Richard Power

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Everest climbing rules 'to be tightened'

<b>Expeditions on Mount Everest will be more closely monitored than before from next year, the BBC has learned.</b><p>Nepalese officials say that for the first time, a government team will be located at the base camp.<p>They will monitor and help expedition teams, coordinate rescues and protect the …

Mountaineering

Traffic police led on merry chase by escaped piglets

and<p>Traffic police found themselves in an unfamiliar position when a truck carrying piglets over-turned on the motorway, forcing them to try and …

Yvonne Strahovski talks I, Frankstein

<b>In issue 210 of Total Film magazine, you get our ultimate comic-book preview, looking at the biggest movies leaping from the panel to the screen.</b><p>In …

What is the world's favourite holiday destination?

<b>For many people the holiday season has arrived. Where do those travelling abroad go? UN figures suggest that France had more foreign visitors than any other country in 2012, while the most visited capital city is now, according to one study, Bangkok.</b><p>A recent study by the United Nations World …

Tourism

The demon drink: war on sugar

Our addiction to sugar is linked to obesity, cancer and heart disease – and soft drinks are among the worst offenders. Alex Renton reports on the new health war, and reveals why some fruit juices may be as bad for you as cans of fizz<p>The tin of 7UP rolls to a stop at my feet. I pick it up, scowling …