Workers discover old well-preserved corpse in China

The intact body was unearthed in Anhua County, China’s Hunan province  The man is thought to have died between the Ming (1368 to 1644 AD) and Qing dynasties (1644 to 1912) Limestone and fine wood was used to build his coffin, which acted a preservative for the body  By Sophie Williams For Mailonline Construction workers in…

Bleary-eyed drinkers roll out of bars in Birmingham

Revellers hit the streets of Birmingham city centre to enjoy the last Bank Holiday weekend before Christmas  Clubgoers were pictured slumped in streets corners while others were pictures staggering along with mates  Some were seen twerking on a car bonnet, getting piggybacks from mates and being sick behind some trees  By Stewart Paterson For Mailonline…

UK weather will cause a Bank Holiday spider invasion

Recent wet weather has caused ‘spider season’ to start weeks earlier with huge arachnids seen across UK They are seeking shelter earlier than normal and their prey is getting stuck to their webs by the raindrops  Many spiders coming into our homes are males in search of a mate and can be attracted by the…

Amazing things to do if your kids love Peter Rabbit 

Sponsored by Flamingo Land The hit CBeebies animated series Peter Rabbit comes alive at Flamingo Land Resort, Yorkshire Flamingo Land offers yet more to Peter Rabbit fans – with Lily Bobtail’s Nature Discovery  The beautiful 17th-century Cumbrian farmhouse where Beatrix Potter lived is ‘full of her favourite things’ By Ted Thornhill for MailOnline Peter Rabbit…

Pub lunch in the Cotswolds is voted nation’s happy place

Two thirds in a survey said some of their fondest memories are of UK holidays Cornwall was by the far the most popular UK holiday destination Over half of those polled are trying to replicate memories for their own children By Martha Alexander For Mailonline A new study has revealed the UK’s top ‘happy places’,…

The Belmond Andean Explorer tours Peru in luxury

Sarah Gordon boarded South America’s first luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Andean Explorer It glides through the Altiplano, or High Plains, between Cusco and the colonial city of Arequipa Oxygen tanks are provided at Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world By Sarah Gordon For The Daily Mail Peru’s Andean plateau is a…

Gaztelugatxe is the real Dragonstone from Game of Thrones

Gaztelugatxe, an islet in Spain’s Basque Country, was used by Games of Thrones to represent Dragonstone  It’s topped with a church believed to have been built over a thousand years ago, reached by a long footbridge  Tourism companies are now busy creating packages that are tailored for fans of the show By Annabel Fenwick Elliott…

Barcelona crash: Van ploughs into people in Las Ramblas

13 dead and dozens hurt as van drives into crowds of people in Barcelona amid reports of gunshots nearby Harrowing footage shows dozens of bodies lying on the pavement as armed police rushed to secure the area  One suspect is reported to have been killed after a shootout with police hours after the initial van…

Southend Airport explosion: Firefighters battle blaze

Thick black smoke seen billowing from aircraft hangar at Southend Airport Smoke emerging from Air Livery hangar on north side of airport in Essex Six fire engines sent to scene as firefighters use aerial ladder platform By Anthony Joseph for MailOnline and Mark Duell Firefighters today battled a huge blaze after an explosion near London Southend…

Motorboat The Gelyce is worth £2m after restoration

The Gelyce ferried the rich and famous during the America’s Cup in the 1930 It was given to legendary yachtsman Sir Thomas Lipton as tender for his vessel  She was used in the barrage balloon effort to fend off low flying aircraft in WWII The vessel was largely forgotten about as she began rotting away…