UK weather: Storm Brian dumps ‘weather bomb’ on Britain

Wild conditions caused by ‘weather bomb’ over Atlantic Ocean forecast to cause widespread travel chaos  Worst weather is expected across southern and western England and West Wales for most of tomorrow Defensive barriers put up in Fowey, Cornwall, by Environment Agency on roads most likely to be swamped Severe weather comes just days after three…

Hurricane Ophelia creates red sun in skies over England

Storm picked up Saharan dust and debris from forest fires in Spain and Portugal which caused orange glow  Met Office said there had been reports of the red sun and murky skies  from Bristol, Devon and Cornwall Residents said the sky look like a scene out of ‘Star Wars’ while others said it was like…

Marcus Scriven on Constance Prince Maurice in Mauritius

Daily Mail’s Marcus Scriven visited the Constance Prince Maurice in Mauritius The luxury hotel runs morning yoga sessions that take place outside  The complex also boasts an infinity pool and two 18-hole golf courses By Marcus Scriven For Daily Mail Not every beach resort has a yoga instructress who once was Miss Paris. ‘Hear the…

Air pollution kills over 500,000 Europeans a year

Air pollution is the leading environmental cause of premature death in Europe 520,400 premature deaths in 41 European countries were caused by pollutants Four out of five deaths (428,000) were directly linked to fine particulate matter  By Phoebe Weston For Mailonline Air pollution causes more than 500,000 premature deaths across Europe each year despite ‘slowly’…

Hole the size of Maine opened in the Antarctic sea ice

Strange ice-free area was first spotted in 1970s in the midst of Antarctic winter  Now, it has opened up again in the thick sea ice of the frozen Weddell Sea  Scientists say it’s larger than the Netherlands and acts like ‘pressure relief valve’  By Cheyenne Macdonald For Dailymail.com A huge hole nearly the size of…

Hawaii Four Seasons is where the A-listers go for luxury

Trip included three nights at Four Seasons on Oahu and two nights at Four Seasons on Lanai, both of which are considered among the top resorts in the world Opportunities to drive a Tesla X, take a helicopter ride over the islands, hike, horseback ride, swim with dolphins, spear fish and off-road in a 4×4…

The underground world of urban farming in London

The WWII shelter in Clapham consists of two large tunnels that were set to link the London Underground That never happened and the shelter lay abandoned for 70 years until two entrepreneurs found it Steven Dring and Richard Ballard grow an array of vegetables using hydroponic growing methods By Sadie Whitelocks for MailOnline Under an…

This Maldives retreat won’t break the bank

Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat is a new four-star resort in the Maldives There are 20 wooden villas over the ocean and ten villas on land  There are no televisions in the rooms, no gym and no swimming pool By Kate Johnson For The Daily Mail Thank goodness the Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat, a new four-star…

Puerto Rico could be out of power for months after Maria

Island of Puerto Rico is without power after Hurricane Maria swept through the U.S. territory Wednesday Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico Wednesday morning as a Cat. 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds  Dropped to Cat.2 overnight but regained its major hurricane status, rising to a Category 3 early Thursday The Turks & Caicos Islands…

My day trip to North Korea by speedboat

Dandong is a city built around peering into North Korean life  Thousands of Chinese tourists visit every year to glimpse the hermit kingdom  MailOnline Travel got a private speedboat to the shores of Sinuiji, opposite  By Katharine Buck For Mailonline MailOnline Travel’s Katharine Buck paid £20 to be taken to North Korea by speedboat (pictured)…