London Big Ben

London’s Big Ben to be silenced on August 21

After 157 glorious years the hammers that strike the Big Ben bell disconnected on August 21. And it won't be connected again for four years.
woman texting on iphone

Honolulu makes it illegal to text and cross the road at the same time

From October 2017, pedestrians are banned from texting or looking at their mobile phone while crossing a road in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Sea Princess

Luxury cruise liner turns into ghost ship due to pirates

A luxury cruise liner carrying 1,900 passengers turned into a ghost ship at night when travelling through the world’s most dangerous waters.
Liguria rolls out the red carpet

Italy rolls out the red carpet along the Italian Riviera

You can now channel your favourite Hollywood stars and walk along 50km of red carpet in the Italian region of Liguria, known as the Italian Riviera.
Cunard, Queen Mary 2, Southampton, QM2 by Christopher Ison

Same sex couples can now be married at sea with P&O and Cunard

Two cruise companies, P&O Cruises and Cunard, have announced that same-sex couples will be able to say “I Do” while on-board one of their ships.
Piazza Navona, Rome

Rome bans snacking by fountains and late night drinking in its piazzas

Eating and drinking ban by Rome fountains lasts until October 31. And if you are inclined to flout the ban you will be fined up to €240.
Jane Austen £10 notevideo

Britain gets a new smaller, tougher £10 note featuring Jane Austen

A new £10 polymer banknote featuring Jane Austen on the 200th anniversary of her death, has been revealed.
Madrid's new nap bar

Siesta and Go: a new nap bar opens in Madrid

Bankers, lawyers and consultants can now have their midday snooze at Siesta and Go - Madrid's first nap-bar.
British Airways Boeing 747-400

British Airways cabin crew on strike for 16 days

The Mixed Fleet cabin crew from British Airways will walk out on July 1st for 16 days, over a pay dispute.
GoYonda Smart car in London

Yonda Smart car is so smart, it thinks it is a London tour guide

London has a new type of guided tour - Yonda Smart car that talks as you drive, revealing the best that London offers. Perfect for first timers to the city.