Facebook starts testing dating service

Facebook starts testing dating service The company first announced plans for a dating service in May. Facebook’s offering will put it in competition with existing dating apps and services (PA) Facebook has confirmed it has started testing...

20 dead as all on board vintage tourist plane killed in Swiss Alps crash

20 dead as all on board vintage tourist plane killed in Swiss Alps crash Eleven men and nine women were killed, officials said. A JU-52 aircraft (JU-AIR/Keystone via AP) All 20 people on board a vintage plane...

Two fishermen killed as boats collide in Venice

Two fishermen killed as boats collide in Venice The incident occurred in the waters off the Lido sandbar. Firefighters work on the site where two Venetian fishermen were killed in a boat collision (Italian Firefighters Vigili...

Raccoon rescued from Liverpool garden

Raccoon rescued from Liverpool garden He was tempted with treats. (RSPCA/PA) A woman in Liverpool was surprised to find a mischievous raccoon playing in her garden this week. The RSPCA was called to help the animal in Northwood...

More than 700 firefighters battle wildfires in Portugal as Europe swelters in heatwave

More than 700 firefighters battle wildfires in Portugal as Europe swelters in heatwave Red alerts have been issued for temperatures in excess of 45C in some parts – with the heatwave forecast to last for...

Police chase jet-ski riders on River Thames

Police chase jet-ski riders on River Thames The drama unfolded on Friday evening, and witnesses said it looked like something out of an action movie. A police chase which saw officers in a boat pursue four...

Body found in search for missing midwife Samantha Eastwood (28) – UK Police

Body found in search for missing midwife Samantha Eastwood (28) – UK Police Samantha Eastwood who was last seen leaving work at Royal Stoke Hospital at 7.45am on Friday, July 27. Detectives in the UK searching...

Moment police chase jet-ski riders in high-speed chase along the Thames caught on camera

Moment police chase jet-ski riders in high-speed chase along the Thames caught on camera Police in London were caught up in a James Bond-style chase on the Thames river as jet-skiers raced ahead of a...

People are sharing the tiny acts which make them love their partner and its...

People are sharing the tiny acts which make them love their partner and its serious goals These are seriously inspiring. (monkeybusinessimages/ Getty Images) Twitter users are sharing lovely things their romantic partner does for them. Metro journalist Hattie...

Ai Weiwei’s Beijing studio destroyed by officials

Ai Weiwei’s Beijing studio destroyed by officials The artist said he had been given no notice of the demolition. Ai Weiwei is a frequent critic of the Chinese government (PA) Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says authorities have...

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