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Pictured: The incredible ‘infinity loop’ tower in China

Renderings have been released of a new tower in China that has undoubtedly one of the most jaw-dropping designs on the planet. The landmark O-Tower in Hangzhou – likened to an infinity loop by the designers, Bjarke Ingels Group (Big) – will be the R&D headquarters for China’s biggest smartphone company, Oppo. While the top[read more]

17ft great white shark has become the second in history to cross the Atlantic

A 17ft long great white shark has crossed the Atlantic, becoming only the second in known history to do so, potentially hitting British shores this summer.  The 3,541lb female shark named Nukumi usually swims up and down the east coast of America and Canada but the tagged creature took an unexpected turn. The 50-year-old matriarch[read more]

India joins the ‘red list’: Passengers must now enter UK hotel quarantine

The first passengers have arrived back in the UK from Covid-hit India after a ‘red list’ quarantine deadline was brought in as a ‘coronavirus storm’ tears through the country. The Asian nation is now recording a global record of 315,000 cases per day as a virulent variant of coronavirus sweeps the subcontinent, while the health ministry[read more]

Pictured: The daring Canary Islands folk sport known as the ‘shepherd’s leap’

The steep hills, sharp cliffs and rocky terrain of the volcanic Canary Islands are tricky to negotiate at speed. But not for enthusiasts of the indigenous folk sport known as Salto del pastor, or ‘shepherd’s leap’. They speed up journeys across uneven terrain by pole-vaulting across it using a wooden stick or lance. The folk[read more]

Turkey lifts travel ban for Britons and confirms tourists WON’T need a vaccine

Turkey has announced today that British tourists will be welcome in the country this summer without having to show a vaccination certificate. Visitors from the UK will not need to produce a Covid vaccine passport, but will need to show proof of a negative PCR test.   The country also promises to provide testing for tourists[read more]

Step back in time to the golden age of steam with a stay in a restored 19th-century railway carriage

The golden age of steam lives on – in a bucolic corner of the Suffolk countryside. There you can stay aboard a beautifully restored 19th-century railway carriage that has been fitted out with bunk beds, a double bed, a living room with a wood-burning stove and a bathroom with a roll-top bath. The Victorian carriage[read more]

A look inside the modern five-story house built on a tiny 195sqm block

Now THAT’S how you utilise a space: Inside the VERY modern five-story home built on a tiny 195sqm block – complete with sweeping city views, a kitchen island that seats 20 and a dreamy outdoor retreat A five-story house sitting on a tiny 195sqm block is being described as ‘one of Melbourne’s finest homes’  The Melbourne[read more]

Private paradise: These tropical islands, from Belize to Australia, are available for hire

If you’re looking to truly get away from it all when travel reopens, one of these dreamy private islands might fit the bill.  Drenched in sunshine and surrounded by azure waters, these Robinson Crusoe-esque tropical retreats, from Belize to Australia, are an ideal base to let your cares slip away.  Scroll down and allow that[read more]

Pictured: San Antonio Zoo’s ‘world first’ see-through canopy ‘catwalk’ bridge for jaguars

Pictured: Zoo’s ‘world first’ see-through canopy ‘catwalk’ bridge for jaguars that will give visitors ‘the thrill of proximity’ – and the illusion they’re on the loose! The amazing bridge is being built at San Antonio Zoo in Texas and is part of a new $1.4m (£1million) enclosure The bridge is designed to mimic a pathway through the[read more]

Post-lockdown plans: The top 30 things Britons are most excited to see again soon

The view from a plane window, a full football stadium, friends around the kitchen table and the INSIDE of their local pub: The top 30 things Britons are most excited to see again soon The No1 sight for Britons is that of friends sitting around their kitchen table 57 per cent claim there are sights[read more]