Deliveroo Jet Ski (c) Matt Alexander/PA Wire

British holidaymakers get takeaways delivered to their deck chair by jet ski

Holidaymakers in Bournemouth were able to trial an innovative way of transporting takeaways from kitchen to beach: by a specially trained jet ski rider.
Gatwick Airport North Terminal departures sign

Hundreds of holidaymakers left Gatwick Airport without their luggage

Holidaymakers were left without their luggage this weekend because of a system failure at Gatwick Airport.
London Big Ben

London’s Big Ben to be silenced for the next 4 years

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.