Ten Christmas traditions… you’ve probably never heard of

From a penny in the black pudding to kissing under the mistletoe, Christmas traditions are not just about Santa in the UK. But what about traditions celebrated in countries across the globe?  Whether it’s chocolate filled shoes, an evening roller skating or eating KFC, other nations have their own peculiar ways of celebrating the festive period. … Read more

Sleek new European sleeper service with amazing ‘pod’ cabins for solo travellers launches – with one travel expert ‘more than happy’ with the ‘excellent privacy and comfort’

Austria’s new generation of Nightjet sleeper trains that feature quirky ‘pod’-style cabins for single travellers have launched for the paying public. And the reviews are in, with one YouTuber declaring that he is a ‘huge fan of this new innovation’. Austria’s national railway company, ÖBB, unveiled the revamped and redesigned Nightjet in October, as we … Read more

Pantera tour: Heavy metal band with Nazi-saluting singer about to arrive in Australia

By Padraig Collins For Daily Mail Australia Published: 01:48 GMT, 22 November 2023 | Updated: 01:48 GMT, 22 November 2023 A heavy metal band whose concerts in Germany and Austria were cancelled earlier this year due to their singer’s history of using Nazi symbolism and making racially charged statements are playing three huge Australian shows … Read more

Disney Cruise Line unveils its brand-new ship, launching in 2024 – with features including a Mickey Mouse ride, an Aladdin-inspired ‘grand hall’ and a Zootopia sweet shop

Disney has unveiled its latest cruise ship – with renderings revealing dazzling interiors. Disney Treasure, Disney Cruise Line’s sixth ship, is slated to set sail from Florida on her inaugural cruise in December 2024. The 4,000-passenger ship, which measures 1,119ft (341m) in length and weighs approximately 144,000 gross tons, is being constructed at Germany’s Meyer Werft … Read more

Greta Thunberg is carried away for a second time in three days as activists clash with riot cops

One way to reduce her carbon footprint! Smirking Greta Thunberg is hauled off for a second time in three days as climate activists clash with German riot cops at coal mine protest The Swedish climate activist was removed by police at a German protest today She and other activists were demonstrating against the expansion of … Read more

Greta Thunberg carried away by police at demo at German village being razed to make way for mine

Greta Thunberg was seen smiling as she was carried away by police while protesting at a German coal mine today.  The Swedish climate activist and other protesters confronted police at a mine in Lutzerath, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of the country. The village is set to be razed to make way for the expansion … Read more

Alpine ski resorts hold crisis talks amid European heatwave

Alpine ski resorts have been plunged into crisis after half the slopes in France closed due to a winter heatwave in Europe.  The unprecedented January ‘heat dome’ has produced temperatures ranging from 10 to 20 Celsius (50 to 68 Fahrenheit) from France to Western Russia – with several temperature records broken over the New Year weekend. … Read more

Climate protesters arrested after gluing themselves inside Volkswagen factory

Eco-demonstrators who glued themselves to the floor of a Volkswagen factory then moaned that their hands hurt and they could not go to the toilet have been arrested. Nine activists from the Scientist Rebellion group broke into Autostadt, a museum and car showroom opposite Volkswagen’s main factory in Wolfsburg, late on Wednesday and glued themselves to the … Read more

Angela Merkel says she has NO regrets over her decision to bind Germany to Russian gas

Angela Merkel says she has NO regrets over her decision to bind Germany to Russian gas which has now led to spiralling inflation and economic chaos Merkel left office with 55 per cent of German energy coming from Russia Now Germany is trying to wean itself off the Kremlin amid Ukraine war The former chancellor … Read more