered this way

Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, Kings College, London, says peanut particles are too heavy to be transmitted through the air - and that leading experts agree the airborne theory is a myth.

Morocco placed on high terror alert by Foreign Office with travellers urged to be 'vigilant'

Around 500,000 Britons visit Morocco every year, and most trips are trouble-free, but the government has said attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.

Angry parents threaten to boycott castle in Kent after it BANNED scooters, bikes and wheel-based toys in a health and safety crackdown

Bosses at the 12th century Leeds Castle, near Maidstone in Kent, announced a ban on the wheel-based items, saying kids are now banned from zipping around its 500-acre grounds.

Mother's anger at Thomson after she claims the holiday company refused to pay back the full deposit for a trip cancelled because her baby son was diagnosed with cancer

Mum claims Thomson refused to pay back deposit despite child cancer

Christine Frayne-Elliot, 26, had booked a week long stay for June 2016 in the Sa Coma Playa in Majorca with husband James, 38, and their children Jaden, 1 and Lacey, 4. Also staying with them were Christine's parents, who wish to remain anonymous. The trip was organised with two group bookings between the six of them. However just two weeks after booking the holiday, Christine received the devastating news that her child Jaden had been diagnosed with cancer with a tumor in his back.

Three Jet2 planes declare emergencies as fierce storm rages over Ibiza, Majorca and Malaga

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Mallorca airport

Two flights from Manchester to Palma, Majorca were unable to land at the airport and declared an emergency. Flight LS832 is currently diverting to Ibiza while LS58 is circling in the air.

Leaping from a sculpture to jumping over a huge courgette! Watch as a free-runner defies gravity to 'engage' with priceless art

Chase Armitage mounted and performed a handstand on the top of Barbara Hepworth's Three Obliques: Walk In before charging down Richard Long's Cornwall Slate Line at Chatsworth House.

The 30,000ft proposal! The moment an easyJet passenger asks his girlfriend to marry him over the intercom while mid-flight

Kevin Christie, 41, was travelling with his 20-year-old partner Kamila Maier from Manchester to Mykonos, Greece, when he took to the intercom at 30,000ft to ask for her hand in marriage.

Thousands of fish mysteriously wash up on a Queensland beach - then vanish back into the sea 24 hours later

Locals who photographed the phenomenon on Buddinna Beach on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland say they have never seen anything like it.

'If I were to die anywhere, I'd die there': McBusted pop star Danny Jones and his model wife Georgia enjoy a heavenly honeymoon at Naladhu Maldives and Per Aquum Niyama

Danny Jones and wife Georgia honeymoon at Naladhu Maldives and Per Aquum Niyama

A pop star honeymoon beyond their wildest dreams was enjoyed by Danny Jones from McBusted and his former Miss England wife Georgia at Niyama Per Aquum and Naladhu Maldives.

It pays to be nicer! Ryanair announces record passenger numbers for August and says that customers can look forward to 'more enhancements'

Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary meets the media to present new routes operating by Ryanair from Marseille, in Vitrolles , southern France. 
A lawyer for a group of Ryanairís French pilots says Wednesday Oct. 2, 2013,  a court on  has fined  the Irish airline 200,000 euros ($270,440) and ordered it to pay almost 8 million euros ($10.8 million) in damages and interest for breaking French labor law.

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The Irish-based airline's August traffic grew by 10 per cent to 10.4m customers based on the same month last year, while their load factor jumped two per cent to 95 per cent.

The terrifying moment TORNADOES struck the coast of Ibiza in storm that sent boats crashing into rocks, uprooted trees and damaged houses

Ibiza tornado

Local news sources reported that there were two tornadoes in Ibiza on Tuesday, that uprooted trees, affected power lines and caused extensive damage to houses.

Do you wish your holiday pictures looked like this? Traveller photographs his model girlfriend as they visit stunning locations

Traveller photographs his model girlfriend as they visit stunning locations

Experiencing paradise locations around the world are young couple Michael Gallagher, 24, and his beautiful girlfriend Alexandra Carson, 27. Leaving behind their day jobs in California they have set out to visit every country on earth, and document their travels with their stunning photos. It doesn't hurt that Alexandra has previously worked as a model, and their backdrops include the whitewashed Santorini and unspoilt national parks.

The saily grind: Workers can move their office to the high seas on catamaran designed for 'digital nomads'

A company is offering a group of digital nomads the chance to move their office to the high seas aboard an 82-foot catamaran. Setting sail from Thailand the boat will circumnavigate world.

August was the coldest for three years - and it's about to get even colder as polar plume sends temperatures plunging below freezing 

Warnings of icy mornings in some rural areas came as it emerged that parts of Britain have had their wettest August for around a century. But weather will give way to a fine and bright weekend.

Pictured: Horrific foot injuries suffered by pregnant woman after she was bitten by mystery creature in shallow water at Thailand beach

Pregnant woman suffers a severed ankle tendon after she is attacked by shark while swimming with her partner during a holiday in Phuket Thailand
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Jane Neame, from Australia, was swimming in waist-deep water at Karon beach in Phuket, Thailand, when something bit her foot, causing two deep lacerations.

Cabin crew and air marshal forced to tie aggressive passenger to his seat on US-bound United Airlines flight

Aggressive passenger is tied up by stewards on US flight

During the 11-hour flight from Israel to the US, a male passenger became aggressive, which forced staff along with the air marshal to intervene and strap him into the seat.

A 'beyond 90-degree drop' and 15 'airtime' moments: The thrills riders can expect on Six Flags' new 2016 attractions

Six Flags theme park launches trailer for 2016's rides

Six Flags announced yesterday its plans for even more stomach-churning and high-thrill rides set to be unveiled in 2016 over its 18 parks in the US, Mexico and Canada. The highly anticipated The Joker ride (inset) at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Northern California, will mimic the antagonist's chaotic personality, throwing guests around twists and turns along its 3,200-foot track. Meanwhile Total Mayhem at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey (centre) flings guests head-over-heels along its winding structure.

Burning Man from above: Stunning aerial images show enormity of festival campsite that's the size of downtown San Francisco

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Compete with its own streets - with street names - bus service, and even its own airport, Black Rock City is built every year in the middle of the Nevada desert to house Burning Man attendees.

Watch the amazing moment pro-surfer Maude Le Car dons a little black dress and HEELS to ride waves

French female pro surfer Maude Le Car, has taken surfing to the next level, by wearing an evening dress and heels to show people that you can still be glamorous, while shredding waves.

The Statue of Liverpool! City's plan for 330-foot gold Liver Bird on the Mersey that is twice the height of New York's Lady Liberty

Liverpool plan 330-foot high gold Liver Bird statue for the Mersey

Golden and shimmering across the River Mersey, a 23-storey Liver Bird statue and multi-business complex could become Liverpool's next major landmark to and rival New York's Statue of Liberty. A proposed design for 'Homecoming, Statue of Liverpool', by renowned architect David Backhouse, would stand 100m tall (or 328 feet) - more than double the height of 151-foot Lady Liberty. Developers are seeking investment for the project that could cost up to £250m and would feature a luxury hotel and apartments, shops and offices. 

Ultimate rural getaway home set in 48 acres of the rugged Hebrides with its own private island goes on sale for less than a London parking space 

The two-bedroom house, which comes with 48 acres of land, its own sandy beach, private harbour and a two-acre Scottish island called Eilean Dubh - has on the market for just £250,000.

Street View for CATS: Map lets you explore Hiroshima and its temples through the eyes of a local feline

There are two routes you can take through the region from the shopping district, to the area of Senkoji Park, with Buddhist temples, shrines and its so-called Cat Pathway.

Life in the clouds: At 7,190ft this is the highest village in Europe with just 200 residents braving six months of snow a year

Highest village in Europe with 200 residents braves six months of snow a year

Polish-based Rafal Nycz, 30, went on a two-week bike ride with his girlfriend through the stunning countryside of Georgia, eventually reaching the highest inhabited village in Europe - Ushguli. The pictures were taken in the Svaneti region of Georgia, as the couple made their ascent. The Ushguli villages contain buildings that are part of the Unesco Heritage site of Upper Svaneti.

From a crocodile loose in the cabin to lost flights in the Bermuda Triangle: The most bizarre plane crashes ever

MailOnline Travel looks back at wholly unexpected aircraft dramas, including a dangerous reptile loose on a flight, a dog causing a runway crash and even one plane landing right on top of another.

Pilots barred from flying for six months after mid-flight brawl in cockpit left one with a 'bloodied head injury'

China United Airlines claims the pilots only had 'some physical contact' as a result of 'misunderstandings', and denied reports one became bloodied with a head injury.

Excuse me, I've got some-fin in my lip! The incredible moment a SHARK swims up to a group of divers for help because it has a lure stuck in its mouth

A Port Jackson shark repeatedly swam towards a group of divers in Sydney's Botany Bay seeking help. After a bit off shark wrestling the divers managed to cut of a fishing lure stuck in its mouth.

Britain's most expensive bed and breakfast charges £1,425 per night - the same as a deluxe suite at the Ritz (but customers say the breakfast is worse at the London hotel)

Britain's most expensive bed and breakfast Lockgate Dairy charges £1,425 per night

The staggering price has been bumped up because of the Goodwood Revival event, which takes place on September 11 near the B&B; in Sussex. If customers wanted to stay at Lockgate Dairy today it would cost them just £171 for the same room. Visitors to Lockgate Dairy get a modern room within a barn conversion which features a fully vaulted ceiling and oak beams, en-suite shower room and underfloor heating, according to the website.

Horrified Travelodge guest finds a CAMERA hidden in her shower - which was linked to the caretaker's cupboard 

Harmony Hachey, 23, from Edinburgh, was washing in the cubicle when she noticed a small electronic device hidden behind a vent in the bathroom at the Oxford Wheatley Travelodge.

Drunk couple stole plane's €50 emergency exit key in 'a prank' that could have cost the airline €30,000


Larysa Markuslevska, 41, and Anatolie Ilvitki, 29, had flown to the country from Moldova, on Air Moldova, when they decided to take the key with them as they disembarked.

Holidaymaker airlifted to hospital after falling 50ft down ravine while trying to recover dropped mobile phone

FROM JOHN JEFFAY AT CASCADE NEWS LTD    0161 660 8087 /  07771 957773  john@cascadenews.co.uk / www.cascadenews.co.uk\n\nSyndicated for Dundee Courier\n\n\nWith GVs of the ravine\n\nChasing more detail on the mobile phone\n\n\n\nA HOLIDAYMAKER lost his footing and plunged 50ft down a steep ravine ¿ as he tried to retrieve his mobile phone.\nHe was rescued in a major operation by 10 fire crews, along with police, paramedics and a Royal Navy Search and Rescue helicopter from Prestwick.\nThe unnamed 27-year-old man had been walking through darkness at cliffs near the Old Bridge of Tilt, on the edge of Blair Atholl, a small town in Perthshire, Scotland.\n\n

The unnamed 27-year-old man had been walking through darkness at cliffs near the Old Bridge of Tilt, on the edge of Blair Atholl, a small town in Perthshire.

Custom-made Christian Louboutin shoes, a coat of arms and a giant doll's house modelled after your own home: The outrageous gifts on a £162,000 'bespoke-your-life tour' of Europe

The 18-night trip to London, Paris, Milan and five other cities includes overnight stays in five-star hotels, first class train seats and a number of lavish gifts designed by guests themselves.

From the serenity of the sea at dawn to waves crashing ashore amid a violent storm: The prize-winning pictures of Britain's coast

Shipwrecked Mariners' Society contest names Britain's best sea views

These stunning images showing Britain's coastline at its best and worst came out on top in the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society's annual photo contest, with Bernie Pettersen's jaw-dropping shot of a violent storm at Porthleven, in Cornwall, taking top prize. John Roberts was recognised for his photo of a fisherman at dawn (inset), while other award-winning shots show ponies at Llanddwyn, in North Wales, a ghostly shipwreck in Kent, and a tranquil scene at Shingle Street, in Suffolk.

Pictured: The aircraft emergency slide that plummeted 3,000ft into a tree after Thomas Cook passengers heard loud bangs and felt plane shudder 

Shocked passengers reported seeing an object hit a cabin window and fall from the Boeing 757 after the crew abandoned the flight to Hurghada, Egypt and decided to return to London Gatwick Airport.

Tourist plunges to his death down steep Thai waterfall in notorious danger-spot

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The man has been named as 24-year-old Florian Bourdla, who was trekking a notoriously dangerous path in Koh Samui along with friend Jeremy Marratche, 22.

Parents' fury at being kicked off flight after their autistic son, 8, cried uncontrollably and vomited on himself before take-off

The Zalmanovich family, from Israel, said they were forced to travel by train from Zurich to Geneva, and their return tickets were cancelled as they were declared a 'no-show' on the connecting flight.

He's in peak condition: Daredevil's terrifying footage of his death-defying evening jogs along Alpine mountains

Sebastien Montaz-Rosset'svideo of his evening jogs along Alpine mountains

Little puts off daring Sebastien Montaz-Rosset who not only scales the narrowest peaks in the French Alps, but tackles them at a run, despite 8,202 feet drops on either side. As the camera shows the precarious footing, it also reveals incredible views of snow-capped Mont Blanc massif and the Chamonix Valley. With the camera mounted to his head, Montaz-Rosset can be seen sliding down snowy banks, using his arms to steady himself at the most treacherous moments.

Rioting football fans who caused €1MILLION worth of damage to iconic Rome fountain will not be charged for the offence

General view of beer bottles and rubbish on the streets of Rome after Feyenoord football fans clashed with police ahead of their team's Europa League match.

Violent clashes took place in and around the 17th century Piazza di Spagna, as well as the Barcaccia fountain in Rome ahead of the Feyenoord versus AS Roma Europa League match in February.

THAT'S what you call a sea of red! Tourists flock to see the stunning Chinese beach that turns CRIMSON every autumn

Panjin Red Beach is the world's largest wetland. It's situated off an estuary in Liaoning, north-eastern China. The red colour is due to the dense growth of seepweed, which turns crimson as it matures.

You've got neigh chance! Tourists wanting to see new riverside horse sculptures will need to go when they are not covered by the Thames tide

'The Rising Tide' installation was designed by sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor and can be seen on the foreshore at Nine Elms on the South Bank in London between now and September 30.

From FBI agents 'ticking the wrong box' to controversial tweets: How YOU could end up on the no-fly list

The no-fly list applies to those fliers who are banned from commercially flying in or out of a country for a number of reasons, and many do not even know they are on the list.

Are these the world's BEST hotels? A Caribbean hideaway, an Indian palace and a lodge on the path of the Wildebeest migration among those singled out in prestigious traveller awards

Are these the world's BEST hotels?

Working on your bucket list of the best hotels to stay in the world? Then you're in luck, the results of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller Annual Readers' Travel Awards have just been revealed triggering wanderlust and setting the benchmark in desirable global destinations. Readers crowned La Mamounia as the most exclusive address in the world (centre), while Singita Grumeti (top left), the Oberoi Udaivilas (bottom left), One&Only; Reethi Rah (top right) and Como Shambhala Estate Bali (bottom right) all scored highly.

Balinese police admit to extorting $25,000 from Australian tourists who hired strippers for a former model's bucks party

Balinese police officers will face trial after admitting to receiving a bribe from a group of Australians detained after hiring strippers for the bucks party of former model (pictured left)

Stunning Uluru time-lapse video shows the ancient rock under the stars in all its red glory

A striking new video made by a full-time chef has captured the spectacular scenery surrounding the sacred aboriginal landmark, Uluru, in the heart of the Northern Territory.

Run for your lives! Dramatic pictures show spectators dashing to safety as enormous tidal waves as high as 30 feet struck China

Qiantang Tidal Bore is a well-known phenomenon and happens in autumn each year in eastern China. Many tourists visit the area to see the dramatic sight. Some people were injured.

It's out of this world! Inside the bizarre UFO treehouse hotel that appears to hover above the ground

Inside the UFO treehouse hotel that appears to hover above the ground

As you walk through the serene Swedish forest, a completely alien metal construction rises 6m off the floor and into the treetops. Inside (inset bottom left), the space is decorated like the inside of a spaceship. Other rooms on the site near Harads - around 550miles (876km) north of Stockholm - include one in the shape of a birds nest.

Busier than Heathrow and Beijing! Atlanta airport remains world's busiest with 96 million passengers a year

While it may appear to be an unlikely No 1, Hartsfield-Jackson serves as the headquarters for Delta Air Lines and is a major hub for travel through the southeastern US states.

Deadly wildfire 'leaps' Idaho river threatening 100 rafters and campers

These are the dramatic scenes as a deadly wildfire approached the Manning Bridge, near Riggins in rural Idaho as the flames were about to cross the Salmon River.

New Jersey couple stranded in Portugal after giving birth to twins 13 weeks early while on vacation are still stranded THREE MONTHS later

Kim and Fred Spratt have been stranded in Portugal since May. Their surviving daughter is now strong enough to be flown to US, but their insurance company is refusing to pay for the transport.

Are we there yet? 'Big Crazy Family Adventure' sees parents take two young sons 13,000 miles round the world using every form of transport EXCEPT planes

Big Crazy Family Adventure travel round world using everything EXCEPT planes

A family of four decided to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with their two boys, 3 and 7, spanning 13,000 miles to live in a cliff-side Buddhist monastery in the Himalayas. Their epic journey from Canada to the Zanskar Valley was filmed as part of a nine-episode series, Big Crazy Family Adventure. Their mission to travel without planes saw them use rickshaws (top right), trains (bottom right) and even a yak (bottom left) as they witnessed sights such as the Great Wall of China (centre).

So that's the sound a marmot makes! Large rodent unleashes an ear-piercing scream to the surprise of tourists

The hikers came across the little creature with the large set of lungs standing on a wooden fence while visiting Blackcomb Mountain, in British Colombia, Canada.

Who lived on Britain's Atlantis? Scientists are set to uncover the secrets of Doggerland, the huge North Sea island lost to the waves 7,500 years ago

Archaeologists in Bradford and Nottingham are using 4D technology to research how Britain's 'Atlantis' was colonised and inhabited for 6,000 years, before being lost to the North Sea.

Thieves pretending to be wealthy Arab tourists burgled hotel rooms in Paris after telling reception staff they had 'lost their room keys'


Posing as wealthy Arab tourists, the thieves, who used a stethoscope to check hotel rooms in Paris and the French Riviera were empty before ransacking them, have been arrested by police.

Southwest Airlines plane has 'chunk' of wing tip torn off as Boeing 737s collide while taxiing at airport

A passenger who witnessed the collision at Oakland International Airport in Northern California said his plane had just lurched back from the gate when he felt 'a very unnatural thump'.

The female solo backpacker who braved civil war to capture breathtaking images of Syria's magnificent Palmyra temples, now being systematically destroyed by ISIS   

Teo Jioshvili braved war to capture Syria's Palmyra temples before ISIS destruction

Teo Jioshvili was keen to share her experiences of Syria, capturing beautiful sights that others will not have a chance to witness such as the Temple of Bel (left and bottom right) and The Baal Shamin temple (top right). Although travel to the area was highly ill-advised, in 2010 and 2011 she also managed to capture breathtaking sights such as the medieval castle, Crack de Chevaliers and buildings in Damascus, Maalula and Bosra, focusing in particular on how they looked at sunrise and sunset.

Air France flight to Paris makes emergency landing after turning back to Newcastle with cracked windshield


Flight AF1059 was only minutes into the journey when the pilot signalled an emergency over the Peak District, and turned back to Newcastle International Airport.

Hilarious moment campers' out-of-tune singing scares off a huge bear prowling around their camp

The tourists had set up camp in the woods along a river in northwestern Russia, and after seeing the animal they started to sing a song from an old Soviet film, which was too much for it to bear.

Grumpy Cat is not waxing lyrical AT ALL about being the first feline to be immortalised at Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds has announced the internet sensation Grumpy Cat is to be the first ever feline to be immortalised at its attraction in San Francisco - and the moggy is not impressed.

Meet the horse-riders who practice the 4,000-year-old art of eagle hunting that sees birds of prey kill foxes and even WOLVES

Altai Mountains horse-riders who practice the 4,000-year-old art of eagle hunting

The images are of Kyrgyz and Kazakh eagle hunters, of which there are just 70 in the world. The pictures were taken by Tariq Zaidi in the desolate Altai Mountains, which run from Siberia to Mongolia. The ancient tradition can be traced back more than four millennia in Central Asia, but is beginning to die out today.

Tens of thousands of 'burners' put a plague of bugs and a sandstorm behind them to begin a week of debauchery at Burning Man

Tens of thousands of festival goers began flocking to the five-mile stretch of desert in Nevada Sunday for the official start of Burning Man, which will last for a week.

Bank Holiday washed out by two weeks' worth of rain as we head for the wettest EVER August... And autumn gales are on their way

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Dank holiday monday on Bournemouth beach today as the wet weather continues.
Only the brave endured the persistant drizzle to round off the last 'summer' holiday of the year.

Britain will be lashed by two weeks' worth of rain today making the Bank Holiday a washout for many, as forecasters warn gales which are set to sweep in midweek could mark the end of summer.

Hangovers deprive drinkers of 22 hours of summer... as interactive calculator reveals the true cost of booze bingeing to your wallet AND waistline

A survey by Cancer Research UK reveals one in four adults admitted nursing a hangover stopped them going outside this summer, with researchers calculating the average person lost 22 hours in the sunshine.

The 'lost' world of old New York: Iconic bars, clubs and apartments captured by photographer who discovered that legendary arts scene is still alive

The 'lost' world of old New York captured by photographer John Short

Photographer John Short initially set out to depict the death of New York City's creative scene - but soon realised that the spaces were far from 'lost.' Some of his most intriguing photographs, such as those of the legendary Studio 54 nightclub (left) and William Burrough's Bowery apartment (right top and bottom) have been compiled for a book entitled, Unforgotten New York - Legendary Spaces of the Twentieth Century Avant-Garde.

Ice cream that doesn't melt: Scientists use protein found in Japanese food to keep treats solid 

The special protein naturally occurs in a Japanese breakfast food called 'natto' made from fermented soy beans and binds together the air, fat and water in ice cream, helping scoops stay intact for longer.

You CAN put the glow back into sun-ravaged skin: From taking aspirin to rubbing affected area with red wine... the 10 expert tips to treating sunburn

Sunburn can occur in as little as 20 minutes but can take up to six hours to show up, so it's easy to be burnt without realising. Is it possible to undo at least some of the harm? We asked the experts...

Scrubbing 135 toilets, spreading cow dung and picking up dog muck: Globe-trotting Instagram stars reveal the 'ugly truth' about how they've funded their travels

Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger quit jobs to travel world and now scrub toilets

Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger, from South Africa, quit their jobs and set off on an ambitious tour, but they are sleep deprived, go to bed hungry some nights and rely on cramped buses. Chanel wrote that the pair are having the time of their lives despite missing the comforts of home, but it's not all 'ice creams in the sun and pretty landscapes'.

How Hawaii and Iceland were born: Stunning 'CT scans' of the Earth's interior reveal vast plumes under the ocean feeding volcanic hotspots

CT scan of Earth links deep mantle plumes with volcanic hotspots

University of California, Berkeley, seismologists have produced for the first time a sharp, three-dimensional scan of Earth?s interior that conclusively connects plumes of hot rock rising through the mantle with surface hotspots that generate volcanic island chains like Hawaii, Samoa and Iceland.

Essentially a computed tomography, or CT scan, of Earth?s interior, the picture emerged from a supercomputer simulation at the Department of Energy?s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

While medical CTs employ X-rays to probe the body, the scientists mapped mantle plumes by analyzing the paths of seismic waves bouncing around Earth?s interior after 273 strong earthquakes that shook the globe over the past 20 years.

Previous attempts to image mantle plumes have detected pockets of hot rock rising in areas where plumes have been proposed, but it was unclea

Seismologists have produced the first sharp, three-dimensional scan of Earth's interior that show exactly how volcanic island chains like Hawaii, Samoa and Iceland were created.

The worst security guards in the world? Shocking photos show staff ASLEEP in restricted areas at Hong Kong Airport 

Photos were obtained from an anonymous whistleblower who documented the allegedly lax security at SuperTerminal 1 - the largest air freight handling centre in the world.

Strike by Stansted Airport luggage screeners could cause Bank Holiday Monday disruption for travellers

The workers will be off the job at Stansted from 3:45am to 11:59pm on Bank Holiday Monday - one of the busiest travel days of the summer - to support their claim for a three per cent pay rise.

British holidaymakers take legal action against Thomson Holidays after being diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome following dream trip to Dominican Republic

Friends Stephen Robson and Dirk Ord said they had to be hospitalised after they were struck down with gastric illness symptoms while staying at the four-star Dreams Resort and Spa in Punta Cana.

Life with the sea tribe: Fascinating pictures show how Filipino islanders blend ancient tradition with the modern world

How Filipino islanders blend ancient tradition with the modern world

The Tagbanua is one of the oldest ethnic groups in the Philippines and have adapted to make best use of the rich resources that the ocean provides. Photographer Jacob Maentz spent two weeks with the sea tribe, capturing the beauty of their customs and shedding light on some of the issues facing them socially and economically. Pictured: One of the tribe goes hunting (main), bamboo rafts used to travel short distances (top) and boys play in dresses for a talent night back on dry land (bottom).

My exotic whale cruise... on a Portsmouth ferry! Why you don't need to venture far to see the giants of the deep blue sea


Brittany Ferries has teamed up with ORCA, Europe's leading whale and dolphin conservation charity, for a series of mini-cruises to watch whales in the Bay of Biscay.

Distressed mirrors, candle chandeliers and beer served in jars: With the hipster revolution making every bar resemble a Brooklyn drinking den, can you guess where these are?

Gentrification of gritty areas has transformed many of the world's edgiest neighbourhoods into destinations for a community of 'like-minded' folk with alternative - yet similar - tastes.

Flight escorted by FIGHTER JETS after cabin crew put passenger's cat in bathroom and she threatened to 'bring the plane down'

Passengers claimed the woman allegedly punched a Condor Airlines flight attendant in the face and made threats to 'bring the plane down' as the Boeing 767 flew from Las Vegas to Frankfurt.

Don't mix sleeping pills with booze, claim an empty row and never reserve the first few rows to avoid a crying child: The ultimate guide to surviving a long-haul flight 

Today's long-haul flights can be an exhausting and agonising experience, but travellers can take a number of precautions to ease the pain - from bringing a book to skipping the booze.

A rental that kicks others into touch: Rugby star Lewis Moody lists his four-bedroom house on Airbnb for the World Cup (with Welsh shirts strictly banned) 

Lewis Moody lists his house on Airbnb for the World Cup

Boasting two queen bedrooms, a double and a twin bedroom, one en-suite bathroom and two bathrooms with walk-in showers, all areas of Moody's luxurious Wiltshire property. The mansion is located close to Bath Rugby's official stadium, The Recreation Ground, perfect for fans wanting to witness some sporting action before retiring to the former England rugby union player's home.

Our boat trip? It was murder! A meander down the Thames through Midsomer Country (but thankfully there was not a dead body in sight)

There's nothing quite like cruising the Midsomer Country section of the Thames - while impersonating a theremin, as Kevin Pilley finds out on a boat trip with a difference.

From toasting the Queen of Crime to a family weekend under the lights, the autumn brings much promise for family days out

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From the million twinkling light bulbs of the Blackpool Illuminations to a top-notch food festival in a medieval fortress, September is full of unmissable sights and events.

Swiss rail firm launches separate trains for Chinese tourists after locals accuse them of crowding corridors and spitting on the floor inside carriages

The director of the railway has rejected claims that the special services are discriminatory, saying Asian tourists can ride on other scheduled trains to scenic Mount Rigi, near Lucerne.

Dicing with death: Shocking moment plane is forced to change course at last second to avoid ploughing into man on runway

Plane forced to abort landing at last minute to avoid striking man

This shocking video shows the moment a small plane came within feet of striking a man on the runway in footage shot in Argentina, South America. Despite a near brush with death, the man is filmed laughing and joking about the incident, as he moves to join a group of people.

From sailing the ocean to checking out the Grand Canyon: Cruise-and-stay holidays make sure you don't miss anything out from your trip of a lifetime  

D1JE80 Skywalk in the Grand Canyon West Hualapai Nation Reservation, AZ.

Making a cruise just part of your big trip is a great idea. But cruise lines can't add in land tours for you. And you will soon discover that booking the cruise, flights, tours and hotels is time-consuming.

Want to holiday like a supermodel? Inside the Turkish health resort that keeps Kate Moss and the fashion fraternity coming back for more

Kate Moss is having a tough few weeks but for those in the know, it's only a matter of time until she heads to exclusive health refuge- The Life Co for a pick me up. MailOnline Travel tries the regime.

From staying in a 70cm-wide pod in Berlin to bedding down in Tokyo's capsule tower: The best micro holiday homes on Airbnb revealed

The best micro holiday homes on Airbnb revealed

For a truly unique travel experience, why not swap a hotel stay for a night in a 'mico-home'? Airbnb exclusively reveals to MailOnline Travel the most unique compact houses around the world, featuring an enchanting loft in Paris (top left), the smallest offering in Berlin (top right), a rustic modern home in Portland, U.S. (bottom left), a capsule room in Tokyo (bottom right) and a cosy wooden micro-home in Nebraska, U.S. (inset).

The strange case of the 'ghost plane': Family tells of shock after arriving at the airport for a getaway to Portugal... to be told that their flight didn't exist

The Hall family (pictured) arrived at Birmingham Airport on July 25, for a 10-day getaway to Faro, Portugal - with booking confirmation in hand - only to be told that their flight didn't exist.

EasyJet flight from London to Turkey is forced to divert after misfired Champagne cork caused oxygen masks to drop from ceiling

The Airbus A320 was flying from Gatwick Airport to Dalaman when a flight attendant accidentally fired the cork into ceiling panels while opening a bottle of bubbly for passengers at the back of the plane.

Is this Britain's most luxurious beach hut? Tardis-like three-bedroom seaside shack on the Isle Of Wight goes on sale for £525,000

A beach hut in Gurnard on the Isle of Wight has gone on sale for £525,000. The home is designed to look like a basic seaside shack but actually features a huge living room and three large bedrooms.

Sick of the British summer? Then sail away with these amazing pictures of ships at sea

They've been taken by sailing photographer Kurt Arrigo, from Malta, who has battled raging seas, dangled out of helicopters and stayed up for 30 to 40 hours to get the perfect shot.

A transparent capsule clinging to the side of a cliff and a polar bear next to your bed: The most thrilling hotel room views revealed

The most thrilling hotel room views revealed

A stunning view is a must-have for a lot of holidaymakers, but these rooms take it to the extreme. In Peru's Sacred Valley, guests sleep in a transparent glass pod (left) - but they must climb a 400ft cliff face to get there. Africa's first underwater hotel room, at Manta Resort on Pemba Island (bottom right), offers mesmerising views 13ft below the surface of the Indian Ocean. Instead of fish, fearless holidaymakers sleep next to an enclosure occupied by two polar bears at La Fleche Zoo in France, with just a window pane separating them from the beasts (top right).

Passengers' fury at being delayed for nearly 24 hours after Monarch Airlines plane broke down before flight from Sharm el-Sheikh to Birmingham

A mechanical problem meant that the Airbus A321 that was supposed to carry nearly 200 holidaymakers back to the UK was unable to make the journey home from the Red Sea holiday resort.

An Inspector Calls: A rural retreat in the Durham Dales... just remember to open the window at breakfast! 

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There have been five weddings in as many days here at Headlam Hall in Teesdale, not far from Durham. The Inspector finds out what makes the venue so special.

Dash around dizzying Delhi with the Daily Mail's guide on what you should see in the Indian capital 

Humayun's Tomb in Delhi, India

Yes, Delhi is chaotic and overwhelming, but it's also wonderfully rewarding. And now's the time to go. The city is cooling down after a summer that saw temperatures surge to 44 degrees centigrade.

Star in your own Tour of Britain! Cycling through the Lake District isn't just for professionals... and on an electric bike it's a breeze!

Next Sunday, Team Sky (including Chris Froome, inset) and 19 of the world's other top cycling teams will be arriving in the Lake District for Stage Five of the Tour of Britain.

Cuddling Komodos! Picture of fighting lizards who look like they're having a hug is among stunning finalists for Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 finalists

A thirsty squirrel staring down a seagull for a drink (top left), fighting Komodo dragons (centre) and a framed elephant (top right), are among the top rated pictures at this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. These incredible finalist entries were scored highly from the 42,000 received from both professionals and amateurs from 96 countries. The winning photograph will be announced on October 13, with the top 100 displayed at the Natural History Museum in London from October 16.

Petal power: Portuguese city is transformed by breathtaking paper flower canopies - handmade by 7,500 volunteers

In all 30 tonnes of material is transformed by 7,500 volunteers in the city of Alentejo. The display, also known as People's Festival, streams through the streets of the city until August 30.

She's cracked it! Swiss teacher takes on death-defying 1,000ft rock climb using only her hands to haul herself to the summit  

Swiss teacher Rahel Schelb takes on death-defying 1,000ft rock climb

Rahel Schelb, 33, scaled the the ginormous death-defying sandstone walls of the Li Ming region, in Yunnan Province, China, climbing some 1,000ft above the ground. Over 25 days she climbed around 60 routes, ranging from crevices 20 to 30 metres high to cracks that stretched all the way from the bottom to the top of the rock face.


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