Ryanair is “courting disaster” by flying planes with near-empty fuel tanks to cut costs

Ryanair is “courting disaster” by flying planes with near-empty fuel tanks to cut costsPilot union accuses it of “operating on limits of legality”But Ryanair insists planes have sufficient fuel reservesProbe after diversion of Paris-Tenerife flight on Sunday .

Urban runaround: The “Flinstones” bicycle with no pedals or saddle that is powered by walking

Urban runaround: The “Flintstones” bicycle with no pedals or saddle German inventors say the design could be the ultimate urban transportRiders are held up by a harness. It is a design that is sure to turn heads around town German designers have revealed a bizarre bicycle with no pedals.

Frail grandmother collapses after being sent home from hospital in a taxi at 6am wearing only her nightgown

Frail grandmother collapses after being sent home from hospital in a taxi at 6am wearing only her nightgown | UPDATED: 12:33 GMT, 27 April 2012 A pensioner collapsed at home after she was sent back from A&E in a taxi at 6am wearing just a night dress.

Pollution from traffic, planes and power stations "killing 13,000 Britons a year"

Pollution from traffic, planes and power stations 'killing 13,000 Britons a year' Power station emissions have bigger health impacts in northern England, where emissions from five major plants tend to congregate | UPDATED: 16:25 GMT, 20 April 2012 Pollution from traffic, planes and power stations is killing almost 13,000 Britons a year, researchers claim.