A fast run to Lisbon, even though the wind strength will be relatively light, was in prospect for the eight-strong fleet of trimarans as they left Valencia on the opening leg of the inaugural Route des Princes.
Competition Commission had expressed concern that expansion could be used to hike prices
The historic aircraft was shot down 72 years ago during the Battle of Britain
In the build-up to Easter, the travel industry has talked up the number of British travellers seeking sun abroad after the coldest March in 50 years
Chelsea's hopes of moving to Battersea Power Station have been extinguished after a Malaysian consortium completed a £400million purchase of the London landmark.
The worst monsoon floods in a decade to hit a remote Indian state have killed more than 80 people and forced around two million to leave their homes.
From Thurso to Truro, communities came together yesterday in a riot of bunting and Union Flags despite the rain and overcast skies. An estimated six million people sat down to tens of thousands of jubilee-themed lunches across the UK, with 10,000 alone partying in Greenwich.
This black-and-white documentary, following the doings and dreamings of a recluse in the Cairngorms, is almost wordless – and is quietly extraordinary
Naming technicality in legal test case may give public the right to use 'private' coastlines
It was a shaky video of such an astonishing feat that it was hard to imagine it wasn’t an act of computer-generated viral marketing. In a clip that had been viewed more than a million times by last night, a Dutch hobbyist appeared to have succeeded where Da Vinci and generations of dreamers had failed – and flown like a bird.
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On 25 July 1959, the fiftieth anniversary of Louis Blériot's successful flight across the English Channel, a totally new form of transport made its own first crossing of the Channel - the hovercraft.
Wreck found off Plymouth is identified as feared French corsair
16 years after losing all his limbs, Philippe Croizon crosses Channel
Weak pound and cut-rate offers by our supermarkets spell end to cars filled with cheap French plonk. Rob Hastings reports
Reflecting on the emotional rollercoaster that was Daisy Goodwin's internship as chair of the Orange Prize jury, the TV producer likened it to "Sex and the City but with books instead of shoes". Despite being diametrically opposed to some on the jury at the start, she says, she felt an immense level of girlie bonding by the end of the process. "I was definitely Charlotte," she adds, although it is still a moot point which of her fellow judges – Lib-Dem peer Baroness Neuberger, novelist Michèle Roberts, journalist Miranda Sawyer or Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman – would stand in for Samantha. Daisy says: "At the start, it felt like a blind date with five other women, with whom you didn't talk about shoes but about stuff that really mattered to you. It was a weird way of getting to know people." Meanwhile, Shulman was believed to have been rooting for Attica Locke's excellent noir debut, Black Water Rising, to win the grand prize, which in the end went to fellow American Barbara Kingsolver for The Lacuna.