Dame Mary Archer appointed new Chair of The Royal Parks charity

The Royal Parks cares for the most famous collection of urban parks in the world, offering free access to 5,000 acres of London's natural green spaces with a mission to 'improve everyone's quality of life'.

Discover the most astonishing beaches of Africa

Africa is a fantastically diverse continent, where vast stretches of velvety sand, endless horizons of sparkling waters, and vibrant sea life await. But where to begin? By combining the travel wisdom of over 1,200 journalists, editors, bloggers, and agencies, Flight Network put together an extensive catalog of African beaches ranked by their untouched beauty, remoteness, sand and water quality, annual days of sunshine, and average annual temperature. Click through to see the 30 best of the best.

27 astonishing treasures rescued from the Titanic, and their auction prices

The stories behind sensational Titanic artefacts recovered from the doomed ship and later sold at auction.

Unidentified Submerged Objects: the other side of the mystery

Lack of conscious appreciation of Africa Day further divides fragmented country

It is just another holiday on the calender, pity it falls on a Saturday this year, otherwise it could be used to show the beauty of Africa off yet again

Where was The Shining filmed? Uncovering the horror classic's locations

The Shining filming locations consisted of real and recreated places that brought the Overlook Hotel to life. Uncover where the horror classic was shot!

American father AVOIDS Turks and Caicos prison for ammo in luggage

Bryan Hagerich, 39, from Pennsylvania, was charged with possession of firearms after loose bullets were allegedly found in his luggage earlier this year.

Meet the angels of Van Reenen’s Pass, saving lives for 40 years and counting

The CMS team have seen their fair share of tragedy over the years, witnessing accidents that would leave most people scarred for life. But saving lives also comes with its rewarding moments.

The top 15 most expensive Banksy pieces, revealed

From Girl with Balloon to Love is in the Air, read on to discover Banksy's 15 priciest pieces of art.

Steps to take if you LOSE your South African passport while travelling

Whether you're vacationing or on a business trip, losing your passport overseas can be a real set back. But it's not the end of the world.

Discover the world's last unspoiled destinations for perfect peace and quiet

Lesser-visited and underrated destinations around the world for those who really want to get away from it all.

Spot the difference: world-famous landmarks and their replicas

From Stonehenge to the Colosseum, some of the most famous world wonders have inspired a host of copycat attractions in far flung corners of the globe. Read on and see if you can tell the replicas from the originals. After all, they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...

Top 10 cheapest US states to live in – see if yours makes the list

This is where you should live in the USA based on your personality

With 50 states and thousands of municipalities, America has a little something for everyone. Like-minded people tend to gather near their essential elements, whether that be sunshine or a copious amount of wine, so check out this gallery based on a list by Culture Trip to see where is best for you, depending on your personality.

Inside the world's wonderful rotating homes

Whether you're a sun-seeker or simply want to soak up gorgeous vistas from every room of the house, these innovative homes will swivel, shift and tilt, for a truly smart and responsive living space.

Demonstrators gather in Mallorca in rally against 'excessive tourism'

People from all walks of life gathered in the capital Palma to call for limits on the number of visitors which they accuse of ruining the lives of locals by inflating property prices and causing traffic jams.

Food favorites that may soon be extinct

For many of us, food is more than just sustenance. It's a window into a variety of cultures around the world, or an expression of love that comes from a parent, friend, or significant other. However, what happens when some of the key ingredients in our favorite dishes are no longer available for our use? Well, we may soon find out. Barley is one of many ingredients that are in jeopardy, and it’s all thanks to climate change. This means we will soon have to say goodbye to cool, refreshing beer. It’s being predicted that beer consumption around the world will decline by 16%, while prices for the refreshing beverage are likely to double. The really bad news is that isn't all. Tequila prices are likely to shoot up due to increased demand for the liquor in New York and Tokyo, specifically. While tequila itself might not go extinct, quality tequila may, as the increased pressure on production is not allowing the agave plants to develop to their full maturity. With numerous farmers using immature plants, how long will it be before we're all drinking from the bottom-shelf tequila bottle? And not even hummus is safe! Chickpeas are also facing difficulties in meeting their demand, as temperatures in countries like India (the world's lead exporter of chickpeas) have risen and droughts have become more numerous. These are just a few examples, but there are plenty of other foods that may very well be gone for good, and very soon at that. If you're a big fan of margaritas, hummus, or a nice, cold pint, you better click through this gallery to learn which items you'll need to start buying in bulk before they disappear… forever!

The essential 70s folk playlist

Flip through the slideshow for 20 essential classics to include on any '70s folk playlist, all of which make for a perfect soundtrack for a road trip or lazy day of lounging and listening to great tunes.

Massive fire at India amusement park leaves at least 20 people dead

A massive fire broke in an amusement park in India, leaving at least 20 people dead. The blaze erupted at the park in the city of Rajkot in Gujarat state.

Apartments evacuated after dangerous fire started by lithium battery

About 50 residents were evacuated from the three-storey Axis Apartments in Chippendale, Sydney , at about 12.45am on Sunday.

Lunar rainbow: What this fascinating celestial event is all about?

The mysterious bent pyramid and more ancient Egyptian secrets

Here are some of Egypt's familiar sights and lesser-known relics – and the fascinating stories behind them.

I'm an American and tried British condiment and instantly regretted it

Desarae, from Pennsylvania, U.S., who tried a classic English condiment for the first time on TikTok learned that less is truly more - with Brits left gobsmacked by her daring approach.

More adventure awaits on the KZN South Coast with the launch of the rural tourism experience

Emalangeni Experience launched on the KZN South Coast as part of efforts to promote rural tourism in the region.

The world's most stunning clifftop towns will make you dizzy

Venture to dizzy heights with a look at some of the world’s most incredible clifftop towns. From seaside citadels to remote medieval mountain villages, living life on the edge has never looked so good.

The deadliest passenger plane crashes ever

North Carolina man says bizarre UFO landed from his garden

A shocked North Carolina man revealed the ginormous and bizarre UFO object he stumbled upon in the mountains.

Martin Lewis reveals the secret to securing the best easyJet deals

Singapore Airlines halts meal services while flying through turbulence

The airline said it has adopted a 'more cautious approach to managing turbulence in-flight' after the Boeing 777 jet heading to Singapore hit extreme turbulence over the Andaman Sea on Tuesday.

The 25 most beautiful cruise ports in the world

There are few more thrilling ways to arrive at a new destination than by sea, standing on the prow of a ship as the skyline hoves into view. Here, we take a look at some of the best cruise ports and ports of call worldwide.

WATCH: Why Japan banned tourists from certain areas

A growing number of governments are implementing bans on tourists in a bid to deal with over-tourism and unruly visitor behaviour.

UFOs in the skies over Brazil, Argentina and Chile stump experts

Strange luminous 'rods' have been caught on camera in the skies over several South American countries in the past month, can reveal.

Everest queue may have sparked snow slip as Brit, 40, still missing

Hundreds of crowded climbers have been captured in videos making their way up the summit of Everest close to where Daniel Paul Paterson, 40, and Pastenji Sherpa, 23 went missing on Tuesday.

I'm phone expert - these tips will keep phone bill down this summer

James McQuillan, UK & Ireland Country Manager at Lyca Mobile, reveals five tips for slashing phone bills while on holiday this summer - as it's revealed Brits rack up an average bill of £118 while abroad.

A popular Johannesburg hiking trail has been closed

The Lonehill Koppie trail in Johannesburg, known for its natural beauty and scenic views, has been closed for the winter months.

The US missionaries killed in capital where violent gangs control 80% of city

The US missionaries killed in capital where violent gangs control 80% of city - Criminal gang members attacked the couple – along with a local mission group leader – after leaving a youth group in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince

The Sycamore Gap Tree: Why Britain's most famous tree got cut down

Paris Hilton cuddles up to her two kids in adorable snaps from family vacation to Hawaii... after addressing concerns over their car seats

Paris Hilton took to Instagram to show off some sweet snaps she took of her adorable family as they traveled to Hawaii on Saturday.

‘Rundown dump’ revealed as worst city to visit in the UK

Quiz: can you name these iconic landmarks from their close-ups?

We've found 28 of the most famous and awe-inspiring landmarks ready for their close-up – can you guess what and where they are?

CTICC wins gold at prestigious awards

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has received an international accolade after winning gold at the prestigious 2024 Eventex Global Awards.

15 ambitious megaprojects that will change travel forever

Feast your eyes on these awe-inspiring plans for futuristic hotels and attractions, including incredible tree-buildings designed using AI.

Check out these 8 incredible cave homes you can live in

If you fancy living somewhere a little different, take some inspiration from these incredible cave homes... From historic caverns to mountainous hideaways, you'll be itching to get away from it all in your own carved out sanctuary.

Brits pack out UK beaches before more thunderstorms batter Britain

Brits have flocked to beaches dotted throughout the UK as the sunshine beams and temperatures hit 21C, making the most of the sunshine before thunderstorms descend on Sunday.

20 facts you might not know about 'The Shining'

Combine an iconic, taxing director, one of the most successful writers ever, and the biggest movie star of his generation, and you get “The Shining.”

‘Not possible’ to search for British climber feared dead after going missing on Everest

‘Not possible’ to search for British climber feared dead after going missing on Everest - Nepali official says Daniel Paterson and a sherpa fell on their way down from “a very high altitude” on the Chinese side of the mountain, complicating any rescue effort

Thousands take to Mallorca streets to protest against overtourism

Thousands of demonstrators took to the street in Mallorca to protest against 'excessive tourism' which they blame for overwhelming the popular holiday island.

Coastal decorating schemes perfect for Summer

Looking for some cool coastal decorating ideas? From beach house decor to a seaside-themed bathroom, there's a whole host of ways to give your home a stylish nautical look...

20 ways to travel well and leave a small footprint

Travellers are increasingly searching for holidays that are healthier for them and the planet. They may try an off-the-grid experience in nature as a cure for all the time they spend with technology; or they may seek to leave a smaller carbon footprint by reducing their jet travel or finding resorts that truly embrace sustainable practices. Here are 20 ways to be a more eco-conscious and healthy traveller.

Red Lobster staff dish on the toxic and demoralizing workplace

Staff at Red Lobster have opened up about the 'miserable' environment at the workplace and blamed Thai bosses for the decline of the world's largest seafood chain.