Builders used iron staples to support Notre Dame's masonry during its construction in the 12th century, it has been revealed.
JPMorgan Chase has recently discovered that years ago it mistakenly purchased bags of stones that were thought to contain nickel due to a mix-up at a Dutch warehouse.
A retrospective planning application has been lodged to enable a giant light-up dinosaur head to remain in place on the roof of a Moray shop.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) has announced plans to build the "world’s tallest spokeless ferris wheel". Dubbed Seoul Ring, the 180-meter (591-foot) spokeless (or hubless) ferris wheel will greet the city's skyline from 2027 when it opens at Haneul Park in Sangam-dong, Mapo
The site of Banksy’s latest work, an outside wall of a derelict farmhouse in the seaside town of Herne Bay in Kent, has been demolished. The mural, titled Morning is Broken, depicted a silhouetted young boy – next to a silhouetted cat in a window – opening corrugated iron “cu
A 13-year-old boy from Fraserburgh has become one of the youngest people in the UK to qualify to drive a trio of massive machines. Jake Campbell has passed the construction exams required to operate a telescopic forklift, a 30-tonne dumper truck and a quarry-loading shovel.
Rishi Sunak’s new private heated swimming pool uses so much energy that the local electricity network had to be upgraded to meet its power demands, according to reports. The Guardian has reported that extra equipment was recently installed in a remote part of North Yorkshire to provide extra c
First-of-its-kind proposals to build an urban farm on the roof of a multi-storey car park have been given the green light.
Nine rare cream-coloured K8 phone boxes in and around Hull have been listed at Grade II by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the advice of Historic England. The K8 was designed in 1965-66 by architect Bruce Martin who was commissioned by the General Post Office, owners of the pub
A US travel guide to Scotland has been ridiculed for claiming tourists can drive to Orkney via a bridge.
Northern soul fanatics have warned thieves who stole £250,000 worth of rare vinyl records that they have "nowhere to hide". The rare collection of records was stolen from the home of Birmingham DJ Ted Massey after a gig in Nottingham last month, The Times reports.
Mercedes-Benz has announced it is rolling out an upgrade to its pay+ system to allow owners to authorise payments for services using a fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint-based payments upgrade is being introduced in Germany where users can already pay for fuelling directly from their car via the Me
A man from Minneapolis has built a huge snow fortress in his back yard and labelled himself a "snow engineer".
A new guide has been produced to highlight the way bridges have made such a huge contribution to the development of Dumfries since the Middle Ages.
A notorious gangster has escaped prison by knotting bed sheets together into a makeshift rope and abseiling from a window. Marco Raduano, a leading figure in the Sacra Corona Unita mafia, made the cartoonish escape from the Badu 'e Carros prison in Sardinia.