A dog caused long tailbacks after it took "control of a tractor" and crashed through a fence onto a busy motorway.Read the full story ›
Monster hunters can now explore Loch Ness on Google Maps - but will you be able to spot Nessie?Read the full story ›
Jersey has been named in a list of the top 10 best European islands for travellers.Read the full story ›
A potential drone sighting led to flights being delayed at Manchester Airport.Read the full story ›
A pilot was arrested at Heathrow airport on suspicion of possessing knives an hour before he was due to fly 250 passengers to Hong Kong.Read the full story ›
Peter Barnett spent more than two years avoiding paying for his train ticket, until he got found out.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of flights have been cancelled due to the current air strike by French air traffic controls - with Ryanair, Easyjet and British Airways among the affected airlines.
- Easyjet has cancelled 118 flights, most of which involve journeys within France, though return services to Paris from Gatwick, Belfast and Luton have been scrapped along with the Gatwick-Tolouse route
- Ryanair cancelled 250 flights, with airports affected including Birmingham, Luton, Leeds-Bradford, Stansted, East Midlands and Dublin. Destinations on the list of cancelled flights include Alicanta and Malaga in Spain and Marrakech
- Flybe has cancelled 16 services including flights to Paris from Manchester, Birmingham and Exeter and some flights from Southampton
- British Airways has cancelled 24 flights to and from France, but says it has put on larger aircraft to accommodate some of those affected
New car sales in March reached a record high in part due to the new "15" number plates.
A total of 492,774 new registrations were recorded in March 2015 - the highest monthly figure since August 1998 and the best March ever, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said.
Last month's figure was 6.0% up on March 2014 and took the year-so-far total to 734,588 - a 6.8% rise on the January-March 2014 figure. This was the 37th month of consecutive growth for the new-car market.
The best-selling models in March 2015 were:
- 1. Ford Fiesta
- 2. Vauxhall Corsa
- 3. Ford Focus
- 4. Nissan Qashqai
- 5. Volkswagen Golf
- 6. Volkswagen Polo
- 7. Vauxhall Astra
- 8. Audi A3
- 9. Mercedes-Benz C-Class
- 10. Fiat 500
First Great Western staff are set to walk out in a row over the dismissal of a colleague.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at First Great Western will strike for 24 hours from 4am on Friday and 48 hours from 6am on Easter Sunday.
An overtime ban will also be held on Friday.
Train drivers, guards and train managers based at Penzance in Cornwall are involved in the row, the RMT said.
The announcement comes in the same week the rail company was awarded a 42-month extension on its franchise by the Government.
A plane was forced to return to Heathrow Airport because of a "smelly poo".Read the full story ›