The Segway was hailed before its launch as a green transport solution of the future. One such believer in the emission-free scooter-cum-skateboard was a former Yorkshire miner turned multimillionaire philanthropist called Jimi Heselden, who last year bought the American firm which invented the self-righting two-wheeler. But in what appears to have been a freak accident, Mr Heselden has been found dead after apparently plunging 30ft over the side of a cliff while riding one of the machines he hoped would revolutionise the way we travel.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes fell asleep at the wheel, crashing head-on into another car, shortly after completing the 42-mile High Peak Marathon in Derbyshire.
Mikhail Gorbachev flies to London for a charity event in honour of his late wife.
For long-distance swimmer Payne, a good scrap is just water off a duck's back
Explorer raised £3m for cancer charity
Now he has reached the top of Everest – at the third attempt – the world's greatest living explorer is running out of new challenges
Sir Ranulph Fiennes reached the summit of Everest today on his third attempt at conquering the Himalayan giant.
The final months of Jade Goody’s battle with cancer are to be detailed in a new book.